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The Dunwich Horror: and Other Stories

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The Dunwich Horror: and Other Stories by H.P. Lovecraft
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"Horror has never been more gripping"
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I may be bias, I may be a fan of H.P.Lovecraft, but there is simply no rival I can think of that does Cosmic horror and horror in general so well and executed so effortlessly. A wonderful edition to the bookshelf.

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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.

Author Biography

H. P. Lovecraft was born in 1890 in Providence, Rhode Island, where he lived most of his life. He wrote many essays and poems early in his career, but gradually focused on the writing of horror stories, after the advent in 1923 of the pulp magazine Weird Tales, to which he contributed most of his fiction. His relatively small corpus of fiction--three short novels and about sixty short stories--has nevertheless exercised a wide influence on subsequent work in the field, and he is regarded as the leading twentieth-century American author of supernatural fiction. H. P. Lovecraft died in Providence in 1937
Release date Australia
October 2nd, 2008
Pages
208
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Penguin Classics
Dimensions
111x181x15
ISBN-13
9780141038766
Product ID
2544791

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