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H.P. Lovecraft's Book of the Supernatural:…

H.P. Lovecraft's Book of the Supernatural: 19 Classics of the Macabre,… (2006)

by H.P. Lovecraft (Editor & Foreword), Stephen Jones (Editor & Introduction)

Other authors: Ambrose Bierce (Contributor), Randy Broecker (Illustrator), F. Marion Crawford (Contributor), Villiers de l'Isle Adam (Contributor), Guy de Maupassant (Contributor)15 more, Arthur Conan Doyle (Contributor), Erckmann-Chatrian (Contributor), Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman (Contributor), Charlotte Perkins Gilman (Contributor), Lafcadio Hearn (Contributor), William Hope Hodgson (Contributor), Washington Irving (Contributor), Rudyard Kipling (Contributor), Arthur Machen (Contributor), Fitz James O'Brien (Contributor), Edgar Allan Poe (Contributor), May Sinclair (Contributor), Robert Louis Stevenson (Contributor), Bram Stoker (Contributor), H.R. Wakefield (Contributor)

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A nice collection of 19th and early 20th century horror shorts. The works are all introduced by selections from Lovecraft's Supernatural Horror in Literature, a book to which this makes a nice companion. Since the stories are older, some of them seem hackenyed and dull by modern standards, while others still retain a certain creepiness. Recommended for anyone interested in Lovecraft and his inspirations or the weird/horror tradition in general. ( )
  CarlosMcRey | Sep 25, 2007 |
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Lovecraft, H.P.Editor & Forewordprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Jones, StephenEditor & Introductionmain authorall editionsconfirmed
Bierce, AmbroseContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Broecker, RandyIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Crawford, F. MarionContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
de l'Isle Adam, VilliersContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
de Maupassant, GuyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Doyle, Arthur ConanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Erckmann-ChatrianContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Freeman, Mary Eleanor WilkinsContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Gilman, Charlotte PerkinsContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hearn, LafcadioContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hodgson, William HopeContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Irving, WashingtonContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kipling, RudyardContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Machen, ArthurContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
O'Brien, Fitz JamesContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Poe, Edgar AllanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Sinclair, MayContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Stevenson, Robert LouisContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Stoker, BramContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Wakefield, H.R.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed

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Synopsis "For anyone interested even faintly in good horror writing, what we have here is pure gold: Lovecraft's own selection of the best the genre has to offer, along with his comments on the individual stories. Talk about the horse's mouth! This book is long overdue." - Peter Straub "Lovecraft opened the way for me, as he had done for others before me -- Robert Bloch, Fritz Leiber, and Ray Bradbury among them. The reader would do well to remember that it is his shadow, so long and gaunt, and his eyes, so dark and puritanical, which overlie almost all of the important horror fiction that has come since." - Stephen King "The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear." - H.P. Lovecraft

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