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By Shirley Jackson | Comments: ( 602 ) | Date: ( Nov 20, 2019 )

Shirley Jackson s The Lottery is a memorable and terrifying masterpiece, fueled by a tension that creeps up on you slowly without any clear indication of why This is just a townful of people, after all, choosing their numbers for the annual lottery What s there to be scared of


  • Title: The Lottery
  • Author: Shirley Jackson
  • ISBN: 9780141396330
  • Page: 133
  • Format: Paperback

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Shirley Jackson

Shirley Jackson was an influential American author A popular writer in her time, her work has received increasing attention from literary critics in recent years She has influenced such writers as Stephen King, Nigel Kneale, and Richard Matheson.She is best known for her dystopian short story, The Lottery 1948 , which suggests there is a deeply unsettling underside to bucolic, smalltown America In her critical biography of Shirley Jackson, Lenemaja Friedman notes that when Shirley Jackson s story The Lottery was published in the June 28, 1948, issue of The New Yorker, it received a response that no New Yorker story had ever received Hundreds of letters poured in that were characterized by, as Jackson put it, bewilderment, speculation and old fashioned abuse Jackson s husband, the literary critic Stanley Edgar Hyman, wrote in his preface to a posthumous anthology of her work that she consistently refused to be interviewed, to explain or promote her work in any fashion, or to take public stands and be the pundit of the Sunday supplements She believed that her books would speak for her clearly enough over the years Hyman insisted the darker aspects of Jackson s works were not, as some critics claimed, the product of personal, even neurotic, fantasies , but that Jackson intended, as a sensitive and faithful anatomy of our times, fitting symbols for our distressing world of the concentration camp and the Bomb , to mirror humanity s Cold War era fears Jackson may even have taken pleasure in the subversive impact of her work, as revealed by Hyman s statement that she was always proud that the Union of South Africa banned The Lottery , and she felt that they at least understood the story.In 1965, Jackson died of heart failure in her sleep, at her home in North Bennington Vermont, at the age of 48.


The Lottery The Lottery dt Die Lotterie, Erstbersetzung von Peter Naujack, ist eine Kurzgeschichte der amerikanischen Schriftstellerin Shirley Jackson, die zuerst im New Yorker verffentlicht und in den Sammelband The Lottery. Play the Lottery Online from Anywhere, Anytime Play the lottery online for your chance at winning huge jackpot prizes in the biggest lotteries in the world Play exciting lotto games from anywhere, anytime. The Lottery The Lottery is a short story written by Shirley Jackson, first published in the June , issue of The New Yorker It has been described as one of the most famous short stories in Home The National Lottery The official UK National Lottery website Buy Lotto, EuroMillions and Set For Life tickets and check your results online Play online Instant Win Games. The Lottery , Short Film YouTube Based on Shirley Jackson s notorious short story first published in the New Yorker This was produced for exhibition in English classes in high schools and c SparkNotes The Lottery From a general summary to chapter summaries to explanations of famous quotes, the SparkNotes The Lottery Study Guide has everything you need to ace quizzes, tests, and essays.


Comments The Lottery

  • LolaReviewer

    I read this for my English class at CEGEP and started a required essay on it. It seriously made me think of The Hunger Games at first, but now I'm more focused on another message: how blindly people in society can follow certain rules/traditions/rituals without questioning them. I love how unprecise the setting is, making us realize that it is something that can happen anywhere and adds a feeling of timelessness to the story. The characters are boring, but I like how Tessie has something to say [...]


  • Lyn

    A classic of stoic, gothic horror yet with a twist that leaves the reader thinking. Like any great short story, this demonstrates the power of that medium by brutal efficiency. Subtle, but the Lottery also reveals Jackson's talent for characterization.A chilling allegory: there is value in tradition but beware blind faith.


