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The Lottery and Other Stories by Shirley Jackson

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“There are many pretenders to her throne, but Shirley Jackson is the queen of the macabre, unexpected, spine-tingling and thought- provoking tale.” Ann

ISBN 9780141191430

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“There are many pretenders to her throne, but Shirley Jackson is the queen of the macabre, unexpected, spine-tingling and thought- provoking tale.” Ann

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.

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Weight 0.4 kg
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