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American Supernatural Tales

American Supernatural Tales

American Supernatural Tales( )
Editor: Joshi, S. T.
del Toro, Guillermo
Introduction by: Joshi, S. T.
Series title:Penguin Horror Ser.
ISBN:978-0-14-312237-1
Publication Date:Oct 2013
Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group
Imprint:Penguin Classics
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $25.00
Book Description:

It takes an unusual caliber of writer to deliver readers into the terrifying beyond - to conjure tales that are not only unsettling, but unnatural, with elements and characters that are all the more disturbing for their impossibility. From Edgar Allan Poe to Stephen King, American authors have excelled at journeying into the supernatural. You'll find them here, including H. P. Lovecraft, Shirley Jackson, Ray Bradbury, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and others. An unprecedented anthology of...
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Book Details
Pages:510
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / Fantasy / Collections & Anthologies
Fiction / Anthologies (Multiple Authors)
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.928 x 8.151 x 1.482 Inches
Book Weight:1.373 Pounds
Author Biography
(Editor)
Guillermo del Toro was born October 9, 1964 in Guadalajara Jalisco, Mexico. He is a Mexican director, producer, screen- writer and designer. He studied at the Instituto de Ciencias , University of Guadalajara. He was first exposed to film making when he was 8 years old and studied special effects and make-up with SFX artist Dick Smith. He spent 8 years as a special effects make-up designer and formed his own company, Necropia. He also founded the Guadalajara Film festival. Later he formed his own production company, The Tequila Gang. Guillermo del Toro has directed a variety of films from action hero comic book adaptations like Hellboy and Blade II to historical fantasy films. He has stated in interviews that he has a sort of fetish for insects, monsters, and dark places and is in love with monsters.

On June 2, 2009 he released his first novel, The Strain, which he co-authored with Chuck Hogan. It is intended to be the first book in a vampire trilogy. in September 2010 he released his book, Fall, which made The New York Times Bestseller list. He made Publisher's Weekly Bestseller List in 2011 with his title The Night Eternal, Book III of the Strain Trilogy.

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