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This highly acclaimed anthology traces the evolution of horror, from Nathaniel Hawthorn and Edgar Allan Poe to Stephen King. Adopted by colleges across the country to be used in literature courses, The Dark Descent showcases some of the finest horror fiction ever written.
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Overview

This highly acclaimed anthology traces the evolution of horror, from Nathaniel Hawthorn and Edgar Allan Poe to Stephen King. Adopted by colleges across the country to be used in literature courses, The Dark Descent showcases some of the finest horror fiction ever written.
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Editorial Reviews

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"A gigantic, superlatively edited historical overview of horror fiction."—Chicago Sun-Times

"For a sample of the current excellence and variety of horror, one could do no better."—New York Newsday

"An important work which belongs in every library."—The West Coast Review of Books

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312930356
  • Publisher: Doherty, Tom Associates, LLC
  • Publication date: 10/1/1987
  • Pages: 1024
  • Product dimensions: 6.46 (w) x 9.45 (h) x 2.13 (d)

Meet the Author

David G. Hartwell, called "an editor extraordinaire" by Publishers Weekly, is one of science fiction's most experienced and influential editors. As an editor with Berkley Books, Pocket Books, William Morrow, and Tor Books, he has worked with many of the field's best authors and edited many award-winning works. He is the author of Age of Wonders, a nonfiction study of the science fiction field. Among his many anthologies is the bestselling World Treasury of Science Fiction. He is the holder of a Ph.D. in comparative literature from Columbia University, a winner of the Eaton Award, and has been nominated for the Hugo Award twenty-four times.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
The Reach 15
Evening Primrose 31
The Ash-Tree 40
The New Mother 50
There's a Long, Long Trail A-Winding 59
The Call of Cthulhu 85
The Summer People 108
The Whimper of Whipped Dogs 118
Young Goodman Brown 132
Mr. Justice Harbottle 142
The Crowd 167
The Autopsy 175
John Charrington's Wedding 203
Sticks 209
Larger Than Oneself 225
Belsen Express 245
Yours Truly, Jack the Ripper 255
If Damon Comes 268
Vandy, Vandy 278
The Swords 291
The Roaches 312
Bright Segment 321
Dread 339
The Fall of the House of Usher 368
The Monkey 382
Within the Walls of Tyre 410
The Rats in the Walls 431
Schalken the Painter 445
The Yellow Wallpaper 460
A Rose for Emily 472
How Love Came to Professor Guildea 480
Born of Man and Woman 513
My Dear Emily 516
You Can Go Now 532
The Rocking-horse Winner 541
Three Days 553
Good Country People 576
Mackintosh Willy 591
The Jolly Corner 602
Smoke Ghost 629
Seven American Nights 641
The Signal-Man 680
Crouch End 690
Night-Side 712
Seaton's Aunt 731
Clara Militch 753
The Repairer of Reputations 793
The Beckoning Fair One 817
What Was It? 864
The Beautiful Stranger 874
The Damned Thing 880
Afterward 887
The Willos 909
The Asian Shore 944
The Hospice 970
A Little Something for Us Tempunauts 995
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