The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories

The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories

Paperback - 2016
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"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 oThe Outsidero to the overpowering cosmic terror of oThe Call of Cthulhu.o 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. Table of Contents The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird StoriesIntroduction 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"
Publisher: New York, NY : Penguin Books, 2016.
ISBN: 9780143129455
Branch Call Number: Fic
Characteristics: 360 pages ; 20 cm.
Additional Contributors: Joshi, S. T. 1958-- Editor


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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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