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American Supernatural Tales

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Publisher : Penguin
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ISBN 13 : 1101662751
Pages : 512 pages
Rating : 4.7/5 (662 downloads)

Download American Supernatural Tales PDF Format Full Free by S. T. Joshi and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2013-10-01 with total page 512 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Part of a new six-volume series of the best in classic horror, selected by Academy Award-winning director of The Shape of Water 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. This volumes also includes "The Yellow Sign," the most horrific story from The King in Yellow, the classic horror collection by Robert W. Chambers featured on HBO's hit TV series True Detective. By turns phantasmagoric, spectral, and demonic, this is a frighteningly good collection of stories. Filmmaker and longtime horror literature fan Guillermo del Toro serves as the curator for the Penguin Horror series, a new collection of classic tales and poems by masters of the genre. Included here are some of del Toro’s favorites, from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and Ray Russell’s short story “Sardonicus,” considered by Stephen King to be “perhaps the finest example of the modern Gothic ever written,” to Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House and stories by Ray Bradbury, Joyce Carol Oates, Ted Klein, and Robert E. Howard. Featuring original cover art by Penguin Art Director Paul Buckley, these stunningly creepy deluxe hardcovers will be perfect additions to the shelves of horror, sci-fi, fantasy, and paranormal aficionados everywhere.


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Supernatural Tales Of The Native American Indians

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Publisher : Light Of The Moon Publishing
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Pages : 259 pages
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Download Supernatural Tales Of The Native American Indians PDF Format Full Free by G.W. Mullins and published by Light Of The Moon Publishing. This book was released on 2018-02-06 with total page 259 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Native American Mythology began long before the European settlers arrived on North American soil. Contrary to popular beliefs, there is more to Native American Folklore than stories of buffalo hunts, teepee living and animal stories. Hundreds of tribes throughout North American created a huge mythological system that has rivaled that of the Greeks. Since the beginning of time every civilization has presented its own collection of strange tales and folklore. The Native American Indians are no different. Many of their stories included giants, hideous creatures, ghosts, beings from the spirit world, witches and many others. These creatures have haunted various corners of North America for thousands of years. The stories have been handed down from generation to generation. Some stories are amusing, while others are meant to be a terrifying lesson in life and contain eerie details and gruesome facts that will make your skin crawl. The stories collected in this book represent some of the best to be found. Many are about ghosts and their interaction with the living, some evil in nature while others appear quite normal. They teach a lesson that the dead don't automatically become ghosts. Many of the stories give a brief hint to an afterlife. While some ghosts go about their everyday lives in spirit form, and others attempt to come back from the other side. Some come back for revenge on the living.


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A Companion to the American Short Story

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Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
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ISBN 13 : 1119685648
Pages : 536 pages
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Download A Companion to the American Short Story PDF Format Full Free by Alfred Bendixen and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2020-07-13 with total page 536 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A Companion to the American Short Story traces the development of this versatile literary genre over the past 200 years. Sets the short story in context, paying attention to the interaction of cultural forces and aesthetic principles Contributes to the ongoing redefinition of the American canon, with close attention to the achievements of women writers as well as such important genres as the ghost story and detective fiction Embraces diverse traditions including African-American, Jewish-American, Latino, Native-American, and regional short story writing Includes a section focused on specific authors and texts, from Edgar Allen Poe to John Updike


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The Best Supernatural Tales of Arthur Conan Doyle

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Publisher : Courier Corporation
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ISBN 13 : 0486143201
Pages : 336 pages
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Download The Best Supernatural Tales of Arthur Conan Doyle PDF Format Full Free by A. C. Doyle and published by Courier Corporation. This book was released on 2013-01-17 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: First American edition of the 15 finest stories in the supernatural genre by the creator of Sherlock Holmes. Superlative examples of Doyle's superior narrative style, these are well-plotted, powerfully descriptive tales.


