Acknowledged master of the macabre, H.P. Lovecraft here collaborates with August Derleth to produce 16 unsettling tales of supernatural terrors, demons of the mind, ghostly apparitions and ghastly experiments. Awash in atmosphere and peopled by shadowy, sinister figures, these stories will delight fans of macabre horror, Gothic fantasy, and just plain good writing.
August William Derleth (1909–1971) was an American writer and anthologist. Though best remembered as the first publisher of the writings of H. P. Lovecraft, and for his own contributions to the Cthulhu Mythos genre of horror, Derleth was a prolific writer in several genres, including regional writings, historical fiction, poetry, detective fiction,science fiction, and biography.
August Derleth, a Guggenheim Fellow in 1938, considered his most serious work to be his ambitious Sac Prairie Saga, a series of fiction, historical fiction, poetry, and non-fiction naturalist works designed to memorialize life in the Wisconsin he knew. Derleth was a pioneering naturalist and conservationist in his writing.
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