Fantastic tales : visionary and everyday / edited and with an introduction by Italo Calvino

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Subjects: Fantasy fiction--Translations into English
Fiction--19th century--Translations into English
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English, Italian (translated from)
Audience: Unspecified
Edition: 1st American ed
Published: New York : Pantheon Books, c1997
LC Classification: P, PN
Physical Description: xviii, 588 p. ; 24 cm
Table of Contents: Introduction / Italo Calvino
The Story of the Demoniac Pacheco / Jan Potocki 3
Autumn Sorcery / Joseph von Eichendorff 17
The Sandman / E. T. A. Hoffmann 33
Wandering Willie's Tale / Walter Scott 73
The Elixir of Life / Honore de Balzac 95
The Eye with No Lid / Philarete Chasles 123
The Enchanted Hand / Gerard de Nerval 143
Young Goodman Brown / Nathaniel Hawthorne 181
The Nose / Nikolai Vasilyevich Gogol 197
The Beautiful Vampire / Theophile Gautier 227
The Venus of Ille / Prosper Merimee 261
The Ghost and the Bonesetter / Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu 293
The Tell-Tale Heart / Edgar Allan Poe 307
The Shadow / Hans Christian Andersen 315
The Signal-Man / Charles Dickens 331
The Dream / Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev 347
A Shameless Rascal / Nikolai Semyonovich Leskov 371
The Very Image / Auguste Villiers de l'Isle-Adam 389
Night: A Nightmare / Guy de Maupassant 395
A Lasting Love / Vernon Lee 403
Chickamauga / Ambrose Bierce 441
The Holes in the Mask / Jean Lorrain 451
The Bottle Imp / Robert Louis Stevenson 461
The Friends of the Friends / Henry James 493
The Bridge-Builders / Rudyard Kipling 523
The Country of the Blind / H. G. Wells 559
Permissions Acknowledgments 587
Alternate Title(s): Racconti fantastici dell'Ottocento.
Additional Authors: Calvino, Italo
Notes: LCCN: 93012824
ISBN: 0679415262
Contents: I. The Visionary Fantastic of the Nineteenth Century : The story of the Demoniac Pacheco / Jan Potocki -- Autumn sorcery / Joseph von Eichendorff -- The sandman / E.T.A. Hoffmann -- Wandering Willie's tale / Sir Walter Scott -- The elixir of life / Honoré de Balzac -- The eye with no lid / Philaréte Chasles -- The enchanted hand / Gérard de Nerval -- Young Goodman Brown / Nathaniel Hawthorne -- The nose / Nikolai Vasilyevich Gogol -- The beautiful vampire / Prosper Mérimée -- The ghost and the bonesetter / Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu -- II. The Everyday Fantasic of the Noneteenth Century : The tell-tale heart / Edgar Allan Poe -- The shadow / Hans Christian Andersen -- The signal-man / Charles Dickens -- The dream / Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev -- A shameless rascal / Nikolai Semyonovich Leskov -- The very image / Auguste Villiers de l'Isle-Adam -- Night: a nightmare / Guy de Maupassant -- A lasting love / Vernon Lee -- Chickamauga / Ambrose Bierce -- The holes in the mask / Jean Lorrain -- The bottle imp / Robert Louis Stevenson -- The friends of the friends / Henry James -- The bridge-builders / Rudyad Kipling -- The country of the blind / H.G. Wells
OCLC Number: 27896952
ISBN/ISSN: 0679415262