The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories by H. P. Lovecraft & S. T. Joshi
(Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics)

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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 sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 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.
 

About H. P. Lovecraft & S. T. Joshi

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H. P. LOVECRAFT is one of the seminal horror authors of the twentieth century. He wrote more than one hundred stories, and achieved popular acclaim in such publications as Astounding Stories and Weird Tales. Though he died in 1937, the small press publisher Arkham House was established in 1939 to preserve Lovecraft's works for future generations
 
Published October 1, 1999 by Penguin Classics. 452 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Horror, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories HP Lovecraft, ed and int ST Joshi (Penguin, £7.99) Buy it at BOL I had always, ignorantly, thought poorly of HP Lovecraft: probably a matter of his fanbase, people with face-studs and an unhealthy interest in the macabre.

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Fantasy Literature

This version (there are others) is 4½ hours long and contains four important Lovecraftian stories: “The Call of Cthulhu,” “The Hound,” “The Dunwich Horror,” and “Dagon.” The narration is excellent;

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The Zone

A silent film, shot on a small budget with a largely amateur cast and crew (the director's movie experience is limited to a few uncredited prop design jobs), The Call Of Cthulhu nonetheless manages to distil everything that is great about Lovecraft and put it all on screen.

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Diehard GameFan

Unfortunately, while the adventure uses the mechanics behind the Call of Cthulhu system nicely, the adventure itself is an example of what happens when you don’t have some pretty intense Lovecraft fans vetting out what gets published.

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Diehard GameFan

This is up there with Children of the Storma s one of the best Monographs Chaosium has put out and whether you’re specially looking for more content for a Cthulhu Britannica campaign or you just want a meaty sourcebook to give you ideas for new adventures, Mysteries of Ireland is one Call of Cthu...

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