The Horror in the Museum

The Horror in the Museum : Collected Short Stories

By (author) H. P. Lovecraft , Selected by M. J. Elliott , Introduction by M. J. Elliott , Series edited by David Stuart Davies

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With an Introduction by M.J. Elliott. 'My eyes, perversely shaken open, gazed for an instant upon a sight which no human creature could even imagine without panic, fear and physical exhaustion...' A wax museum in London boasts a new exhibit, which no man has seen and remained sane...A businessman is trapped in a train carriage with a madman who claims to have created a new and efficient method of capital punishment...A doctor plans a horrible revenge, using as his murder weapon an insect believed capable of consuming the human soul...Within these pages, some of H P Lovecraft's more obscure works of horror and science fiction can be found, including several fantastic tales from his celebrated Cthulhu Mythos. No true Lovecraft aficionado dare be without this volume.

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  • Paperback | 464 pages
  • 126 x 194 x 28mm | 322.05g
  • 05 Jan 2010
  • Wordsworth Editions Ltd
  • Herts
  • English
  • 1840226420
  • 9781840226423
  • 40,621

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Essential for HP completists

HP Lovecraft was an author of genius, but his brain for business was not quite so acute. This resulted in his performing revision work for other authors, which often paid better than his original stories. Which resulted in this book. Whilst some of the stories are weak and some downright poor, this is worth having for those that work: The Curse of Yig, The Mound and others. Lovecraft essentially took some concepts and fleshed them out with his fascinating style. Whilst some may be disappointing that Lovecraft is diluted slightly here, I would say that it also made him more adventurous and there is a geographical and thematic diversity not seen in his other anthologies.show more
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