The Lottery

The Lottery

And Other Stories

Book - 2005
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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.

Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2005.
Copyright Date: ©1977
ISBN: 9780374529536
0374529531
Branch Call Number: JAC
Characteristics: xii, 302 pages

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Contrary to popular belief in the Simpsons, this story is not a non-fiction guide about how to win the lottery. It does feature a lottery, but trust me, you do NOT want to win this one.


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Katie_Dublin
May 13, 2020

I think Shirley Jackson was a very unhappy person.

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stewstealth
May 25, 2014

This is a collection of short stories by the author with The Lottery being the most well known.( according to Kent Brockman from the Simpsons as a tale of conformity gone mad). Interesting collection of stories that is worth reading.

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lukasevansherman
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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MARGARET Y LI
Sep 01, 2012

This is one of the stories I have read in lit class. This story is not cool because in the lottery, the person whose paper has a black dot is the one to be hit with stones to d_ _ _ _ _. Mrs. Hutchinson is the one. I feel sorry for her. :(

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MARGARET Y LI
Sep 01, 2012

MARGARET Y LI thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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MARGARET Y LI
Sep 01, 2012

On June 27th, Many children and adults were waiting for the lottery, which was conducted by Mr. Summers. Whoever draws the slip of paper with a black dot is the one to be hit with stones to death, and in the end, it was Mrs. Hutchinson.

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MARGARET Y LI
Sep 01, 2012

[Mrs. Hutchinson] hesitated for a minute, looking around defiantly, and then set her lips and went up to the box. She snatched a paper out and held it behind her.

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