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Synopsis: A haunting and powerful collection of stories from one of America's finest writers, with a new Introduction by Patrick McGrath.
Eerie, unforgettable, and by turns terrifying and hilarious, Shirley Jackson's collection of stories plunges us into a unique, brilliantly etched world where the uncanny lurks in the everyday and where nothing is quite what it seems. In "The Lottery," Jackson's most famous work and one of the greatest--and scariest--stories of the twentieth century, a small town gathers for an annual ritual that culminates in a terrible event. In "The Daemon Lover," a woman waits, then searches, for the man she is to marry that day, only to find that he has disappeared as completely as if he had never existed. In "Trial by Combat," a shy woman confronts her kleptomaniac neighbor, and in "Pillar of Salt," a tourist in New York is gradually paralyzed by a city grown nightmarish. Throughout these twenty-five tales, we move through a variety of emotional landscapes full of loneliness and humor, oddity and cruelty, banality and terror, and searing psychological insight. No reader will come away unaffected.
The only collection to appear during Jackson's lifetime, The Lottery and Other Stories reveals the full breadth and power of this truly original writer.
From the Back Cover:
"Jackson's great gift is not to create a world of fantasy and terror, but rather to discover the existence of the grotesque in the ordinary world. The grotesque is so powerful here just because it takes off from everyday life and constantly returns there until we do not know ourselves quite where we are."
Publisher: Topeka Bindery
Publication Date: 1982
Book Condition: Very Good
Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, 2014. PAP. Book Condition: Used - Very Good. Used - Like New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # XS-CRL-30095212
Book Description Harper Prism. Hardcover. Book Condition: GOOD. book was well loved but cared for. Possible ex-library copy with all the usual markings and stickers. Some light textual notes, highlighting and underling. Bookseller Inventory # 2810119181
Book Description Harper Prism. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Cover Missing. Book shows minor use. Cover and Binding have minimal wear, and the pages have only minimal creases. Bookseller Inventory # G1568658583I3N01
Book Description Harper Prism. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Book has some visible wear on the binding, cover, pages. Bookseller Inventory # G1568658583I3N00
Book Description Harper Prism. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Cover Missing. Minimal damage to cover and binding. Pages show light use. Bookseller Inventory # G1568658583I3N01
Book Description Harper Prism. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. This book shows minor wear and is in very good condition. Bookseller Inventory # G1568658583I4N00
Book Description Perfection Learning, United States, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Presents an unabridged selection from the story about a seemingly ordinary village that participates in a yearly lottery to determine a sacrificial victim. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9781563127878
Book Description Perfection Learning, 1990. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # 1563127873
Book Description Perfection Learning. Paperback / softback. Book Condition: new. BRAND NEW, The Lottery, Shirley Jackson. Bookseller Inventory # B9781563127878
Book Description Popular Library, 1976. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # 0445003006