The Case of CHarles Dexter Ward

by H. P. Lovecraft
Release date: October 2016
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: horrorweird fiction
Tags: cthulhu mythos

A novella. Cover and interior illustrations by Pete Von Sholly.

In The Case of Charles Dexter Ward Lovecraft puts forth one of the most horrifying concepts of his career — a trio of grave-robbers are systematically rifling the tombs of the world’s most brilliant men — men who also possessed occult and arcane secrets thought to be long lost. In the hands of these monstrous ghouls, the dead are resurrected from bones and dust and extorted endlessly for their secrets! It’s the story also of a hapless young man who finds he is just a pawn in this deadly game and a doctor who discovers the plot and finds he is the only man who can fight it.


  • Introduction by S. T. Joshi
  • The Case of Charles Dexter Ward by H. P. Lovecraft
  • In Search of the Dread Ancestor: M. R. James’ “Count Magnus” and Lovecraft’s The Case of Charles Dexter Ward by Richard Ward
  • Count Magnus by M. R. James
  • Re-Animating Lovecraft by Brent V. Friedman
  • Some Thoughts, Observations, and Conundrums with Regard to The Case of Charles Dexter Ward by Pete Von Sholly


(updated 2016-11-10)

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