Come Along with Me

Come Along With Me is a posthumous collection of works by American writer Shirley Jackson. It contains the incomplete titular novel, on which Jackson was working at the time of her death, three lectures delivered by Jackson, and sixteen short stories, mostly in the gothic genre, including Jackson's best known work, "The Lottery."[1][2][3][4][5]

The collection was published by Jackson's husband, Stanley Edgar Hyman, in 1968, three years after Jackson's death,[6][7] and includes a preface by him. It was listed by The New York Times Book Review among the best fiction of 1968.[8] In 2013, Come Along With Me was reprinted by Penguin Classics.[9]

As of 2015, Come Along With Me was featured in the collections of more than 1,000 libraries.[10]


The incomplete titular novel, Come Along With Me, centres on the inner life of a cheerful middle-aged widow who calls herself Angela Motorman.[11] After the death of her husband, Hughie, Angela sells her house and personal belongings in order to move to a strange city, where she sets up a business as a medium in her new boarding house.

Works Included

  • Come Along with Me
  • Janice
  • Tootie in Peonage
  • A Cauliflower in Her Hair
  • I Know Who I Love
  • The Beautiful Stranger
  • The Summer People
  • Island
  • A Visit
  • The Rock
  • A Day in the Jungle
  • Pajama Party
  • Louisa, Please Come Home
  • The Little House
  • The Bus
  • Experience and Fiction
  • The Night We All had Grippe
  • Biography of a Story
  • The Lottery
  • Notes for a Young Writer


Joanne Woodward directed an adaptation of the novel Come Along with Me as an episode of the PBS anthology series American Playhouse in 1982, with a cast led by Estelle Parsons and Sylvia Sidney.[12] The episode originally aired on February 16, 1982.[12]


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  2. ^ "Why You Should Read Shirley Jackson". Slate, By William Brennan
  3. ^ Zita Dresner. Redressing the balance. Univ. Press of Mississippi. pp. 316–. ISBN 978-1-61703-468-8.
  4. ^ Barbara Levy (13 September 2013). Ladies Laughing: Wit as Control in Contemporary American Women Writers. Taylor & Francis. pp. 53–54, 69–. ISBN 978-1-134-38593-5.
  5. ^ Richard Bleiler (1 January 2003). Supernatural Fiction Writers: Peter Ackroyd to Graham Joyce. Charles Scribner's Sons. p. 484. ISBN 978-0-684-31251-4.
  6. ^ Rafferty, Terence. "Her Darkest Places". New York Times Book Review, 26 August 2010.
  7. ^ S. T. Joshi; Guillermo Del Toro (1 October 2013). American Supernatural Tales. Penguin Publishing Group. pp. 213–. ISBN 978-1-101-66275-5.
  8. ^ Darryl Hattenhauer (1 January 2003). Shirley Jackson's American Gothic. SUNY Press. pp. 195–. ISBN 978-0-7914-5608-8.
  9. ^ "Come Along with Me by Shirley Jackson |". Retrieved 2018-11-13.
  10. ^ "Come along with me : part of a novel, sixteen stories, and three lectures". WorldCat
  11. ^ DarkEcho/HorrorOnline: Shirley Jackson & The Haunting of Hill House. July 1999 By Paula Guran
  12. ^ a b Come Along with Me, retrieved 2018-11-13

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"The Lovely Heroine"

"I'm the Villain"



"That Zip Cornwall Cooch"


"Queens of Terpsichore"

"Leaders of Society"


"Barcelona Maid"

"Silver Moon"

"Dear Doctor"


"Come to Bohemia"


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"My Houseboat on the Thames"

"She Was a Fair Young Mermaid"

"What's This Awful Hullabaloo"

"What a Charming Afternoon"

"Since We've Met"


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"Loie and Chlodo"

"So Let Us Hail"

"That Rainbow Rag" (cut)

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"A Member of the Yale Elizabethan Club"

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"Be Like the Bluebird"

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"Between You and Me"

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"Brush Up Your Shakespeare"

"Buddie Beware"

"By Candlelight"

"Ca, C'est L'amour"


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"Cherry Pies Ought To Be You"

"Come Along With Me"

"Could It Be You"

"Do I Love You?"

"Don't Fence Me In"

"Down In The Depths"

"Easy to Love"

"Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye"

"Ev'rything I Love"

"Fated To Be Mated"


"From Alpha to Omega"

"From Now On"

"From This Moment On"

"Get Out of Town"

"Hot House Rose"

"How Could We Be Wrong?"

"How's Your Romance"

"I Am Ashamed"

"I Am in Love"

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The Lottery and Other Stories is a 1949 short story collection by American author Shirley Jackson. Published by Farrar, Straus, it includes "The Lottery" and 24 other stories. This was the only collection of her stories to appear during her lifetime. Her later posthumous collections were Come Along with Me (Viking, 1968), edited by Stanley Edgar Hyman, and Just an Ordinary Day (Bantam, 1995) and Let Me Tell You (Random House, 2015), edited by her children Laurence Jackson Hyman and Sarah Hyman Stewart.

Jackson's original title for this collection was The Lottery or, The Adventures of James Harris. Characters named James Harris appear in the stories "The Daemon Lover," "Like Mother Used to Make," "Elizabeth" and "Of Course." Other characters with the surname Harris appear or are referenced in "The Villager," "The Renegade," "Flower Garden," "A Fine Old Firm" and "Seven Types of Ambiguity." The collection also contains a short excerpt from the traditional ballad "The Daemon Lover," in which the title character's name is James Harris.

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