April 18, 2020
UPDATE 04/18/2020 - Our 3 Available Copies of The Lottery Signed Numbered Hardcover Have Sold! Thanks to everyone for your interest. We might have 1 extra available at a later date. Join our free e-mail newsletter at darkregions.com/newsletter to get the latest updates!
We have just 3 signed & numbered hardcovers of The Lottery by Shirley Jackson launched for preorder today! Available on a first-come first-serve basis by contacting us through our contact page at darkregions.com/contact
See more details about this special edition of The Lottery below and thanks to everyone who shops with Dark Regions Press!
Originally published in The New Yorker on June 26, 1948, Shirley Jackson’s The Lottery is one of the most controversial short stories the magazine has ever published, and has since been described as one of the most famous short stories in the history of American literature.
Set on a beautiful Summer day in a rural farming community as villagers gather to observe an annual ritual in the town square, The Lottery portrays most townsfolk as demonstrating a mob mentality who abandon all reason. Written immediately after World War II, Shirley Jackson’s story is a cautionary tale, depicting the dangers of following traditions without thinking of the consequences, and the dark side of human nature.
Upon its publication, The New Yorker received more mail over Jackson’s chilling tale than any work of fiction they had ever published. Readers cancelled their subscriptions, citing the story as too “gruesome,” “perverted,” and “outrageous.”
Today, Shirley Jackson’s The Lottery is heralded as a symbolic tour de force, and one of the greatest achievements in the art of short fiction.
The Numbered edition of 250 copies is a full marbled paper binding with a printed paper spine label. The marbled paper is handmade exclusively for this edition. Endsheets are Hahnemühle Ingres and the edition is printed letterpress on cotton mouldmade Frankfurt Zerkall paper. The book is housed in a printed slipcase featuring artwork by Miles Hyman. Retail price: $350
Interested in this edition? Please contact us at darkregions.com/contact to reserve yours now!
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