The Lottery and Other Stories

The Lottery and Other Stories

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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 Jackson's remarkable range--from the hilarious to the truly horrible--and power as a storyteller.

Title:The Lottery and Other Stories
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780374529536
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  • emma

    my becoming-a-genius project, part 4!in case you somehow missed parts one and two and three clogging your feed for the past 2 months, here's the situation: i have decided to become a genius.to accompl...

  • Jeffrey Keeten

    “Grace Paley once described the male-female writer phenomenon to me by saying,’Women have always done men the favor of reading their work, but the men have not returned the favor.’” I do b...

  • Candi

    People are never quite what they seem, are they? There are loads of oddities, secrets, turmoil, prejudices, obsessions, hysteria, and perhaps even evil lurking just below the surface. I don’t think ...

  • Fabian

    After reading all these seemingly disconnected tales of hush-hush Terror, evidently some pattern arises. This chain of stories is where I found the masterpiece existing at the very core of the "novel....

  • Bradley

    The one thing that really stands out about this collection of Shirley Jackson stories is this: the subtlety.It's not over the top horror in any shape or fashion. Rather, it's regular folk doing regula...

  • Julie

    Today, December 14, is Shirley Jackson's birthday, and ever since Shirley came into my life this year and KNOCKED ME OUT with her fiction, I have invented a little fantasy about what her average morni...

  • ?Misericordia? ?????? ????

    I am not persuaded any of these qualify as horror. Good enough stories, readable, lukewarm writing, not much more. !!!BEWARE of SPOILERS AHEAD!!!!There's this story about some weird guy telling a youn...

  • Emily May

    Recently, I've read a number of short stories with the intention of cutting down my huge reading pile and I've been largely disappointed. Particularly by common favourites like Edgar Allan Poe and his...

  • Melki

    My 1949 Avon paperback - it originally sold for 35 cents! - seems to be pushing Shirley Jackson as H.P. Lovecraft with ovaries. The cover proclaims 'A study in nightmares-by the most haunting writer o...

  • Jean-Luke

    Shirley Jackson's best short story is not 'The Lottery' (have you read 'Flower Garden'?) and it's almost a shame that it's her most well-known. Reading this collection, it isn't long before you start ...