Fantastic Tales

Author: Calvino Italo

Price: $29.95
SKU: 9780141190129

Edited with an Introduction by Italo Calvino

'Describes imaginary worlds with the most extraordinary precision and beauty' Gore Vidal, New York Review of Books

From tales of fabulous enchantments and supernatural horror 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' chilling ghost story 'The Signal-Man', with relatively unknown works from celebrated writers including Honoré de Balzac, Henry James, Sir Walter Scott, Guy de Maupassant and Robert Louis Stevenson, alongside lesser-known contributors. Each tale comes with a fascinating introduction by Italo Calvino.

'One of the most playful, intelligent and inventive minds in the whole of European fiction' Philip Hensher, Mail on Sunday

Price: $29.95
Format:Paperback, 608 pages
price:AUD $29.95
Publisher:Penguin UK


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23 Apr 2014
New novel by Steve Toltz to be published in 2015
Penguin Australia is delighted to have acquired the highly anticipated second novel by Steve Toltz, Quicksand, to be published in Australia and New Zealand next year.
Quicksand will also be published in the UK and elsewhere in the Commonwealth by Sceptre in 2015.

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