Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos: Stories

Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos: Stories

by H. P. Lovecraft, Various

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Overview

"The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown."
—H. P. LOVECRAFT, "Supernatural Horror in Literature"

Howard Phillips Lovecraft forever changed the face of horror, fantasy, and science fiction with a remarkable series of stories as influential as the works of Poe, Tolkien, and Edgar Rice Burroughs. His chilling mythology established a gateway between the known universe and an ancient dimension of otherworldly terror, whose unspeakable denizens and monstrous landscapes—dread Cthulhu, Yog-Sothoth, the Plateau of Leng, the Mountains of Madness—have earned him a permanent place in the history of the macabre.

In Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos, a pantheon of horror and fantasy's finest authors pay tribute to the master of the macabre with a collection of original stories set in the fearsome Lovecraft tradition:

• The Call of Cthulhu by H. P. Lovecraft: The slumbering monster-gods return to the world of mortals.
• Notebook Found in a Deserted House by Robert Bloch: A lone farmboy chronicles his last stand against a hungering backwoods evil.
• Cold Print by Ramsey Campbell: An avid reader of forbidden books finds a treasure trove of deadly volumes—available for a bloodcurdling price.
• The Freshman by Philip José Farmer: A student of the black arts receives an education in horror at notorious Miskatonic University.

PLUS EIGHTEEN MORE SPINE-TINGLING TALES!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780345422040
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/14/1998
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 480
Sales rank: 395,221
Product dimensions: 5.32(w) x 8.28(h) x 0.94(d)

About the Author

Howard Phillips Lovecraft (1890-1937), commonly known as H. P. Lovecraft, was an American author known for his works of horror fiction (many of which have been adapted into movies). Having died in obscure poverty, he achieved posthumous fame for his books and stories. Today, he is best known for his take on The Call of Cthulhu. Because of his influence on contemporary writers and the development of his unique style known as "Lovecraftian," he is often compared to Edgar Allan Poe.

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