American Fantastic Tales

American Fantastic Tales

The Library of America presents "American Fantastic Tales," an unrivaled two-volume boxed collection of the American Gothic tradition, from Edgar Allan Poe to today's masters of terror and the uncanny?-86 stories in all.
I. Terror and the Uncanny
From Poe to the Pulps
768 pp.
II. Terror and the Uncanny
From the 1940s to Now
744 pp.
Charles Brockden Brown, Washington Irving, Edgar Allan Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Robert W. Chambers, Kate Chopin, Lafcadio Hearn, F. Marion Crawford, Ambrose Bierce, Henry James, Edith Wharton, Ellen Glasgow, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Robert E. Howard, H. P. Lovecraft, Clark Ashton Smith, Robert Bloch, John Collier, Tennessee Williams, John Cheever, Jack Finney, Shirley Jackson, Paul Bowles, Ray Bradbury, Charles Beaumont, Vladimir Nabokov, Harlan Ellison, Richard Matheson, Isaac Bashevis Singer, John Crowley, Joyce Carol Oates, Stephen King, Michael Chabon, Steven Millhauser, Brian Evenson, Kelly Link, and dozens more.
"An encompassing and essential voyage to the dark side of the moon of American literature and a stupendous, spellbinding reading experience waiting to be had." - Jonathan Lethem

Title:American Fantastic Tales
Edition Language:English
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    American Fantastic Tales Reviews

  • Ebenmaessiger

    "Somnambulism: A Fragment," by Charles Brockden Brown (1798): 7.75 - so ima sucker for these kinds of narratives, as well as these older affective 'we’re now telling a story' styles (which makes the...

  • Tracey

    There are so many great short stories here, both classic and obscure, that this set is a must for anyone with any interest in the weird, horror, or slipstream fantasy.The selections from the early 20t...

  • Shawn

    I own this beautiful box set. My incredibly overreaching and insanely ambitious reviews for both volumes can be found in the specific entries:HERE (Volume 1)andAND HERE (volume 2thanks for looking!...

  • Scott


  • flannery

    HELL yeah. EVERY story in here is AMAZING! That never happens!...

  • Kenneth Shaw

    Currently on Volume 2. This is hidden treasure to me....

  • David

    Oh boy Oh Boy Oh BOY! I feel like a kid at Christmas!...

  • Thomas Burchfield

    I'm reading 5 stories at a time between novels....