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The Call of Cthulhu
and Other Dark Tales

By H.P. Lovecraft
With an Introduction by Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock

Back Cover Text

“The twentieth century’s greatest practitioner
of the classic horror tale.”
—Stephen King about H. P. Lovecraft

A universe that is vaster, darker, and stranger than anything previously imagined comes to life in H. P. Lovecraft’s short stories. His “cosmic horror” shows that humans are insignificant in light of the vastness of time and space. The Lovecraftian twist is that powers at work in the universe possess the potential for the ultimate destruction of mankind.

Reprinted here are many of Lovecraft’s most famous works, including “The Call of Cthulhu” (1928), “The Dunwich Horror” (1929), and “The Shadow Over Innsmouth” (1936). These stories introduce readers to Lovecraft’s pantheon of “gods,” his fictitious New England geography and, of course, the Necronomicon, Lovecraft’s fictional book of occult secrets.


Howard Phillips Lovecraft was born in Rhode Island in 1890. When he was three, his father was admitted to an insane asylum, and by the time Lovecraft was eight he suffered his own “near-breakdown.” At the age of seven, he had begun writing short horror tales.


Bibliographic Information

The Call of Cthulhu and Other Dark Tales. By H.P. Lovecraft, With an Introduction by Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock. New York, NY: Barnes & Noble; 2009; ISBN 978-1-4351-1643-6; paperback; 480 pages.

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