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ISBN-10: 1101662751

ISBN-13: 9781101662755

Part of a brand new six-volume sequence of the simplest in vintage horror, chosen by way of award-winning director Guillermo del Toro

American Supernatural Tales is the final word choice of bizarre and scary American brief fiction. As Stephen King will attest, the recognition of the occult in American literature has merely grown because the days of Edgar Allan Poe. The e-book celebrates the richness of this practice with chilling contributions from many of the nation's brightest literary lighting fixtures, together with Poe himself, H. P. Lovecraft, Shirley Jackson, Ray Bradbury, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and—of course—Stephen King. This volumes additionally comprises "The Yellow Sign," the main bad tale from The King in Yellow, the vintage horror assortment by means of Robert W. Chambers featured on HBO's hit TV series True Detective. By turns phantasmagoric, spectral, and demonic, it is a frighteningly stable choice of stories.

Filmmaker and longtime horror literature fan Guillermo del Toro serves because the curator for the Penguin Horror sequence, a brand new selection of vintage stories and poems by way of masters of the style. incorporated listed here are a few of del Toro’s favorites, from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and Ray Russell’s brief tale “Sardonicus,” thought of via Stephen King to be “perhaps the best instance of the fashionable Gothic ever written,” to Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House and tales by means of Ray Bradbury, Joyce Carol Oates, Ted Klein, and Robert E. Howard. that includes unique disguise artwork through Penguin paintings Director Paul Buckley, those stunningly creepy deluxe hardcovers can be excellent additions to the cabinets of horror, sci-fi, myth, and paranormal aficionados all over the place.

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