The Lottery and Other Stories

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Macmillan, 1949 - Fiction - 302 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
I can't shake the excellence of her writing. - Goodreads
This is a great intro to her work. - Goodreads
They were good prose, just uninteresting tales to me. - Goodreads

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User Review  - nŚgon vanlig tjej - Goodreads

I haven't picked this up in a while. I think I've read four of them so far. I came for the lottery which is said to be one of the creepiest short stories of all time. For me it was a let down but I ... Read full review

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User Review  - Barb - Goodreads

Reading this first in Junior High and then several other times over the years, each time I had a different perspective on the story. Read full review

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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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