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H. P. Lovecraft's Book of the Supernatural: 20 Classics of the Macabre, Chosen by the Master of Horror Himselfby Stephen G Jones
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Written by arguably the most important horror writer of the twentieth century, H. P. Lovecraft's 1927 essay "Supernatural Horror in Literature" traces the evolution of the genre from the early Gothic novels to the work of contemporary American and British authors. Throughout, Lovecraft acknowledges those authors and stories that he feels are the very finest the horror field has to offer: Washington Irving, Edgar Allan Poe, Henry James, Rudyard Kipling, Bram Stoker, Robert Louis Stevenson, Guy de Maupassant, Ambrose Bierce, and Arthur Conan Doyle, each prefaced by Lovecraft's own opinions and insights in their work. This chilling collection also contains Henry James' wonderfully atmospheric short novel . For every fan of modern horror, here is an opportunity to rediscover the origins of the genre with some of most terrifying stories ever imagined.
"The reader would do well to remember that it is Lovecraft's shadow which overlies almost all of the important horror fiction."--Stephen King
Written by one of the most important writers of the twentieth century, Lovecraft's 1927 essay "Supernatural Horror in Literature"traces the evolution of the genre from the early Gothic novels through to the work of contemporary American and British authors. Throughout Lovecraft acknowledges those writers and stories that are the very finest that the horror field has to offer: Edgar Allen Poe, Henry James, Rudyard Kipling, Bram Stoker, Robert Louis Stevenson, Guy de Maupassant, and Arthur Conan Doyle, among others. This chilling new collection also contains Henry James'wonderfully atmospheric short novel The Turn of the Screw.
Stephen Jonesis the winner of three World Fantasy Awards, three Bram Stoker Awards, three International Horror Guild Award, and a fifteen-time recipient of the British Fantasy Award. He lives in London.
About the Author
Stephen Jones is the winner of three World Fantasy Awards, three Horror Writers Bram Stoker Awards, three International Horror Guild Awards, as well as being a sixteen-time recipient of the British Fantasy Award. One of England's most acclaimed anthologists of horror and dark fantasy, he has more than eighty-five books to his credit.
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