The Lottery

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The Creative Company, 2008 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
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Shirley Jackson's The Lottery is a memorable and terrifying masterpiece, fueled by a tension that creeps up on you slowly without any clear indication of why. This is just a townful of people, after all, choosing their numbers for the annual lottery. What's there to be scared of?
 

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User Review  - caseybp - LibraryThing

I directed a production of this outdoors. It is very powerful, though some of the dialogue is a bit strange. The consistency of how the lottery is performed (ie. names on slips, blank slips). The play stays mostly faithful to the story; taking dialogue right from Shirley Jackson. Read full review

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User Review  - Feleciak - LibraryThing

The Lottery Subtle/Eerie mix 4.5 stars Positioned in the center of town an annual (June 27th) lottery is held. Everyone has to attend. Each person takes a slip of paper from a black box. The person ... Read full review

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Shirley Jackson was born in San Francisco, California on December, 14, 1919. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Syracuse University in 1940. Much of her writing was done during the years she was raising her children. She is best-known for the short story The Lottery, which was first published in 1948 and adapted for television in 1952 and into play form in 1953. Her published works include articles, nonfiction prose, plays, poetry, seven novels, and fifty-five short stories. Her other works include Life among the Savages, Raising Demons, The Haunting of Hill House, which was adapted to film, and We Have Always Lived in the Castle. She died on August 8, 1965 at the age of 45.

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