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TOC: American Fantastic Tales edited by Peter Straub

[UPDATED to inlcude both volumes. Thanks, F.]

Here are the contents of The Library of America’s upcoming 2-volume anthology, American Fantastic Tales edited by Peter Straub:

American Fantastic Tales, Volume 1: Terror and the Uncanny from Poe to the Pulps

  1. “Somnambulism: A Fragment” by Charles Brockden Brown
  2. “The Adventure of the German Student” by Washington Irving
  3. “Berenice” by Edgar Allan Poe
  4. “Young Goodman Brown” by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  5. “The Tartarus of Maids” by Herman Melville
  6. “What Was It?” by Fitz-James O’Brien
  7. “The Legend of Monte del Diablo” by Bret Harte
  8. “The Moonstone Mass” by Harriet Prescott Spofford
  9. “His Unconquerable Enemy” by W. C. Morrow
  10. “In Dark New England Days” by Sarah Orne Jewett
  11. “The Yellow Wall Paper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
  12. “The Black Dog” by Stephen Crane
  13. “Ma’ame Pélagie” by Kate Chopin
  14. “Thurlow’s Christmas Story” by John Kendrick Bangs
  15. “The Repairer of Reputations” by Robert W. Chambers
  16. “The Dead Valley” by Ralph Adams Cram
  17. “The Little Room” by Madeline Yale Wynne
  18. “The Striding Place” by Gertrude Atherton
  19. “An Itinerant House” by Emma Francis Dawson
  20. “Luella Miller” by Mary Wilkins Freeman
  21. “Grettir at Thorhall-stead” by Frank Norris
  22. “Yuki-Onna” by Lafcadio Hearn
  23. “For the Blood Is the Life” by F. Marion Crawford
  24. “The Moonlit Road” by Ambrose Bierce
  25. “Lukundoo” by Edward Lucas White
  26. “The Shell of Sense” by Olivia Howard Dunbar
  27. “The Jolly Corner” by Henry James
  28. “Golden Baby” by Alice Brown
  29. “Afterward” by Edith Wharton
  30. “Consequences” by Willa Cather
  31. “The Shadowy Third” by Ellen Glasgow
  32. “Absolute Evil” by Julian Hawthorne
  33. “Unseen-Unfeared” by Francis Stevens
  34. “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  35. “The Curse of Everard Maundy” by Seabury Quinn
  36. “The King of the Cats” by Stephen Vincent Benét
  37. “The Jelly-Fish” by David H. Keller
  38. “Mr. Arcularis” by Conrad Aiken
  39. “The Black Stone” by Robert E. Howard
  40. “Passing of a God” by Henry S. Whitehead
  41. “The Panelled Room” by August Derleth
  42. “The Thing on the Doorstep” by H. P. Lovecraft
  43. “Genius Loci” by Clark Ashton Smith
  44. “The Cloak” by Robert Bloch
American Fantastic Tales, Volume 2: Terror and the Uncanny from the 1940s to Now

  1. “Evening Primrose” by John Collier (1940)
  2. “Smoke Ghost” by Fritz Leiber (1941)
  3. “Mysteries of the Joy Rio” by Tennessee Williams (1941)
  4. “The Refugee” by Jane Rice (1943)
  5. “Mr. Lupescu” by Anthony Boucher (1945)
  6. “Miriam” by Truman Capote (1945)
  7. “Midnight” by Jack Snow (1947)
  8. “Torch Song” by John Cheever (1947)
  9. “I’m Scared” by Jack Finney (1948)
  10. “The Daemon Lover” by Shirley Jackson (1949)
  11. “The Circular Valley” by Paul Bowles (1950)
  12. “The April Witch” by Ray Bradbury (1952)
  13. “Black Country” by Charles Beaumont (1954)
  14. “The Vane Sisters” by Vladimir Nabokov (1959)
  15. “Trace” by Jerome Bixby (1964)
  16. “Where the Woodbine Twineth” by Davis Grubb (1964)
  17. “Nightmare” by Donald Wandrei (1965)
  18. “I Have No Mouth And I Must Scream” by Harlan Ellison (1967)
  19. “Prey” by Richard Matheson (1969)
  20. “Events at Poroth Farm” by T.E.D. Klein (1972)
  21. “Hanka” by Isaac Bashevis Singer (1974)
  22. “Linneaus Forgets” by Fred Chappell (1977)
  23. “Novelty” by John Crowley (1983)
  24. “Mr. Fiddlehead” by Jonathan Carroll (1989)
  25. “Family” by Joyce Carol Oates (1989)
  26. “The Last Feast of Harlequin” by Thomas Ligotti (1990)
  27. “A Short Guide to the City” by Peter Straub (1990)
  28. “The General Who Is Dead” by Jeff VanderMeer (1996)
  29. “That Feeling, You Can Only Say What It Is in French” by Stephen King (1998)
  30. “The Long Hall on the Top Floor” by Caitlin R. Kiernan (1999)
  31. “Sea Oak” by George Saunders (2000)
  32. “Nocturne” by Thomas Tessier (2000)
  33. “The God of Dark Laughter” by Michael Chabon (2001)
  34. “Pop Art” by Joe Hill (2001)
  35. “Pansu” by Poppy Z. Brite (2003)
  36. “Dangerous Laughter” by Steven Millhauser (2003)
  37. “The Chambered Fruit” by M. Rickert (2003)
  38. “The Wavering Knife” by Brian Evenson (2004)
  39. “Stone Animals” by Kelly Link (2004)
  40. “Pat Moore” by Tim Powers (2004)
  41. “The Little Stranger” by Gene Wolfe (2004)
  42. “Dial Tone” by Benjamin Percy (2007)

[via Jeff VanderMeer]

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3 Comments on TOC: American Fantastic Tales edited by Peter Straub

  1. that’s the table of contents for volume two of American Fantastic Tales (the one including VanderMeer’s story, of course). you can see volume one’s here:

    http://www.loa.org/volume.jsp?RequestID=308&section=toc

  2. Thanks, F!  Post updated.

  3. This is most COOL! Thanks for the post.

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