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Suntup Editions Announces The Fine Press Limited Edition of The Lottery By Shirley Jackson

Originally published in The New Yorker on June 26, 1948, Shirley Jackson’s The Lottery 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.

Shirley Jackson

Set on a beautiful Summer day in a rural farming community as villagers gather to observe an annual ritual in the town square, The Lottery portrays most townsfolk as demonstrating a mob mentality who abandon all reason. Written immediately after World War II, Shirley Jackson’s story is a cautionary tale, depicting the dangers of following traditions without thinking of the consequences, and the dark side of human nature.

Upon its publication, The New Yorker received more mail over Jackson’s chilling tale than any work of fiction they had ever published. Readers cancelled their subscriptions, citing the story as too “gruesome,” “perverted,” and “outrageous.”

Today, Shirley Jackson’s The Lottery is heralded as a symbolic tour de force, and one of the greatest achievements in the art of short fiction.

About The Edition

This fine press limited edition of The Lottery by Shirley Jackson is presented in two states and is limited to two hundred and seventy-six copies. The edition measures 6” x 9” and features an exclusive introduction by Laurence Jackson Hyman, son of Shirley Jackson and four new full-color illustrations by award winning artist Miles Hyman, grandson of Shirley Jackson. This is the first stand-alone limited edition of The Lottery, and both editions are signed by Laurence Jackson Hyman and Miles Hyman.

Numbered Edition

The Numbered edition of 250 copies is a full marbled paper binding with a printed paper spine label. The marbled paper is handmade exclusively for this edition. Endsheets are Hahnemühle Ingres and the edition is printed letterpress on cotton mouldmade Frankfurt Zerkall paper. The book is housed in a printed slipcase featuring artwork by Miles Hyman. ($350)

Lettered Edition


The Lettered edition is limited to 26 copies and is a Bradel binding with the front board covered in genuine shagreen stingray, and the spine and back board covered in black calfskin. Endsheets are hand marbled on acid free Fabriano Ingres. The edition is printed letterpress on handmade Twinrocker paper, our first edition to be printed on handmade paper; and is housed in a quarter leather clamshell enclosure with an Italian cloth cover. ($1,895)

Illustrations by Miles Hyman

The books will go on sale Saturday, April 18 at 9 a.m. PT.. Click HERE for more information.

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Cemetery Dance Announces Seasons of Terror Featuring Stories By Shirley Jackson, Ray Bradbury, Stephen King, And Robert McCammon

Cemetery Dance has announced Seasons of Terror featuring stories from the imaginations of Shirley Jackson, Ray Bradbury, Stephen King, and Robert McCammon. Adapted by Richard Chizmar, these four classic tales are each set during a different season of the year, and the text has been adapted to graphic format by Richard Chizmar and lavishly illustrated by four talented artists.

Spring –  “The Man in the Woods” by Shirley Jackson with artwork by Ray Fawkes

Summer – “The Screaming Woman” by Ray Bradbury with artwork by Dennis Calero

Fall – “The Raft” by Stephen King with artwork by Francois Vaillancourt

Winter – “The Man from London” by Robert McCammon with artwork by Steve Wands

The book will be published in 3 editions: 

A beautiful oversized Limited Edition hardcover ($60) will be signed by Richard Chizmar and printed in full color on a special paper stock to preserve the vibrancy of the artwork.

A signed and slipcased Artist Edition ($125) signed by Chizmar and all four artists with a very low print run, and each copy includes a signed limited edition art print of a very special piece of artwork from the book.

A Lettered Edition ($750) that includes an original price of artwork bound into the book to make it unique.

For more information or to pre-order the book(s), please click HERE.

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Suntup Editions To Publish A Fine Press Edition of The Haunting of Hill House By Shirley Jackson

Suntup Editions, publisher of fine limited edition books and art prints, is delighted to announce the upcoming publication of The Haunting of Hill House.

Since its original publication in 1959, The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson has become the quintessential benchmark in American gothic horror. The classic novel has not only engrossed and enthralled millions of readers but continues to serve as a source of inspiration for countless authors who hope to live up to even a fraction of its prose. “I think there are few, if any descriptive passages in the English language anyfiner than this,” Stephen King once wrote, referring to the opening paragraph of The Haunting of Hill House. “It is the sort of quiet epiphany every writer hopes for: Words that somehow transcend the sum of the parts. Shirley Jackson’s Hill House is as nearly perfect a haunted-house tale as I have ever read. [One of] the only great novels of the supernatural in the last hundred years.”

Hailed as a perfect work of unnerving terror, The Haunting of Hill House chronicles the story of four strangers who agree to stay at the notoriously unfriendly Hill House: Dr. Montague, a scholar of the supernatural and the occult; Theodora, a flamboyant artist; Eleanor, a fragile recluse who claims past experience with poltergeists; and Luke, the young heir to the 80-year old mansion. Inexplicable events occur as the guests struggle to disguise their mounting fears that Hill House too is more than the sum of its parts; more than mere brick, wood, and stone. As the hours turn to days, Hill House seems to its latest inhabitants to be a kind of live, breathing organism. Having disturbed the house’s long hibernation of isolation, the guests begin to dread the inevitable – that Hill House will take one of them as its own. “My goal is to create an edition of The Haunting of Hill House that will not only be a pleasure to read, but also an art object unto itself,” says Paul Suntup, owner and founder of Suntup Editions. “By working with some of the most talented artisans in the field of bookmaking, utilizing some of the finest materials, I will create an edition of this classic novel that respects and honors Shirley Jackson’s literary masterpiece, and be admired and cherished for generations.”

About The Edition:

Authorized by Laurence Hyman, Shirley Jackson’s son, the Limited Edition of The Haunting of Hill House is presented in two states: a Numbered edition and a Lettered edition. Both editions measure 6” x 9” and feature six new black & white pencil illustrations by Stephen Gervais as well as one full-color fold-out illustration. Stephen’s critically acclaimed work includes the Donald M. Grant edition of Christine by Stephen King. The editions include a new introduction by Ruth Franklin, author of A Rather Haunted Life, the award-winning biography of Shirley Jackson. Both editions feature reproductions of sketches by Shirley Jackson, entertaining and enlightening readers as to how she saw Hill House as she was writing it. The editions are signed by both Stephen Gervais and Ruth Franklin.

Numbered Edition:

The Numbered edition ($350) is limited to 195 copies, the first 185 of which are for sale and numbered in black. The remaining 10 copies are numbered in red and reserved for private distribution. It is a full Japanese cloth, smyth-sewn binding featuring a unique die-cut front cover, revealing the patterned endpapers below, and a leather foil-stamped spine label. The edition is printed letterpress on Mohawk Superfine Eggshell paper, and is housed in a custom clamshell box covered with a wood grain paper. A cast iron key escutcheon is inset into the front cover of the box.

Lettered Edition:

The lettered edition ($2,500) is limited to 26 copies for sale, lettered A-Z. It is printed letterpress on Cranes Lettra Pearl White cotton paper and is a handbound Bradel binding. The front and back boards are covered with black Canson papers that are hand stamped with ferns in multiple iridescent colors, then marbled using a traditional small stone pattern, and are made exclusively for this edition. The spine is bound in leather. The book is housed in a custom handmade clamshell box, featuring wood grain paper and a brass key escutcheon.

Publication is scheduled for December 2018 and will be available for pre-order at https://shop.suntup.press from 9am Pacific time on Wednesday, May 9th, 2018.

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