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Published: 09 May 2013

528 Pages


ISBN: 9780199639571

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The Classic Horror Stories

H. P. Lovecraft
Edited by Roger Luckhurst

  • A new selection of Lovecraft's core 'classic' fictions, bringing together in one volume his most representative and influential tales.
  • The first collection to provide a full contextual introduction which explores the meaning of 'weird fiction' and offers a balanced assessment of the place of the author in relation to the Gothic tradition and American fiction in the 1920s and 1930s.
  • Includes an extract from Lovecraft's important critical essay, 'Supernatural Horror in Literature'.
  • Includes a chronology, bibliography, and notes to provide additional contextual interest.
  • Lovecraft's influence extends from Jorge Luis Borges to Stephen King, the films of the Alien series and the fantasy cinema of Guillermo del Toro.

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