By H. P. Lovecraft
The entire Fiction of H.P. Lovecraft collects the author's novel, 4 novellas, and fifty-three brief tales. Written among the years 1917 and 1935, this assortment beneficial properties Lovecraft's trademark fantastical creatures and supernatural thrills, in addition to many bad and cautionary science-fiction subject matters, that experience motivated a few of state-of-the-art writers and filmmakers, together with Stephen King, Alan Moore, F. Paul Wilson, Guillermo del Toro, and Neil Gaiman. incorporated during this quantity areThe Case of Charles Dexter Ward, "The name of Cthulhu," "The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath," "At the Mountains of Madness," "The Shadow Over Innsmouth," "The colour Out of Space," "The Dunwich Horror," and plenty of extra hair-raising tales.
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