The Lottery and Other Stories

Shirley Jackson
horror, short stories
The Lottery and Other Stories - Shirley Jackson6.34

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 Jackson's remarkable range – from the hilarious to the truly horrible – and power as a storyteller.


  • The Intoxicated
  • The Daemon Lover
  • Like Mother Used to Make
  • Trial by Combat
  • The Villager
  • My Life with R. H. Macy
  • The Witch
  • The Renegade
  • After You, My Dear Alphonse
  • Charles
  • Afternoon in Linen
  • Flower Garden
  • Dorothy and My Grandfather and the Sailors
  • Colloquy
  • Elizabeth
  • A Fine Old Firm
  • The Dummy
  • Seven Types of Ambiguity
  • Come Dance with Me in Ireland
  • Of Course
  • Pillar of Salt
  • Men with Their Big Shoes
  • The Tooth
  • Got a Letter from Jimmy
  • The Lottery
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Release date: 1949
Genres: horror, short stories
Average rating: 6.34/10
Total ratings: 3
Updated: September 07, 2010