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Overview

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Author

Shirley Jackson

Year Published

1948

Type

Short Story

Genre

Horror

Perspective and Narrator

"The Lottery" is told by a third-person omniscient narrator.

Tense

"The Lottery" is written in the past tense.

About the Title

"The Lottery" refers to the story's climactic event, when the townspeople's fate of being stoned to death is decided by drawing lots.

Summary

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