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Fantastic Tales : Visionary and Everyday
by Italo Calvino


Overview - The true theme of the nineteenth-century fantastic tale is the reality of what we see: to believe or not to believe in phantasmagoric apparitions, to glimpse another world, enchanted or infernal, behind everyday appearances. from Calvino s introduction to"Fantastic Tales" Vampires, ghosts, and other horrors abound in this collection of nineteenth-century fantastic literature, selected and edited by Italo Calvino, a twentieth-century master of the speculative.  Read more...

 
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Overview
The true theme of the nineteenth-century fantastic tale is the reality of what we see: to believe or not to believe in phantasmagoric apparitions, to glimpse another world, enchanted or infernal, behind everyday appearances. from Calvino s introduction to"Fantastic Tales" Vampires, ghosts, and other horrors abound in this collection of nineteenth-century fantastic literature, selected and edited by Italo Calvino, a twentieth-century master of the speculative. This posthumously published anthology of enchanting, uncanny, terrifying, and immortally entertaining short stories includes E.T.A. Hoffmann s The Sandman, Nikolai Gogol s The Nose, Edgar Allan Poe s The Tell-Tale Heart, Robert Louis Stevenson s The Bottle Imp, and many more, each with an introduction by Calvino."Fantastic Tales"is a delight for the mind and a feast for the senses. Impressive and utterly pleasing . . . Each story Calvino] picks is absorbing, unique, and continually surprising. "Los Angeles Times""

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780544152090
  • ISBN-10: 0544152093
  • Publisher: Mariner Books
  • Publish Date: August 2015
  • Page Count: 608
  • Dimensions: 7.8 x 5.4 x 1.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.05 pounds


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