The Lottery and Other Stories

The Lottery and Other Stories

Book - 2000
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Twenty-five horror stories feature a town's annual ritual of evil, a woman's search for her fiancee who has disappeared without a trace, a kleptomaniac neighbor, and a tourist living a nightmare in New York City.
Publisher: New York : Modern Library, 2000, c1949.
Edition: 2000 Modern Library edition
ISBN: 9780679640394
Branch Call Number: FIC Jacks
Characteristics: xvi, 292 pages


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AL_TARINA Feb 16, 2017

"The Lottery" is one of the best short stories ever written. A classic tale of horror and strange traditions that is sure to keep you up at night.

Jul 27, 2015

I read this to see what Shirley Jackson's other stories are like. I read "The Lottery" in high school, so I only skimmed it this time. Even though I knew the ending, I felt the same shock. The other stories are not as horrible, but they leave you with a bad feeling most of the time. There is a running theme throughout the book of James Harris, also known as the daemon lover. I didn't really catch it until later on when I noticed there was an extraordinary amount of characters with the last name Harris. I like how it ties most of the stories together. Jackson amazes me because she is so clever. I recommend this book for anyone who appreciates good writing and doesn't mind stories with unhappy endings.

crankylibrarian Nov 01, 2011

This collection includes Jackson's most famous horror tale. depicting pitiless violence and superstition an outwardly idyllic small town. Her ability to evoke terror from seemingly ordinary circumstances is unparallelled.

Apr 30, 2008

Most shocking and disturbing ending I have ever read.

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