Performed by Marian Seldes
In one of the most famous short stories in the history of American literature, details of contemporary small town American life are contrasted with an annual ritual known as "the lottery."
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The Lottery by Shirley Jackson from The Lottery. Copyright © 1948, 1949 by Shirley Jackson. Copyright renewed © 1976, 1977 by Laurence Hyman, Barry Hyman, Mrs. Sarah Webster and Mrs. Joanne Schnurer. Used by permission of Linda Allen for the Estate of Shirley Jackson.