Lovecraft is "the American writer of the twentieth century most frequently compared with Poe, in the quality of his art ... [and] its thematic preoccupations (the obsessive depiction of psychic disintegration in the face of cosmic horror)," writes Joyce Carol Oates in the New York Review of Books. Del Rey has reprinted Lovecraft's stories in three handsome paperbacks. This first volume collects 16 classic tales, including "The Rats in the Walls," "The Call of Cthulhu," "The Dunwich Horror," and "The Colour Out of Space." Introduction by Robert Bloch. Wraparound cover art by Michael Whelan.
This is the collection that true fans of horror fiction have been waiting for: sixteen of H.P. Lovecraft's most horrifying visions, including Lovecraft's masterpiece, THE SHADOW OUT OF TIME--the shocking revelation of the mysterious forces that hold all mankind in their fearsome grip.
"I think it is beyond doubt that H.P. Lovecraft has yet to be surpassed as the Twentieth Century's greatest practitioner of the classic horror tale."
The Kindle version only has SIX stories, not the full sixteen that the print version has. Of those, Darkness, seems a very odd choice.Published 24 days ago by David Siskin
This edition doesnt contain the 10 stories like the original The top review seen on my kindle is not for this book. I feel swindled.Published 4 months ago by Lady Maire
The best of the best from the master. Six tales of creep and horror. Each a lesson in what scares you.Published 5 months ago by Constance Anderson
I can remember reading these stories ago when I was a teenager. I can still the thrill of horror that Lovecraft created out of whole cloth. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Ron Braithwaite