The Ultimate Weird Tales Collection - 133 stories - Clark Ashton Smith (Trilogus Classics)

The Ultimate Weird Tales Collection - 133 stories - Clark Ashton Smith (Trilogus Classics)

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by Clark Ashton Smith
     
 
133 Weird Tales-era works of horror, science fiction and fantasy have been gathered here into one volume, all written by Clark Ashton Smith, who was the third member of the literary circle that included authors Robert E. Howard and H.P. Lovecraft. Excluding only fragmentary notes, excerpts and synopses he never finished during his lifetime, this is perhaps the largest

Overview

133 Weird Tales-era works of horror, science fiction and fantasy have been gathered here into one volume, all written by Clark Ashton Smith, who was the third member of the literary circle that included authors Robert E. Howard and H.P. Lovecraft. Excluding only fragmentary notes, excerpts and synopses he never finished during his lifetime, this is perhaps the largest single collection of all his published and unpublished fiction.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012166531
Publisher:
Trilogus Media Group
Publication date:
01/12/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
199,726
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Clark Ashton Smith (13 January 1893 – 14 August 1961) was a self-educated American poet, sculptor, painter and author of fantasy, horror and science fiction short stories. He achieved early local recognition, largely through the enthusiasm of George Sterling, for traditional verse in the vein of Swinburne. As a poet, Smith is grouped with the West Coast Romantics (alongside Ambrose Bierce, Joaquin Miller, Sterling, Nora May French, and others) and remembered as 'The Last of the Great Romantics' and 'The Bard of Auburn'. As a member of the Lovecraft circle, (Smith's literary friendship with H. P. Lovecraft lasted from 1922 until Lovecraft's death in 1937), Smith remains second only to Lovecraft in general esteem and importance amongst contributors to the pulp magazine Weird Tales, where some readers objected to his morbidness and violation of pulp traditions. (It has been said of him that "Nobody since Poe has so loved a well-rotted corpse.")[1] His work is marked chiefly by an extraordinarily wide and ornate vocabulary, a cosmic perspective and a vein of sardonic and sometimes ribald humour.

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The Ultimate Weird Tales Collection - 133 stories - Clark Ashton Smith (Trilogus Classics) 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An absolutely exceptional book. Smith had a staggering vocabulary, one that makes this book particularly well suited for the NOOK, as the NOOK's "look-up" feature saves the reader from countless trips to the dictionary. Smith was one of the "big three" at Weird Tales in the '30s, along with Bob Howard and H P Lovecraft. My only complaint is this: Smith had stories set in different mythological venues, such as Zothique, Hyperborea, Posidonis, and Xiccarph. It would have been nice if the NOOK people had bothered to put just a little more effort in when it came to creating the table of contents. Then one would know which stories belong to which cycle, instead of having to constantly refer to the Internet, or, as I did, making notes on the NOOK at the start of each story telling me which cycle they belonged to.
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This book has in its sample about 200 pages. You'd think one of them would be interesting but you'd be wrong. There was one story that was about a man and woman taking a walk and, hold onto your hats here folks 'cause here comes the money shot, they kiss. That's it. That is all that happened. Every story was so bad I wanted to kill or be killed....didn't really care which, just wanted the words to stop. I think the first reviewer wanted to show us how smart they were because I can't believe for a moment that they really liked this.....this, really bad writing.