"The Lottery"

Title"The Lottery"
Year for Search1948
AuthorsJackson, Shirley (1916-65)
Secondary TitleThe New Yorker
Volume / Edition24.18
Pagination25-28
Date PublishedJune 26, 1948
KeywordsFemale author, US author
Annotation

Dystopia in which each year every community chooses one person by lot to be stoned to death in the belief that this will make for a better year to come.

Additional Publishers

Rpt. in her The Lottery or The Adventures of James Harris (New York: Farrar, Straus and Co., 1949), 291-302; in her Novels and Stories: The Lottery The Haunting of Hill House We Have Always Lived in the Castle Other Stories and Sketches (New York: The Library of America, 2010), 227-35; and in Brave New Worlds. Ed. John Joseph Adams (San Francisco, CA: Night Shade Books, 2011), 3-10; 2nd ed. as Brave New Worlds: Dystopian Stories. Ed. John Joseph Adams (San Francisco, CA: Night Shade Books, 2012), 3-10.  A graphic version is see Miles Hyman. Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery”: The Authorized Graphic Adaptation. New York: Hill & Wang, 2016

Info Notes

A play is Brainerd Duffield (1917-79), The Lottery: A Play in One Act. Adapted from a story by Shirley Jackson. Chicago, IL: The Dramatic Publishing House, 1953.

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Author Note

Female author (1916-65). 

Full Text

1948 Jackson, Shirley (1916-65). “The Lottery.” The New Yorker 24.18 (June 26, 1948): 25-28. Rpt. in her The Lottery or The Adventures of James Harris (New York: Farrar, Straus and Co., 1949), 291-302; in her Novels and Stories: The Lottery The Haunting of Hill House We Have Always Lived in the Castle Other Stories and Sketches (New York: The Library of America, 2010), 227-35; and in Brave New Worlds. Ed. John Joseph Adams (San Francisco, CA: Night Shade Books, 2011), 3-10; 2nd ed. as Brave New Worlds: Dystopian Stories. Ed. John Joseph Adams (San Francisco, CA: Night Shade Books, 2012), 3-10. A play is Brainerd Duffield (1917-79), The Lottery: A Play in One Act. Adapted from a story by Shirley Jackson. Chicago, IL: The Dramatic Publishing House, 1953. A graphic version is see Miles Hyman. Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery”: The Authorized Graphic Adaptation. New York: Hill & Wang, 2016PSt

Dystopia in which each year every community chooses one person by lot to be stoned to death in the belief that this will make for a better year to come. Female author.