The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories
A definitive collection of stories from the unrivaled master of twentieth-century horror
"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.
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Review: The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird StoriesUser Review - Goodreads
This, the first of three volumes of Lovecraft tales edited by ST Joshi is--as are the other two--chronological, featuring a selection of tales from the earliest to the very last. (An odd ... Read full review
Review: The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird StoriesUser Review - Jamie Adams - Goodreads
It was such a struggle to get through this. I feel like i've run a marathon. I really enjoyed a couple of these stories but the majority I found really hard to read. I know that Lovecraft is famed for ... Read full review