his collection is a generous selection of Jackson's work, consisting of three complete books:
The Bird's Nest,
Life Among the Savages,
and eleven short stories--including the world-famous The Lottery.
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Farrar, Straus and Giroux
January 01, 1966
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Excerpt from The Magic of Shirley Jackson by Shirley Jackson
PART ONEShort StoriesTHE DAEMON LOVERShe had not slept well; from one-thirty, when Jamie left and she went lingeringly to bed, until seven, when she at last allowed herself to get up and make coffee, she had slept fitfully, stirring awake to open her eyes and look into the half-darkness, remembering over and over, slipping again into a feverish dream.