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The classic horror stories

Author: H P Lovecraft; Roger Luckhurst
Publisher: Oxford, U.K. : Oxford University Press, 2013.
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H. P. Lovecraft (1890-1937) was a reclusive scribbler of horror stories for the American pulp magazines that specialized in Gothic and science fiction in the interwar years. He often published in Weird Tales and has since become the key figure in the slippery genre of "weird fiction." Lovecraft developed an extraordinary vision of feeble men driven to the edge of sanity by glimpses of malign beings that have  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Short stories
Horror fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: H P Lovecraft; Roger Luckhurst
ISBN: 9780199639571 0199639574
OCLC Number: 818735522
Description: xxxvi, 487 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Horror at Red Hook --
Call of Cthulhu --
Colour out of space --
Dunwich horror --
Whisperer in darkness --
At the mountains of madness --
Dreams in the witch-house --
Shadow over Innsmouth --
Shadow out of time.
Other Titles: Short stories.
Responsibility: H.P. Lovecraft ; edited by Roger Luckhurst.
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H. P. Lovecraft is a major writer of horror stories, in the genre of 'weird fiction'. This new edition brings together his core 'classic' fictions with a full contextual introduction, offering a  Read more...

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[Luckhurst] furnishes a satisfyingly wide-ranging introduction that situates Lovecraft's work in relation to his scientific materialist views and his rather chilly stance of "cosmic indifferentism". Read more...

 
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