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    DescriptionIn 1927, H. P. Lovecraft published a 30,000?word essay titled "Supernatural Horror in Literature." In it, the father of American horror writing, whose tales presented one of the earliest scholarly studies of the supernatural in fiction, defined the horror story as one in which "a certain atmosphere of breathless and unexplainable dread of outer, unknown forces must be present." With H. P. Lovecraft's Book of the Supernatural, Stephen Jones uses Lovecraft's essay as inspiration for an anthology of nineteen selections, each preceded by an excerpt from Lovecraft. Includes the following: "The Tale of the German Student" by Washington Irving, "Markheim" by Robert Louis Stevenson, "Who Knows?" by Guy de Maupassant, "The Invisible Eye" by Erckmann?Chatrian, "The Torture" by Hope by Villiers de l'Isle Adam, "Ms. Found in a Bottle" by Edgar Allan Poe, "What Was It?" by Fitz James O'Brien, "The Middle Toe of the Right Foot" by Ambrose Bierce, "The Turn of the Screw" by Henry James, "The Dead Smile" by F. Marion Crawford, "The Wind in the Rose?Bush" by Mary E. Wilkins?Freeman, "The Yellow Wallpaper" by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, "The Recrudescence of Imray" by Rudyard Kipling, "The Hands of Karma (Ingwa?banashi)" by Lafcadio Hearn, "The Burial of the Rats" by Bram Stoker, "The Red Lodge" by H. R. Wakefield, "The Captain of the Pole?Star" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, "The Villa Desiree" by May Sinclair, "The Voice in the Night" by William Hope Hodgson, and "Novel of the White Powder" by Arthur Machen. The book also includes a short essay from Lovecraft himself, "Notes on Writing Weird Fiction," in which he lays out tips and rules for mastering the form.


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    Title
    H.P. Lovecraft's Book of the Supernatural
    Subtitle
    20 Classic Tales of the Macabre, Chosen by the Master of Horror Himself
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) H P Lovecraft, Narrator Bronson Pinchot, Narrator Steven Crossley, Narrator Davina Porter, Narrator Mark Peckham, Narrator Madeleine Lambert
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 150 mm
    Thickness: 38 mm
    Weight: 204 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781620642078
    ISBN 10: 1620642077
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: HOR
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.4
    Abridged Dewey: 813
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    LC classification: PS
    DC22: FIC
    BIC subject category V2: FK
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 51110
    Ingram Subject Code: JF
    Libri: I-JF
    BISAC V2.8: FIC024000
    Edition
    Unabridged
    Edition statement
    Unabridged
    Publisher
    AudioGo
    Imprint name
    AudioGo
    Publication date
    27 November 2012
    Publication City/Country
    North Kingstown, RI
    Author Information
    Howard Phillips Lovecraft, of Providence, Rhode Island, was an American author of horror, fantasy and science fiction. Although Lovecraft's readership was limited during his life, his reputation has grown over the decades. He is now commonly regarded as one of the most influential horror writers of the 20th Century, exerting widespread and indirect influence, and is frequently compared to Edgar Allan Poe.