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The Dark Descent
     

The Dark Descent

by David G. Hartwell, Clive Barker, Ray Bradbury, John Collier, Shirley Jackson
 

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In The Dark Descent, hailed as one of the most important anthologies ever to examine horror fiction, editor David G. Hartwell traces the complex history of horror in literature back to the earliest short stories. The Dark Descent, which won the World Fantasy Award for Best Anthology, showcases the finest of these ever written--from the time-honored

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In The Dark Descent, hailed as one of the most important anthologies ever to examine horror fiction, editor David G. Hartwell traces the complex history of horror in literature back to the earliest short stories. The Dark Descent, which won the World Fantasy Award for Best Anthology, showcases the finest of these ever written--from the time-honored classics of Edgar Allan Poe, D.H. Lawrence, and Edith Wharton to the contemporary writing of Stephen King, Clive Barker, and Ray Bradbury.

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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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312862176
Publisher:
Tom Doherty Associates
Publication date:
01/15/1997
Series:
Dark Descent Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
1024
Sales rank:
501,759
Product dimensions:
6.44(w) x 9.02(h) x 1.75(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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