THIS EDITION IS NUMBER 137 OF 250. Exclusive introduction by Laurence Jackson Hyman, son of Shirley Jackson.
Signed by Laurence Jackson Hyman and Miles Hyman. ANOTHER ABSOLUTELY STUNNING FINE PRESS BOOK FROM ONE OF THE FINEST PUBLISHERS OUT THERE - HANDMADE PAPER - FULL MARBLED BINDING. On June 26, 1948, Shirley Jacksons.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. Portrays most townsfolk as demonstrating a mob mentality who abandon all reason.
Written immediately after World War II, Shirley Jacksons story is a cautionary tale, depicting the dangers of following traditions without thinking of the consequences, and the dark side of human nature. Readers cancelled their subscriptions, citing the story as too gruesome, perverted, and outrageous. Is heralded as a symbolic tour de force, and one of the greatest achievements in the art of short fiction. 6 x 9 trim size.
Full marbled paper binding with paper printed spine label. Marbled paper is handmade exclusively for this edition.
Four full-colour illustrations by award winning artist Miles Hyman, grandson of Shirley Jackson. 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. This item is Brand New, unread, only taken out of the Suntup packaging to take pictures. The item "The Lottery By Shirley Jackson Suntup Press Numbered Edition" is in sale since Monday, September 14, 2020. This item is in the category "Books\Fiction & Literature".The seller is "siegfried-renauld" and is located in Victoria, British Columbia. This item can be shipped worldwide.