Who can forget the first time they heard the story? Considered one of the masterpieces of American literature, “The Lottery” created a sensation when it was first published in the New Yorker. Since then it has become one of the most anthologized stories in American literature.
Powerful and haunting, subtle and horrifying, the tale demonstrates Shirley Jackson’s mastery of storytelling. This one-of-a-kind audio collection, from the only anthology published during the author’s lifetime, unites “The Lottery” with seven other equally unique stories. Jackson reveals the hidden evils of the human mind and society in these compelling stories.
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“Overall [Stewart’s] cheerful reading strikes a necessary contrast to the underlying eerieness and terror of the material. A good addition to audio collections.”
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About Shirley Jackson
Shirley Jackson (1916–1965), a celebrated writer of horror, wrote such classic novels as We Have Always Lived in the Castle and The Haunting of Hill House, as well as one of the most famous short stories in the English language, “The Lottery.” Her work has been adapted to film, television, and theater and has influenced such writers as Neil Gaiman, Stephen King, and Richard Matheson.
About Carol Jordan Stewart
Carol Jordan Stewart, an award-winning reader, combines her extensive background as a voice talent for audiobooks with her deft sense of delivery, tone, and pacing to illuminate Jackson’s uncommon characters and storytelling artistry.