Bedtime Stories (Everyman's Library Pocket Classics Series)
- Publish Date: 2011-03-01
- Binding: Hardcover
As Scheherezade proved long ago, good stories make the best bedtime entertainment. The tales collected here represent the essence of the storytellers art, with its ancient roots in fantastical legends and tales told around a fire.
In Bedtime Stories, great writers of the past two centuries explore the boundaries between the real and the unreal, between waking and dreaming. From the surreal night visions of Nathaniel Hawthornes Young Goodman Brown to the unspeakable horror that haunts two little girls in A. S. Byatts The Thing in the Forest, from Washington Irvings comical The Legend of Sleepy Hollow to Ursula K. LeGuins sly perspective on Sleeping Beauty in The Poacher, these spellbinding stories transform the stuff of fables and fairy tales into high art. Isak Dinesen, Vladimir Nabokov, Angela Carter, Julio Cortzar, Steven Millhauser, Neil Gaiman, Haruki Murakami, and many more mingle their voices in this one-volume gateway to dreams--the perfect bedside companion for fiction lovers everywhere.