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Pages : 296 pages
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Download Haunted Women PDF Format Full Free by Alfred Bendixen and published by Ungar Publishing Company. This book was released on 1985 with total page 296 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Short stories by authors such as Harriet Beecher Stowe, Kate Chopin, and Edith Wharton depict encounters with ghosts and the supernatural


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Scare Tactics

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Publisher : Fordham Univ Press
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ISBN 13 : 0823229874
Pages : 240 pages
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Download Scare Tactics PDF Format Full Free by Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock and published by Fordham Univ Press. This book was released on 2009-08-25 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Scare Tactics identifies an important but overlooked tradition of supernatural writing by American women. Jeffrey Weinstock analyzes this tradition as an essentially feminist attempt to imagine alternatives to a world of limited possibilities. In the process, he recovers the lives and works of authors who were important during their lifetimes and in the development of the American literary tradition, but who are not recognized today for their contributions. Between the end of the Civil War and roughly 1930, hundreds of uncanny tales were published by women in the periodical press and in books. These include stories by familiar figures such as Edith Wharton, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Charlotte Perkins Gilman, as well as by authors almost wholly unknown to twenty-first-century readers, such as Josephine Dodge Bacon, Alice Brown, Emma Frances Dawson, and Harriet Prescott Spofford. Focusing on this tradition of female writing offers a corrective to the prevailing belief within American literary scholarship that the uncanny tale, exemplified by the literary productions of Irving, Poe, and Hawthorne, was displaced after the Civil War by literary realism. Beyond the simple existence of an unacknowledged tradition of uncanny literature by women, Scare Tactics makes a strong case that this body of literature should be read as a specifically feminist literary tradition. Especially intriguing, Weinstock demonstrates, is that women authors repeatedly used Gothic conventions to express discontentment with circumscribed roles for women creating types of political intervention connected to the broader sphere of women's rights activism. Paying attention to these overlooked authors helps us better understand not only the literary marketplace of their time, but also more familiar American Gothicists from Edgar Allan Poe to Shirley Jackson to Stephen King.


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The Children's Ghost Story in America

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Publisher : McFarland
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ISBN 13 : 1476664943
Pages : 204 pages
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Download The Children's Ghost Story in America PDF Format Full Free by Sean Ferrier-Watson and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2017-04-03 with total page 204 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Ghost stories have played a prominent role in childhood. Circulated around playgrounds and whispered in slumber parties, their history in American literature is little known and seldom discussed by scholars. This book explores the fascinating origins and development of these tales, focusing on the social and historical factors that shaped them and gave birth to the genre. Ghost stories have existed for centuries but have been published specifically for children for only about 200 years. Early on, supernatural ghost stories were rare—authors and publishers, fearing they might adversely affect young minds, presented stories in which the ghost was always revealed as a fraud. These tales dominated children’s publishing in the 19th century but the 20th century saw a change in perspective and the supernatural ghost story flourished.


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A Dictionary and Catalog of African American Folklife of the South

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Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
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ISBN 13 : 9780313279997
Pages : 188 pages
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Download A Dictionary and Catalog of African American Folklife of the South PDF Format Full Free by Sherman E. Pyatt and published by Greenwood Publishing Group. This book was released on 1999 with total page 188 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Contains alphabetically arranged entries that address various aspects of African American folklife.


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American Folktales: From the Collections of the Library of Congress

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 13 : 1317477235
Pages : 600 pages
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Download American Folktales: From the Collections of the Library of Congress PDF Format Full Free by Carl Lindahl and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2015-03-17 with total page 600 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This two-volume collection of folktales represents some of the finest examples of American oral tradition. Drawn from the largest archive of American folk culture, the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress, this set comprises magic tales, legends, jokes, tall tales and personal narratives, many of which have never been transcribed before, much less published, in a sweeping survey. Eminent folklorist and award-winning author Carl Lindahl selected and transcribed over 200 recording sessions - many from the 1920s and 1930s - that span the 20th century, including recent material drawn from the September 11 Project. Included in this varied collection are over 200 tales organized in chapters by storyteller, tale type or region, and representing diverse American cultures, from Appalachia and the Midwest to Native American and Latino traditions. Each chapter begins by discussing the storytellers and their oral traditions before presenting and introducing each tale, making this collection accessible to high school students, general readers or scholars.


