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The Cats of Ulthar

(1920)
A Novella by

 
 
"The Cats of Ulthar" is a short story written by American fantasy author H. P. Lovecraft in June 1920. In the tale, an unnamed narrator relates the story of how a law forbidding the killing of cats came to be in a town called Ulthar. As the narrative goes, the city is home to an old couple who enjoy capturing and killing the townspeople's cats. When a caravan of wanderers passes through the city, the kitten of an orphan (Menes) traveling with the band disappears. Upon hearing of the couple's violent acts towards cats, Menes invokes a prayer before leaving town that causes the local felines to swarm the cat-killers' house and devour them. Upon witnessing the result, the local politicians pass a law forbidding the killing of cats.

Genre: Horror

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September 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Cats of Ulthar
Author(s): Howard Phillips Lovecraft
ISBN: 1-69206-610-2 / 978-1-69206-610-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Independently published
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Audio Editions

December 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Cats of Ulthar
Author(s): H P Lovecraft
Publisher: Digital Literature International
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December 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Cats of Ulthar
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December 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Cats of Ulthar
Author(s): H P Lovecraft
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December 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Cats of Ulthar
Author(s): H P Lovecraft
Publisher: Digital Literature International
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October 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Cats of Ulthar
Author(s): H P Lovecraft
Publisher: Audio Sommelier
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October 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Cats of Ulthar
Author(s): H P Lovecraft
Publisher: Audio Sommelier
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October 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Cats of Ulthar
Author(s): H P Lovecraft
Publisher: Audio Sommelier
Availability: Amazon CA   


October 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Cats of Ulthar
Author(s): H P Lovecraft
Publisher: Audio Sommelier
Availability: Amazon UK