The Thing on the Doorstep and Other Weird Stories

The Thing on the Doorstep and Other Weird Stories

by S. T. JoshiH. P. Lovecraft and Guillermo del Toro
Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe)
Publication Date: 01/10/2013
  $20.89

A definitive edition of stories by the master of supernatural fiction


Howard Phillips Lovecraft's unique contribution to American literature was a melding of traditional supernaturalism (derived chiefly from Edgar Allan Poe) with the genre of science fiction that emerged in the early 1920s. This Penguin Classics edition brings together a dozen of the master's tales-from his early short stories "Under the Pyramids" (originally ghostwritten for Harry Houdini) and "The Music of Erich Zann" (which Lovecraft ranked second among his own favorites) through his more fully developed works, "The Dunwich Horror," The Case of Charles Dexter Ward, and At the Mountains of Madness.


***The Thing on the Doorstep and Other Weird Stories***presents the definitive corrected texts of these works, along with Lovecraft critic and biographer S. T. Joshi's illuminating introduction and notes to each story.


For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

ISBN:
9781101663035
9781101663035
Category:
Short stories
Format:
Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe)
Publication Date:
01-10-2013
Language:
English
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
S. T. Joshi

S. T. Joshi is a leading authority on H. P. Lovecraft, Ambrose Bierce, H. L. Mencken, and others.

He has edited the definitive restored editions of the works of Lovecraft, several annotated editions of Bierce and Mencken, and has written such critical studies as The Modern Weird Tale.

His biography H. P. Lovecraft: A Life won the Horror Writer Association's Stoker Award for best-non fiction.

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