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Dark Tales

(2016)
A collection of stories by

 
 
For the first time in one volume, a collection of Shirley Jackson's scariest stories, with a foreword by PEN/Hemingway Award winner Ottessa Moshfegh

After the publication of her short story "The Lottery" in the New Yorker in 1948 received an unprecedented amount of attention, Shirley Jackson was quickly established as a master horror storyteller. This collection of classic and newly reprinted stories provides readers with more of her unsettling, dark tales, including the "The Possibility of Evil" and "The Summer People." In these deliciously dark stories, the daily commute turns into a nightmarish game of hide and seek, the loving wife hides homicidal thoughts and the concerned citizen might just be an infamous serial killer. In the haunting world of Shirley Jackson, nothing is as it seems and nowhere is safe, from the city streets to the crumbling country pile, and from the small-town apartment to the dark, dark woods. There's something sinister in suburbia.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Genre: Horror

Praise for this book

"An amazing writer." - Neil Gaiman


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Hardback Editions

October 2016 : UK Hardback
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Title: Dark Tales
Author(s): Shirley Jackson
ISBN: 0-241-29542-4 / 978-0-241-29542-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
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Paperback Editions

October 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Dark Tales
Author(s): Shirley Jackson
ISBN: 0-14-313200-8 / 978-0-14-313200-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books
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September 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Dark Tales (Penguin Modern Classics)
Author(s): Shirley Jackson
ISBN: 0-241-30849-6 / 978-0-241-30849-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
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Kindle Editions

October 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Dark Tales
Author(s): Shirley Jackson
Publisher: Penguin Classics
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October 2016 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Dark Tales (Penguin Modern Classics)
Author(s): Shirley Jackson
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU