The Lottery

by Shirley Jackson

In a small American town, the local residents are abuzz with excitement and nervousness when they wake on the morning of the twenty-seventh of June. Everything has been prepared for the town’s annual tradition—a lottery in which every family must participate, and no one wants to win.

“The Lottery” stands out as one of the most famous short stories in American literary history. Originally published in The New Yorker, the author immediately began receiving letters from readers who demanded an explanation of the story’s meaning. “The Lottery” has been adapted for stage, television, radio and film.

First Published: 1948

Genres, Series & More

My Library

Want It???
Got It???
On Deck???
In Progress???
Read It???

 

Purchase New


Format: Paperback

Available from:
     Bookshop.org
Format: Ebook

Available from:
     My Must Reads

 

 

Purchase Used & Rare*


The Lottery
Format: Softcover
ISBN: 9780374516819      ISBN 10: 0374516812
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux  1982

Min: $2.70
Max: $61.80
Median: $9.97
# Books: 16

The Lottery
Format: Softcover
ISBN: 9780374529536      ISBN 10: 0374529531
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux  2005

Min: $3.00
Max: $87.04
Median: $9.92
# Books: 44

The Lottery
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781563127878      ISBN 10: 1563127873
Publisher: Perfection Learning  2007

Min: $1.75
Max: $62.57
Median: $7.10
# Books: 40

The Lottery
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781250239365      ISBN 10: 1250239362
Publisher: Picador USA  2019

Min: $4.98
Max: $20.00
Median: $14.02
# Books: 20

 


Also by Shirley Jackson



Also from 1948


* The Vintage Library receives a small affiliate fee for all qualified sales from our product providers.
We appreciate your support!

 


 

Vintage Library at Bookshop.org

Bookshop.org is an online bookstore with a mission to financially support local, independent bookstores.