The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories
A collection of stories from H.P. Lovecraft, the unrivaled master of early-twentieth-century horror
Frequently imitated and widely influential, H. P. Lovecraft reinvented the horror genre for the twentieth century. Discarding witches and ghosts, he envisaged mankind as an outpost of dwindling sanity in a chaotic and malevolent universe. S. T. Joshi makes his selection from the early tales of nightmares and madness to the overpowering cosmic terror of 'The Call of Cthulhu'. This is the first paperback edition to include the definitive corrected texts of these classics of American fantasy fiction.
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‘I think it is beyond doubt that H. P. Lovecraft has yet to be surpassed as the twentieth century’s greatest practitioner of the classic horror tale.' Stephen King
'You begin to see that Lovecraft really is the big influence that any self-respecting schlock-merchant says he is; and when one considers that about 50 per cent of X-Files episodes deal with similar material, yet, pound for pound, to far lesser effect, his prescience and novelty seem more and more remarkable.' Nicholas Lezard, The Guardian