A definitive edition of stories by the master of supernatural fiction Howard Phillips Lovecraft's unique contribution to American literature was a melding of traditional supernaturalism (derived chiefly from Edgar Allan Poe) with the genre of science fiction that emerged in the early 1920s. This Penguin Classics edition brings together a dozen of the master's tales-from his early short stories "Under the Pyramids" (originally ghostwritten for Harry Houdini) and "The Music of Erich Zann" (which Lovecraft ranked second among his own favorites) through his more fully developed works, "The Dunwich Horror," The Case of Charles Dexter Ward, and At the Mountains of Madness. The Thing on the Doorstep and Other Weird Stories presents the definitive corrected texts of these works, along with Lovecraft critic and biographer S. T. Joshi's illuminating introduction and notes to each story. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
The Thing on the Doorstep by H. P. Lovecraft . Daniel Upton, the story's narrator, begins by telling that he has killed his best friend, Edward Derby, and that he hopes his account will prove that he is not a murderer... The Thing on the Doorstep is an important part of Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos.
First published in 1937 in “Weird Tales”, “The Thing on the Doorstep" is a horror short story by American author H. P. Lovecraft. The story revolves around the narrator Daniel Upton recounting the circumstances under which he was forced to kill his friend Edward Derby, who had dabbled too much in the dark arts and given up his body to an evil supernatural force with malign intentions. Part of our “Fantasy and Horror Classics” imprint, “The Thing on the Doorstep" constitutes a must-read for horror lovers and fans of Lovecraft's chilling work. Howard Phillips Lovecraft (1890–1937) was an American writer of supernatural horror fiction. Though his works remained largely unknown and did not furnish him with a decent living, Lovecraft is today considered to be among the most significant writers of supernatural horror fiction of the twentieth century. Other notable works by this author include: “At The Mountains of Madness”, “The Rats in the Walls”, and “The Shadow Over Innsmouth”. Read & Co. is publishing this classic novella now in a new edition with a dedication by George Henry Weiss.
The horror writer H. P. Lovecraft created a mythology that includes bizarre monsters, troubled communities, insane scholars and a library of books filled with forbidden lore. The Necronomicon, also referred to as the Book of the Dead, or under a purported original Arabic title of Kitab al-Azif, is a fictional grimoire (textbook of magic) appearing in stories by H. P. Lovecraft and his followers. The „Necronomicon“ plays an important role in the Cthulhu mythos—the mythology behind much of Lovecraft’s work involving extraterrestrial beings of immense power. Illustrated by D. Fisher and Olga Moss. Contents: -Dagon -Herbert West—Reanimator -The Lurking Fear -The Rats in the Walls -The Whisperer in Darkness -Cool Air -In the Vault -The Colour out of Space -The Horror at Red Hook -The Music of Erich Zann -The Shadow out of Time -The Dunwich Horror -The Haunter of the Dark -The Outsider -The Shunned House -The Unnamable -The Thing on the Doorstep -The Call of Cthulhu
Deadly forces are about to be awakened ... In the degenerate, unliked backwater of Dunwich, Wilbur Whately, a most unusual child, is born. Of unnatural parentage, he grows at an uncanny pace to an unsettling height, but the boy’s arrival simply precedes that of a true horror: one of the Old Ones, that forces the people of the town to hole up by night, fearful for their lives, by day able only to trace the wreckage wrought by the gigantic, unseen monster. In this and other tales of the macabre, H. P. Lovecraft weaves unearthly fantasies of creatures beyond conception – existing between the spaces of the dimensions we know.
Deformed albino Lavinia Whateley lives with her grotesque son and father in the remote village of Dunwich, Massachusetts. Growing from a child to a man in just ten years, her son Wilbur is feared by person and animal alike. His sorcerer grandfather, however, pays particular interest in him, teaching him witchcraft and the secrets of dark rituals. Suspicions are further raised in the local town as the family buys more and more cattle yet their herd never seems to grow in number, instead only developing wounds on their flesh. First published in 1929, “The Dunwich Horror” is a horror short story by American writer H. P. Lovecraft and one of the main stories of the Cthulhu Mythos. Howard Phillips Lovecraft (1890–1937) was an American writer of supernatural horror fiction. Though his works remained largely unknown and did not furnish him with a decent living, Lovecraft is today considered to be among the most significant writers of supernatural horror fiction of the twentieth century. Other notable works by this author include: “The Call of Cthulhu”, “The Rats in the Walls”, and “The Shadow Over Innsmouth”. A fantastic example of Lovecraftian horror not to be missed by fans of the genre. Read & Co. is publishing this classic work now as part of our “Fantasy and Horror Classics” imprint in a new edition with a dedication by George Henry Weiss.
H P Lovecraft s Tales in the Cthulhu Mythos A Collection of Short Stories Fantasy and Horror Classics
In the Lovecraftian universe there exists many terrible and horrifying things, from extraterrestrial gods and ancient secrets to zealous cults, supernatural beasts and beyond. Part of our "Fantasy and Horror Classics" imprint, this book contains a collection of Lovecraft's best horror short stories from the 'Cthulhu Mythos'. The stories include: “The Nameless City”, "The Unnamable", “The Call of Cthulhu”, “The Dunwich Horror”, “The Whisperer in the Darkness”, “Out of the Aeons”, “The Shadow over Innsmouth”, and "The Thing on the Doorstep". The perfect collection for horror lovers and fans of Lovecraft's terrifying fiction. Howard Phillips Lovecraft (1890–1937) was an American writer of supernatural horror fiction. Though his works remained largely unknown and did not furnish him with a decent living, Lovecraft is today considered to be among the most significant writers of supernatural horror fiction of the twentieth century. Read & Co. is publishing this classic collection of short stories now in a new edition complete with a dedication by George Henry Weiss.
One of H.P. Lovecraft's most famous creations, the city of Arkham, Massachusetts, plays a prominent role in many of the influential author's tales of the macabre. This collection of eight classic tales of horror all feature the Lovecraft Country locale, including "Herbert West-Reanimator," "The Unnamable," "The Colour Out of Space," "The Dunwich Horror," "The Shadow Over Innsmouth," "The Dreams of the Witch House," The Thing on the Doorstep," and "The Shadow Out of Time." Featuring lavish, full-color illustrations by painter Menton3 and an introduction by Arkham House editor and noted author Robert Weinberg, this is one book that true horror fans can't do without!