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The Supernatural Cinema of Guillermo del Toro

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Publisher : McFarland
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ISBN 13 : 0786495952
Pages : 216 pages
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Download The Supernatural Cinema of Guillermo del Toro PDF Format Full Free by John W. Morehead and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2015-05-21 with total page 216 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Guillermo del Toro is one of the most prolific artists working in film. His directorial work includes Cronos (1993), Mimic (1997), The Devil's Backbone (2001), Blade II (2002), Hellboy (2004), Pan's Labyrinth (2006), Hellboy II (2008) and Pacific Rim (2013). He has also worked extensively as a producer, with several screenwriting credits to his name. As a novelist he coauthored The Strain Trilogy (2009-2011), which he also developed into a television series for FX in 2014. Del Toro has spoken of the "primal, spiritual function" of his art, which gives expression to his fascination with monsters, myth, archetype, metaphor, Jungian psychology, the paranormal and religion. This collection of new essays discusses cultural, religious and literary influences on del Toro's work and explores key themes of his films, including the child's experience of humanity through encounters with the monstrous.


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A Research Guide to Gothic Literature in English

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Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
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ISBN 13 : 1442277483
Pages : 252 pages
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Download A Research Guide to Gothic Literature in English PDF Format Full Free by Sherri L. Brown and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2018-03-15 with total page 252 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Gothic began as a designation for barbarian tribes, was associated with the cathedrals of the High Middle Ages, was used to describe a marginalized literature in the late eighteenth century, and continues today in a variety of forms (literature, film, graphic novel, video games, and other narrative and artistic forms). Unlike other recent books in the field that focus on certain aspects of the Gothic, this work directs researchers to seminal and significant resources on all of its aspects. Annotations will help researchers determine what materials best suit their needs. A Research Guide to Gothic Literature in English covers Gothic cultural artifacts such as literature, film, graphic novels, and videogames. This authoritative guide equips researchers with valuable recent information about noteworthy resources that they can use to study the Gothic effectively and thoroughly.


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Swords & Steam Short Stories

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Publisher : Simon and Schuster
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ISBN 13 : 1786645130
Pages : 480 pages
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Download Swords & Steam Short Stories PDF Format Full Free by and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2016-11-12 with total page 480 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: New Authors and collections. Following the great success of 2015's Gothic Fantasy, deluxe edition short story compilations, Ghosts, Horror and Science Fiction, this latest in the series is packed with swashbuckling and steam-punking up to your eyeballs. Adventures and alt-historical tales from classic authors are cast with previously unpublished stories by exciting budding contemporary writers. Classic authors: John Buchan, Robert W. Chambers, L. Maria Child, Arthur Conan Doyle, Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué, George Griffith, Edward Everett Hale, Nathaniel Hawthorne, E.T.A. Hoffman, Robert E. Howard, Washington Irving, Percival Leigh, A. Merritt, Edward Page Mitchell, Edgar Allan Poe, Howard Pyle, Walter Scott, Mary Shelley, Robert Louis Stevenson, Jules Verne.


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New Directions in Supernatural Horror Literature

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Publisher : Springer
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ISBN 13 : 3319954776
Pages : 286 pages
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Download New Directions in Supernatural Horror Literature PDF Format Full Free by Sean Moreland and published by Springer. This book was released on 2018-09-08 with total page 286 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This collection of essays examines the legacy of H.P. Lovecraft’s most important critical work, Supernatural Horror in Literature. Each chapter illuminates a crucial aspect of Lovecraft’s criticism, from its aesthetic, philosophical and literary sources, to its psychobiological underpinnings, to its pervasive influence on the conception and course of horror and weird literature through the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. These essays investigate the meaning of cosmic horror before and after Lovecraft, explore his critical relevance to contemporary social science, feminist and queer readings of his work, and ultimately reveal Lovecraft’s importance for contemporary speculative philosophy, film and literature.


