The Lottery

Paperback, 30 pages

English language

Published Jan. 1, 1990 by Perfection Learning.

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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.

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nun primeiro momento non me estaba gustando tanto como outras obras da autora mais, despois de chegar ao final e reler algunhas pasaxes para confirmar certos detalles, só podo dicir que she has done it again. sen facer spoilers o único que podo comentar é que adoro como retrata o perturbador das "aldeas idílicas" e das cousas supostamente normais e aceptables. nesta altura teño claro que Shirley Jackson é unha das miñas autoras favoritas.

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