Fantastic Tales: Visionary And Everyday
From fabulous enchantments and supernatural horrors to subtler, more psychological terrors, the best of nineteenth-century fantastic literature is collected here by Italo Calvino. These mysterious and macabre tales include Hoffmann's nightmarish 'The Sandman', Poe's terrifying 'The Tell-Tale Heart' and Dickens's chilling ghost story 'The Signal-Man', and relatively unknown works from celebrated writers including Honoré de Balzac, Henry James, Sir Walter Scott, Guy de Maupassant and Robert Louis Stevenson, alongside lesser-known contributors. Each story comes with a fascinating introduction by Calvino.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - owlcroft - LibraryThing
Italo Calvino, editor of this anthology, is himself one of the finest writers ever to grace the fantastic; not surprisingly, he has selected a delicious assortment of works--all 19th-century--in this ... Read full review
FANTASTIC TALES: Visionary and EverydayUser Review - Kirkus
An attractive compendium of 26 American and European 19th-century tales that was originally published in Italy in 1983, shortly before Caivino's death. Altogether, it's a curious mix, prefaced by a ... Read full review