Just an Ordinary Day: The Uncollected Stories of Shirley Jackson [1997 FIRST EDITION / FIRST PRINTING]

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Just an Ordinary Day: The Uncollected Stories of Shirley Jackson 


Hardcover with dust jacket in very good condition. 

Refurbished ex-library copy.   Dust jacket is in excellent shape; minor shelf wear.   

Book itself is very good; clean boards; sound binding. 

Tiny spot stain to text block and library stamp on top.  Interior contents are clean and read as new.   Small library sticker on contents page.  

Acclaimed in her own time for her short story “The Lottery” and her novel The Haunting of Hill House—classics ranking with the work of Edgar Allan Poe—Shirley Jackson blazed a path for contemporary writers with her explorations of evil, madness, and cruelty. Soon after her untimely death in 1965, Jackson’s children discovered a treasure trove of previously unpublished and uncollected stories, many of which are brought together in this remarkable collection. Here are tales of torment, psychological aberration, and the macabre, as well as those that display her lighter touch with humorous scenes of domestic life. Reflecting the range and complexity of Jackson’s talent, Just an Ordinary Day reaffirms her enduring influence and celebrates her singular voice, rich with magic and resonance.