"The Lottery" is Shirley Jackson's most popular and controversial short story.
Shirley Jackson, born Dec. 16, 1916 in San Francisco and died August 8, 1965 in North Bennington.
Shirley Jackson lived in North Bennington, VT, which became inspiration for the settings in her short stories and novels. The site below is sponsored by The Fund for North Bennington, Inc., a non profit preservation group. Be sure to look at the photo pages and the page on Shirley Jackson under the Stories heading.
Guidelines for Reading and Analyzing Literature
by Tina L. Hanlon
Associate Profession or English
Click on "Literary Techniques" for definitions.