THE CALL OF CTHULHU (Horror Classic)

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This carefully crafted ebook: "THE CALL OF CTHULHU (Horror Classic)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. The Call of Cthulhu is one of Lovecraft's best-known works. It is the only story written by Lovecraft in which the extraterrestrial entity Cthulhu himself makes a major appearance. Narrator Francis Wayland Thurston, recounts his discovery of the strange notes left behind by his granduncle, George Gammell Angell, a prominent Professor of Semitic languages at Brown University. At first the story revolves around a small bas-relief sculpture found among the papers, which the narrator describes: "My somewhat extravagant imagination yielded simultaneous pictures of an octopus, a dragon, and a human caricature.... A pulpy, tentacled head surmounted a grotesque and scaly body with rudimentary wings". The sculpture is the work of Henry Anthony Wilcox, a student at the Rhode Island School of Design who based the work on delirious dreams of "great Cyclopean cities of titan blocks and sky-flung monoliths, all dripping with green ooze and sinister with latent horror". Frequent references to Cthulhu and R'lyeh are found in papers authored by Wilcox. Angell also discovers reports of "outre mental illnesses and outbreaks of group folly or mania" around the world (in New York City, "hysterical Levantines" mob police; in California, a Theosophist colony dons white robes to await a "glorious fulfillment")... Howard Phillips Lovecraft (1890-1937) was an American author who achieved posthumous fame through his influential works of horror fiction. He is now regarded as one of the most significant 20th-century authors in his genre. Some of Lovecraft's work was inspired by his own nightmares. His interest started from his childhood days when his grandfather would tell him Gothic horror stories.

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Howard Phillips Lovecraft, more widely known as H.P. Lovecraft, was born on August 20, 1890, in Providence, Rhode Island, and has left an indelible mark on the landscape of horror fiction. His writing is characterized by its infusion of cosmic horror of the unknown and the indifference of the universe to human concerns, a theme that he masterfully explored in works such as 'The Call of Cthulhu' (1928), which has since become an emblematic staple of Lovecraftian literature. Critically, Lovecraft's work is noted for its unique blend of supernatural elements with existential philosophy and an almost scientific attention to detail, an amalgam that has borne the term 'Lovecraftian horror.' Although his oeuvre consists largely of short stories published in pulp magazines during his life, his influence spans across decades, posthumously granting him the status of one of the most significant writers of supernatural fiction in the 20th century. Lovecraft's literary style combines archaic language with a meticulous narrative structure, which often involves the fictional mythology of the Cthulhu Mythos—an universe shared with other collaborators and successors. Despite a life marred by poverty and limited commercial success at the time, Lovecraft's legacy continues to grow, as new generations of readers and writers are drawn to his eldritch tales of terror and the macabre.

Produkt Details

Verlag: DigiCat

Genre: Sprache - Englisch

Sprache: English

Umfang: 530 Seiten

Größe: 263,1 KB

ISBN: 8596547746867