The Lottery (Tale Blazers)
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... show more
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.
Publish date: 1990-09
Publisher: Perfection Learning
Pages no: 30
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction
, Read For School
, Short Stories
An intruding short story with an interesting twist. It is amazing how the author conveys so much through such a limited number of pages and the subtle way she coxes the readers to think about the story after finishing it.
We live in a world where a 30-year-old man can marry and so legally rape a 10-year-old girl, aided and abetted by her relations - and we really need Ms. Jackson to tell us that blindly following traditions might be a bad thing.Honestly, the history around this story strongly reinforces the stereotyp...
A powerful short story about tradition and the need to question it.
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I'm not very big on short stories but tonight my husband decided to read this one out loud while we were eating dinner. It was small being only 30 pages long but it sure packed a big punch. The Lottery was a creepy little story. I thought of it as a mix between dystopian and horror. It made me w...