At the Mountains of Madness

At the Mountains of Madness

And Other Weird Tales

eBook - 2009
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Multi-eyed protoplasmic entities, flesh-eating ghouls, animate corpses, time-traveling body snatchers, and, yes, huge albino penguins. These are some of the bizarre creatures that populate the universe created by American horror author H. P. Lovecraft. Lovecraft has influenced many of today’s most famous writers and artists, including master of contemporary horror fiction Stephen King, Academy Award-nominated director Guillermo Del Toro, and artist and Alien set-designer H. R. Giger. 

 

This collection includes three selections from the Cthulhu Mythos: the novella At the Mountains of Madness, which is often considered Lovecraft’s masterpiece; “The Thing on the Doorstep”; and “The Shadow Out of Time.”  While including all the chilling “cyclopean vistas,” monstrous abominations and appalling transformations that readers have come to expect from Lovecraft, this also showcases his fantasy writing in stories such as “The Cats of Ulthar,” “The Silver Key,” and notably The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath



Publisher: New York : Barnes & Noble, 2009
ISBN: 9781411434035
141143403X
Branch Call Number: E-BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xiv, 322 p.)

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grandmaster1wf
Aug 25, 2016

Interesting tale of terror in the backdrop of the Antarctic as an expedition discovers chilling evidence of unknown life forms. Can still be chilling for those have a good sense of thinking and imagination versus those that need every detail to be described to affect scariness.

Marinetti Aug 14, 2016

One of Lovecraft's best stories.

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Irongryphon3
Apr 13, 2015

Lovecraft has an older style of writing and embraces the use of long words and long descriptions. Similar to Poe in some ways except a bit more obscure.

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cowsonthefarm
Mar 30, 2015

Stories that have not aged particularly well. Very tame by horror standards of today or even in the last 30 years. I kept waiting for the terror moment which never came. At best, can be considered background reading for budding auteurs of the genre.

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