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The King in Yellow

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Pages : 175 pages
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Download The King in Yellow PDF Format Full Free by Robert W. Chambers and published by e-artnow. This book was released on 2020-06-27 with total page 175 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The King in Yellow is a book of short stories named after a play with the same title which recurs as a motif through some of the stories. The book features highly esteemed weird stories and supernatural tales._x000D_ Table of Contents:_x000D_ "The Repairer of Reputations" – A weird story of egotism and paranoia which carries the imagery of the book's title._x000D_ "The Mask" – A dream story of art, love, and uncanny science._x000D_ "In the Court of the Dragon" – A man is pursued by a sinister church organist who is after his soul._x000D_ "The Yellow Sign" – An artist is troubled by a sinister churchyard watchman who resembles a coffin worm._x000D_ "The Demoiselle d'Ys" – A ghost story._x000D_ "The Prophets' Paradise" – A sequence of eerie prose poems that develop the style and theme of a quote from the fictional play The King in Yellow which introduces "The Mask"._x000D_ "The Street of the Four Winds" – An atmospheric tale of an artist in Paris who is drawn to a neighbor's room by a cat; the story ends with a macabre touch._x000D_ "The Street of the First Shell" – A war story set in the Paris Siege of 1870._x000D_ "The Street of Our Lady of the Fields" – Romantic American bohemians in Paris._x000D_ "Rue Barrée" – Romantic American bohemians in Paris, with a discordant ending that playfully reflects some of the tone of the first story.


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The Cambridge Companion to American Gothic

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Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN 13 : 1107117143
Pages : 268 pages
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Download The Cambridge Companion to American Gothic PDF Format Full Free by Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2017-11-30 with total page 268 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This Companion offers a thorough overview of the diversity of the American Gothic tradition from its origins to the present.


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American Women Short Story Writers

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 13 : 1317954211
Pages : 398 pages
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Download American Women Short Story Writers PDF Format Full Free by Julie Brown and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2014-05-01 with total page 398 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This collection of original and classic essays examines the contributions that female authors have made to the short story. The introductory chapter discusses why genre critics have ignored works by women and why feminist scholars have ignored the short story genre. Subsequent chapters discuss early stories by such authors as Lydia Maria Child and Rose Terry Cooke. Others are devoted to the influences (race, class, sexual orientation, education) that have shaped women's short fiction through the years. Women's special stylistic, formal and thematic concerns are also discussed in this study. The final essay addresses the ways our contemporary creative-writing classes are stifling the voices of emerging young female authors. The collection includes an extensive five-part bibliography.


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American Nightmares

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Publisher : University of Wisconsin Pres
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ISBN 13 : 029926873X
Pages : 156 pages
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Download American Nightmares PDF Format Full Free by Dale Bailey and published by University of Wisconsin Pres. This book was released on 2011-06-01 with total page 156 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When Edgar Allan Poe set down the tale of the accursed House of Usher in 1839, he also laid the foundation for a literary tradition that has assumed a lasting role in American culture. “The House of Usher” and its literary progeny have not lacked for tenants in the century and a half since: writers from Nathaniel Hawthorne to Stephen King have taken rooms in the haunted houses of American fiction. Dale Bailey traces the haunted house tale from its origins in English gothic fiction to the paperback potboilers of the present, highlighting the unique significance of the house in the domestic, economic, and social ideologies of our nation. The author concludes that the haunted house has become a powerful and profoundly subversive symbol of everything that has gone nightmarishly awry in the American Dream.