The Dreams in the Witch House and Other Weird Stories
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The Dreams in the Witch House and Other Weird Stories

by H. P. Lovecraft
Release date: 2004
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: science fiction, fantasy, horrorweird fiction, short stories
Tags: cthulhu mythos

Edited with an introduction and notes by S. T. Joshi.

"The dreams were wholly beyond the pale of sanity..."

Plauged by insane nightmare visions, Walter Gilman seeks help in Miskatonic University's infamous library of forbidden books, where, in the pages of Abdul Alhazred's dreaded Necronomicon, he finds terrible hints that seem to connect his own studies in advanced mathematics with the fantastic legends of elder magic. "The Dreams in the Witch House," gathered together here with more than twenty tales of terror, exemplifies H. P. Lovecraft's primacy among twentieth-century American horror writers.

A companion volume to The Call of Cthulhu and The Thing on the Doorstep, this original Penguin Classics collection presents the definitive texts of the work, including a newly restored text of "The Shadow out of Time," along with S. T. Joshi's invaluable Introduction and Notes.

"Lovecraft's fiction is one of the cornerstones of modern horror... A unique and visionary world of wonder, terror, and delirium." – Clive Barker


  • Introduction by S. T. Joshi
  • Suggestions for Further Reading
  • A Note on the Texts
  • Polaris
  • The Doom That Came to Sarnath
  • The Terrible Old Man
  • The Tree
  • The Cats of Ulthar
  • From Beyond
  • The Nameless City
  • The Moon-Bog
  • The Other Gods
  • Hypnos
  • The Lurking Fear
  • The Unnamable
  • The Shunned House
  • The Horror at Red Hook
  • In the Vault
  • The Strange High House in the Mist
  • The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath
  • The Silver Key
  • Through the Gates of the Silver Key
  • The Dreams in the Witch House
  • The Shadow Out of Time
  • Explanatory Notes
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