The Lottery and Other Stories Book
Score: 4
From 55 Ratings

The Lottery and Other Stories


  • Author : Shirley Jackson
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Horror tales, American
  • Pages : 366
  • ISBN 10 : 1445836564

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The Lottery and Other Stories Excerpt :

The creeping unease of lives squandered and the bloody glee of lives lost are chillingly captured in these tales of wasted potential and casual cruelty by a master of the short story.

The Lottery and Other Stories Book
Score: 4
From 55 Ratings

The Lottery and Other Stories


  • Author : Shirley Jackson
  • Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
  • Release Date : 2016-01-05
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 209
  • ISBN 10 : 9781551999531

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The Lottery and Other Stories Excerpt :

The first short story collection by Shirley Jackson, featuring one of her most celebrated works. The only collection of Jackson’s short fiction to be published in her lifetime, it contains 25 stories, of which "The Lottery" is the most famous. When it was published in The New Yorker, it elicited an unprecedented stream of interest, both positive and negative, from its readers. It is a haunting take of the darker side of small town America, and one of Jackson’s crowning achievements. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

The Lottery Book
Score: 4
From 10 Ratings

The Lottery


  • Author : Shirley Jackson
  • Publisher : The Creative Company
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 158341584X

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The Lottery Excerpt :

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

Lottery and Other Stories Book
Score: 4
From 55 Ratings

Lottery and Other Stories


  • Author : Shirley Jackson
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1976
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 306
  • ISBN 10 : 0848803698

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Lottery and Other Stories Excerpt :

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 Jack son's remarkable range--from the hilarious to the truly horrible--and power as a storyteller.

The Shirley Jackson Collection Book

The Shirley Jackson Collection


  • Author : Shirley Jackson
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020-10-20
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 1732
  • ISBN 10 : 1598536710

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The Shirley Jackson Collection Excerpt :

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 uncollected 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

Dark Tales Book
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

Dark Tales


  • Author : Shirley Jackson
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2017-10-10
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9780525503798

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Dark Tales Excerpt :

For the first time in one volume, a collection of Shirley Jackson’s scariest stories, with a foreword by PEN/Hemingway Award winner Ottessa Moshfegh After the publication of her short story “The Lottery” in the New Yorker in 1948 received an unprecedented amount of attention, Shirley Jackson was quickly established as a master horror storyteller. This collection of classic and newly reprinted stories provides readers with more of her unsettling, dark tales, including the “The Possibility of Evil” and “The Summer People.” In these deliciously dark stories, the daily commute turns into a nightmarish game of hide and seek, the loving wife hides homicidal thoughts and the concerned citizen might just be an infamous serial killer. In the haunting world of Shirley Jackson, nothing is as it seems and nowhere is safe, from the city streets to the crumbling country pile, and from the small-town apartment to the dark, dark woods. There’s something sinister in suburbia. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Let Me Tell You Book
Score: 3.5
From 7 Ratings

Let Me Tell You


  • Author : Shirley Jackson
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2015-08-04
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 9780812997675

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Let Me Tell You Excerpt :

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR • From the renowned author of “The Lottery” and The Haunting of Hill House, a spectacular new volume of previously unpublished and uncollected stories, essays, and other writings. Features “Family Treasures,” nominated for the Edgar Award for Best Short Story Shirley Jackson is one of the most important American writers of the last hundred years. Since her death in 1965, her place in the landscape of twentieth-century fiction has grown only more exalted. As we approach the centenary of her birth comes this astonishing compilation of fifty-six pieces—more than forty of which have never been published before. Two of Jackson’s children co-edited this volume, culling through the vast archives of their mother’s papers at the Library of Congress, selecting only the very best for inclusion. Let Me Tell You brings together the deliciously eerie short stories Jackson is best known for, along with frank, inspiring lectures on writing; comic essays about her large, boisterous family; and whimsical drawings. Jackson’s landscape here is most frequently domestic: dinner parties and bridge, household budgets and homeward-bound commutes, children’s games and neighborly gossip. But this familiar setting is also her most subversive: She wields humor, terror, and the uncanny to explore the real challenges of marriage, parenting, and community—the pressure of social norms, the veins of distrust in love, the constant lack of time and space. For the first time, this collection showcases Shirley Jackson’s radically different modes of writing side by side. Together they show her to be a magnificent storyteller, a sharp, sly humorist, and a powerful feminist. This volume includes a Foreword by the celebrated literary critic and Jackson biographer Ruth Franklin. Praise for Let Me Tell You “Stunning.”—O: The Oprah Magazine “Let us now—at last—celebrate dangerous women writers: how cheering to see justice done w

