The Case of Charles Dexter WardH. P. Lovecraft
science fiction, fantasy, horror > weird fiction
A YOUNG MAN CURSED BY THE ULTIMATE INVOCATION OF EVIL
Incantations of black magic unearthed unspeakable horrors in a quiet town near Providence, Rhode Island. Evil spirits – whose memory lived on in half-understood legends and vile superstitions – lurked in underground caverns... waiting to be unleashed.
Driven by the spirit of his dead ancestor, a master of the black arts, Ward delved into his forbidden past and resurrected the darkest evil from beyond the grave... a supernatural force so gruesomely relentless that it twists genius to madness and kills without offering the mercy of death!
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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