  • Huda Yahya

    المراجعة بها حرق للأحداث------------- يبدو مشهدا عاديا للغايةفأهل قرية صغيرة قد التفوا في يوم اليانصيب السنوي الذي يبدو شيئا معتادا وجالبا لكثير من الفرحة والتوقعاتولكن الأمر ليس كما يبدوليس كما يبدو على الاطلاقالقرية التي تبدو مسالمة وهادئة بأطفالها ونسائها ورجالهاهي في حقيقت [...]


  • Jaline

    This short story is my second classic short story this year and was first published in 1948, yet the story it told is timeless. It is also horrific.The story begins in a happy, cheerful day late in June (the 27th) which is traditionally the day for the Lottery. This tradition has been going on annually for many years – even the oldest citizen in the town recalls that it had been occurring since before he could remember.Although some people are talking about other nearby towns that no longer ha [...]


  • Cecily

    A short story with a nasty sting, that leaves you questioning human nature. I also note now that this is review #666! Like Ursula Le Guin’s The Ones Who Walked Away from Omelas (which I reviewed HERE), it opens idyllically:“The morning of June 27th was clear and sunny, with the fresh warmth of a full-summer day; the flowers were blossoming profusely and the grass was richly green. The people of the village began to gather…”, in this case, for the annual public lottery. And like Omelas, t [...]


  • Elizabeth Sagan

    OK, so when I chose to read this story I knew it was going to be 1984 level. I expected something twisted and sick. But I was surprised by how twisted and sick it really was. I’m not going to talk about characters or style, these things don’t matter. Anyone with some talent could have written it (even though I loved how normal it all seemed until the end, it fooled me big time). Nah, it’s only about the the message. And for the message alone it deserves 5 stars!


  • Tammy Walton Grant

    How do you rate something that keeps you from sleeping?I know that I thought it was brilliantly done; Jackson set the tone so well. She paints a bright, cheerful picture to start. It's a beautiful sunny day and the whole town is gathering, like for a town picnic. They're drawing for something, you think, I wonder what that is. It's not until the 5th last paragraph that Jackson pulls the rug out from under your feet - and so quickly that I had to re-read the pivotal line about three times before [...]


  • BlackOxford

    Science Imitating ArtJackson’s story was published in 1948. At the time, and since, it has been praised as insightful and criticised as obscure. But almost 20 years later, the French philosopher, Rene Girard, produced a theory which has a remarkable congruence with its theme and, I think, provides the best explanation of what Jackson was getting at in The Lottery.Girard argued that our individual desires are never the product of some inner longing but always rather of the imitation of others. [...]


  • Petra X

    Really hackneyed dystopian story that has been written a thousand times. (view spoiler)[All it is, is the annual sacrifice to the gods of whoever the village, the religion, the political regime, worships. Someone must die. A pretty young girl of course. In this sort of story, men are very rarely the victims. In real life as in stories, it was usually a virgin required. But then villages, religions and political regimes are usually devised, set up and run by men for their benefit. Having a few wo [...]


  • Kevin Ansbro

    This seemingly innocuous short story wafted into my consciousness with a halcyon pastoral scene; an English village on a summer's day, suffused with the scent of blossoming flowers and fresh-cut grass. I could almost taste the cucumber sandwiches and the jam scones.But there is a deeper level to the seemingly twee storyline. An allegory stealthily unfolds that immediately put me in mind of The Lord of the Flies.Shirley Jackson's fictitious village, like the island in William Golding's book, seem [...]


  • Foad

    راجع به ترجمه ی احمد گلشیری، هر چی بگم کم گفتم. نثر بسیار بسیار روون، کاملاً مسلط به زبان، استفاده از کلمات درست. به نظرم یکی از بهترین مترجم های حال حاضره.اما تمام این ها ربطی به داستان نداشت.راجع به داستان هر چی بگم، لو میره و تمام زیباییش از بین میره. صفحات داستان خیلی زیاد نی [...]


  • Debra

    "It isn't fair"Brilliant. While reading this I wondered if this little short piece of works was the inspiration for the Hunger Games and I see that I am not alone in this thinking as other reviewers have said the same thing as well. For such a short story she sure packed in the suspense and feeling of dread. The anxiety of having to draw and be the one with the black dot on your paper.


