The Lottery by Shirley Jackson - Numbered Edition
Publication: Summer 2020
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 250 copies.
- Full marbled paper binding with paper printed spine label.
- Marbled paper is handmade exclusively for this edition.
- 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 are Hahnemühle Ingres.
- Printed letterpress on cotton mouldmade Frankfurt Zerkall paper.
- Housed in a printed slipcase on laid paper featuring two additional illustrations by Miles Hyman which do not appear in the book.
- Bookmark with all orders.
Published editions may differ slightly from mockups and prototype designs.
Artwork © 2020 by Miles Hyman
* 5% processing fee applies on installment plans.
This is another masterpiece done perfectly by Suntup. If you've never owned a Suntup book, you must. Any true book lover would love this book on the shelf and in your hands. The bar is set higher with each book and this one follows suit perfectly. Recommended!
Love the book! Really beautiful exterior design on the slipcase and the boards. The paper in the book is clearly top quality. Very cool how the pictures are inserted in the book, not fully pasted to the page. I also love how all the Suntup books are the same size and align so stylish on a shelf together.
I will make this short. The Lottery is a fantastic production. I love the look of the cover and boards. The Art work is spectacular. I just don't know what else to say except I really don't know how Paul and his team keep on putting out great book after great book. But it's not only the books, but the title selection of the books they are doing is just great. Suntup for life :).
Out of the box and top of my list of favorite Suntup editions. Everything about this book is human. An artifact of civilization and the brutality which is the inevitable result. You can feel the skill of the people who made the paper, the impact of the press on the page, the passion that glows in the art, the beauty from centuries of craft on the boards, and the timelessness warning woven into the story.
First numbered from Suntup and not disappointed.
Great quality and style. Love it.
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