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The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories

(1999)
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Collecting uniquely uncanny tales from the master of American horror, H.P. Lovecraft's The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories is edited with an introduction and notes by S.T. Joshi in Penguin Modern Classics.Credited with inventing the modern horror tradition, H.P., Lovecraft remade the genre in the early twentieth century. Discarding ghosts and witches, and instead envisaging mankind at the mercy of a chaotic and malevolent universe, Lovecraft's unique works would prove to be a huge influence on modern horror writers such as Stephen King. This selection of short stories ranges from early tales of nightmares and insanity such as 'The Outsider' and 'The Rats in the Walls' through the grotesquely comic 'Herbert West - Reanimator' and 'The Hound', to the extraterrestrial terror of 'The Call of Cthulhu', which fuses traditional supernaturalism with science fiction., Including the definitive corrected texts, this collection reveals the development of Lovecraft's mesmerising narrative style and establishes him as a hugely influential - and visionary - American writer.Howard Phillips Lovecraft (1890-1937), born in Providence, Rhode Island was self-educated and lived in his birthplace all his life, working as a freelance writer, journalist, and ghostwriter. Using many pen names, he contributed his supernatural/horror and science fiction/fantasy stories to various pulp magazines but his reputation as a writer rests mainly on the 60 or so stories he published in the pulp magazine Weird Tales starting in 1923. If you enjoyed The Call of Cthulhu, you might also like Arthur Machen's The White People and Other Weird Stories, available in Penguin Classics.'The twentieth century horror story's dark and baroque prince'Stephen King


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October 1999 : USA Hardback

Title: Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics)
Author(s): H P Lovecraft, S T Joshi
ISBN: 0-613-91087-7 / 978-0-613-91087-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tandem Library
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Paperback Editions

October 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories: (penguin Orange Collection)
Author(s): H P Lovecraft
ISBN: 0-14-312945-7 / 978-0-14-312945-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Random House USA Ex
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September 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) (Penguin Classics Deluxe Editions)
Author(s): H P Lovecraft
ISBN: 0-14-310648-1 / 978-0-14-310648-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
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June 2002 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories
Author(s): H P Lovecraft
ISBN: 0-14-118706-9 / 978-0-14-118706-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
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October 1999 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Call of Cthulhu And Other Weird Stories (Penguin Twentieth Century Classics S.)
Author(s): H Lovecraft, S Joshi
ISBN: 0-14-118234-2 / 978-0-14-118234-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
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March 2000 : USA Paperback
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Title: ["The Call of Cthulhu: And Other Weird Stories] [by: H. P. Lovecraft]
Author(s): H P Lovecraft
ISBN: 1-928909-05-1 / 978-1-928909-05-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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October 1999 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics)
Author(s): H P Lovecraft
Publisher: Penguin Classics
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