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The Lottery and Other Stories; The Haunting of Hill House; We Have Always Lived in the Castle

The Lottery and Other Stories; The Haunting of Hill House; We Have Always Lived in the Castle By Shirley Jackson The Lottery and Other Stories The Haunting of Hill House We Have Always Lived in the Castle The world of Shirley Jackson is eerie and unforgettable writes A M Homes It is a place where things are not what they seem even on a morning that is sunny and clear there is always the threat of dark

  • Title: The Lottery and Other Stories; The Haunting of Hill House; We Have Always Lived in the Castle
  • Author: Shirley Jackson
  • ISBN: 9780965011792
  • Page: 457
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Lottery and Other Stories; The Haunting of Hill House; We Have Always Lived in the Castle By Shirley Jackson The world of Shirley Jackson is eerie and unforgettable, writes A M Homes It is a place where things are not what they seem even on a morning that is sunny and clear there is always the threat of darkness looming, of things taking a turn for the worse Jackson s characters mostly unloved daughters in search of a home, a career, a family of their own chase what appe The world of Shirley Jackson is eerie and unforgettable, writes A M Homes It is a place where things are not what they seem even on a morning that is sunny and clear there is always the threat of darkness looming, of things taking a turn for the worse Jackson s characters mostly unloved daughters in search of a home, a career, a family of their own chase what appears to be a harmless dream until, without warning, it turns on its heel to seize them by the throat We are moved by these characters dreams, for they are the dreams of love and acceptance shared by us all We are shocked when their dreams become nightmares, and terrified by Jackson s suggestion that there are unseen powers demons both subconscious and supernatural malevolently conspiring against human happiness In this volume Joyce Carol Oates, our leading practitioner of the contemporary Gothic, presents the essential works of Shirley Jackson, the novels and stories that, from the early 1940s through the mid 1960s, wittily remade the genre of psychological horror for an alienated, postwar America She opens with The Lottery 1949 , Jackson s only collection of short fiction, whose disquieting title story one of the most widely anthologized tales of the 20th century has entered American folklore Also among these early works are The Daemon Lover, a story Oates praises as deeper, mysterious, and disturbing than The Lottery, and Charles, the hilarious sketc
    The Lottery and Other Stories; The Haunting of Hill House; We Have Always Lived in the Castle By Shirley Jackson

    Analysis of The Lottery by Shirley Jackson Oct , The Lottery is one of the most widely known stories in American literature and American culture It has been adapted for radio, theater, television, and even ballet The Simpsons television show included a reference to the story in its Dog of Death episode season three. The Lottery An adaptation of Shirley Jackson s short story of the same name, The Lottery tells the story of a shocking annual tradition in a small village. The Lottery The Lottery Specific Details SparkNotes A summary of Part X Section in Shirley Jackson s The Lottery Learn exactly what happened in this chapter, scene, or section of The Lottery and what it means Perfect for acing essays, tests, and quizzes, as well as for writing lesson plans. The Lottery Character Analysis LitCharts The woman selected by the lottery to be sacrificed, she is stoned to death by the villagers at the very end of the story Tessie arrives late at the lottery, saying she forgot the day read analysis of Tessie Hutchinson Davy Hutchinson. The Lottery, by Shirley Jackson The New Yorker Up to sh backThe lottery was conducted as were the square dances, the teen age club, the Halloween program by Mr Summers, who had time and energy to

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    1. Anna on said:

      I admit that I nearly gave up on this book But that was because I never knew Jackson s writing style nor have read any of her works other than The Haunting of Hill House I really enjoyed reading that one over again after nearly twenty years I feel The Lottery was quite underwhelming, thought it was going to be a much longer story The other stories in this book were enjoyable or slightly puzzling for me I also found the content very dated as well There are still many unanswered questions about We [...]

    2. Jim Phillips on said:

      Shirley Jackson is one of the greatest writers of weird fiction ever, among the very best The entire collection is a wonderful slow burn Only a very few stories have any real obvious violence notably The Lottery But if it was ever in question she has long since proven that the best horror, the most disturbing scenarios, have nothing whatsoever to do with simple violence.This is a beautiful, disturbing collection that will stick with you for a long time.

    3. Catherine on said:

      Read The Haunting if Hill House and We Have Always Lived in the Castle if you read nothing else in your time on this earth It doesn t get any better than this These stories get under your skin and become a part of you They pull you into their world and hold you there.

