The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) (häftad)
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Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
448
Utgivningsdatum
2012-04-05
Upplaga
Special ed
Förlag
Penguin Classics
Originalspråk
English
Medarbetare
Joshi, S. T.
Illustratör/Fotograf
Travis Louie
Dimensioner
208 x 142 x 33 mm
Vikt
545 g
Antal komponenter
1
Komponenter
,
ISBN
9780143106487
The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) (häftad)

The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

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A definitive collection of stories from the unrivaled master of twentieth-century horror in a Penguin Classics Deluxe edition with cover art by Travis Louie. Frequently imitated and widely influential, Howard Philips Lovecraft reinvented the horror genre in the 1920s, discarding ghosts and witches and instead envisioning mankind as a tiny outpost of dwindling sanity in a chaotic and malevolent universe. S. T. Joshi, Lovecraft's preeminent interpreter, presents a selection of the master's fiction, from the early tales of nightmares and madness such as "The Outsider" to the overpowering cosmic terror of "The Call of Cthulhu." More than just a collection of terrifying tales, this volume reveals the development of Lovecraft's mesmerizing narrative style and establishes him as a canonical- and visionary-American writer.
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I think it is beyond doubt that H. P. Lovecraft has yet to be surpassed as the twentieth century's greatest practitioner of the classic horror tale -- Stephen King

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H.P. Lovecraft was born in Providence, Rhode Island in 1890. He was self-educated and lived in his birthplace all his life, working as a freelance writer, journalist, and ghostwriter. His best work - including some sixty or so short stories - was published from 1923 onwards in the pulp magazine Weird Tales. He died in 1937, in poverty and virtually unknown; today he is recognized as one of the great masters of supernatural fiction.