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American Supernatural Tales


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Part of a six-volume series of the best in classic horror, selected by Academy award-winning director Guillermo del Toro.

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GUILLERMO DEL TORO is a Mexican director, producer, screenwriter, novelist, and designer. He both cofounded the Guadalajara International Film Festival and formed his own production company-the Tequila Gang. However, he is most recognized for his Academy Award-winning film,Pan's Labyrinth, and the Hellboy film franchise. He has received Nebula and Hugo awards, was nominated for a Bram Stoker Award, and is an avid collector and student of arcane memorabilia and weird fiction. S. T. JOSHI is a freelance writer and editor. He has edited Penguin Classics editions of H. P. Lovecraft'sThe Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories, andThe Thing on the Doorstep and Other Weird Stories, as well as Algernon Blackwood'sAncient Sorceries and Other Strange Stories. Among his critical and biographical studies areThe Weird Tale,Lord Dunsany- Master of the Anglo-Irish Imagination, andH. P. Lovecraft- A Life, and The Modern Weird Tale. He has also edited works by Ambrose Bierce, Arthur Machen, and H. L. Mencken, and is compiling a three-volumeEncyclopedia of Supernatural Literature.


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

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