The Lottery and Other Stories

The Lottery and Other Stories

'Shirley Jackson's stories are among the most terrifying ever written' Donna Tartt This is the definitive collection of Shirley Jackson's short stories, including 'The Lottery' - one of the most terrifying and iconic stories of the ...

Author: Shirley Jackson

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141927534

Category: Fiction

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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 stories are among the most terrifying ever written' Donna Tartt In these stories 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 in Shirley Jackson's best-known story, a small farming village comes together for a terrible annual ritual. The creeping unease of lives squandered and the bloody glee of lives lost is chillingly captured in these tales of wasted potential and casual cruelty by a master of the short story. 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 New Yorker in 1948, readers were so horrified they sent her hate mail; it has since become one of the greatest American stories of all time. Her first novel, The Road Through the Wall, was published in the same year and was followed by five more: Hangsaman, The Bird's Nest, The Sundial, The Haunting of Hill House and We Have Always Lived in the Castle, widely seen as her masterpiece. Shirley Jackson died in her sleep at the age of 48. 'An amazing writer ... if you haven't read any of her short stories ... you have missed out on something marvellous' Neil Gaiman 'Her stories are stunning, timeless - as relevant and terrifying now as when they were first published ... 'The Lottery' is so much an icon in the history of the American short story that one could argue it has moved from the canon of American twentieth-century fiction directly into the American psyche, our collective unconscious' A. M. Homes
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Novels and Stories

Novels and Stories

An anthology of writings by the leading mid-20th-century classic author, compiled by the National Book Award-winning author of Them, includes The Lottery, The Haunting of Hill House, We Have Always Lived in the Castle and 21 short pieces ...

Author: Shirley Jackson

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105215380267

Category: Fiction

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An anthology of writings by the leading mid-20th-century classic author, compiled by the National Book Award-winning author of Them, includes The Lottery, The Haunting of Hill House, We Have Always Lived in the Castle and 21 short pieces that reflect Jackson's work in other genres.
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The Lottery

The Lottery

A seemingly ordinary village participates in a yearly lottery to determine a sacrificial victim.

Author: Shirley Jackson

Publisher: The Creative Company

ISBN: 158341584X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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A seemingly ordinary village participates in a yearly lottery to determine a sacrificial victim.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

The celibates Bachelor s establishment and other stories

The celibates  Bachelor s establishment  and other stories

I ! -- take your little treasure , the result of your privations , which distress me so
much ! Are you mad , Joseph ? ” cried the old woman , evidently torn by her
stupid belief in the luck of her numbers in the state lottery , and what seemed to
her the ...

Author: Honoré de Balzac

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ISBN: UCBK:B000604639

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Writing with a Thesis A Rhetoric and Reader

Writing with a Thesis  A Rhetoric and Reader

To make matters worse, here are two students who spent a remarkably
uneventful summer. One blunders along and writes a ... “The Lottery” from THE
LOTTERY AND OTHER STORIES by Shirley Jackson. Copyright © 1948, 1949
by Shirley ...

Author: Sarah E. Skwire

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781285675336

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 352

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Based on the principle that the ability to develop and support a thesis persuasively is of utmost importance for beginning writers, WRITING WITH A THESIS: A RHETORIC AND READER, 12th Edition, dispenses clear and practical writing advice. Sarah Skwire skillfully weaves humor into her advice and in the text's examples of good professional writing--for a uniquely useful text that remains enjoyable to read and to teach from. Best of all, the text's short, easy-to-read essays ensure that your class time will focus not on what the readings mean, but on what they mean for your students' writing. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Science Fiction Fantasy Horror

Science Fiction  Fantasy   Horror

Author:

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ISBN: UOM:39015079872159

Category: Fantasy fiction

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A comprehensive bibliography of books and short fiction published in the English language.
Categories: Fantasy fiction

Brothers Boyfriends Other Criminal Minds

Brothers  Boyfriends   Other Criminal Minds

imagined they were deciding whether or not it would be a good idea to hang out
with me this year. I smiled weakly and ... On my desk sat The Lottery and Other
Stories, by Shirley jackson—my latest library loan. “The Lottery" was the last story
 ...

