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Tales of H. P. Lovecraft (P.S.)

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ISBN13: 9780061374609
ISBN10: 0061374601
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When he died in 1937, destitute and emotionally as well as physically ruined, H. P. Lovecraft had no idea that he would one day be celebrated as the godfather of modern horror. A dark visionary, his work would influence an entire generation of writers, including Stephen King, Clive Barker, Neil Gaiman, and Anne Rice. Now, the most important tales of this distinctive American storyteller have been collected in a single volume by National Book Award-winning author Joyce Carol Oates.

In tales that combine the nineteenth-century gothic sensibility of Edgar Allan Poe with a uniquely daring internal vision, Lovecraft fuses the supernatural and mundane into a terrifying, complex, and exquisitely realized vision, foretelling a psychically troubled century to come. Set in a meticulously described New England landscape, here are harrowing stories that explore the total collapse of sanity beneath the weight of chaotic events—stories of myth and madness that release monsters into our world. Lovecraft's universe is a frightening shadow world where reality and nightmare intertwine, and redemption can come only from below.

About the Author

Joyce Carol Oates is the author of the forthcoming novel The Gravedigger's Daughter. She is a recipient of the National Book Award and the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction. She is also the recipient of the 2005 Prix Femina for The Falls. She is the Roger S. Berlind Distinguished Professor of the Humanities at Princeton University, and she has been a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters since 1978.

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Patchen, May 15, 2009 (view all comments by Patchen)
It is probably helpful to know that this is a collection of several H.P. Lovecraft short stories. I noticed that the description does not actually let you know which stories are in this edition.

There are 10 in this particular one. They are:
Outsider
The Music of Erich Zann
The Rats in the Walls
The Shunned House
The Call of Cthulhu
The Colour out of Space
The Dunwich Horror
At the Mountains of Madness
The Shadow over Innsmouth
The Shadow out of Time
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780061374609
Author:
Oates, Joyce Carol (edt)
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Selected by:
Oates, Joyce Carol
Selected:
Oates, Joyce Carol
Author:
Oates, Joyce Carol
Author:
by Joyce Carol Oates
Author:
Lovecraft, H.P.
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Horror - General
Subject:
Horror
Subject:
Horror fiction
Subject:
Supernatural
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series:
P.S.
Publication Date:
20070931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
7 x 7 in 13.60 oz

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