    4. Rebecca on said:

      I ve always loved The Lottery, but had never taken the time to read anything else by Jackson, so I picked this up It s a hefty collection, but a good one The short stories were a little hit or miss for me, but short stories tend to be that way with me anyway Many of them had that delicious unsettling feeling that I was expecting We Have Always Lived in the Castle was fascinating with both expected and unexpected moments But my favorite of the collection definitely was The Haunting of Hill House [...]

    5. Jo Lisa on said:

      It took a while for me to get into this book It started slowly, in my opinion However, I found that the last half was much better I gave it 3 stars It sits exactly between my 5 star opinion of We Have Always Lived in the Castle, and my GENEROUS 3 star opinion of The Sundial Lol I think that this book speaks to us of fear as it relates to our own self image The desire to be liked and accepted The fear that we are unlikeable I think it also speaks to the fear of seeing ourselves for what we really [...]

    6. Rebecca McNutt on said:

      Shirley Jackson s work has always been memorable to me her classic stories are incredibly well written, detailed and unforgettable and they re definitely worth reading One of my favorites is We Have Always Lived in the Castle.

    7. Sherilyn on said:

      Jackson is not for me It s excruciatingly painful crawling through her stories only to get to the end and wonder wtf.

    8. Ian Connel on said:

      Only read We Have Always Lived in the Castle, The Lottery, and The Duel Really enjoyed Lived in the Castle, although Jackson tipped her hand before the end, and I disagree that it s the greatest ghost story of all time The rest of her work follows the same pattern, as far as I saw Introduce mundane characters into crisply detailed settings, inject eerie hints into everyday conversation, and slowly up the ante.I have two major problems with her style Certainly they re subjective First, the charac [...]

    9. Molly on said:

      The Haunting of Hill House The reason I checked this book out of the library I like to read something creepy around Halloween It left me wondering if it was a haunting or mental illness Then I kept going with the rest of the omnibus.We Have Always Lived in the Castle Wow I want to read an academic essay about this era s approach to mental illness and how that influenced Jackson s characters and stories The short stories I didn t intend to read, but I sucked up every last one of them It s been a [...]

    10. Emily on said:

      I only read We Have Always Lived in the Castle It was twisty and unexpected and interesting.

    11. Booksy on said:

      I haven t read Shirley Jackson before, however my parents English language library collection had a few of her books Hangsaman was one of them and I hoped that one day I would grow up and learn English and would be able to read her novels as I remember very well a few of the book covers that haunted me since I was little And now I ve just read The Lottery and other Stories a collection of short stories written by this unusual, subtle and intriguing writer It was nothing what I expected when I wa [...]

    12. Eli on said:

      Shirley Jackson is officially in the top of my Grrrl Author Pantheon She mixes the homey details and cool, creamy prose of some of Margaret Atwood s fiction with the abandoned, messed up girls fighting the pressure of the world in the best of Joyce Carol Oates, with the humor of Mercedes Lackey s smartest stories, all topped with a chill undertone of pain experienced and pain still to come Her out and out horror novels aren t as creepy as the short stories of people you think are normal doing ba [...]

    13. Lindsay on said:

      Well, Jackson is not for everyone She wrote in the 1940s until her death in 1965, and she was a real original Horror was one of her specialties so was humor She also wrote what is called women s fiction and when she wrote that, she was very much a writer of her time Her books read slowly, with the leisured grace of an 18th century novel Steven King called THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE the greatest haunted house story ever written, but if you come to it expecting Steven King, you will be disappointe [...]

    14. Jennifer Worrell on said:

      My foray into Shirley Jackson was The Lottery, and it s fantastic We Have Always Lived in the Castle is an incredible portrait of insanity, unsettling and delicious, and you re rooting for the sisters you re never quite sure who is disturbing The Haunting of Hill House, while I believe it is a ghost haunted house story, it is a story of lonliness and human interaction that is ultimately sad than scary All three of these are great works The other stories consist of shorts, many of which are ve [...]

