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H. P. Lovecraft's Book of the Supernatural: 20 Classics of the Macabre, Chosen by the Master of Horror Himself

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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.

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"The reader would do well to remember that it is Lovecraft's shadow which overlies almost all of the important horror fiction."--Stephen King

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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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nrlymrtl, October 11, 2012 (view all comments by nrlymrtl)
Let me be honest. I wanted to fall in love with this genre that has been around since campfire ghost stories were invented through this book. But I didn’t. At first, I thought perhaps it was just a few of the earlier tales, where all the women are considered somewhat hysterical or silly and need to be protected and rescued. I moved through each story, waiting for that jewel that would be the door into the rest of the book and hence the whole field of the horror genre. Yet the stories overall remained predictable, with the main characters going about normal day to day activities until they glimpse something unusual which is chocked up to fatigue, silliness, perhaps insanity, and usually ending in a way that left so many questions unanswered that the story was not very satisfying.

With that said, if you are already in love with this genre, then you should check this collection out. I found Lovecraft’s introduction to each story to be the most fascinating part of the book �" his reasons for choosing each tale, his own fascination or appreciation of the author. It was definitely worth my time to find out that this genre probably won’t be one of my big book loves in life.
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ISBN:
9781933648019
Subtitle:
20 Classic Tales of the Macabre, Chosen by the Master of Horror Himself
Author:
Jones, Stephen G
Illustrator:
Broecker, Randy
Editor:
Jones, Stephen
Author:
Jones, Stephen
Author:
Jones, Steve
Publisher:
Pegasus
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
Supernatural
Subject:
Horror
Subject:
Horror tales, American
Subject:
Horror - General
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Publication Date:
20060801
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Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
, Y
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
8.00 x 5.00 in

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"Synopsis" by , "The reader would do well to remember that it is Lovecraft's shadow which overlies almost all of the important horror fiction."--Stephen King
"Synopsis" by , 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.

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