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Tales of the Cthulhu mythos

Format: Print Book 1990
Availability: Available at 1 Library 2 of 2 copies
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Summary
The golden anniversary of Arkham House appropriately is commemorated with this revised and expanded version of the famous 1969 anthology, which brings together many authors associated with the company's early years, plus younger writers who have come under the spell of Lovecraft's incomparable dreamworld: "The Call of Cthulhu, " and "The Haunter of the Dark" by H.P. Lovecraft; "The Return of the Sorcerer" and "Ubbo-Sathla" by Clark Ashton Smith; "The Black Stone" by Robert E. Howard; "The Hounds of Tindalos" and "The Space-Eaters" by Frank Belknap Long; "The Dwellers in Darkness" and "Beyond the Threshold" by August Derleth; "The Shambler from the Stars, " "The Shadow from the Steeple" and "Notebook Found in a Deserted House" by Robert Bloch; "The Salem Horror" by Henry Kuttner; "The Terror from the Depths" by Fritz Leiber; "Rising with Surtsey" by Brian Lumley; "Cold Print" by Ramsey Campbell; "The Return of the Lloigor" by Colin Wilson; "My Boat" by Joanna Russ; "Sticks" by Karl Edward Wagner; "The Freshman" by Philip Jose Farmer; "Jerusalem's Lot" by Stephen King and. "Discovery of the Ghooric Zone" by Richard A. Lupoff.
Contents
Call of Cthulhu / H.P. Lovecraft
Return of the sorcerer / Clark Ashton Smith
Ubbo-Sathla / Clark Ashton Smith
Black stone / Robert E. Howard
Hounds of Tindalos / Frank Belknap Long
Space eaters / Frank Belknap Long
Dweller in darkness / August Derleth
Beyond the threshold / August Derleth
Shambler from the stars / Robert Bloch
Haunter of the dark / H.P. Lovecraft
Shadow from the steeple / Robert Bloch
Notebook found in a deserted house / Robert Bloch
Salem horror / Henry Kuttner
Terror from the depths / Fritz Leiber
Rising with Surtsey / Brian Lumley
Cold print / Ramsey Campbell
Return of the Lloigor / Colin Wilson
My boat / Joanna Russ
Sticks / Karl Edward Wagner
Freshman / Philip JoseĢ Farmer
Jerusalem's lot / Stephen King
Discovery of the Ghooric zone / Richard A. Lupoff.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "This is not the first time out for this set of stories about the giant, malevolent extraterrestrials created by pulp horror writer par excellence H. P. Lovecraft. To make up for that fact, Jeffrey K. Potter's illustrations are new and the volume conforms with the four books of re-edited Lovecraft that Arkham House has recently put out (The Horror in the Museum and Other Revisions [BKL Mr 15 89] is the latest). Only two of Lovecraft's many Cthulhu tales--"The Call of Cthulhu" and "The Haunter of the Dark"--appear. The other 20 entries are by horror hands from Lovecraft's heyday and on--Robert E. Howard, Robert Bloch, Colin Wilson, Stephen King, etc. --Ray Olson"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "H. P. Lovecraft (1890-1937) was the premier horror writer of his time, and continues to exert an influence on practitioners of that dark art. Most of his work is unified by a common theme--the Cthulhu (kuh-tool-ew) Mythos--in which gods furtively control the fate of mortals, and a mere glimpse of the universe, by nature hostile, is enough to drive a man insane. A number of Lovecraft's peers borrowed the Mythos for use in their own stories, launching a tradition that continues in our day. This generous volume, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the founding of Arkham House (established to preserve Lovecraft's work in hardcover), features 22 Mythos stories by Lovecraft and 15 other writers, including the poetic Clark Ashton Smith, the action-oriented Robert E. Howard (creator of Conan the Barbarian), Arkham's co-founder August Derleth and the youngest of the original circle, Robert Bloch ( Psycho ). Modern writers include Colin Wison, Joanna Russ, Richard Lupoff, Karl Edward Wagner; and Ramsey Campbell, Fritz Leiber and Stephen King, who contribute especially fine work (noticeably absent is T.E.D. Klein). James Turner, who edited the volume, supplies a fine introduction. (Feb.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Lovecraft, H. P. -- (Howard Phillips), -- 1890-1937 -- Parodies, imitations, etc.
Cthulhu -- (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Horror tales, American.
Horror tales, English.
Publisher Sauk City, Wis. :Arkham House Publishers,1990
Edition 1st ed.
Contributors Lovecraft, H. P. (Howard Phillips), 1890-1937.
Language English
Notes "Golden anniversary anthology."
Description xiv, 529 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
ISBN 0870541595 (alk. paper) :
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