The Lottery

Author: Shirley Jackson

Publisher: The Creative Company


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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A seemingly ordinary village participates in a yearly lottery to determine a sacrificial victim.

The Lottery and Other Stories

Author: Shirley Jackson

Publisher: Penguin UK


Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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This is the definitive collection of Shirley Jackson's short stories, including 'The Lottery' - one of the most terrifying and iconic stories of the twentieth century, and an influence on writers such as Neil Gaiman and Stephen King. 'Shirley Jackson's stories are among the most terrifying ever written' Donna Tartt In these stories an excellent host finds himself turned out of home by his own guests; a woman spends her wedding day frantically searching for her husband-to-be; and in Shirley Jackson's best-known story, a small farming village comes together for a terrible annual ritual. The creeping unease of lives squandered and the bloody glee of lives lost is chillingly captured in these tales of wasted potential and casual cruelty by a master of the short story. Shirley Jackson's chilling tales have the power to unsettle and terrify unlike any other. She was born in California in 1916. When her short story The Lottery was first published in The New Yorker in 1948, readers were so horrified they sent her hate mail; it has since become one of the greatest American stories of all time. Her first novel, The Road Through the Wall, was published in the same year and was followed by five more: Hangsaman, The Bird's Nest, The Sundial, The Haunting of Hill House and We Have Always Lived in the Castle, widely seen as her masterpiece. Shirley Jackson died in her sleep at the age of 48. 'An amazing writer ... if you haven't read any of her short stories ... you have missed out on something marvellous' Neil Gaiman 'Her stories are stunning, timeless - as relevant and terrifying now as when they were first published ... 'The Lottery' is so much an icon in the history of the American short story that one could argue it has moved from the canon of American twentieth-century fiction directly into the American psyche, our collective unconscious' A. M. Homes

The Picture of Society in “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson

Author: Anna Dabek

Publisher: GRIN Verlag


Category: Literary Collections

Page: 6

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Essay from the year 2008 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: A, , course: American Literature, language: English, abstract: Shirley Jackson’s short story “The Lottery” was first published in the New Yorker, in 1948 and it aroused a lot of controversy among the newspaper’s readers. Those who read Jackson’s story were totally confused and unable to understand the author’s intentions. In 1948 issue of the San Francisco Chronicle Jackson accounted for her reasons behind writing the story: Explaining just what I had hoped the story to say is very difficult. I suppose, I hoped, by setting a particularly brutal ancient rite in the present and in my own village to shock the story’s readers with a graphic dramatization of the pointless violence and general inhumanity in their own lives. (Jackson in Kosenko 1985: 27) Although the author succeeded in startling the readers, the motives for portraying the American society in such a way were still unclear. Is there any correspondence between the writer’s personal experiences and the image of society she depicts in “The Lottery”? First of all, the village described in the story seems to be similar to a rural area in which Jackson lived when she wrote it. Secondly, the short story villagers’ violence may have its origin in an incident from Shirley Jackson’s life. She created the story after she had been pelted with stones by some school children while she had been going home. What is more, Lynette Carpenter makes the interesting remark that Jackson had a tendency to bestow her own features of character on her heroines.

Learn How to Increase Your Chances of Winning the Lottery

Author: Richard Lustig

Publisher: AuthorHouse


Category: Reference

Page: 31

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In his book, Richard discusses the ins and outs and dos and don'ts of buying lottery tickets to increase your chances of winning. He has created a method that he and members of his family use that has enabled them to WIN several lottery game GRAND prizes. This is a very easy to use method and will work with any type lottery games (scratch tickets or number games) in any state or country. Here are some quotes from people who have used his method: "My husband and I used Richard Lustig's lotto method and within months of starting the method we hit a Mega Money jackpot for 2 million dollars! It was really easy to follow. You only play what you can and you can still win! Shaun and I will only play lotto from now on using these strategies." -Jennifer and Shaun, Florida "Since we've been using your method, we have definitely been winning more that we used to. It's easy to follow" -Dale, Florida "I just wanted to let you know that my husband and I read through your lottery method last night. It seems great. It seems to be just simple logic and makes sense." -Kate, Illinois

Winning the Lottery in Your Spare Time

With Very Little Money

Author: C. Keller

Publisher: Core Keller


Category: Games

Page: 136

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Is winning the lottery jackpot a goal you'd like to achieve because you're seeking financial independence? Or simply because you find it challenging? In this book, I'll share with you my lottery playing experiences and insights. Together we'll probe the concept of windows into the future, lateral thinking, number bias, and oracles. After reading this book, I hope you'll feel motivated to generate your own ideas for developing playing strategies to help bring your playing skills to a whole new level. You don't have to be a genius or mathematician to win the lottery. As a bonus, I'll reveal the most important secret all lottery players should know in order to win jackpots. Good luck! "C.F. Keller has taught me to become a winner in the lottery. With improved skills, I know that a jackpot of some kind is in my future. I must also comment that the basic quality of my life has improved." - Janis Smith, Senior Manager/Quality Assurance.

The Lottery

Author: Matt L. Rawlins

Publisher: Amuzement Publications


Category: Fiction

Page: 160

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Winning the Lottery - How I Won $1,008,742 on the Lottery

Author: Terry Fisher

Publisher: LottoMasta International


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 93

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Specific Lotto Systems and Lottery Strategies used by the Author to win TWO Million-Dollar Lotteries. Available at -

Tony Evans Speaks Out on Gambling and the Lottery

Author: Tony Evans

Publisher: Moody Publishers


Category: Religion

Page: 64

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Morality. Relativity. Right and Wrong. These are the complicated issues we face today. Everyone has an opinion, but who has the answer? Tony Evans refuses to let the voice of God be drowned out amidst the clamor of the crowd.

Win the Lottery!

Author: Ellin Dodge

Publisher: iUniverse


Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 128

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Win the Lottery!, written by America’s foremost numerologist Ellin Dodge, uses the ancient science of numerology to help you pick your personal lucky numbers for you and the whole family. By reading this short, information-packed book, you will learn the six numbers that belong to you and will bring you luck in any games of chance. When Shakespeare wrote, “What’s In A Name,” he had no idea the real answer, according to numerology, is your “lucky number.”