One of the most terrifying stories of the twentieth century, Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery” created a sensation when it was first published in The New Yorker in 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.
This book "contains five easy-to-read short stories set in Australia. Can Ye Mein find a way of getting to her dream destination, the Daintree Forest? Ahmed discovers his wife's shop is being robbed! A couple go on a quiet picnic and find something else! Why is Ann sad on her birthday? What happens when Debbie sneaks out one night?" - back cover.
For the first time in a deluxe collector's edition boxed set, here is the ultimate Shirley Jackson edition, including all six novels, the famous story collection The Lottery, and twenty-one other stories. Collects Shirley Jackson: Novels & Stories (LOA #204) The Lottery; or, The Adventures of James Harris The Haunting of Hill House We Have Always Lived in the Castle Uncollected Stories (15) Unpublished Stories (6) Appendix: "Biography of a Story" Shirley Jackson: Four Novels of the 1940s & 50s (LOA #336) The Road Through the Wall Hangsaman The Bird's Nest The Sundial
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