Introduction by Harlan Ellison.
Descend into the nerve-shattering realm of America's master of horror, H. P. Lovecraft – to a dank place where gloomy maelstroms await the unwary, where the unnatural is surpassed only by the unspeakable, and where all pleasure is perverse. Take a chance... All you can lose is your sanity.
The Doom That Came to Sarnath – The magnificent city had wealth beyond measure, but no riches could save it from a ghastly day of reckoning.
The Shunned House – He vowed to rid the odious structure of the brooding horror that clung to it, but evil would not go gently.
The Dream Quest of Unknown Kadath – Desperate to understand his tormenting vision, one man begins a forbidden and nightmarish journey.
The Tomb – The old Hyde family crypt held a gruesome attraction for a boy, until he communed with the dead and learned their secrets.
The Shadow Out of Time – The quest to understand the devouring force that once possessed a scholar leads a man to the other side of the world, where all will be revealed in one hideous, unholy night.
PLUS ELEVEN OTHER MACABRE TALES OF PURE TERROR
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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