Short Story

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| |“The Lottery” |
| |by Shirley Jackson |
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| |"The Lottery" is a short story first published in 1948 in the magazine The New Yorker. When first published, it received an incredibly |
| |negative response from readers. This controversial story was banned in America and became one of the most banned books in schools and |
| |libraries. Over time, however, it has become a classic American story. |
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| |The reader is taken into a narrative journey which finds the traditions and values of a small town in the United States. . |

|The morning of June 27th was clear and sunny, with the fresh warmth of a full-summer day; the flowers were blossoming profusely and the |
|grass was richly green. The people of the village began to gather in the square, between the post office and the bank, around ten o'clock; |
|in some towns there were so many people that the lottery took two days and had to be started on June 2th. but in this village, where there |
|were only about three hundred people, the whole lottery took less than two hours, so it could begin at ten o'clock in the morning and still |
|be through in...