The Lottery Summary
Shirley Jackson

Everything you need to understand or teach The Lottery by Shirley Jackson.

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The Lottery Summary

First published in The New Yorker on June 26, 1948, "The Lottery" is considered one of the most haunting and shocking short stories of modern American fiction and is one of the most frequently anthologized. The story takes place on a June morning in the town square of a small village. Amidst laughter and gossip, families draw slips of paper from a ballot box until housewife Tessie Hutchinson receives a slip with a black mark...

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