The Letters of Shirley Jackson Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The Letters of Shirley Jackson


  • Author : Shirley Jackson
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2021-07-13
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages : 672
  • ISBN 10 : 9780593134641

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The Letters of Shirley Jackson Excerpt :

A bewitchingly brilliant collection of never-before-published letters from the renowned author of “The Lottery” and The Haunting of Hill House “This biography-through-letters gives an intimate and warm voice to the imagination behind the treasury of uncanny tales that is Shirley Jackson’s legacy.”—Joyce Carol Oates Shirley Jackson is one of the most important American authors of the last hundred years and among our greatest chroniclers of the female experience. This extraordinary compilation of personal correspondence has all the hallmarks of Jackson’s beloved fiction: flashes of the uncanny in the domestic, sparks of horror in the quotidian, and the veins of humor that run through good times and bad. i am having a fine time doing a novel with my left hand and a long story—with as many levels as grand central station—with my right hand, stirring chocolate pudding with a spoon held in my teeth, and tuning the television with both feet. Written over the course of nearly three decades, from Jackson’s college years to six days before her early death at the age of forty-eight, these letters become the autobiography Shirley Jackson never wrote. As well as being a bestselling author, Jackson spent much of her adult life as a mother of four in Vermont, and the landscape here is often the everyday: raucous holidays and trips to the dentist, overdue taxes and frayed lines of Christmas lights, new dogs and new babies. But in recounting these events to family, friends, and colleagues, she turns them into remarkable stories: entertaining, revealing, and wise. At the same time, many of these letters provide fresh insight into the genesis and progress of Jackson’s writing over nearly three decades. The novel is getting sadder. It’s always such a strange feeling—I know something’s going to happen, and those poor people in the book don’t; they just go blithely on their ways. Compiled and edited by her elder son, Laurence Jackson Hyman, in consultation w

The Lottery and Other Stories Book

The Lottery and Other Stories


  • Author : Shirley Jackson
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1991
  • Genre: Horror tales, American
  • Pages : 766
  • ISBN 10 : 0965011798

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We Have Always Lived in the Castle Book
Score: 4
From 178 Ratings

We Have Always Lived in the Castle


  • Author : Shirley Jackson
  • Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
  • Release Date : 2016-01-05
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 124
  • ISBN 10 : 9781551999524

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We Have Always Lived in the Castle Excerpt :

The final novel from one of the twentieth century’s greatest writers. Most of the Blackwoods are dead. They were poisoned by arsenic, and the suspected murderer – Constance Blackwood – still lives in their family estate. In fact, she never leaves. Nor does her Uncle Julian, who is confined to a wheelchair. The only person to leave the house is her sister, the third remaining Blackwood, Merricat, and even she keeps her visits to town to a minimum. The townsfolk don’t like the Blackwoods; understandable, when one of them could be a mass murderer. Constance, Merricat, and Julian maintain a semblance of a normal, if highly reclusive, life, aided – if Merricat is to be believed – by several magical wards and charm. But when one of these charms is disrupted, her estranged cousin Charles turns up for a visit, and threatens to throw the Blackwoods’ fragile peace into chaos. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

Come Along with Me Book
Score: 3.5
From 3 Ratings

Come Along with Me


  • Author : Shirley Jackson
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2013-02-26
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101616055

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Come Along with Me Excerpt :

