Fantastic Tales by I.U. Tarchetti

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The first Gothic tales published in the Italian language, Tarchetti's eerie stories recall those of the supreme writers of the genre—Edgar Allan Poe, E. T. A. Hoffmann, and Mary Shelley

A macabre evocation of obsessive love beyond the grave, a nobleman possessed by the soul of a servant girl, a man's mysterious phobia of the letter U, and the unexpected gift of everlasting life becoming a dreaded, endless curse—these are just some of the themes contained in this collection of Tarchetti's shorter fiction.


About I.U. Tarchetti

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Venuti is Professor of English at Temple University, Philadelphia.
Published January 1, 1992 by Mercury House Neglected Literary Classics. 200 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Horror. Fiction

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Tarchetti (1839-1869) has been called an Italian Edgar Allan Poe, and in these nine exceptionally well-translated tales he does indeed share Poe's fascination with the gothic.

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