Place Published: New York
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Young, Inc.
Date Published: 1951
Book Id: 29465
280pp. Octavo [21 cm] Light blue paper covered boards with red ink stamped titles and simple black ink stamped designs on the spine and front cover. Very good. The edges of the spine and covers are gently bumped, darkened and rubbed, and the covers are slightly bowed. The covers are barely perceptibly stained. The spine is mildly rolled. The endsheets are a little foxed, and the pages are yellowed. The dust jacket is in good condition only. Foxed, rubbed, and subtly stained and soiled. The spine is heavily faded. There are multiple light moisture stains on the spine and panels. The edges are chipped and creased, and have numerous small losses. There are several small closed tears in the edges as well.
Shirley Jackson also wrote The Lottery. The Lottery was first published on June 26, 1948, in The New Yorker. Response to the story was not good, surprising Jackson and The New Yorker. Readers canceled subscriptions, and sent hate mail throughout the summer. The story was prohibited in the Union of South Africa. Since then, it has been accepted as a classic American short story, subject to critical interpretations and media adaptations, and it has been read in schools for decades.