Come Along with Me

Come Along with Me

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Ebook
Price
$12.99
 
  • Ebook
  • ISBN 9781101554951
  • 256 Pages
  • Penguin Books
  • Adult

Overview

A haunting and psychologically driven collection from Shirley Jackson that includes her best-known story “The Lottery”

At last, Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery” enters Penguin Classics, sixty-five years after it shocked America audiences and elicited the most responses of any piece in New Yorker history. In her gothic visions of small-town America, Jackson, the author of such masterworks as The Haunting of Hill House and We Have Always Lived in the Castle, turns an ordinary world into a supernatural nightmare. This eclectic collection goes beyond her horror writing, revealing the full spectrum of her literary genius. In addition to Come Along with Me, Jackson’s unfinished novel about the quirky inner life of a lonely widow, it features sixteen short stories and three lectures she delivered during her last years.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.


From the Trade Paperback edition.
Come Along with Me

Come Along with Me

Shirley Jackson

Praise

“Everything this author wrote . . . has in it the dignity and plausibility of myth. . . . Shirley Jackson knew better than any writer since Hawthorne the value of haunted things.” — The New York Times Book Review

“Shirley Jackson was a bright, crafty . . . very impressive maker of stories . . . Come Along With Me is a kind of memorial to her . . . an engaging volume.” — Chicago Sunday Times

“Leaves no doubt as to Miss Jackson’s craftsmanship and power . . . utterly convincing detail that breaks down the reader’s disbelief.” — Granville Hicks, Saturday Review

Table of Contents

Preface

COME ALONG WITH ME

FOURTEEN STORIES
Janice
Tootie in Peonage
A Cauliflower in Her Hair
I Know Who I Love
The Beautiful Stranger
The Summer People
Island
A Visit
The Rock
A Day in the Jungle
Pajama Party
Louisa, Please Come Home
The Little House
The Bus

THREE LECTURES, WITH TWO STORIES
Experience and Fiction
The Night We All Had Grippe
Biography of a Story
The Lottery
Notes for a Young Writer

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