"I resent being tricked into reading perverted stories like 'The Lottery'." (Letter to THE NEW YORKER, 1948)
By Shirley Jackson
First printing of Jackson's spectacular first collection of short fiction, in second-issue dust jacket.
Very good in very good plus jacket.
"'It isn't fair, it isn't right,' Mrs. Hutchinson screamed, and then they were upon her."
Jackson's first collection of short stories, including some of her greatest work: from the keen satire of "After You, My Dear Alphonse" to the shifting, sinking unreality of "Like Mother Used to Make." Capped by the notorious "The Lottery, " such a viscerally resonant jewel of folk horror that contemporary readers refused to believe she had made it up.
New York: Farrar, Straus and Company, 1949. Full title: The lottery or, The Adventures of James Harris. 8'' x 5.5''. Original grey cloth, spine lettered in brown. Original unclipped ($3.50) dust jacket. , 306 pages. Jacket spine slightly sunned, with minor scuff to spine foot and faint shelf soil to edges. Book with sunning to spine and edges, a few faint stains to cloth, some spotting to foot of fore-edge. A solid copy.
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