The Dunwich Horror : and Other Stories, Paperback Book
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Deadly forces are about to be awakened ...In the degenerate, unliked backwater of Dunwich, Wilbur Whately, a most unusual child, is born.

Of unnatural parentage, he grows at an uncanny pace to an unsettling height, but the boy's arrival simply precedes that of a true horror: one of the Old Ones, that forces the people of the town to hole up by night, fearful for their lives, by day able only to trace the wreckage wrought by the gigantic, unseen monster. In this and other tales of the macabre, H. P. Lovecraft weaves unearthly fantasies of creatures beyond conception - existing between the spaces of the dimensions we know.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Horror & ghost stories
  • ISBN: 9780141038766



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This is the first collection of Lovecraft stories that I have read, and I was very disappointed. A dull motley of tales about families that keep themselves to themselves, haunted houses, foul smells and a menagerie of monsters straight out of The Mighty Boosh. Poor characterisation and far too many passages such as "...and now he filled me with the same dim feeling of blasphemous alienage and ineffable cosmic hideousness".In fairness, The Thing on the Doorstep wasn't bad, but by and large this is unrewarding bosh that wouldn't unsettle a five year old.

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