The Lottery

Jackson, Shirley

Published by The New Yorker, 1948
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1st edition/1st printing. True first appearance in print of Shirley Jackson's The Lottery, preceding the book version. It is rumored that fewer than 100 copies of this magazine in complete, collectible condition still exist. This magazine is indeed complete, and in excellent condition. Many consider The Lottery to be among the finest short stories ever published. The Lottery was originally published in this June 26, 1948 'The New Yorker Magazine', before being published as one of the short stories contained in the book titled The Lottery published by Farrar Straus in 1949. The New Yorker got quite a reaction to the story, ranging from people wanting to attend such a lottery to threats that the magazine should be shut down for publishing this type of story. Instant fame for Ms. Jackson, and no doubt what well and truly launched her book career. The story is contained on pages 25 through 28 in the magazine, and the condition of those pages is excellent. The magazine itself is in overall excellent condition, firmly bound, unfaded, crisp paper, with just very slight edgewear to the binding paper and a 'soft' crease (no fold line or sharp bend) to the middle vertically, probably from being inserted into a mail box on original delivery (there is no address label on the magazine, so no doubt delivered in a plastic sleeve). Aside from Ms. Jackson's story, the magazine contains a lot of news of that time, including mention of President Truman and Congress, travel news, and is chock full of wonderful display ads, including both B&W and color. An important slice of history, and an incredible chance to own The Lottery's first appearance in print in excellent condition. Such pieces of fragile ephemeral material are rarely passed on to us in this condition. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: The Lottery
Publisher: The New Yorker
Publication Date: 1948
Binding: Magazine; 1st Printing
Book Condition: NF
Edition: 1st Edition

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Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2014. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 182 x 110 mm. Language: N/A. Brand New Book. Shirley Jackson s unnerving, macabre tale of random cruelty, The Lottery is one of the most iconic stories ever written, and a touchstone for writers such as Neil Gaiman and Stephen King. Shirley Jackson s stories are among the most terrifying ever written . (Donna Tartt). Every year the villagers gather. They can t remember when the Lottery started. Much of the original ceremony has been forgotten or discarded; the first black box lost. But the ritual always ends in the same way.Shirley Jackson s chilling tales of creeping unease and casual cruelty 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 most iconic 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 . (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). Extracts from letters to the New Yorker after the first appearance of The Lottery in 1948: (New York) Do such tribunal rituals still exist and if so where?; (Ohio) I think your story is based on fact. Am I right?; (Los Angeles) I have read of some queer cults in my time, but this one bothers me; (New York) I expect a personal apology from the author; (Massachusetts) I will never buy The New Yorker again. I resent being tricked into reading perverted stories like The Lottery ; (Connecticut) Who is Shirley Jackson? Cannot decide whether she is a genius or a female and more subtle version of Orson Welles. Bookseller Inventory # APG9780141396330

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Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2014. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 182 x 110 mm. Language: N/A. Brand New Book. Shirley Jackson s unnerving, macabre tale of random cruelty, The Lottery is one of the most iconic stories ever written, and a touchstone for writers such as Neil Gaiman and Stephen King. Shirley Jackson s stories are among the most terrifying ever written . (Donna Tartt). Every year the villagers gather. They can t remember when the Lottery started. Much of the original ceremony has been forgotten or discarded; the first black box lost. But the ritual always ends in the same way.Shirley Jackson s chilling tales of creeping unease and casual cruelty 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 most iconic 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 . (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). Extracts from letters to the New Yorker after the first appearance of The Lottery in 1948: (New York) Do such tribunal rituals still exist and if so where?; (Ohio) I think your story is based on fact. Am I right?; (Los Angeles) I have read of some queer cults in my time, but this one bothers me; (New York) I expect a personal apology from the author; (Massachusetts) I will never buy The New Yorker again. I resent being tricked into reading perverted stories like The Lottery ; (Connecticut) Who is Shirley Jackson? Cannot decide whether she is a genius or a female and more subtle version of Orson Welles. Bookseller Inventory # APG9780141396330

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