The Whisperer in Darkness and Other Tales

By H.P. Lovecraft

ISBN: 9781847494986

320 pages

RRP: £6.39

When strange things are reported to be floating in rivers in rural Vermont after a flood, old myths about hill-dwelling monsters who abduct humans resurface in subsequent debates, much to the annoyance of local academic Albert N. Wilmarth. However, when he starts receiving letters from a man named Henry Wentworth Akeley about the supposed presence near his farmhouse of an extraterrestrial race worshipping ancient cosmic deities, Wilmarth finds himself drawn into an astonishing correspondence that leads to a harrowing discovery.

A seminal early contribution to the horror and science-fiction genres, ‘The Whisperer in Darkness’ is presented here, along with other classics from the Lovecraft canon – such as ‘The Call of Cthulhu’, ‘The Shadow over Innsmouth’, ‘The Music of Erich Zann’ and ‘The Silver Key’ – in a brand-new collection showcasing the finest tales from the twentieth century’s foremost purveyor of terror.

Contains: ‘Dagon’, ‘The Doom That Came to Sarnath’, ‘The Music of Erich Zann’, ‘The Lurking Fear’, ‘The Outsider’, ‘The Call of Cthulhu’, ‘The Silver Key’, ‘The Whisperer in the Darkness’, ‘Through the Gates of the Silver Key’, ‘The Shadow over Innsmouth’, ‘The Shadow out of Time’, ‘The Haunter of the Dark’.

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  • The most important US horror writer since Edgar Allan Poe and a big influence on nearly every major figure in the genre after his day.

    Publishers Weekly

H.P. Lovecraft

Howard Phillips Lovecraft (1890–1937) was a reclusive American author who published his stories in pulp magazines in his lifetime and was only recognized after his death as a pioneer of the horror genre.