The Lottery and Other Stories

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  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 306 pages
  • The Lottery and Other Stories
  • Shirley Jackson
  • 11 August 2018
  • 0445003006

The Lottery and Other Stories 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 Jackson S Remarkable Range From The Hilarious To The Truly Horrible And Power As A Storyteller.

10 thoughts on “The Lottery and Other Stories

  1. Jeffrey Keeten says:

    Grace Paley once described the male female writer phenomenon to me by saying, Women have always done men the favor of reading their work, but the men have not returned the favor I do believe that Miss Jackson was making a very pointed comment about male readers I don t consciously think about reading a male or female writer, but I know that I do readmale writers I went back and looked at the last thirty books I ve read 22 male writers 73%8 female writers 27%I wasn t expecting to fin Grace Pa...

  2. Bradley says:

    The one thing that really stands out about this collection of Shirley Jackson stories is this the subtlety.It s not over the top horror in any shape or fashion Rather, it s regular folk doing regular things and as we peel back layers and layers to their surroundings or their individual psyches, everything twists subtly The normal quickly becomes a twilight zone nightmare even if it s only a tiny little thing that s changed.A dog caught killing chickens shiver My goodness, that one killed m The one thing that really stands out about this collection of Shirley Jackson stories is this the subtle...

  3. Raeleen Lemay says:

    The Lottery is by far the best story in this collection, which made the process of reading all of the other stories a bit of a drag at times, but overall I enjoyed this A lot of Jackson s stories tackle big issues like racism and mental illness really effortlessly, and I loved that Plenty of them were also super dark and twisted but in Jackson s classic, understated and simple style, which made for a fun, creepy read at times I definitely prefer Shirley Jackson s novels, but this makes a grea The Lottery is by far the best story in this collection, which made the process of reading all of the other stories a bit of a drag at times, but overall I enjoyed this ...

  4. Fabian says:

    After reading all these seemingly disconnected tales of hush hush Terror, evidently some pattern arises This chain of stories is where I found the masterpiece existing at the very core of the Novel Never before has subtlety been so effective In a masterpiece of the macabre , a few corpses, ghosts, demons should make cameos, surely Nah ah Not true here.Shirley Jackson is also the author of The Haunting of Hill House, a haunted house tale that suggests rather than shows like all the g After reading all these seemingly disconnected tales of hush hush Terror, evidently some pattern arises This chain of stories is where I found the masterp...

  5. Melki says:

    My 1949 Avon paperback it originally sold for 35 cents seems to be pushing Shirley Jackson as H.P Lovecraft with ovaries The cover proclaims A study in nightmares by the most haunting writer of this generation It s even subtitled Adventures of the Demon Lover Anyone who s ever read that story knows the lover in that tale isscoundrel than demon Whatever it takes to sell books, I suppose.Jackson s characters dothan throw stones at one another Their cutting, thoughtless re My 1949 Avon paperback it originally sold for 35 cents seems to be pushing Shirley Jackson as H.P Lovecraft with ovaries The cover proclaims A study in nightmares by the most haunting writer of this generation It s even subtitled Adventures of the Demon Lover Anyone who s ever read that story knows the lover in that tale isscoundrel than demon Whatever it takes to sell books, I suppose.Jackson s characters dothan th...

  6. Nandakishore Varma says:

    Very rarely does one find a short story collection where all stories are above average Kudos to Ms Jackson for producing a collection where all are excellent, and some really outstanding I wonder whether it is possible to fall in love with a lady who passed away when one was scarcely two years old If so, I m in love with Shirley.The title story needs no introduction in fact, this is the one which first led me to Shirley Jackson and The Haunting of Hill House, which so far I ve not been abl Very rarely does one find a short story collection where all stories are above average Kudos to Ms Jackson for producing a collection where all are excellent, and some really outstanding I wonder whether it is possible to fall in love with a lady who passed away when one wa...

  7. Emily May says:

    Recently, I ve read a number of short stories with the intention of cutting down my huge reading pile and I ve been largely disappointed Particularly by common favourites like Edgar Allan Poe and his many famous horror tales I was surprised to find them rather lacking The Lottery, however, is one of the best short stories I ve read It s very rare that I would give five stars to a short story because I reserve the top rating for meaty, well rounded, often complex and or clever novels, so a fo Recently, I ve read a number of short stories with the intention of cutting down my huge reading pile and I ve been largely disappointed Particularly by common favourites like Edgar Allan Poe and his many famous horror tales I was surprised to find them rather lacking The Lottery, however, is one of the best short stories I ve read It s very rare that I would give five stars to a short story because I reserve the top rating for meaty, well rounded, often complex and or clever novels, so a four star rating means a lot in this case J...

  8. Aubrey says:

    Let us speak of the Lottery.Let us speak of the Lottery in such a way that the conversation here will age badly , because lo and behold another legality will indict those who destroy property and declare innocent those who destroy lives and render this specific commentary out of date Let us speak of a very US centric issue of race and mur...

  9. Edward says:

    I The Intoxicated The Daemon Lover Like Mother Used To Make Trial By Combat The Villager My Life With R H MacyII The Witch The Renegade After You, My Dear Alphonse Charles Afternoon In Linen Flower Garden Dorothy And My Grandmother And The SailorsIII Colloquy Elizabeth A Fine Old Firm The Dumm...

  10. Char says:

    3.5 stars It s no secret that I love Shirley Jackson I have been known to engage reviewers about what I consider to be less than awesome ratings for The Haunting of Hill House and or We Have Always Lived in the Castle One of the things I m always honest about is books, and despite the fact that this book was written by Shirley, I wasn t crazy about it.I was aware going in that this was not a collection of horror tales, though certainly, some of them are horrific Even so, I didn t find a point 3.5 stars It s no secret ...