Author: April Lurie

Publisher: Laurel Leaf

ISBN: 9780375891731

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 304

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Brooklyn 1977. April Lundquist lives in Dyker Heights, a neighborhood populated by the Mafia. Three hit men live on her block: Francesco "Frankie the Crunch' Consiglione, Vincent "Gorgeous Vinny" Persico, and Salvatore "Soft Sal" Luciano. When Soft Sal approaches April and her best friend, Brandi Rinaldi, for a favor, well . . . the girls can't refuse. But does the favor, along with the crisp hundred-dollar bills that turn up in their schoolbooks, mean that April and Brandi are now in with the Mob? Will April be able to get "protection" for her older brother, Matt, when he makes the big mistake of falling for the daughter of a big crime boss? And will April's connection to Soft Sal bring her closer to Dominick DeMao, bad-boy rocker and heartbreaker? Soft Sal, Matt, Dom . . . in April's neighborhood the guys stir up all the trouble, but April wouldn't have it any other way. From the Hardcover edition.
Categories: Young Adult Fiction

Encyclopedia of Fantasy and Horror Fiction

Encyclopedia of Fantasy and Horror Fiction

Her single most compelling story is “The Lottery” (1948), a non- fantastic horror
tale in which a small town con- ducts an ... Jackson (1966), Come along with Me (
1968), The Lottery and Other Stories (1991), and Just an Ordinary Day (1997).

Author: Don D'Ammassa

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438109091

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 497

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Encyclopedia of Fantasy and Horror Fiction provides comprehensive coverage of the major authors and works in these popular genres. Each entry includes a brief discussion of the author's life and work and includes a full bibliography. Each entry on
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The pastor of Gegenburg and other stories

The pastor of Gegenburg  and other stories

Believe me , you have sought happiness at Amsterdam and at Brussels , and
now you seek it again in the lottery and in the barrow ; but there is quite as little to
be found in the one as in the other . Your father it is who must help you , and he ...

Author: Jan de Liefde

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ISBN: OXFORD:600073648

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A Companion to American Gothic

A Companion to American Gothic

In The Complete Writings of Nathaniel Hawthorne. 22 vols. Cambridge, MA:
Riverside Press. Jackson, S. (1949). “The Lottery” (1948). In The Lottery and
Other Stories. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Jackson, S. (1968). “
Biography of a ...

Author: Charles L. Crow

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118608425

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 616

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A Companion to American Gothic features a collection of original essays that explore America’s gothic literary tradition. The largest collection of essays in the field of American Gothic Contributions from a wide variety of scholars from around the world The most complete coverage of theory, major authors, popular culture and non-print media available
Categories: Literary Criticism

Never Use a Chicken and Other Stories

Never Use a Chicken and Other Stories

At that point Mr. Rogers began to walk quite briskly until he came to the park's
public lavatory. He entered one of the stalls and locked the door. Then, and only
then, did he look at the small piece of heavy paper. The lottery ticket, for that is
what ...

Author: Jim Newell

Publisher: Untreed Reads

ISBN: 9781611870343

Category: Fiction

Page: 68

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They say crime doesn't pay...but it can sure be funny! Join Jim Newell as he takes you through an anthology of criminal caper short stories where the perfect crime goes horribly awry. In this book you'll find everything from pampered cats to fat ladies singing, a woman on the run by way of bus to a woman fleeing it all by plane and go from cigar shoppers to bed hoppers. Just remember to leave your chicken outside (rest assured, the reason why is explained in this book), and you'll be sure to enjoy these hilarious entries.
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Muse of the department A prince of Bohemia and other stories

Muse of the department  A prince of Bohemia  and other stories

delicate kind which can neither be given to a man that respects himself , nor yet
to a man that has lost his self - respect . ... she addicted to the lottery and in the
habit of appropriating thirty sous daily for her stakes therein — her employers are
 ...

Author: Honoré de Balzac

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ISBN: UCBK:C065189608

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The Shirley Jackson Collection

The Shirley Jackson Collection

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.

Author: Shirley Jackson

Publisher:

ISBN: 1598536710

Category: Fiction

Page: 1732

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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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The Lottery Ticket

The Lottery Ticket

NOVELS Uniform Style Price $ 1.50 each Farnell's Folly The Three Scouts
Coupon Bonds and Other Stories The Drummer Boy Neighbor Jackwood
Revised ed . Martin Merrivale , His X Mark Cudjo s Cave Neighbors ' Wives The
Vagabonds ...

Author: John Townsend Trowbridge

Publisher:

ISBN: PRNC:32101064283375

Category: Conduct of life

Page: 202

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Categories: Conduct of life

Year 7 English Essentials

Year 7 English Essentials

KS3 Essentials Coursebooks and VVorkbooks for Year 8 and Year 9 will be
available at the start of each course. ... ISBN: 978-1905896-653 p.51 ©
Stockphoto.com/Sergey Surkov O1/230508 The Lottery and Other Stories by
Shirley Jackson ...

Author: Steven Croft

Publisher: Letts and Lonsdale

ISBN: 1905896654

Category: English language

Page: 96

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A student-friendly approach to KS3 This coursebook covers topics appropriate for KS3 Year 7 English and accurately reflects the language and content of the new Programme of Study. Along with the Year 8 and 9 coursebooks full coverage of the KS3 programme of study is provided.
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Just an Ordinary Day

Just an Ordinary Day

Stories Shirley Jackson Laurence Hyman, Sarah Hyman DeWitt. Other books by
Shirley Jackson THE ROAD THROUGH THE WALL THE LOTTERY: AND OTHER
STORIES HANGSAMAN LIFE AMONG THE SAVAGES THE BIRD's NEST ...

