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American Supernatural Tales
by S. T. Joshi


Overview - Part of a new six-volume series of the best in classic horror, selected by award-winning director Guillermo del Toro
American Supernatural Tales is the ultimate collection of weird and frightening American short fiction.
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Overview
Part of a new six-volume series of the best in classic horror, selected by award-winning director Guillermo del Toro
American Supernatural Talesis the ultimate collection of weird and frightening American short fiction. As Stephen King will attest, the popularity of the occult in American literature has only grown since the days of Edgar Allan Poe. The book celebrates the richness of this tradition with chilling contributions from some of the nation's brightest literary lights, including Poe himself, H. P. Lovecraft, Shirley Jackson, Ray Bradbury, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and of course Stephen King. This volumes also includes "The Yellow Sign," the most horrific story fromThe King in Yellow, the classic horror collection by Robert W. Chambers featured on HBO's hitTV seriesTrue Detective.By turns phantasmagoric, spectral, and demonic, this is a frighteningly good collection of stories.
Filmmaker and longtime horror literature fan Guillermo del Toro serves as the curator for the Penguin Horror series, a new collection of classic tales and poems by masters of the genre. Included here are some of del Toro s favorites, from Mary Shelley sFrankensteinand Ray Russell s short story Sardonicus, considered by Stephen King to be perhaps the finest example of the modern Gothic ever written, to Shirley Jackson sThe Haunting of Hill Houseand stories by Ray Bradbury, Joyce Carol Oates, Ted Klein, and Robert E. Howard. Featuring original cover art by Penguin Art Director Paul Buckley, these stunningly creepy deluxe hardcovers will be perfect additions to the shelves of horror, sci-fi, fantasy, and paranormal aficionados everywhere."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780143122371
  • ISBN-10: 0143122371
  • Publisher: Penguin Books
  • Publish Date: October 2013
  • Page Count: 467
  • Reading Level: Ages 18-UP


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