The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories

The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories

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A definitive collection of stories from the unrivaled master of twentieth-century horror

"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

Frequently imitated and widely influential, Howard Philips Lovecraft reinvented the horror genre in the 1920s, discarding ghosts and witches and instead envisioning mankind as a tiny outpost of dwindling sanity in a chaotic and malevolent universe. S. T. Joshi, Lovecraft's preeminent interpreter, presents a selection of the master's fiction, from the early tales of nightmares and madness such as "The Outsider" to the overpowering cosmic terror of "The Call of Cthulhu." More than just a collection of terrifying tales, this volume reveals the development of Lovecraft's mesmerizing narrative style and establishes him as a canonical- and visionary-American writer.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 1999
ISBN: 9780141182346
0141182342
Characteristics: xxv, 420 p. ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Joshi, S. T. 1958-

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May 26, 2010

Brilliant tales by the master of cosmic horror. Lovecraft created a sub-genre and the central story of this anthology, "The Call of Cthulhu," inspired many others - Neil Gaiman, Stephen King, and Mike Mignola, to name a few.

A must-read for any lovers of horror, pulp adventure, Nietzschean perspective on human insignificance, or tentacles!

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