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Title American Supernatural Tales / edited with an introduction by S. T. Joshi ; series editor Guillermo del Toro.

Publication Info. New York : Penguin Books, 2013.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Fiction, Short Stories    S AME    Available
 PAS Villa Parke Branch Fiction, Short Stories    S AME    Available
Description 467 pages ; 22 cm.
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Series Penguin Horror
Penguin horror.
Note Originally published (without series editor Guillermo del Toro "Haunted castles, dark mirrors" introduction to the Penguin horror series) in 2007 as part of Penguin Classics series editions.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [463]-467).
Contents 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 Vanshing 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.
Summary "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. "-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Horror tales, American.
Paranormal fiction, American.
Genre/Form Psychological fiction
Horror fiction.
Short stories
Added Author Joshi, S. T., 1958- editor.
Toro, Guillermo del, 1964- Haunted castles, dark mirrors.
ISBN 9780143122371 hardback
0143122371 hardback

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