Cosmic Horror Origins

Cosmic Horror Origins

by Arthur MachenRobert W. Chambers Algernon Blackwood and others

Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe) Publication Date: 20/09/2019


A carefully selected collection of eight cosmic horror stories by H.P. Lovecraft and the writers who inspired him.

Dive deep into the origins of Lovecraftian, Cosmic Horror.

Stories by H.P. Lovecraft:

The Music of Erich Zann (1922)

A university student is staying in an almost empty apartment building. One of the few other tenants is Erich Zann, an old, mute man who plays mysterious melodies on his old viol.

The Colour out of Space (1927)

A surveyor from Boston attempts to uncover the secrets behind a shunned place referred to by the locals of Arkham as the "blasted heath."

The Call of Cthulhu (1928)

Francis Wayland Thurston recounts his discovery of various notes left behind by his great uncle who himself was investigating the meaning of the word "Cthulhu."

At the Mountains of Madness (1936)

A professor recalls how he led a group of scholars from Miskatonic University on an expedition to Antarctica, during which they discovered ancient ruins and a dangerous secret.

Stories that inspired H.P. Lovecraft:

The Great God Pan (1894), by Arthur Machen

Clarke agrees to bear witness to a strange experiment with its goal being an experience the ancients called "seeing the great god Pan".

The Yellow Sign (1895), by Robert W. Chambers

An artist is troubled by a sinister churchyard watchman who resembles a coffin worm. Has he seen the Yellow Sign?

The Willows (1907), by Algernon Blackwood

Two friends are traveling through the woods. During the night, mysterious forces emerge from within the forest.

The House on the Borderland (1908), by William Hope Hodgson

The hallucinatory account of a recluse's stay at a remote house, and his experiences of supernatural creatures and otherworldly dimensions.

Crime & mystery
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Arthur Machen

Arthur Machen (Arthur Llewelyn Jones), a Welsh author of supernatural, fantasy, and horror fiction, was born on March 3, 1863. He grew up in Caerleon, Monmouthshire, and attended boarding school at Hereford Cathedral School.

He moved to London in 1881 and worked as a journalist, children's tutor, and publisher's clerk, finding time to write at night. By 1894, Machen had his first major success.

The Great God Pan was published by John Lane, and despite widespread criticism for its sexual and horrific content, it sold well and went into a second edition.

In the 1920s Machen's work became immensely popular in the United States, but Machen experienced increasing poverty; he was saved in 1931 by receiving a Civil List pension from the British government. Arthur Machen died on March 30, 1947.

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