Fantastic Tales: Visionary And Everyday (Penguin Modern Classics)

Fantastic Tales: Visionary And Everyday (Penguin Modern Classics)

By: Italo Calvino (author), Italo Calvino (editor), Italo Calvino (contributor)Paperback

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Description

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 Honore 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.

About Author

Italo Calvino, one of Italy's finest postwar writers, has delighted readers around the world with his deceptively simple, fable-like stories. He was born in Cuba in 1923 and raised in San Remo, Italy; he fought for the Italian Resistance from 1943-45. His major works include Cosmicomics (1968), Invisible Cities (1972), and If on a winter's night a traveler (1979). He died in Siena in 1985.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780141190129
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 608
  • ID: 9780141190129
  • weight: 439
  • ISBN10: 0141190124
  • translations: Italian
  • language of text: English

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