The Lottery

by Shirley Jackson

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In a small American town, the local residents are abuzz with excitement and nervousness when they wake on the morning of the twenty-seventh of June. Everything has been prepared for the town’s annual tradition—a lottery in which every family must participate, and no one wants to win.

“The Lottery” stands out as one of the most famous short stories in American literary history. Originally published in The New Yorker, the author immediately began receiving letters from readers who demanded an explanation of the story’s meaning. “The Lottery” has been adapted for stage, television, radio and film.

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  • HarperCollins Canada; January 2016
  • ISBN: 9781443451109
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  • Title: The Lottery
  • Author: Shirley Jackson
  • Imprint: HarperPerennial Classics
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781443451109
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781443451109