At the Mountains of Madness: The Definitive Edition

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Random House Publishing Group, Jun 14, 2005 - Fiction - 186 pages
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Introduction by China Miéville

Long acknowledged as a master of nightmarish visions, H. P. Lovecraft established the genuineness and dignity of his own pioneering fiction in 1931 with his quintessential work of supernatural horror, At the Mountains of Madness. The deliberately told and increasingly chilling recollection of an Antarctic expedition’s uncanny discoveries–and their encounter with untold menace in the ruins of a lost civilization–is a milestone of macabre literature.

This exclusive new edition, presents Lovecraft’s masterpiece in fully restored form, and includes his acclaimed scholarly essay “Supernatural Horror in Literature.” This is essential reading for every devotee of classic terror.

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User Review  - jrissman - LibraryThing

At the Mountains of Madness is unusual among Lovecraft's works, as its two halves are very different from each other. The first half of the story concerns the initial stages of an expedition to the ... Read full review

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User Review  - MrsLee - LibraryThing

An expedition to the Antarctic uncovers an ancient race of beings and their civilization. Also, giant, sightless penguins. What can I say? I was curious about this author, having heard of Cthulhu ... Read full review

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H. P. LOVECRAFT is one of the seminal horror authors of the twentieth century. He wrote more than one hundred stories, and achieved popular acclaim in such publications as Astounding Stories and Weird Tales. Though he died in 1937, the small press publisher Arkham House was established in 1939 to preserve Lovecraft’s works for future generations

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