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69 The Lottery


Shirley Jackson

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You can read the text online via The New Yorker magazine.

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Librarian Note

The Lottery CoverFirst published on June 26, 1948 in The New Yorker.

Read her obituary from the New York Times.

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Secondary sources

Whatcom CC logo - This link is authorized for Whatcom students onlyReference entry on The Lottery

Ferri, Jessica. “You’re Probably Misreading ‘The Lottery.’” The Daily Beast. 30 Nov. 2015.

A Reading of Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery”.  This article was first published in the New Orleans Review , vol. 12, no. 1 (Spring 1985), pp. 27-32

Shirley Jackson and the Female Gothic” by Amy Shearn. JSTOR Daily. September 29, 2016



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Sci-fi & Fantasy Anthology by Shirley Jackson is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

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