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The Lottery: And Other Stories

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ISBN13: 9780374529536
ISBN10: 0374529531
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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.

Shirley Jackson (1919-65) wrote several books, including Hangsaman, Life Among the Savages, and We Have Always Lived in the Castle. For the last twenty years of her life, she lived in North Bennington, Vermont.

One of the most terrifying stories of the twentieth century, "The Lottery" created a sensation when it was first published in The New Yorker. "Powerful and haunting" and "nights of unrest" were typical reader responses. Widely anthologized, "The Lottery" is today considered a classic work of short fiction.

This collection, the only one to appear during Shirley Jackson's lifetime, combines "The Lottery" with twenty-four equally unusual or unsettling tales. Taken together, these writings demonstrate Jackson's remarkable and commanding rangefrom the commonplace to the chilling, from the hilarious to the truly horribleas a modern storyteller.

This FSG Classics edition also features a new introduction to Jackson's work by A. M. Homes.

"Jackson is unparalleled as a leader in the field of beautifully written, quiet, cumulative shudders."Dorothy Parker, Esquire

"[These] stories remind one of the elemental terrors of childhood."James Hilton, New York Herald Tribune

"In her art, as in her life, Shirley Jackson was an absolute original. She listened to her own voice, kept her own counsel, isolated herself from all intellectual and literary currents . . . She was unique."Newsweek

Synopsis:

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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amabre, August 1, 2009 (view all comments by amabre)
This was a joy to read. It was these, Shirley Jackson's wonderful stories, that got me hooked on her writing.
I love Shirley Jackson's description of superficial details and the way she makes such small pieces of the setting really matter. I love her characters and all of their fears and awkwardness and obsessions (the recurring James Harris always adds a more unsettling vibe). I love the doom and the Hitchcock-like pictures these stories paint in your mind. I love the surprises and the charm and the way that when you read this you don't want to stop.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780374529536
Author:
Jackson, Shirley
Publisher:
Farrar Straus Giroux
Author:
Homes, A. M.
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Horror tales, American
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Stories (single author)
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20050331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.3 x 5.62 x 0.85 in

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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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