By H. P. Lovecraft
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THE DUNWICH HORROR AND OTHER WEIRD TALES By H. P. Lovecraft
AMONG WRITERS in the tradition of Edgar Allan Poe, few have achieved the heights of the macabre reached by Howard Phillips Lovecraft. Unique in the field, Lovecraft is the one American author of our time whose work challenges comparison with the best in the field from England--that of Arthur Machen, Algernon Blackwood and M. R. James. His creation of the utterly unique mythology of Cthulhu was a brilliantly conceived departure from the conventional in supernatural fiction. Many of his stories--notably "The Rats in the Walls," "The Dunwich Horror," "The Music of Eric Zann," and "The Thing on the Doorstep"--have become staple fare for anthologies in the genre.
H. P. Lovecraft (1890-1937) was a New England writer, the majority of whose supernatural stories appeared in Weird Tales
magazine from 1926 to 1937. He was the author of The Outsider and Others
and Beyond the Wall of Sleep
, two omnibus collections both now out of print, of Marginalia
, and, in collaboration with August Derleth, a novel, The Lurker at the Threshold
.This special edition of
THE DUNWICH HORROR AND OTHER WEIRD TALES by H. P. Lovecraft has been made available to the Armed Forces of the United States through an agreement with the original publisher, Arkham House, Sauk City.
Editions for the Armed Services, Inc., a non-profit organization established by the Council on Books in Wartime
(sample page from Pickman's Model, from the opening line "You needn't think I'm crazy, Eliot..." to "...I think you'll understand before I'm through why I don't tell the police." with left margin of following page)