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The Call of Cthulhu, and Other Weird Stories
H.P. Lovecraft
publisher: Querido, Amsterdam, 2002

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Michel Houellebecq

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Long after his death, H. P. Lovecraft continues to enthrall readers with his gripping tales of madness and cosmic terror, and his effect on modern horror fiction continues to be felt - Stephen King, Anne Rice, and Clive Barker have acknowledged his influence. His unique contribution to American literature was a melding of Poe's traditional supernaturalism with the emerging genre of science fiction. Originally appearing in pulp magazines like Weird Tales in the 1920s and 1930s, Lovecraft's work is now being regarded as the most important supernatural fiction of the twentieth century.

Lovecraft's biographer and preeminent interpreter, S. T. Joshi, has prepared this volume of eighteen stories - from the early classics like 'The Outsider' and 'Rats in the Wall' to his mature masterworks, 'The Call of Cthulhu' and 'The Shadow Over Innsmouth'. The first paperback to include the definitive corrected texts, The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories reveals the development of Lovecraft's mesmerizing narrative style, and establishes him as a canonical - and visionary - American writer.


The Call of Cthulhu, and Other Weird Stories
S. T. Joshi presents a selection of H. P. Lovecraft's fiction, from the early tales of nightmares and madness such as 'The Outsider' and 'Rats in the Walls', through the grotesquely comic 'Herbert West - Reanimator' and 'The Hound' to the cosmic terror of 'The Shadow over Innsmouth'.
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