Classic Tales of the Supernatural

Arcturus Publishing
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Spooks and inexplicable things that go bump in the night have long exercised creative imaginations and provided source material for our greatest story-tellers. Included in this collection are tales from the heyday of supernatural fiction, when the great names of literature contributed to the genre as a matter of course - authors such as Collins, Conan Doyle, Dickens, Gaskell, Hardy, Hawthorne, O. Henry, James, Jerome, de Maupassant, Poe, Stevenson, Thackeray, and Wilde. You will also find within these pages forgotten gems by unjustly neglected authors, who deserve this opportunity to find a new readership. So, settle back, and let these Classic Tales of the Supernatural guide you through the perils of the unknowable.
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Publisher
Arcturus Publishing
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Published on
Oct 1, 2005
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Pages
459
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ISBN
9781848584020
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Classics
Fiction / Horror
Fiction / Occult & Supernatural
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Robert R. McCammon
New York Times Bestseller: A young girl’s visions offer the last hope in a postapocalyptic wasteland in this “grand and disturbing adventure” (Dean Koontz).
 
Swan is a nine-year-old Idaho girl following her struggling mother from one trailer park to the next when she receives visions of doom—something far wider than the narrow scope of her own beleaguered life. In a blinding flash, nuclear bombs annihilate civilization, leaving only a few buried survivors to crawl onto a scorched landscape that was once America.
 
In Manhattan, a homeless woman stumbles from the sewers, guided by the prophecies of a mysterious amulet, and pursued by something wicked; on Idaho’s Blue Dome Mountain, an orphaned boy falls under the influence of depraved survivalists and discovers the value of a killer instinct; and amid the devastating dust storms on the Great Plains of Nebraska, Swan forms a heart-and-soul bond with an unlikely new companion. Soon they will cross paths. But only Swan knows that they must endure more than just a trek across an irradiated country of mutated animals, starvation, madmen, and wasteland warriors.
 
Swan’s visions tell of a coming malevolent force. It’s a shape-shifting embodiment of the apocalypse, and of all that is evil and despairing. And it’s hell-bent on destroying the last hope of goodness and purity in the world. Swan is that hope. Now, she must fight not only for her own survival, but for that of all mankind.
 
A winner of the Bram Stoker Award and a finalist for the World Fantasy Award, Swan Song has become a modern classic, called “a chilling vision that keeps you turning pages to the shocking end” by John Saul and “a long, satisfying look at hell and salvation” by Publishers Weekly.
 
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