The Lottery and Other Stories (Google eBook)

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Macmillan, Mar 16, 2005 - Fiction - 320 pages
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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 Jack son's remarkable range--from the hilarious to the truly horrible--and power as a storyteller.

  

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Great short story writer. - Goodreads
Such an unexpected, gruesome plot. - Goodreads
Wow! Such a great insight into human nature. - Goodreads
This is a great intro to her work. - Goodreads
I plan to analyze the plot in louisa come home. - Goodreads
Shirley Jackson is my new favourite old writer. - Goodreads

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Creepy, intense and in short story form... Read full review

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One of my favorite stories - the irony! Read full review

Contents

THE INTOXICATED
3
THE DAEMON LOVER
9
LIKE MOTHER USED TO MAKE
29
MY LIFE WITH R H MACY
57
THE WITCH
63
THE RENEGADE
69
AFTER YOU MY DEAR ALPHONSE
85
CHARLES
91
COLLOQUY
145
A FINE OLD FIRM
193
THE DUMMY
199
COME DANCE WITH ME IN IRELAND
219
IV
227
PILLAR OF SALT
235
MEN WITH THEIR BIG SHOES
255
THE TOOTH
265

AFTERNOON IN LINEN
97
DOROTHY AND MY GRANDMOTHER
135
GOT A LETTER FROM JIMMY
287
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About the author (2005)

Shirley Jackson, born in 1919, was the author of numerous books, including Hangsman, Life Among the Savages, and We Have Always Lived in the Castle. For the last twenty years of her life, until her death in 1965, she lived in North Bennington, Vermont.

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