Long after his death, H. P. Lovecraft continues to enthrall readers with his gripping tales of madness and cosmic terror, and his effect on modern horror fiction continues to be felt -- Stephen King, Anne Rice, and Clive Barker have acknowledged his influence. His unique contribution to American literature was a melding of Poe´s traditional supernaturalism with the emerging genre of science fiction. Originally appearing in pulp magazines like Weird Tales in the 1920s and 1930s, Lovecraft´s work is now being regarded as the most important supernatural fiction of the twentieth century. Lovecraft´s biographer and preeminent interpreter, S. T. Joshi, has prepared this volume of eighteen stories -- from the early classics like ´´The Outsider´´ and ´´Rats in the Wall´´ to his mature masterworks, ´´The Call of Cthulhu´´ and ´´The Shadow Over Innsmouth.´´ The first paperback to include the definitive corrected texts, The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories reveals the development of Lovecraft´s mesmerizing narrative style, and establishes him as a canonical -- and visionary -- American writer. A definitive collection of stories from the unrivaled master of twentieth-century horror ´´I think it is beyond doubt that H. P. Lovecraft has yet to be surpassed as the twentieth century´s greatest practitioner of the classic horror tale.´´ -Stephen King Frequently imitated and widely influential, Howard Philips Lovecraft reinvented the horror genre in the 1920s, discarding ghosts and witches and instead envisioning mankind as a tiny outpost of dwindling sanity in a chaotic and malevolent universe. S. T. Joshi, Lovecraft´s preeminent interpreter, presents a selection of the master´s fiction, from the early tales of nightmares and madness such as ´´The Outsider´´ to the overpowering cosmic terror of ´´The Call of Cthulhu.´´ More than just a collection of terrifying tales, this volume reveals the development of Lovecraft´s mesmerizing narrative style and establishes him as a canonical- and visionary-American writer. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
Fünfter Band der GESAMMELTEN WERKE von H. P. Lovecraft Inhalt: Der silberne Schlüssel Durch die Tore des Silberschlüssels Das Verschwinden des Juan Romero Die Straße Grauen in Red Hook Der Alchimist Er Das Unnennbare Das Mond-Moor Die Traumsuche nach dem unbekannten Kadath Bonusmaterial: H. P. Lovecraft: Wohnstätten und Reliquien von PoeH. Warner Munn: H. P. L.: Eine ErinnerungSamuel Loveman: Howard Phillips Lovecraft Joseph Payne Brennan: H. P. Lovecraft, eine Einschätzung
The Shadow over Innsmouth is a horror novella by American author H.P. Lovecraft, written in November-December 1931. It forms part of the Cthulhu Mythos, using its motif of a malign undersea civilization, and references several shared elements of the mythos, including place names, mythical creatures, and invocations. The Shadow over Innsmouth is the only Lovecraft story that was published in book form during his lifetime. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Man with a Cat. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/134710/bk_acx0_134710_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This collection contains an active table of contents (HTML), which makes reading easier to make it more enjoyable. The Stories included are: -The Nameless City -The Festival -The Colour Out of Space -The Call of Cthulhu -The Dunwich Horror -The Whisperer in Darkness -The Dreams in the Witch House -The Haunter of the Dark -The Shadow Over Innsmouth -Discarded Draft of ´´The Shadow Over Innsmouth´´ -The Shadow Out of Time -At the Mountains of Madness -The Case of Charles Dexter Ward -Azathoth -Beyond the Wall of Sleep -Celephaïs -Cool Air -Dagon -Ex Oblivione -Facts Concerning the Late Arthur Jermyn and His Family -From Beyond -He -Herbert West-Reanimator -Hypnos -In the Vault -Memory -Nyarlathotep -Pickman´s Model -The Book -The Cats of Ulthar -The Descendant -The Doom That Came to Sarnath -The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath -The Evil Clergyman -The Horror at Red Hook -The Hound -The Lurking Fear -The Moon-Bog -The Music of Erich Zann -The Other Gods -The Outsider -The Picture in the House -The Quest of Iranon -The Rats in the Walls -The Shunned House -The Silver Key -The Statement of Randolph Carter -The Strange High House in the Mist -The Street -The Temple -The Terrible Old Man -The Thing on the Doorstep -The Tomb -The Transition of Juan Romero -The Tree -The Unnamable -The White Ship -What the Moon Brings -Polaris -The Very Old Folk -Ibid -Old Bugs -Sweet Ermengarde, or, The Heart of a Country Girl -A Reminiscence of Dr. Samuel Johnson -The History of the Necronomicon
The Cthulhu Mythos was H.P. Lovecraft´s greatest contribution to supernatural literature. This anthology includes 23 of his weirdest tales, including ´The Call of Cthulhu´, ´The Colour Out of Space´, ´The Dunwich Horror´ and ´The Shadow Out of Time´.