The Lottery and Other Stories

Category: Book
Introduction By: Homes, A. M.
By (author): Jackson, Shirley
Series: Fsg Classics
Subject:  FICTION / Classics
  FICTION / General
  FICTION / Short Stories (single author)
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux
Published: March 2005
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 8.17in x 5.52in x 0.80in
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Additional Notes

From The Publisher*

One of the most terrifying stories of the twentieth century, Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery" created a sensation when it was first published inThe New Yorkerin 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 one 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.

Review Quote*

"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, isolated herself from all intellectual and literary currents . . . . She was unique." -Newsweek

Biographical NoteShirley Jackson (1919ā€“1965) wrote several books, includingHangsaman,Life Among the Savages, andWe Have Always Lived in the Castle.