    15. Kelly on said:

      2017 Update I reread The Haunting of Hill house for bookclub It was even better than I remembered Even though I had already read it before, I couldn t put it down It is easily one of the best in the genre Also reread The Lottery and read a few other short stories for the first time 2009 Review I went out looking for a copy of We Have Always Lived in the Castle and found this awesome collection instead I ve read The Lottery and The Haunting of Hill House before both creepily awesome I just finish [...]

    16. Terry on said:

      This is a fantastic collection just the works no introduction or critical essays with it in this specific edition Her short stories are icy and heartbreaking at the same time and they remind me quite a bit of Dorothy Parker The Haunting of Hill House is absolutely terrifying I actually didn t take the book home after the first night because I was too scared to have it in my bedroom with just the right amount of mystery and a devastating ending We Have Always Lived in a Castle is absolutely chill [...]

    17. Sharyl on said:

      The Haunting of Hill House This story may be dated, but it s still a great ghost story, surprisingly thought provoking The events and the way it ends made me ponder exactly what had happened here I had been leaning towards thinking that the main character, Eleanor, was simply going mad, but then I read Joe Nazare s commentary, which I admire very much irosf q zine article 1 Shirley Jackson was a genius.This is a good story, so go ahead and suspend your disbelief I read it all alone in the dark a [...]

    18. Joann on said:

      We Have Always Lived in the Castle is a quick read I had to choose the anthology because doesn t list it as separate book It is the story of two sisters who live a life of chosen seclusion with their invalid uncle following a family tragedy that changed them and the village which surrounds them forever You can guess at some of the plot twists you ll be right on some and dead wrong on others It is engrossing and terribly sad at points It is an extremely good read and a book which I will likely re [...]

    19. Jennifer on said:

      This is a great collection of short stories as well as two short novels Some stories were better than others but all were worth reading and I really enjoyed The Haunting of Hill House Hill House is filled with great suspense and some horror but nothing gross We Have Always Lived in the Castle is the story of Merricat and Constance who have been shunned by their village when several family members are killed They live a pleasant life until a cousin comes to visit and upsets the balance of their l [...]

    20. Morgan on said:

      Embarrassing confession other than The Lottery I hadn t read anything from Jackson Thanks to my fiction workshop class I got to change that I read both novels and most of the short stories from this collection Highlights the summer people, the demon lover and my life at R H Macy Reading Shirely Jackson is like collecting broken glass on the street, sooner or later you re going to get cut.

    21. Kathryn Ness on said:

      Shirley Jackson is one of my favorite writers She is one of the few authors that have made me look over my shoulder At times, I have been so engrossed in her Haunting of Hill House that I have felt transported into the story and the terror that her characters are feeling What a master of language and mood, Ms Jackson is Paradoxically, her wonderful stories about her family are hilarious, although equally well written Love them all.

    22. Melanie Page on said:

      This is an excellent book, one that belongs in every reader s collection Unfortunately for me, I m cutting back on buying books because I get so many for review for Grab the Lapels that my copy is from the library I m going to set it aside for now, having read The Haunting of Hill House, The Lottery, and many of her quirky short stories, and move on to other works and let another patron read it

    23. Laken on said:

      The Lottery is my favorite short story of all time, and the rest of this book didn t disappoint Shirley Jackson is great at turning everyday experiences into this cool mix of social commentary and horror Some stories were weaker than others, of course, but overall this is a great collection.

    24. crazy-book-lady on said:

      I started reading We Have Always Lived in the Castle on Halloween night while waiting for trick or treaters It was a great creepy read that made me feel uneasy right to the end I am considering reading The Haunting of Hill House, but not yet

    25. April Hinderliter on said:

      Shirley Jackson is awesome The lottery always scared me as a kid Reading the haunting of Hill House was even scarier than watching the movie I loved We have always lived in the Castle It really caught my imagination I wish they would turn it into a movie, too Really good read

    26. Megan on said:

      Masterful storytelling I don t know why it took me so long to read of her work I can see so much of her influence in the work of other authors like Lemony Snicket and Neil Gaiman The Summer People was one of my favorites of the collection That one literally gave me chills.

    27. Ginnie Grant on said:

      I take a certain cocky pride in the fact that hardly anything scares me Shirley Jackson does The poe of this generation, Jackson s stories explore the dark side of human nature and reminds us that sometimes, the monsters are inside us all.

    28. Jennifer on said:

      Corrected my high school s omission of The Lottery and The Haunting of Hill House as required reading.

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