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The lottery and other stories

Author: Shirley Jackson
Publisher: London ; New York, N.Y. : Penguin Books, 2009.
Series: Penguin modern classics
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is the definitive collection of Shirley Jackson's short stories, including 'The Lottery' - one of the most terrifying and iconic stories of the twentieth century, and an influence on writers such as Neil Gaiman and Stephen King. Shirley Jackson's chilling tales have the power to unsettle and terrify unlike any other. She was born in California in 1916. When her short story The Lottery was first published in The  Read more...
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Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Shirley Jackson
ISBN: 9780141191430 0141191430
OCLC Number: 421780718
Description: 302 pages ; 20 cm.
Contents: The intoxicated --
The daemon lover --
Like mother used to make --
Trial by combat --
The villager --
My life with R.H. Macy --
The witch --
The renegade --
After you, my dear Alphonse --
Charlie --
Afternoon in linen --
Flower garden --
Dorothy and my grandmother --
And the sailors --
Colloquy --
Elizabeth --
A fine old firm --
The dummy --
Seven types of ambiguity --
Come dance with me in Ireland --
Of course --
Pillar of salt --
Men with their big shoes --
The tooth --
Got a letter from Jimmy --
The lottery --
Epilogue.
Series Title: Penguin modern classics
Responsibility: Shirley Jackson.

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Offers a collection of short stories, in which an excellent host finds himself turned out of home by his own guests; a woman spends her wedding day frantically searching for her husband-to-be; and a  Read more...

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Shirley Jackson's stories are among the most terrifying ever written -- Donna Tartt An amazing writer ... If you haven't read We Have Always Lived in the Castle or The Haunting of Hill House or any Read more...

 
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