The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories: (Penguin Orange Collection)

By H. P. Lovecraft, S. T. Joshi

Part of the Penguin Orange assortment, a limited-run sequence of twelve influential and liked American classics in a daring sequence layout delivering a contemporary tackle the enduring Penguin paperback
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The name of Cthulhu and different bizarre Stories
often imitated and greatly influential, Howard Phillips Lovecraft reinvented the horror style within the 20th century, discarding ghosts and witches and as a substitute envisioning mankind as a tiny outpost of dwindling sanity in a chaotic and malevolent universe. This definitive assortment finds the advance of Lovecraft’s spell binding narrative sort and establishes him as a canonical—and visionary—American author.

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