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  • Published: 1 June 2011
  • ISBN: 9780099528487
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 560
  • RRP: $14.99

The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Tales




It’s science fiction from the masters of the genre! Special 3-D cover design PLUS each book comes with 3D glasses!

An introduction to the weird and unsettling world of H.P. Lovecraft, master of horror and pioneer of 'weird fiction'.

Between these pages you will find things that lurk, things that scurry in the walls, things that move unseen, things that have learnt to walk that ought to crawl, unfathomable blackness, unconquerable evil, inhuman impulses, abnormal bodies, ancient rites, nameless lands best left undiscovered, thoughts best left unspoken, doors best left closed, names best forgotten. You have been warned.

  • Published: 1 June 2011
  • ISBN: 9780099528487
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 560
  • RRP: $14.99

About the author

H. P. Lovecraft

Howard Phillips Lovecraft was born in Providence, Rhode Island on August 20, 1890. His father, a traveling salesman, suffered a nervous breakdown three years later and was hospitalised until his death in 1898, from a form of syphilis. Lovecraft's family experienced financial difficulties after the death of his grandfather in 1904, and the shame of this deeply affected the young writer. His relationship with his mother was severely troubled, and she was also hospitalised after a nervous breakdown in 1919. After a brief marriage and a period living in Brooklyn where he first began publishing his stories in the magazine Weird Tales, Lovecraft returned to Providence where he continued to write stories, and supported himself through ghost-writing. He continued to be plagued by money problems, and died in relative poverty on March 15, 1937. His numerous stories, novellas and poem were never collected and properly published during his lifetime.

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Praise for The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Tales

Dark, weird tales about tentacled beasts, ancient artifacts that ooze unidentifiable slime and baby-eating cultists eager to bring about the end of the world

New York Times

Lovecraft is the crucial link between Victorian Gothic and post-Sixties Horror, as well as a palpable influence on the mythology of Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Independent

His prescience and novelty seem more and more remarkable...shows a deeply modern horror at the universe

Nicholas Lezard, Guardian

Lovecraft found a voice that was profoundly his own -- and brought horror into the 20th century. His best stories sent the gothic into collision with science fiction and offered a bleak vision of a world whose thin veneer of civilization was being stripped away by an implacable zeal for knowledge

Washington Post

The founding father of what has become known as "weird fiction''...Lovecraft has nothing in common with Anita Brookner

Daily Telegraph

Lovecraft's over-the-top verbal styling and unique vision of crawling chaos and dread is one of the gems of the genre

Guardian

The twentieth century horror story's dark and baroque prince

Stephen King

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