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              Books by Shirley Jackson

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              The Lottery and Other Stories
                

              The Lottery and Other Stories (EPUB ebook)

              By Jackson, Shirley

              This anthology of short stories brings together some of author Shirley Jackson's most celebrated pieces of short fiction. It includes her most famous story, "The Lottery," about a small American town preparing for their strange annual tradition-a lottery in which every family mus...t participate, and no one wants to win. The Lottery and Other Stories was the only short story collection published during Shirley Jackson's lifetime. Her story "The Lottery" stands out as one of the most famous short stories in American literary history. HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.
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              ISBN 9781443451093
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              Released NZ 5 Jan 2016
              Publisher HarperCollins
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              Let Me Tell You

              Let Me Tell You (Paperback)

              By Jackson, Shirley; Edited by Hyman, Laurence Jackson

              • RRP: $24.00
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              From the peerless author of The Lottery and We Have Always Lived in the Castle, this is a treasure trove of deliciously dark and funny stories, essays, lectures, letters and drawings. Let Me Tell You brings together the brilliantly eerie short stories Jackson is best known for wi...th frank and inspiring lectures on writing; comic essays she wrote about her large, rowdy family; and revelatory personal letters and drawings. Jackson's landscape here is most frequently domestic - dinner parties, children's games and neighbourly gossip - but one that is continually threatened and subverted in her unsettling, inimitable prose. This collection is the first opportunity to see Shirley Jackson's radically different modes of writing side by side, revealing her to be a magnificent storyteller, a sharp, sly humorist and a powerful feminist. 'The stories range from sketches and anecdotes to complete and genuinely unsettling tales, somewhat alarming and very creepy ...The whole of the book offers insights into the vagaries of her mind, which was ruminant and generous ...For those of us whose imaginations, and creative ambitions, were ignited by 'The Lottery', Jackson remains one of the great practitioners of the literature of the darker impulses' - Paul Theroux, New York Times 'Shirley Jackson made a reputation with a short story in 1948. Like a lot of people I read 'The Lottery' when I was young, in an anthology of short stories from the New Yorker, and never forgot it. Let Me Tell You is a rich, enjoyable compendium of her unpublished short fiction and occasional writings, kicking off with a story of a dozen pages, 'Paranoia', which I won't forget, either' - Tom Stoppard, TLS Books of the Year
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              ISBN 9780241198209
              Released NZ 17 Oct 2016
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Penguin Modern Classics
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              Raising Demons
               

              Raising Demons (Paperback)

              By Jackson, Shirley

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              In the uproarious sequel to Life Among the Savages, the author of The Haunting of Hill House confronts the most vexing demons yet: her children In the long out-of-print sequel to Life Among the Savages, Jackson's four children have grown from savages into full-fledged demons. Aft...er bursting the seams of their first house, Jackson's clan moves into a larger home. Of course, the chaos simply moves with them. A confrontation with the IRS, Little League, trumpet lessons, and enough clutter to bury her alive--Jackson spins them all into an indelible reminder that every bit as thrilling as a murderous family in a haunted house is a happy family in a new home.
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              ISBN 9780143127291
              Released NZ 24 Jun 2015
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 18+ years
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              The Road Through the Wall
               

              The Road Through the Wall (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Jackson, Shirley

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              In Pepper Street, an attractive suburban neighbourhood filled with bullies and egotistical bigots, the feelings of the inhabitants are shallow and selfish: what can a neighbour do for another neighbour, what may be won from a friend? One child stands alone in her goodness: little... Caroline Desmond, sweet and gentle, and the pride of her family.
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              ISBN 9780141392004
              Released NZ 23 Oct 2013
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Penguin Modern Classics
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              Life Among the Savages

              Life Among the Savages (Paperback)

              By Jackson, Shirley

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              Shirley Jackson's 1953 classic about life with her husband and four children in rural Vermont is one of America's most celebrated memoirs of family life. Facing badly behaved imaginary friends, intractable bank managers, an oblivious husband and ever-encroaching domestic chaos, J...ackson might want to throw her hands up in despair but somehow manages to turn ordinary family experiences into brilliant adventures. Frequently hilarious, always warm and never sentimental, this is a book for anyone who has ever been in a family.
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              ISBN 9780241387801
              Released NZ 5 Sep 2019
              Publisher Penguin
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              Series Penguin Modern Classics
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              Just an Ordinary Day

              Just an Ordinary Day (Paperback)

