American Supernatural Tales covers two centuries of weird and frightening American short fiction by Edgar Allan Poe, H. P. Lovecraft, Shirley Jackson, Ray Bradbury, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Stephen King.
The collection, which first appeared in 2007, is projected as part of a six-volume series of the best in classic horror curated by Guillermo del Toro.
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.
The series is due in September. The other titles are:
Tales and Poems
Edgar Allan Poe, Guillermo del Toro
The Haunting of Hill House
Shirley Jackson, Guillermo del Toro, Laura Miller
The Thing on the Doorstep and Other Weird Stories
H. P. Lovecraft, Guillermo del Toro, S. T. Joshi
Mary Shelley, Guillermo del Toro, Elizabeth Kostova
Ray Russell, Guillermo del Toro
The volumes feature original cover art by Penguin Art Director Paul Buckley.
[Thanks to John King Tarpinian for the story.]