Annotation of After You my Dear Alphonse by Shirley Jackson

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Annotation of "After You my Dear Alphonse" by Shirley Jackson

The story that I have chosen to annotate is 'After you my dear

Alphonse' written by Shirley Jackson. Shirley Jackson was born in the

year of 1919 and later died in 1965. She is best known for her stories

and novels of horror and the occult, rendered more terrifying because

they are set against realistic, common place backgrounds. After

graduating from Syracuse University, Jackson married literary critic

Stanley Edgar Hyman. 'Life among the savages' (1953) and 'Raising

Demons' (1957) are witty and humorous fictionalized memoirs about

their life with their four children. Her most famous works include the

short story collection 'The Lottery' (1949), in which 'After you my

dear Alphonse' was featured and the novel 'The haunting hill house'

(1959). From this we can conclude that Shirley Jackson's writings were

between the 1940s to the 1950s.

?After you my dear Alphonse? is a story about a boy named Johnny who

brings his African American friend Boyd home for lunch. The story

shows the assumptions that Mrs. Wi...

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