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The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories

Lovecraft, H. P., 1890-1937 (Book - 1999 )
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Penguin Putnam
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.


Authors: Lovecraft, H. P. (Howard Phillips), 1890-1937
Statement of Responsibility: H.P. Lovecraft ; edited with an introduction and notes by S.T. Joshi
Title: The call of Cthulhu and other weird stories
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 1999
Characteristics: xxv, 420 p. ; 20 cm.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. xxi-xxiv)
Subject Headings: Horror tales, American
Topical Term: Horror tales, American
Additional Contributors: Joshi, S. T. - 1958-
LCCN: 99019100
ISBN: 0141182342
Research Call Number: JFD 00-9848
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May 26, 2010
  • The_Bill rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Brilliant tales by the master of cosmic horror. Lovecraft created a sub-genre and the central story of this anthology, "The Call of Cthulhu," inspired many others - Neil Gaiman, Stephen King, and Mike Mignola, to name a few.

A must-read for any lovers of horror, pulp adventure, Nietzschean perspective on human insignificance, or tentacles!

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