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American Supernatural Tales

(Book - 2013 )
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"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.
Title: American Supernatural Tales
Publisher: New York :, Penguin Books,, 2013
Characteristics: xliv, 467 pages ;,22 cm
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Statement of Responsibility: edited with an introduction by S. T. Joshi ; series editor Guillermo del Toro
Notes: 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
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.
Additional Contributors: Toro, Guillermo del - Haunted castles, dark mirrors - 1964-
Joshi, S. T. - 1958-
ISBN: 0143122371
9780143122371
Branch Call Number: FICTION AMERICAN 2013
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages [463]-467)
Subject Headings: Paranormal fiction, American Horror tales, American
Genre/Form: Short stories
Horror fiction
Psychological fiction
Paranormal fiction
Topical Term: Paranormal fiction, American
Horror tales, American
LCCN: 2013027157
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I love the re-issue of Penguin's Horror line of titles. This is a reprint, but a good collection of tales from strictly American writers spanning Poe and Washington Irving to Joyce Carol Oates. Another great place to start.


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