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At the Mountains of Madness
     

At the Mountains of Madness

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by H. P. Lovecraft
 

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At the Mountains of Madness is a novella by horror writer H. P. Lovecraft, written in February/March 1931 and originally serialized in the February, March and April 1936 issues of Astounding Stories. It has been reproduced in numerous collections since Lovecraft's death.

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At the Mountains of Madness is a novella by horror writer H. P. Lovecraft, written in February/March 1931 and originally serialized in the February, March and April 1936 issues of Astounding Stories. It has been reproduced in numerous collections since Lovecraft's death.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940148528111
Publisher:
Hillside Publishing
Publication date:
01/06/2015
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
441 KB

Meet the Author

Howard Phillips Lovecraft was an American author of fantasy, horror and science fiction. He is notable for blending elements of science fiction and horror; and for popularizing "cosmic horror": the notion that some concepts, entities or experiences are barely comprehensible to human minds, and those who delve into such risk their sanity. Lovecraft has become a cult figure in the horror genre and is noted as creator of the "Cthulhu Mythos," a series of loosely interconnected fictions featuring a "pantheon" of nonhuman creatures, as well as the famed Necronomicon, a grimoire of magical rites and forbidden lore. His works typically had a tone of "cosmic pessimism," regarding mankind as insignificant and powerless in the universe. Lovecraft's readership was limited during his life, and his works, particularly early in his career, have been criticized as occasionally ponderous, and for their uneven quality. Nevertheless, Lovecraft�s reputation has grown tremendously over the decades, and he is now commonly regarded as one of the most important horror writers of the 20th Century, exerting an influence that is widespread, though often indirect. Source: Wikipedia
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At the Mountains of Madness 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The tale tkes some time to get going,but after about a quater way into the book, the story really takes off and becomes intresting. Do not be turned away if you dont undrstand al tpthe science jargon the first twenty pages. By page twenty five the book will shift from scientific dscovries an descriptions of wonderment to a more eerie and sinister atmosphere.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved the material, but the voice performer is terrible.  Nearly every sentence ends with the exact same inflection and it takes you out of the experience every couple seconds.  It's a tragedy, because the immersive horror of the material would so easily otherwise suck you into the story.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Perhaps I misunderstood, but my Nook Color does not display any of the illustrations mentioned in the description. This book displays simple text and nothing else. Considering you can get the complete works of H.P. Lovecraft in other Nook editions for less, this book is quite expensive for what it is
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Yes, the first part has a ton of scientific wording. But if you just tryto remember the narrator is usually talking about layers of rock that show different stages of Earth's history; you should do well. I was so fascinated, I read it all in one night!
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I think this book so far where im at is good for sciencety ppl. Because it talks about cephlapodsand usesall these gigantic science vocabulary only i knoe a few words. But itskinda interesting too
Michael Vangelatos More than 1 year ago
this is an awesome book