Author: Shirley Jackson

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0307573591

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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Acclaimed in her own time for her short story “The Lottery” and her novel The Haunting of Hill House—classics ranking with the work of Edgar Allan Poe—Shirley Jackson blazed a path for contemporary writers with her explorations of evil, madness, and cruelty. Soon after her untimely death in 1965, Jackson’s children discovered a treasure trove of previously unpublished and uncollected stories, many of which are brought together in this remarkable collection. Here are tales of torment, psychological aberration, and the macabre, as well as those that display her lighter touch with humorous scenes of domestic life. Reflecting the range and complexity of Jackson’s talent, Just an Ordinary Day reaffirms her enduring influence and celebrates her singular voice, rich with magic and resonance. Praise for Just an Ordinary Day “Jackson at her best: plumbing the extraordinary from the depths of mid-twentieth-century common. [Just an Ordinary Day] is a gift to a new generation.”—San Francisco Chronicle Praise for Shirley Jackson “[Jackson’s] work exerts an enduring spell.”—Joyce Carol Oates “Shirley Jackson’s stories are among the most terrifying ever written.”—Donna Tartt “An amazing writer . . . If you haven’t read [Jackson] you have missed out on something marvelous.”—Neil Gaiman “Shirley Jackson is unparalleled as a leader in the field of beautifully written, quiet, cumulative shudders.”—Dorothy Parker “An author who not only writes beautifully but who knows what there is, in this world, to be scared of.”—Francine Prose “The world of Shirley Jackson is eerie and unforgettable.”—A. M. Homes “Jackson enjoyed notoriety and commercial success within her lifetime, and yet it still hardly seems like enough for a writer so singular. When I meet readers and other writers of my generation, I find that mentioning her is like uttering a holy name.”—Victor LaValle From the Trade Paperback edition.
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The Intoxicated

The Intoxicated

Published by the Penguin Group Penguin BooksLtd,80 Strand,London WC2R
0RL, England Penguin Group (USA) Inc., ... England www.penguin.com Selected
from The Lottery and Other Stories, first published in Penguin Classics 2009 This
 ...

Author: Shirley Jackson

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780718196387

Category: Fiction

Page: 46

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A terrifying short story from Shirley Jackson, the master of the macabre tale. Shirley Jackson's chilling tales of creeping unease and random cruelty have the power to unsettle and terrify unlike any other. When her story The Lottery was first published in The New Yorker in 1948, readers were so horrified they sent her hate mail. It became known as one of the greatest short stories ever written. Have you read her yet? 'Shirley Jackson's stories are among the most terrifying ever written' Donna Tartt 'An amazing writer ... if you haven't read any of her short stories ... you have missed out on something marvellous' Neil Gaiman 'Her stories are stunning, timeless - as relevant and terrifying now as when they were first published ... 'The Lottery' is so much an icon in the history of the American short story that one could argue it has moved from the canon of American twentieth-century fiction directly into the American psyche, our collective unconscious' A. M. Homes Shirley Jackson was born in California in 1916. When her short story The Lottery was first published in The New Yorker in 1948, readers were so horrified they sent her hate mail; it has since become one of the greatest American stories of all time. Her first novel, The Road Through the Wall, was published in the same year and was followed by five more: Hangsaman, The Bird's Nest, The Sundial, The Haunting of Hill House and We Have Always Lived in the Castle, widely seen as her masterpiece. Shirley Jackson died in her sleep at the age of 48.
Categories: Fiction

A woman of thirty The seamy side of history and other stories

A woman of thirty  The seamy side of history  and other stories

maid pilfers none the less , and puts her ill - gotten gains in the savings bank .
She gambles with two hundred and fifty franc stakes instead of forty sous ; joint -
stock companies and speculation take the place of the lottery ; the gambling goes
 ...

Author: Honoré de Balzac

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ISBN: CHI:10741356

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Seraphita A daughter of Eve and other stories

Seraphita  A daughter of Eve  and other stories

orators can foretell the future , " he said , “ how is it that she is unlucky in the
lottery ? " " Ah ! there you have set your finger on one of the great mysteries of
occult science , " answered Léon . “ So soon as the personal element dims the
surface ...

Author: Honoré de Balzac

Publisher:

ISBN: UCBK:C005471661

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Cousin Betty Cousin Pons and other stories

Cousin Betty  Cousin Pons  and other stories

maid pilfers none the less, and puts her ill-gotten gains in the savings bank. She
gambles with two hundred and fifty franc stakes instead of forty sous; joint-stock
companies and speculation take the place of the lottery; the gambling goes on ...

Author: Honoré de Balzac

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015019365140

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