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The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories

H. P. Lovecraft - Author

S. T. Joshi - Editor/introduction

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ISBN 9780141182346 | 448 pages | 01 Oct 1999 | Penguin Classics | 5.07 x 7.79in | Adult
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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.
The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories Introduction
Suggestions for Further Reading
A Note on the Text

Dagon
The Statement of Randolph Carter
Facts Concerning the Late Arthur Jermyn and His Family
Celephais
Nyarlathotep
The Picture in the House
The Outsider
Herbert West - Reanimator
The Hound
The Rats in the Walls
The Festival
He
Cool Air
The Call of Cthulhu
The Colour Out of Space
The Whisperer in Darkness
The Shadow Over Innsmouth
The Haunter of the Dark

Explanatory Notes

‘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