American Supernatural Tales

American Supernatural Tales

Introduction by:
Editor:
Editor: Guillermo Del Toro

Format
Hardcover
Price
$25.00
 
Additional Formats
  • Hardcover
  • ISBN 9780143122371
  • 512 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

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. 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. S. T. Joshi is a freelance writer, scholar, and editor whose previous books include Documents of American Prejudice; In Her Place: A Documentary History of Prejudice against Women; God’s Defenders: What They Believe and Why They Are Wrong; Atheism: A Reader; H. L. Mencken on Religion; The Agnostic Reader; and What Is Man? And Other Irreverent Essays by Mark Twain.
American Supernatural Tales

American Supernatural Tales

Introduction by: S. T. Joshi, Editor: S. T. Joshi, Editor: Guillermo Del Toro

Praise

Praise for Penguin Horror Classics:

“The new Penguin Horror editions, selected by Guillermo del Toro, feature some of the best art-direction (by Paul Buckley) I’ve seen in a cover in quite some time.” – Cory Doctorow, Boing Boing

“Each cover does a pretty spectacular job of evoking the mood of the title in bold, screenprint-style iconography.” – Dan Solomon, Fast Company

Series

Penguin Horror
Mary Shelley
Shirley Jackson
Edgar Allan Poe
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