  • Fatima

    ﻣﻴﮕﻦ ﺟﻮﻭﻧﺎ ﺧﺎﻡ ﻭ ﺍﺣﻤﻘﻦ ﻭ ﺳﻨﺖ ﻫﺎ ﺭﻭ ﻣﻴﺸﻜﻨﻦ ﻭ ﺻﺮﻓﺎ ﻗﺎﺗﻞ ﺳﻨﺖ ﻫﺎﻥ . ﺍﺯ ﺍﻳﻨﻜﻪ ﻳﻚ ﺟﻮﻭﻥ ﺍﺣﻤﻖ ﻭ ﺳﻨﺖ ﺷﻜﻦ ﺗﻮﻱ ﺍﻳﻞ ﻭ ﻃﺎﻳﻔﻪ ﺍﻡ ﻫﺴﺘﻢ ﻭ ﻫﻤﻴﺸﻪ ﺑﻮﺩﻡ ﺑﻪ ﺧﻮﺩﻡ ﺍﻓﺘﺨﺎﺭ ﻣﻴﻜﻨﻢ .ﺯﻧﺪﮔﻲ ﺟﻮﺍﻥ ﺍﻣﺮﻭﺯﻱ ﻧﺒﺎﻳﺪ ﺑﺎ ﻫﺮ ﺳﻨﺖ ﻛﻮﻛﻮﺭﺍﻧﻪ [...]


  • Matthias

    If lotteries are supposed to be so fair, why don't they ever feel that way?I just re-read this story as it is the first one in the Brave New Worlds collection. I gave it an extra star as a result. Knowing exactly what's going to happen gives reading this an additional dimension of eeriness, so I'd definitely recommend reading and coming back to this one at a later date. Not only because of its major influence on later dystopias, but also because of the way it draws you in. In the course of just [...]


  • James Trevino

    This story made me think of two things.1. Baby wipes can be used in more situations than I thought **wink wink**. No, but seriously, the ending made me spit my coffee. I love it but it is f**ked up. And wrong. And stupid, but fitting as hell. And I still love it. Shirley Jackson is a genius!2. That Lady Gaga Judas video. Now, anyone who hasn’t read this will ask the most obvious question: WHY? But I can’t answer without spoiling the entire thing. Well, actually I can, here it is: (view spoil [...]


  • Algernon

    After reading my first novel by Shirley Jackson ("We Have Always Lived In The Castle"), I came across references to a 'famous' short story that started a major hubbub in the newspaper that first published it. Unfortunately, I also came across spoilers for what the story is about, so it's impact was somewhow lessened.Thus, I will not review it here, hoping some other reader might still come with a fresh mind to it.I will only mention it is worth reading, it shows the author's distinctive touch of [...]


  • Alex ☣ Deranged KittyCat ☣

    I found out about this book from Annamaria's book video. She gave no spoilers away, but I thought I knew what The Lottery was going to be about and I wanted to read it.If you read The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas, you, too, know what this book is about, although The Lottery was published a few years before Ursula K. Le Guin's book.That is one question you do not want this book to give you an answer to. There is one town where there's an annual lottery and all the people have to take part (no m [...]


  • Geri Reads

    I should thank my high school lit teacher for making us read this story and scaring the shit out of us back then. I still read this from time to time and I've recommended it to a bunch of friends and it still manages to creep the hell out of me. And while there had been many other stories with similar premise (sort of) since then, The Lottery still stands as one of the yardstick in this genre. It's only about 30 pages long but the story itself is rich in symbolism, proving that less is more. I h [...]


  • Brina

    Shirley Jackson's classic short story The Lottery is perhaps the basis for The Hunger Games, which is hardly a favorite of mine. Jackson use of prose has me at the edge of my seat and has be eagerly awaiting the ending. The use of language merits a 5 but for me the story is grotesque so the whole story earns a 3. I can see here, however, why Jackson is highly regarded as an author, but her stories are most definitely not my taste.


