The Lottery

The Lottery


La gran autora gótica del siglo XX, que ha inspirado la obra de escritores de la talla de Stephen King, Neil Gaiman y Joyce Carol Oates.

"El gran don de Shirley Jackson no radica en crear un mundo de terror y fantasía, sino en evidenciar lo grotesco de la vida cotidiana. Estos relatos son tan sórdidos porque lo grotesco nace de lo cotidiano y vuelve constantemente# hasta que dejamos de reconocernos."
Elizabeth Janeway

"La lotería", uno de los relatos más espeluznantes del siglo XX, fue una absoluta sensación cuando se publicó por primera vez en 1948. Considerado una obra clásica de ficción breve, se trata de una historia extraordinaria de suspenso que con precisión nos muestra lo escalofriante y lo mundano. Este volumen recoge una serie de relatos extraños y penetrantes sobre la cara oscura de la naturaleza humana: historias de locura, de amores perdidos y de terrores, cada una de las cuales constituye una obra maestra.

Title:The Lottery
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781563127878
Format Type:

    The Lottery Reviews

  • BlackOxford

    Science Imitating ArtJackson’s story was published in 1948. At the time, and since, it has been praised as insightful and criticised as obscure. But almost 20 years later, the French philosopher, Re...

  • Muhtasin Oyshik

    The Lottery by Shirley JacksonThis short story is about a lottery that you don’t want to win! This is a dark tale about an annual ritual-game, Lottery, in which whoever draws the final black-spot-lo...

  • Ahmad Sharabiani

    The Lottery, Shirley JacksonThe Lottery is a short story by Shirley Jackson written mere months before its first publication, in the June 26, 1948 issue of The NewYorker. The story describes a fiction...

  • Jaline

    This short story is my second classic short story this year and was first published in 1948, yet the story it told is timeless. It is also horrific.The story begins in a happy, cheerful day late in Ju...

  • Lyn

    A classic of stoic, gothic horror yet with a twist that leaves the reader thinking. Like any great short story, this demonstrates the power of that medium by brutal efficiency. Subtle, but the Lottery...

  • Merphy Napier

    I really don't have much to say about this. I liked that the majority of this little story was so simple and normal - therefore making the end that much more shocking. I does have a lot of impact - li...

  • Kevin Ansbro

    This seemingly innocuous short story wafted into my consciousness with a halcyon, pastoral scene: an English village on a summer's day, suffused with the scent of blossoming flowers and fresh-cut gras...

  • Cecily

    A short story with a nasty sting, that leaves you questioning human nature. I also note now that this is review #666! Like Ursula Le Guin’s The Ones Who Walked Away from Omelas (which I reviewed HER...

  • Elizabeth Sagan

    OK, so when I chose to read this story I knew it was going to be 1984 level. I expected something twisted and sick. But I was surprised by how twisted and sick it really was. I’m not going to talk a...

  • mwana

    What can I possibly even say about this story? I went on a Twitter deep dive because I am in a reading slump. I decided to Twitter search the reactions to one of the New Yorker's most famous short st...