Fantastic Tales: Visionary and Everyday  

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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.

Fantastic Tales: Visionary and Everyday is an anthology of fantastic tales by Italian author Italo Calvino, first published in Italian in 1983.

Included are works by Jan Potocki, Joseph von Eichendorff, E.T.A. Hoffmann, Sir Walter Scott, Honoré de Balzac, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Joseph Sheridan le Fanu, Auguste Villiers de l'Isle-Adam ("The Very Image"), Guy de Maupassant, Edgar Allan Poe, Rudyard Kipling, H. G. Wells, Charles Dickens, Ivan Turgenev, and Nikolai Gogol.


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 / Théophile Gautier -- The Venus of Ille / Prosper Mérimée -- The ghost and the bonesetter / Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu -- II. The Everyday Fantasic of the Nineteenth 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.

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