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The classic horror stories

Author: H P Lovecraft; Roger Luckhurst
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 survived  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Chronologies
Horror fiction
Short stories
Chronology
Named Person: H P Lovecraft; H P Lovecraft
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: H P Lovecraft; Roger Luckhurst
ISBN: 9780199639571 0199639574
OCLC Number: 818735522
Notes: "The selections of stories for this anthology primarily focus on Lovecraft's work after his return ... from New York in 1926"--Page xxix.
Issued in dust-jacket.
Description: xxxvi, 487 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Note on the text --
Select bibliography --
A chronology of H.P. Lovecraft --
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 --
Appendix: Introductin from "Supernatural horror in literature" --
Explanatory notes.
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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