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The Lottery and Other Stories (FSG Classics) Paperback – March 9, 2005
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“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
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"Jackson's great gift is not to create a world of fantasy and terror, but rather to discover the existence of the grotesque in the ordinary world. The grotesque is so powerful here just because it takes off from everyday life and constantly returns there until we do not know ourselves quite where we are."
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Top Customer Reviews
The rest of the stories in the collection are uniformly excellent, as well, although I would recommend saving "The Lottery" for last. It's by far the most horrific in the collection, but Jackson's satire can be just as brutal as her horror, and there is more than a little of the horror of everyday life sprinkled throughout the rest of these tales. A must-buy!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I am a psycho thriller fan and had to rea d this one. If you want to read the inspiration for the modern day hunger games, divergent or name one movies this is the one to start... Read morePublished 1 day ago by Billydeetee
I'd gladly give Miss Jackson five stars if she would just give her AWESOME stories a resolution at the end. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Kristy Hardway
Very boring, most the time I kept asking myself why I was reading this.Published 2 months ago by Daniel Hardgrove
This is a Shirley Jackson classic. Shocking at the time it was published.Published 2 months ago by Elizabeth R. Nowak
Haven't read all of these but did read the Lottery and several others. Very creepy writer, who I was not acquainted with until I read a review in the Wall Street Journal of this... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Georgio55
Shirley Jackson is a brilliant writer and this collection of short stories will have you holding your breathPublished 6 months ago by Effie212