A haunting and psychologically driven collection from Shirley Jackson that includes her best-known story "The Lottery" At last, Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery" enters Penguin Classics, sixty-five years after it shocked America audiences and elicited the most responses of any piece in New Yorker history. In her gothic visions of small-town America, Jackson, the author of such masterworks as The Haunting of Hill House and We Have Always Lived in the Castle, turns an ordinary world into a supernatural nightmare. This eclectic collection goes beyond her horror writing, revealing the full spectrum of her literary genius. In addition to Come Along with Me, Jackson's unfinished novel about the quirky inner life of a lonely widow, it features sixteen short stories and three lectures she delivered during her last years. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

The Lottery Winner Book
Score: 3
From 2 Ratings

The Lottery Winner


  • Author : Mary Higgins Clark
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2000-05-25
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780743206266

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The Lottery Winner Excerpt :

Alvirah Meehan, one of Mary Higgins Clark's most beloved characters, returns in these dazzling, intertwined tales of sleuthing and suspense. Alvirah, the former cleaning lady who struck it rich in the lottery, made her first appearance in Weep No More, My Lady. Now, with her devoted mate, Willy, the ever-resourceful Alvirah delves into crime-solving on a grand scale -- and with her own inimitable style. Among their many adventures, Alvirah and Willy find a dead actress in their Central Park South condominium upon their return from London in "The Body in the Closet." Needing a break from the big city, they escape to Cape Cod -- only to meet a would-be heiress framed for murder in "Death on the Cape." When Alvirah and Willy seek the tranquillity of the Cypress Point Spa, it's the perfect getaway -- until a jewel thief turns up in "The Lottery Winner." Back in Manhattan, the search for a neighbor's missing newborn makes for a suspense-filled Christmas in "Bye, Baby Bunting."

The Intoxicated Book

The Intoxicated


  • Author : Shirley Jackson
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2014-03-06
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 46
  • ISBN 10 : 9780718196387

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The Intoxicated Excerpt :

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.

Shirley Jackson  Novels and Stories  LOA  204  Book
Score: 4
From 5 Ratings

Shirley Jackson Novels and Stories LOA 204


  • Author : Shirley Jackson
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2010-05-27
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 827
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105215380267

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Shirley Jackson Novels and Stories LOA 204 Excerpt :

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.

Shirley Jackson  A Rather Haunted Life Book
Score: 4
From 13 Ratings

Shirley Jackson A Rather Haunted Life


  • Author : Ruth Franklin
  • Publisher : Liveright Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-09-27
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 624
  • ISBN 10 : 9781631492129

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Shirley Jackson A Rather Haunted Life Excerpt :

Winner • National Book Critics Circle Award (Biography) Winner • Edgar Award (Critical/Biographical) Winner • Bram Stoker Award (Nonfiction) A New York Times Notable Book A Washington Post Notable Nonfiction Pick of the Year Named one of the Best Books of the Year by Entertainment Weekly, NPR, TIME, Boston Globe, NYLON, San Francisco Chronicle, Seattle Times, Kirkus Reviews, and Booklist In this “thoughtful and persuasive” biography, award-winning biographer Ruth Franklin establishes Shirley Jackson as a “serious and accomplished literary artist” (Charles McGrath, New York Times Book Review). Instantly heralded for its “masterful” and “thrilling” portrayal (Boston Globe), Shirley Jackson reveals the tumultuous life and inner darkness of the literary genius behind such classics as “The Lottery” and The Haunting of Hill House. In this “remarkable act of reclamation” (Neil Gaiman), Ruth Franklin envisions Jackson as “belonging to the great tradition of Hawthorne, Poe and James” (New York Times Book Review) and demonstrates how her unique contribution to the canon “so uncannily channeled women’s nightmares and contradictions that it is ‘nothing less than the secret history of American women of her era’ ” (Washington Post). Franklin investigates the “interplay between the life, the work, and the times with real skill and insight, making this fine book a real contribution not only to biography, but to mid-20th-century women’s history” (Chicago Tribune). “Wisely rescu[ing] Shirley Jackson from any semblance of obscurity” (Lena Dunham), Franklin’s invigorating portrait stands as the definitive biography of a generational avatar and an American literary genius.