The Lottery

The Lottery

And Other Stories

Book - 1997
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Baker & Taylor
A collection of twenty-five tales exploring a world of horror and the macabre features the author's haunting story of a small town's yearly ritual of evil

McMillan Palgrave
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.

Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 1997, c1949
ISBN: 9780374516819
Branch Call Number: SHARED SYSTEM
Characteristics: 302 p. ; 20 cm


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Feb 19, 2014

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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