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The Thing on the Doorstep and Other Weird Stories - H.P. Lovecraft, S.T. Joshi
The Thing on the Doorstep and Other Weird Stories
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Howard Phillips Lovecraft's unique contribution to American literature was a melding of traditional supernaturalism (derived chiefly from Edgar Allan Poe) with the genre of science fiction that emerged in the early 1920s. This new Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics edition brings together a dozen... show more
Howard Phillips Lovecraft's unique contribution to American literature was a melding of traditional supernaturalism (derived chiefly from Edgar Allan Poe) with the genre of science fiction that emerged in the early 1920s. This new Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics edition brings together a dozen of the master's tales-from his early short stories "Under the Pyramids" (originally ghostwritten for Harry Houdini) and "The Music of Erich Zann" (which Lovecraft ranked second among his own favorites) through his more fully developed works, "The Dunwich Horror," The Case of Charles Dexter Ward, and At the Mountains of Madness. The Thing on the Doorstep and Other Weird Stories presents the definitive corrected texts of these works, along with Lovecraft critic and biographer S. T. Joshi's illuminating introduction and notes to each story. Author Biography: Howard Phillips Lovecraft (1890-1937) was born in Providence, Rhode Island, where he spent most of his life. His relatively small body of work-three novels and sixty short stories-has nevertheless exercised an incalculable influence on horror and supernatural fiction.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780142180037 (0142180033)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 443
Edition language: English
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Horror, Dark Fantasy
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Danielle's Reading Adventures
Danielle's Reading Adventures rated it
3.0
HP Lovecraft's volume The Thing at the Doorstep and other stories is pretty good. Lovecraft has quite an imagination. However I am quite sure that one cannot read too much Lovecraft at one time. His writing style is so unique and in some ways taxing, that it is best to break up reading him. The Ca...
FriedEgg
FriedEgg rated it
4.0 The Thing on the Doorstep and Other Weird Stories (Penguin Modern Classics)
An ecclectic mix of dark and disturbing tales spanning his career. Some really good stories here but overall, not as strong as the other collection I have read: "Call of Cthulu and other stories".
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