Eldritch Tales : A Miscellany of the Macabre
Following on from the phenomenal success of NECRONOMICON comes ELDRITCH TALES. Howard Phillips Lovecraft died at the age of 47, but in his short life he turned out dozens of stories which changed the face of horror. His extraordinary imagination spawned both the Elder God Cthulhu and his eldritch cohorts, and the strangely compelling town of Innsmouth, all of which feature within these pages. This collection gathers together the rest of Lovecraft's rarely seen but extraordinary short fiction, including the whole of the long-out-of-print collection FUNGI FROM YOGGOTH. Many of these stories have never been available in the UK! Stephen Jones, one of the world's foremost editors of dark fiction, will complete the Lovecraft story in his extensive afterword, and award-winning artist Les Edwards will provide numerous illustrations for this must-have companion volume to NECRONOMICON.
- Hardback | 560 pages
- 160 x 236 x 48mm | 861.82g
- 01 Oct 2011
- Orion Publishing Co
- London, United Kingdom
- Special edition
- Special Collector's ed.
- black & white illustrations, black & white line drawings
""You need to read him--he's where the darkness starts." --Neil Gaiman" ""Lovecraft opened the way for me, as he had done for others before me." Stephen King"" ""He's an American original, whose influences on subsequent writers in the field is all-pervasive." Joyce Carol Oates"" ""You need to read himhe's where the darkness starts." Neil Gaiman"" ""H.P. Lovecraft is not only the essential link between Edgar Allan Poe and the present day, he has become an almost unimaginably influential force throughout the whole of our popular culture." Peter Straub""
About H. P. Lovecraft
Howard Phillips Lovecraft (1890-1937) is probably the most important and influential author of supernatural fiction of the 20th century. Since his untimely death, he has become acknowledged as a master of fantasy fiction, and a mainstream American writer second only to Edgar Allan Poe.