The Lottery—The Sexy Edition

If people bought this 1950 edition of The Lottery by Shirley Jackson thinking it would be a sex-filled potboiler, they were in a for a bit of a disappointment.

     Posted By: Alex - Fri Mar 23, 2012
     Category: Literature | Books

Totally awesome, dude, any book that has a character getting stoned for the benefit of the community is groovy, man. Rock on!
Posted by Hippie man on 03/23/12 at 07:53 AM
That picture and even what it says on the cover is so totally unrelated to the story. When I read it I was in school and it was in a textbook or a book of short stories, so I never saw this cover. False advertising.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 03/23/12 at 08:41 AM
This one was either banned around my town or it was on the "A" reading list. Anyhow, I'll get at it shortly. In the mean time for anyone else that has missed it you can Google "The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson or Click here for a PDF file.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 03/23/12 at 09:58 AM
I knew the premise but hadn't read it until just clicking on it now. Seems odd that a story just a few pages long even has cover art.
Posted by Miles on 03/23/12 at 10:57 AM
It's probably a collection of short stories.
Posted by ges on 03/23/12 at 05:47 PM
The Lottery and Other Stories contains the following short stories:

"The Intoxicted"
"The Daemon Lover [The Phantom Lover]"
"Like Mother Used to Make"
"Trial by Combat"
"The Villager"
"My Life with R.H. Macy"
"The Witch"
"The Renegade"
"After You, My Dear Alphonse"
"Afternoon in Linen"
"Flower Garden"
"Dorothy and My Grandmother and the Sailors"
"A Fine Old Firm"
"The Dummy"
"Seven Types of Ambiguity"
"Come Dance with Me in Ireland"
"Of Course"
"Pillar of Salt"
"Men with Their Big Shoes"
"The Tooth"
"The Lottery"
Posted by kschobert on 03/23/12 at 06:24 PM
Those sound familiar, I probably read the whole book when I was still in school.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 03/23/12 at 08:51 PM
Can you imagine the cover art possibilities if they had chosen "Dorothy and My Grandmother and the Sailors" for the cover art? YOWZAH!!! I can remember reading a story called "The Daemon Lover" when I was in h.s. It was very sad as I recall. I wonder if it's the same one. I'll have to look it up.
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