The Dark Descent

Dark Descent (Volume 1)

Edited by David G. Hartwell; With contributions by Clive Barker, Ray Bradbury, John Collier, Shirley Jackson, Stephen King, Joyce Carol Oates, and many others

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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

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Edited by David G. Hartwell; With contributions by Clive Barker, Ray Bradbury, John Collier, Shirley Jackson, Stephen King, Joyce Carol Oates, and many others

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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The Dark Descent
Edited by David G. Hartwell; With contributions by Clive Barker, Ray Bradbury, John Collier, Shirley Jackson, Stephen King, Joyce Carol Oates, and many others

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Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Books
January 1997
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312862176
ISBN10: 0312862172
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 1024 pages
$31.99
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