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The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories (Penguin Classics Deluxe Editions)by H. P. Lovecraft
H. P. Lovecraft created a world full of frightful and disturbing creatures that would go on to influence popular culture in ways he could never have imagined. While he graced the pages of the Weird Tales pulp magazine, his work was never published in book format until after his death (aside from the crudely issued The Shadow over Innsmouth).
This handsome Penguin edition of The Call of Cthulhu boasts an impressive collection of Lovecraft's work and is a great introduction to the "cosmic horror" of the Cthulhu mythos.
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A definitive collection of stories from the unrivaled master of twentieth-century horror in a Penguin Classics Deluxe edition with cover art by Travis Louie.
"I think it is beyond doubt that H. P. Lovecraft has yet to be surpassed as the twentieth century's greatest practitioner of the classic horror tale." -Stephen King
Frequently imitated and widely influential, Howard Philips Lovecraft reinvented the horror genre in the 1920s, discarding ghosts and witches and instead envisioning mankind as a tiny outpost of dwindling sanity in a chaotic and malevolent universe. S. T. Joshi, Lovecraft's preeminent interpreter, presents a selection of the master's fiction, from the early tales of nightmares and madness such as "The Outsider" to the overpowering cosmic terror of "The Call of Cthulhu." More than just a collection of terrifying tales, this volume reveals the development of Lovecraft's mesmerizing narrative style and establishes him as a canonical- and visionary-American writer.
For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
A collection of stories from H.P. Lovecraft, the unrivaled master of early-twentieth-century horror Frequently imitated and widely influential, H. P. Lovecraft reinvented the horror genre for the twentieth century. Discarding witches and ghosts, he envisaged mankind as an outpost of dwindling sanity in a chaotic and malevolent universe. S. T. Joshi makes his selection from the early tales of nightmares and madness to the overpowering cosmic terror of 'The Call of Cthulhu'. This is the first paperback edition to include the definitive corrected texts of these classics of American fantasy fiction.
About the Author
H. P. Lovecraft (1890-1937) was born in Providence, Rhode Island, where he lived most of his life. His relatively small corpus of work- three short novels and about sixty short stories-has nevertheless exercised a wide influence on subsequent writing in the field.
S. T. Joshi is the editor of the Penguin Classics anthology American Supernatural Tales.
Travis Louie's work has appeared in magazines such as Hi Fructose and in art galleries in the U.S., Germany, and Italy.
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