THE SHADOW OVER INNSMOUTH
One of Lovecraft's most famous stories.
"A doomed Massachusetts fishing town whose population is obscenely corrupted by intermingling with a race of fiendish undersea creatures. Learning all this, the narrator attempts to flee. On the outskirts of town, he looks back and sees his pursuers 'in a limitless stream... surging inhumanly through the spectral moonlight in a grotesque, malignant saraband of fantastic nightmare.'" – Time Magazine
THE LURKING FEAR
"An entire upstate New York clan degenerates into thunder-crazed, shocking creatures with the hideous habits of man-eating moles." – Time Magazine
Howard Phillips Lovecraft (1890–1937) is a well known American horror, fantasy and science fiction author. He is especially known for creating the Cthulhu Mythos.
H. P. Lovecraft's readership was limited during his life, but his reputation has grown over the decades and he's regarded as one of the greatest and most influential horror writers of the 20th century. Lovecraft's short stories have inspired many authors, artists and directors.
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