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As part of a groundbreaking six-volume series showcasing the finest in classic horror, personally selected by Academy Award-winning director Guillermo del Toro, "American Supernatural Tales" stands out as the ultimate anthology of eerie and unsettling American short fiction. Edgar Allan Poe's legacy has only intensified, and this collection pays homage to the richness of the American supernatural literary tradition.
Featuring contributions from luminaries like H. P. Lovecraft, Shirley Jackson, Ray Bradbury, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and the iconic Stephen King, the anthology embodies the diverse and chilling aspects of the genre. It also includes "The Yellow Sign," a particularly horrifying tale from Robert W. Chambers' The King in Yellow, the classic horror compilation featured in HBO's True Detective.
With stories that range from phantasmagoric to spectral and demonic, this collection curated by Guillermo del Toro promises a hair-raising experience for readers. As a filmmaker and avid horror literature enthusiast, del Toro has selected some of his personal favorites, spanning from Mary Shelley's Frankenstein to Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House. This Penguin Horror series, featuring original cover art by Penguin Art Director Paul Buckley, offers deluxe hardcovers that are perfect additions to the bookshelves of horror, sci-fi, fantasy, and paranormal enthusiasts worldwide.