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Lost Tale From H.P. Lovecraft: The Shunned House [NOOK Book]

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A posthumous story of immense power, written by a master of weird fiction—a tale of a revolting horror in the cellar of an old house in New England
From even the greatest of horrors irony is seldom absent. Sometimes it enters directly into the composition of the events, while sometimes it relates only to their fortuitous position among persons and places. The latter sort is splendidly exemplified by a case in the ancient city of Providence, where in the late forties Edgar Allan ...
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Lost Tale From H.P. Lovecraft: The Shunned House

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Overview

A posthumous story of immense power, written by a master of weird fiction—a tale of a revolting horror in the cellar of an old house in New England
From even the greatest of horrors irony is seldom absent. Sometimes it enters directly into the composition of the events, while sometimes it relates only to their fortuitous position among persons and places. The latter sort is splendidly exemplified by a case in the ancient city of Providence, where in the late forties Edgar Allan Poe used to sojourn often during his unsuccessful wooing of the gifted poetess, Mrs. Whitman.

Poe generally stopped at the Mansion House in Benefit Street—the renamed Golden Ball Inn whose roof has sheltered Washington, Jefferson, and Lafayette—and his favorite walk led northward along the same street to Mrs. Whitman's home and the neighboring hillside churchyard of St. John's, whose hidden expanse of Eighteenth Century gravestones had for him a peculiar fascination.
Howard Phillips Lovecraft died in 1937, at the height of his career. Though only forty-six years of age, he had built up an international reputation by the artistry and impeccable literary craftsmanship of his weird tales; and he was regarded on both sides of the Atlantic as probably the greatest contemporary master of weird fiction. His ability to create and sustain a mood of brooding dread and unnamable horror is nowhere better shown than in the posthumous tale presented here: "The Shunned House."

Now the irony is this. In this walk, so many times repeated, the world's greatest master of the terrible and the bizarre was obliged to pass a particular house on the eastern side of the street; a dingy, antiquated structure perched on the abruptly rising side hill, with a great unkempt yard dating from a time when the region was partly open country. It does not appear that he ever wrote or spoke of it, nor is there any evidence that he even noticed it. And yet that house, to the two persons in possession of certain information, equals or outranks in horror the wildest fantasy of the genius who so often passed it unknowingly, and stands starkly leering as a symbol of all that is unutterably hideous.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011940804
  • Publisher: Publisher of One
  • Publication date: 10/17/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,166,817
  • File size: 150 KB

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H.P. Lovecraft is one of a handful of master horror writers whose work is timeless and gets better with age.
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  • Posted October 17, 2010

    Missed this one, but glad I found it.

    This H.P Lovecraft story was written just before he died. I never read it, but I have to say it was a terrifying, read in the true style of hopelessness yet wonder only he could write. It troubled me, but took me to a place where I cold experience horror and still live to tell the tale.

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    Posted November 20, 2012

    To Iceness

    The Ravenclaw common room is the 3rd result of the 4th page! ~Willow

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 17, 2012

    Fred and george

    Walk into the room , throw stink pellets in , and run away laughing , leaving the snakes choking .

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 12, 2012

    Iceness

    Walks in and sits on a couch.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 11, 2012

    ?

    Random student turns the whole room black.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 11, 2012

    Emily ridde

    Hey

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    Posted January 29, 2012

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