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American Supernatural Tales

Published 2013
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"Part of a new six-volume series of the best in classic horror, selected by award-winning director Guillermo del Toro 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's Frankenstein and 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's The Haunting of Hill House and 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. American Supernatural Tales American Supernatural Tales is 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. By turns phantasmagoric, spectral, and demonic, this is a frighteningly good collection of stories. "

xliv, 467 pages ; 22 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 463-467).
The adventure of the German student / Washington Irving
Edward Randolph's portrait / Nathaniel Hawthorne
The fall of the House of Usher / Edgar Allan Poe
What was it? / Fitz-James O'Brien
The death of Halpin Frayser / Ambrose Bierce
The yellow sign / Robert W. Chambers
The real right thing / Henry James
The call of Cthulhu / H. P. Lovecraft
The vaults of Yoh-Vombis / Clark Ashton Smith
Old Garfield's heart / Robert E. Howard
Black bargain / Robert Bloch
The lonesome place / August Derleth
The girl with the hungry eyes / Fritz Leiber
The fog horn / Ray Bradbury
A visit (The lovely house) / Shirley Jackson
Long distance call / Richard Matheson
The vanishing American / Charles Beaumont
The events at Poroth Farm / T. E. D. Klein
Night surf / Stephen King
The late shift / Dennis Etchison
Vastarien / Thomas Ligotti
Endless night / Karl Edward Wagner
The hollow man / Norman Partridge
Last call for the Sons of Shock / David J. Schow
Demon / Joyce Carol Oates
In the water works (Birmingham, Alabama 1888) / Caitlin R. Kiernan.
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