The Call of Cthulhu and At the Mountains of Madness: Two Tales of the Mythos : Two Tales of the Mythos, Paperback / softback Book

The Call of Cthulhu and At the Mountains of Madness: Two Tales of the Mythos : Two Tales of the Mythos Paperback / softback

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This single-volume edition features a pair of H. P. Lovecraft's best and most popular tales of horror and fantasy: "The Call of Cthulhu," praised by Conan the Barbarian creator Robert E.

Howard as "a masterpiece, which I am sure will live as one of the highest achievements of literature," and "At the Mountains of Madness," hailed as "first-water, true-blue science fiction" by Theodore Sturgeon. Originally published by Weird Tales magazine in 1928, "The Call of Cthulhu" recounts the discovery of a mysterious box among the personal effects of a recently deceased archaeologist.

The box's contents-a disturbing bas-relief sculpture and manuscripts hinting at forbidden knowledge-offer sinister clues about a secret cult and its attempts to resurrect an ancient monster that will envelop the planet in chaos. "At the Mountains of Madness," serialized in 1936 in Astounding Stories magazine, traces a disastrous expedition to the Antarctic that uncovers an abandoned city haunted by an unnamed evil.

Both stories contributed to the formation of the Cthulhu Mythos, the framework for a shared universe that has inspired countless writers, musicians, readers, and visual artists.

These enormously influential tales are must-reads for all fans of speculative fiction.

Information

  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Horror & ghost stories
  • ISBN: 9780486826813

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