By S. T. Joshi
The final word number of bizarre and scary American fiction.
As Stephen King will attest, the recognition of the occult in American literature has simply grown because the days of Edgar Allan Poe. American Supernatural stories celebrates the richness of this custom with chilling contributions from the various nation's brightest literary lighting, together with Poe himself, H. P. Lovecraft, Shirley Jackson, Ray Bradbury, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and-of path- Stephen King. via turns phantasmagoric, spectral, and demonic, it is a frighteningly sturdy addition to Penguin Classics.
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