The Lottery and Other Stories by Shirley Jackson
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 Jack son's remarkable range--from the hilarious to the truly horrible--and power as a storyteller.
The 552nd greatest fiction book of all time
This book is on the following lists:
- - The 100 Greatest American Novels, 1893 – 1993 (Jeff O'Neal at Bookriot.com)
- - 100 Life-Changing Books (National Book Award)