The Lottery: And Other Stories

The Lottery: And Other Stories

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One of the most terrifying stories of the twentieth century, Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery” created a sensation when it was first published in The New Yorker in 1948. "Power and haunting," and "nights of unrest" were typical reader responses. Today it is considered a classic work of short fiction, a story remarkable for its combination of subtle suspense and pitch-perfect descriptions of both the chilling and the mundane.

The Lottery and Other Stories, the only collection of stories to appear during Shirley Jackson's lifetime, unites "The Lottery" with twenty-four equally unusual short stories. Together they demonstrate Jackson's remarkable range—from the hilarious to the horrible, the unsettling to the ominous—and her power as a storyteller.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780374529536
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date: 03/16/2005
Series: FSG Classics Series
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 42,316
Product dimensions: 8.32(w) x 5.52(h) x 0.85(d)
Age Range: 14 - 18 Years

About the Author

Shirley Jackson (1919–1965) wrote several books, including Hangsaman, Life Among the Savages, and We Have Always Lived in the Castle.

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


Afternoon in Linen

Flower Garden

Dorothy and My Grandmother

And the Sailors



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


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