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The Horror in the Museum
     

The Horror in the Museum

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by H. P. Lovecraft
 

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H. P. Lovecraft, the creator of Cthulhu Mythos, is the acknowledged modern master of the macabre, but he also worked with many younger pulp writers. Collected here are a dozen of their experiments in arcane terror, unearthly horror, and inhuman evil. Adding his inimitable touch, Lovecraft revised these tales of terror into frightful shadows of his own unique

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H. P. Lovecraft, the creator of Cthulhu Mythos, is the acknowledged modern master of the macabre, but he also worked with many younger pulp writers. Collected here are a dozen of their experiments in arcane terror, unearthly horror, and inhuman evil. Adding his inimitable touch, Lovecraft revised these tales of terror into frightful shadows of his own unique imagination. "Lovecraft's fiction is one of the cornerstones of modern horror."—Clive Barker "H. P. Lovecraft has yet to be surpassed as the 20th century's greatest practitioner of the classic horror tale."—Stephen King

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VOYA - Judy Sasges
There is no question that Lovecraft is tremendously popular with YAs. A reviewer could question the quality of Lovecraft's writing, but with so many talented writers citing Lovecraft as a major influence, such questioning would be useless. Accept these two titles for what they are-collections of standard Lovecraft stories with modern, scary covers. The Transition of H. P. Lovecraft, a trade paperback, contains an adulatory foreword by noted horror/fantasy writer Barbara Hambly. She touches upon the racism found in some of Lovecraft's works while acknowledging that reading Lovecraft is just plain fun. The stories and literary fragments in this collection are arranged to show Lovecraft's progression as a writer. A few rather creepy illustrations are included. Horror in the Museum was originally published in 1970 as a collection of Lovecraft's collaborations with other authors. Basically, Lovecraft revised and rewrote stories sent to him by other writers. Each story illustrates Lovecraft's distinctive style and devotion to adjectives. Both of these inexpensive titles will fly off the shelves. Transition may be more popular because it contains the story that inspired the movie Re-Animator. The cover graphics are gruesome and Clive Barkerish-sure to grab attention. Buy multiples of both, since I have yet to find a Lovecraft title sitting on the shelf in any YA collection. Note: This review was written and published to address two titles: The Horror in the Museum and Other Revisions and The Transition of H. P. Lovecraft: The Road to Madness. VOYA Codes: 3Q 4P J S (Readable without serious defects, Broad general YA appeal, Junior High-defined as grades 7 to 9 and Senior High-defined as grades 10 to 12).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781494769000
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
12/23/2013
Pages:
26
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.05(d)

Meet the Author

Howard Phillips Lovecraft (1890-1937), commonly known as H. P. Lovecraft, was an American author known for his works of horror fiction (many of which have been adapted into movies). Having died in obscure poverty, he achieved posthumous fame for his books and stories. Today, he is best known for his take on The Call of Cthulhu. Because of his influence on contemporary writers and the development of his unique style known as "Lovecraftian," he is often compared to Edgar Allan Poe.

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Horror in the Museum 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
hasenbusch More than 1 year ago
There are a couple of chilling and frightening stories that gave me nightmares and they are both from the The Horror in the Museum - 24 Chilling Tales by HPL and others. Both stories are by the same writer - Hazel Heald. First story is The Man of Stone and the other one is Winged Death. Pigeons From Hell by Robert E. Howard is chilling, too. Never read these stories late at night by yourself with limited light and if you hear someone whistling it's too late for you.
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