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Picnic at Hanging Rock

Paperback $16.00

May 28, 2014 | 208 Pages

Ebook $11.99

May 28, 2014 | 208 Pages

  • Paperback $16.00

    May 28, 2014 | 208 Pages

  • Ebook $11.99

    May 28, 2014 | 208 Pages

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Praise

“Pure magic. Every fashion film and NYU undergraduate thesis takes its cues from this lyrical masterpiece. In college I tried to make a satirical remake entitled Lunchtime at Dangling Boulder, but all my actors slept too late.” —Lena Dunham, on the film adaptation

“[From the] Victorian hothouse atmosphere and fetishism . . . and its focus on the burgeoning sexual curiosity of the girls (and the women) . . . to Gothic terrors, supernatural wonder, divine mysticism, or the imperialist unconscious . . . Picnic actively encourages a host of fantasies.” —Megan Abbott, author of You Will Know Me, The Fever, and Dare Me, in an essay for The Criterion Collection’s Blu-ray/DVD edition of the film

“A sinister tale… laced with touches of other-worldliness” The Guardian

“Deliciously horrific.” The Observer

“The fact that most people believed that this palpable fiction was a record of a real event is not merely a tribute to the writer… but a testimony to the atavistic power of its theme.” The Spectator

“Beautifully haunting.” The Sun Herald (Australia)

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