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Book Title: The Annotated Supernatural Horror in Literature

Author: H. P. Lovecraft

Book Description:

Lovecraft has always been one of my favorite authors, and I never get tired of rereading such tales as "The Dunwich Horror," "At the Mountains of Madness," "The Colour Out of Space," and "The Call of Cthulhu." Though best known for his fiction, Lovecraft was also an avid poet, letter writer, and essayist. "The Supernatural Horror in Literature," first published in 1927, was a prime example of the latter. This historical examination of the weird tale was fairly comprehensive in scope, starting with ancient supernatural stories, continuing on through the works of Poe, Bierce and Hawthorne, and finishing with contemporaries such as Blackwood and Dunsany. The extensive annotations and bibliographies supplied by pre imminent Lovecraft scholar/editor S. T. Joshi make this edition a must for both the Lovecraft enthusiast as well as fans of the horror genre.


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