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First published in 1812, Fantasmagoriana has become one of the most seminal ghost-story anthologies of all time.

Originally collected as a French translation of eight German-language tales, Fantasmagoriana famously led to the creation of such works as the horror-classic novel Frankenstein, the short story “The Vampyre” (a progenitor to the fantasy vampire genre), the novella “Ernestus Berchtold; or, The Modern Oedipus,” the poem “Manfred,” and more.

In 1813, the anthology was partially translated into English as Tales of the Dead, excluding three of the original stories while adding in one new, and inspiring an even wider audience to delight in stories of the ghostly and macabre.

Now, for the first time, both Fantasmagoriana and Tales of the Dead have been combined with all stories into one English-language volume, in this beautifully presented showcase by Dark Moon Books!

Also included within are:

• Original English translations by Anna Ziegelhof
• Introduction by award-winning author Lisa Morton
• Annotations by noted literary editor Leslie S. Klinger
• Illustrations, biographies, reading list, and more!

Open yourself to FANTASMAGORIANA DELUXE, and to all that is weird, ghostly, and wonderous!

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  Hardback (with dust jacket) ISBN-13: 978-1-949491-55-5   Edited by Eric J. Guignard and Leslie S. Klinger  
  Trade Paperback ISBN-13: 978-1-949491-53-1   Original English translations by Anna Ziegelhof  
  ebook ISBN-13: 978-1-949491-54-8   Annotated by Leslie S. Klinger  
  Library of Congress Control Number: 2023937421   Published by Dark Moon Books  
  First edition published November 28, 2023   Number of pages: 242 (about 78,500 words)  
  Cataloged at ISFDB here (PENDING)   Made in the United States of America  
  * Download the Press Release HERE! *  
  Fascinating and enjoyable in the extreme.   Black Gate Magazine  
  Long overdue . . . and enlivening.   Rue Morgue Magazine  
  An important work; rich in quality while also being fun and entertaining.”   The Big Thrill Magazine  

• Introduction by Lisa Morton
• Preface of the French Translator by Jean-Baptiste Benoît Eyriès
• “The Spectre-Barber" by Johann Karl August Musäus (translated into English by Sarah Elizabeth Utterson)
• “The Family Portraits" by Johann August Apel (translated into English by Sarah Elizabeth Utterson)
• “The Death’s Head" by Friedrich Laun (translated into English by Sarah Elizabeth Utterson)
• “The Death-Bride" by Friedrich Laun (translated into English by Sarah Elizabeth Utterson)
• “The Fated Hour" by Friedrich Laun (translated into English by Sarah Elizabeth Utterson)
• “The Revenant" by Friedrich Laun (translated into English by Anna Ziegelhof)
• “The Grey Chamber, a True Story" by Heinrich Clauren (translated into English by Marjorie Bowen; second half by Anna Ziegelhof)
• “The Black Chamber, an Anecdote" by Johann August Apel (translated into English by Anna Ziegelhof)
• Advertisement (or, Preface of the English Translator) by Sarah Elizabeth Utterson
• “The Storm" by Sarah Elizabeth Utterson
• A Brief Publication Account for Each Story by Eric J. Guignard
• Suggested Further Reading of Related Fiction by Eric J. Guignard
• With Annotations by Leslie S. Klinger

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