The Lottery by Shirley Jackson - Lettered Edition

The Lottery by Shirley Jackson - Lettered Edition

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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 fine press limited edition of The Lottery by Shirley Jackson is presented in two states: Lettered and Numbered.


  • 6” x 9” trim size.
  • Limited to 26 copies.
  • Bradel binding.
  • Front board covered in genuine shagreen stingray.
  • Spine and back board covered in black calfskin.
  • Exclusive introduction by Laurence Jackson Hyman, son of Shirley Jackson. 
  • Four full-color illustrations by award winning artist Miles Hyman, grandson of Shirley Jackson.
  • Signed by Laurence Jackson Hyman and Miles Hyman.
  • Endsheets hand marbled on acid free Fabriano Ingres.
  • Printed letterpress on handmade Velké Losiny paper.
  • Housed in a quarter leather clamshell enclosure with an Italian cloth cover.
  • Bookmark with all orders.

PLEASE NOTE: Lettered editions are shipped with signature required.

Published editions may differ slightly from mockups and prototype designs.
Artwork © 2020 by Miles Hyman
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The Lottery by Shirley Jackson - Lettered Edition