(Short) (based on an original story by)
(based on the novel: "The Haunting of Hill House")
(novel "The Bird's Nest")
"The Masterpieces of Shirley Jackson".
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[about the hate mail she received upon the 1948 publication of her story "The Lottery"] If I thought this was a valid cross-section of the reading public, I would give up writing.
She is arguably most famous for her short story "The Lottery" (filmed as The Lottery
(1996)), a dark and sinister tale about an annual game-ritual that takes place each year in a small village with a population circa 300. Whoever draws the final black spot is sacrificed in order to ensure a good harvest the following year. The story has been both lauded and condemned, but is nevertheless regarded...