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The Lottery and Other Stories

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A book by Shirley Jackson

"The stories remind one of the elemental terrors of childhood."--James Hilton,Herald Tribune      "In her art, as in her life, Shirley Jackson was an absolute original. She listened to her own voice, kept her own counsel, … see full wiki

Author: Shirley Jackson
Genre: Short Stories
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Date Published: 1949
2 reviews about The Lottery and Other Stories
review by . January 16, 2002
I first read "The Lottery" in high school and it has stayed with me ever since. I bought this book for the title story, and it is the most powerful of the stories, though the others are also very entertaining. Hopefully it will also stay with you.Ms Jackson is a phenomenally talented writer. You know immediately that there is something wrong with the simple village lottery, and the suspense and horror builds with every word. That this can be achieved in the space of a short story is amazing - we …
review by . March 02, 1999
I first read "The Lottery" in high school and it has stuck with me ever since. The title story is by far the best in this volume, but leave it till last, as the anticipation of its ultimate arrival whilst reading the other stories was fabulous. As for the famous title story, you will never forget it - it is the ultimate short story, compact, deceivingly friendly and ultimately shocking. Enjoy!
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