The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories
A definitive collection of stories from the unrivaled master of twentieth-century horror
"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
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.
For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500átitles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust theáseries to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-dateátranslations by award-winning translators.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Lndlindsey - LibraryThing
The fact that I can spell Cthulhu without having to look it up says something about how much I like Lovecraft. His style is... out of style, but he created a masterful mythos. These are the stories I ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - elviomedeiros - LibraryThing
After ploughing through the hard-to-read, truncated, cyber-punk craziness of Neuromancer, I went to the more "simple" and "traditional" The Call of Cthulhu. Ahhh, Lovecraft, isn┤t it great to read ... Read full review