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At the Mountains of Madness
and Other Weird Tales

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

Back Cover Text

Multi-eyed protoplasmic entities, flesh-eating ghouls, animate corpses, time-traveling body snatchers and, yes, even huge albino penguins. These are some of the bizarre creatures that populate the universe created by American horror author H. P. Lovecraft. Lovecraft has influenced many of today’s most famous writers and artists, including Stephen King, Guillermo Del Toro, and H. R. Giger

This collection includes three selections from the Cthulhu Mythos: the novella At the Mountains of Madness, which is often considered Lovecraft’s masterpiece; “The Thing on the Doorstep”; and “The Shadow Out of Time.” In addition to including all the chilling “cyclopean vistas,” monstrous abominations, and appalling transformations, this collection also showcases his fantasy writing in stories such as “The Cats of Ulthar,” “The Silver Key,” and notably The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath.


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

At the Mountains of Madness and Other Weird Tales. By H.P. Lovecraft, With an Introduction by Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock. New York, NY: Barnes & Noble; 2009; ISBN 978-1-4351-1647-4; paperback; 336 pages.

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