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The Lottery, one of the most terrifying stories written in this century, created a sensation when it was first published in The New Yorker. "Power and haunting," and "nights of unrest" were typical reader responses. This collection, the only one to appear during Shirley Jackson's lifetime, unites "The Lottery:" with twenty-four equally unusual stories. Together they demonstrate Jack son's remarkable range--from the hilarious to the truly horrible--and power as a storyteller.

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The Lottery, one of the most terrifying stories written in this century, created a sensation when it was first published in The New Yorker. "Power and haunting," and "nights of unrest" were typical reader responses. This collection, the only one to appear during Shirley Jackson's lifetime, unites "The Lottery:" with twenty-four equally unusual stories. Together they demonstrate Jack son's remarkable range--from the hilarious to the truly horrible--and power as a storyteller.

About the Author

Shirley Jackson, born in 1919, was the author of numerous books, including Hangsman, Life Among the Savages, and We Have Always Lived in the Castle. For the last twenty years of her life, until her death in 1965, she lived in North Bennington, Vermont.

Table of Contents

The Intoxicated

The Daemon Lover

Like Mother Used to Make

Trial by Combat

The Villager

My Life with R.H. Macy

The Witch

The Renegade

After You, My Dear Alphonse

Charles

Afternoon in Linen

Flower Garden

Dorothy and My Grandmother

And the Sailors

Colloquy

Elizabeth

A Fine Old Firm

The Dummy

Seven Types of Ambiguity

Come Dance with Me in Ireland

Of Course

Pillar of Salt

Men with Their Big Shoes

The Tooth

Got a Letter from Jimmy

The Lottery

Epilogue

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lukas, February 19, 2014 (view all comments by lukas)
For the general reader, Shirley Jackson will also be known for her famous short story "The Lottery," but this collection shows that she was more than just a one-hit wonder and that she didn't just work in the horror/twist ending genre. Also check out her novel "The Haunting of Hill House," which was filmed as "The Haunting."
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780374516819
Author:
Jackson, Shirley
Publisher:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Author:
Homes, A. M.
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
American
Subject:
Novels and novellas
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one author)
Subject:
Horror tales, American
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one auth
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Stories (single author)
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
453
Publication Date:
May 1982
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8 x 5 in 1 lb

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The Lottery, one of the most terrifying stories written in this century, created a sensation when it was first published in The New Yorker. "Power and haunting," and "nights of unrest" were typical reader responses. This collection, the only one to appear during Shirley Jackson's lifetime, unites "The Lottery:" with twenty-four equally unusual stories. Together they demonstrate Jack son's remarkable range--from the hilarious to the truly horrible--and power as a storyteller.

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