  • PorshaJo

    My next Halloween read that for years I wanted to get to. A decent read but I wanted more. Why was there even a lottery? I can see where Jackson was going with this one, and I enjoy her stories, but it just left me wishing she elaborated. I believe this one heavily influenced The Hunger Games, which was also influenced by the movie Battle Royale (especially vicious). An OK read, but I much prefer her We Have Always Lived in the Castle.


  • Candace

    I read this story years ago in my literature class. The village scenes​ lulled me. The ending shocked me. I still remember it all these years later. The only other story to remain in my memories so strongly is The Yellow Wallpaper.


  • Diane

    I read this short story again recently and was struck, as ever, by Jackson's mastery. It's only about 10 pages long, and every word is perfect. It would make my list of the best short stories ever written."The Lottery" opens in a village in late June, and the 300 citizens are assembling in the town square. Each family stands together and the head of the household must draw a piece of paper from a black box. We learn that the lottery has something to do with a good harvest, but the true meaning o [...]


  • Rachel Reads Ravenously

    Well that was a bit of a mindfuck! I asked on Facebook for horror recommendations and Geri rec'd me this one. Geri, I'll be sending you the bill for my new therapy sessions after this! Jkjk.The Lottery starts out innocently, in fact if I hadn't known it was a horror/spooky story I never would have suspected it would go where it did. Considering this is only a few pages it's one of the best written short stories I've ever read. I have got to read more by this author.Are you intrigued? I DARE you [...]


  • Mohsin Maqbool

    "The morning of June 27th was clear and sunny, with the fresh warmth of a full-summer day; the flowers were blossoming profusely and the grass was richly green." But how can the faces of the villagers be so forlorn and grim on such a beautiful day!?I HAD come to know towards the fag end of last year only that Shirley Jackson writes tales of terror. She is supposed to build the suspense slowly and steadily, often taking you by surprise towards the end. So when I started reading "The Lottery" toda [...]


  • Carmine

    Fortunato chi (non) vincerà Cosa contraddistingue la Jackson da altri autori del genere horror?Semplicemente l'ambiguità del male, lo straniamento che si prova nel momento in cui il lettore si sforza di identificarne la fonte e le motivazioni dietro ad esso.Siamo tutti portatori di contraddizioni; viviamo di piccole azioni malevoli che ci possano offrire un minimo di benessere psicologico.Questo tipo di orrore non può essere arginato: è nella nostra natura agire attraverso il male e il risca [...]


  • Leonard

    In Shirley Jackson’s The Lottery, though the stoning reminds us of the Old Testament punishment, its original intent has long been forgotten. We view with horror at the barbarity and insanity of the custom, just as we consider the Romans barbaric for entertaining themselves with gladiators. But perhaps a visitor to the U.S. without previous exposure may find American football, shoulders banging into heads and players piling on top of each other, also “barbaric and insane.”Shirley JacksonWe [...]


  • Becky

    Hmm. Well. *sigh* Shirley Jackson and I have this thing. I want to like her stories, and I get all "Yay! I'm going to just LOVE this one because THIS is the story that people think of when they think of Shirley Jackson!" except, that's kind of been all of them, and they all have let me down in some way. This one well I think it needed more violence. The climax was just kind of "dthenthishappenedtheend." It needed more oomph. More, "Holy shit are you kidding me? WTF!" Oh yes, yes, I know. Shirley [...]


  • Layton

    This is my eighth (I think?) Review Month review.****************************************I'm not going into this plot much. I'll just say that it concerns a ritual that a village performs every year to bring in good crops. The ending is shocking.I'll sum it up with this Bad Luck Brian meme:


  • Mario

    Lottery in June, corn be heavy soon.This is the second time I've read this story and, again, it scared the crap out of me. Without a doubt, my favorite short story.


  • Priyanka

    Did that just happen? Did I read it right?Fuck.


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