Dreams of Terror and Death: The Dream Cycle of H. P. Lovecraft

Dreams of Terror and Death: The Dream Cycle of H. P. Lovecraft

by H. P. Lovecraft
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Dreams of Terror and Death: The Dream Cycle of H. P. Lovecraft by H. P. Lovecraft

"[Lovecraft's] dream fantasy works are as terrifying and haunting as his tales of horror and the macabre. A master craftsman, Lovecraft brings compelling visions of nightmarish fear, invisible worlds and the demons of the unconscious. If one author truly represents the very best in American literary horror, it is H. P. Lovecraft."
--John Carpenter, Director of At the Mouth of Madness, Halloween,
and Christine
This volume collects, for the first time, the entire Dream Cycle created by H. P. Lovecraft, the master of twentieth-century horror, including some of his most fantastic tales:
THE DOOM THAT CAME TO SARNATH--Hate, genocide, and a deadly curse consume the land of Mnar.
THE STATEMENT OF RANDOLPH CARTER--"You fool, Warren is DEAD!"
THE NAMELESS CITY--Death lies beneath the shifting sands, in a story linking the Dream Cycle with the legendary Cthulhu Mythos.
THE CATS OF ULTHAR--In Ulthar, no man may kill a cat...and woe unto any who tries.
THE DREAM QUEST OF UNKNOWN KADATH--The epic nightmare adventure with tendrils stretching throughout the entire Dream Cycle.
AND TWENTY MORE TALES OF SURREAL TERROR


From the Trade Paperback edition.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780345463302
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/25/2003
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 400
File size: 624 KB

About the Author

Almost completely ignored by the mainstream press during his lifetime, H. P. Lovecraft has since come to be recognized as one of the greatest writers of classic horror, on a par with Edgar Allan Poe, Lovecraft's mentor. H. P. Lovecraft's work has been translated into more than a dozen languages, his tales adapted for film, television, and comic books, and he has been the subject of more scholarly study than any other writer of horror fiction save Poe.

Neil Gaiman used to be a journalist, but gave it all up to write comics, which he claims are a totally valid late-twentieth-century art form, and he’s even won awards for them, so that’s all right. He’s 5’11” tall, owns a number of black T-shirts, and although he’s not overly keen on banana daiquiris, is always very flattered when appreciative fans send him money (he’s read Terry Pratchett’s biography, and, although he doubts that this will have any effect, figures what the hell).

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Dreams of Terror and Death: The Dream Cycle of H. P. Lovecraft 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
mystery_poet More than 1 year ago
I thought this book was excellent. It gives us a glimpse of how horror was written in the past in a style that we seldom see anymore. Lovecraft went beyond the human imagination to unlock a world that was frightning yet eerily beautiful and made us delve deeper into the unknown realms of the human mind and the worl around us.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is a must read for anyone who wants to get into H.P. Lovecraft . It has many of his earlier , less wordy , stories and it shows how he evolved his wirting . The only downside is that some of the stories , because they were some of hi earlier works , are very simplistic .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Some of the best horror. So teryfiying you wish it was a dream..
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L P More than 1 year ago
This is perhaps the best H.P Lovecraft book EVER. It may cost a bit much for a ebook, but it is worth it
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Eldritch_Pen More than 1 year ago
First of all, this books is a splendid introduction to Lovecraft's "Dream Cycle" which is considered canon alongside of and intersecting his famous "Cthulhu Mythos" stories. That alone makes it desirable. But this edition's cover belies the contents slightly. Yes there are stories that are creepy (and enjoyable); but Lovecraft, the reader will find, was also a romantic. The images of his dream world are beautiful and nostalgic, evoking a sense of longing for me that I rarely encountered even in the vast majority of the classics. I found myself wanting to see his world for myself and wondering sometimes if dreams are, after all, only dreams...
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yarnspinner More than 1 year ago
i love reading, stephen king is one of my favorite authors but this book is absolutely horrible and boring to boot. I've heard alot on how h.p. lovecraft was a genius of horror but this book sucks. it's like reading a bunch of short stories in the form of poetry. i'm gonna give lovecraft one more chance by reading one of the other books that are supposed to be a collection of his greatest horror stories but this is deffinetely not the book. if you like horror, you won't get it with this book. DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME