A powerful collection of short stories by Shirley Jackson
The Lottery, one of the most terrifying stories of the twentieth century, created a sensation when it was first published in the New Yorker. Powerful and haunting, and nights of unrest were typical reader responses. This collection, the only one to appear during Jackson's lifetime, unites The Lottery with twenty-four equally unusual stories. Together they demonstrate her remarkable range-from the hilarious to the truly horrible-and power as a storyteller.