              By Jackson, Shirley

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              A remarkable collection of dark, funny and haunting short stories from the inimitable author of 'The Lottery'. An anxious devil, an elderly writer of poison pen letters and a mid-century Jack the Ripper; a pursuit though a nightmarish city, a small boy's thrilling train ride with... a female thief, and a town where the possibility of evil lurks behind perfect rose bushes. This is the world of Shirley Jackson, by turns frightening, funny, strange and unforgettably revealed in this brilliant collection of short stories. 'Jackson at her best: plumbing the extraordinary from the depths of mid-twentieth-century common. [Just an Ordinary Day] is a gift to a new generation' - San Francisco Chronicle 'For Jackson devotees, as well as first-time readers, this is a feast ...A virtuoso collection' - Publishers Weekly
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              ISBN 9780141983202
              Released NZ 20 Mar 2017
              Publisher Penguin
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              Series Penguin Modern Classics
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              The Bird's Nest
                

              The Bird's Nest (EPUB ebook)

              By Jackson, Shirley

              Elizabeth Richmond is almost too quiet to be believed, with no friends, no parents, and a job that leaves her strangely unnoticed. But soon she starts to behave in ways she can neither control nor understand, to the increasing horror of her doctor, and the humiliation of her self...-centred aunt.
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              ISBN 9780141391953
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              Released NZ 27 Mar 2014
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Penguin Modern Classics
              Ebook Terms Titles are sold with a 2 year time limit, or 36 loan limit, 21 days maximum loan period view?
              Loan Credits 36
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              Let Me Tell You
                

              Let Me Tell You (EPUB ebook)

              By Jackson, Shirley; Edited by Hyman, Laurence Jackson

              Features unpublished and uncollected stories, essays, lectures, letters and drawings.

              ISBN 9780241198216
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              Released NZ 30 Jul 2015
              Publisher Penguin
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              Series Penguin Modern Classics
              Ebook Terms Titles are sold with a 2 year time limit, or 36 loan limit, 21 days maximum loan period view?
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              The Intoxicated
                

              The Intoxicated (EPUB ebook – Digital original)

              By Jackson, Shirley

              A terrifying short story from Shirley Jackson, the master of the macabre tale.Shirley Jackson's chilling tales of creeping unease and random cruelty have the power to unsettle and terrify unlike any other. When her story The Lottery was first published in The New Yorker in 1948, ...readers were so horrified they sent her hate mail. It became known as one of the greatest short stories ever written. Have you read her yet?'Shirley Jackson's stories are among the most terrifying ever written' Donna Tartt'An amazing writer ... if you haven't read any of her short stories ... you have missed out on something marvellous' Neil Gaiman'Her stories are stunning, timeless - as relevant and terrifying now as when they were first published ... 'The Lottery' is so much an icon in the history of the American short story that one could argue it has moved from the canon of American twentieth-century fiction directly into the American psyche, our collective unconscious' A. M. Homes Shirley Jackson was born in California in 1916. When her short story The Lottery was first published in The New Yorker in 1948, readers were so horrified they sent her hate mail; it has since become one of the greatest American stories of all time. Her first novel, The Road Through the Wall, was published in the same year and was followed by five more: Hangsaman, The Bird's Nest, The Sundial, The Haunting of Hill House and We Have Always Lived in the Castle, widely seen as her masterpiece. Shirley Jackson died in her sleep at the age of 48.
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              ISBN 9780718196387
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              Released NZ 6 Mar 2014
              Publisher Penguin
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              Series Penguin Modern Classics
              Ebook Terms Titles are sold with a 2 year time limit, or 36 loan limit, 21 days maximum loan period view?
              Loan Credits 36
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              Just an Ordinary Day
                

              Just an Ordinary Day (EPUB ebook)

              By Jackson, Shirley

              A remarkable collection of dark, funny and haunting short stories from the inimitable author of 'The Lottery'.An anxious devil, an elderly writer of poison pen letters and a mid-century Jack the Ripper; a pursuit though a nightmarish city, a small boy's thrilling train ride with ...a female thief, and a town where the possibility of evil lurks behind perfect rose bushes. This is the world of Shirley Jackson, by turns frightening, funny, strange and unforgettably revealed in this brilliant collection of short stories.'Jackson at her best: plumbing the extraordinary from the depths of mid-twentieth-century common. [Just an Ordinary Day] is a gift to a new generation' - San Francisco Chronicle'For Jackson devotees, as well as first-time readers, this is a feast ... A virtuoso collection' - Publishers Weekly
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              ISBN 9780241257951
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              Released NZ 2 Feb 2017
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Penguin Modern Classics
              Ebook Terms Titles are sold with a 2 year time limit, or 36 loan limit, 21 days maximum loan period view?
              Loan Credits 36
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