The Colour Out of Space

The Colour Out of Space

Tales of Cosmic Horror

Book - 2002
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"The true weird tale has something more than a secret murder, bloody bones, or a sheeted form clanking chains. An atmosphere of breathless and unexplainable dread of outer, unknown forces must be present; a hint of that most terrible conception of the human brain--a malign and particular suspension or defeat of those fixed laws of Nature which are our only safeguard against the assaults of chaos and the daemons of unplumbed space." --H. P. Lovecraft

This new collection features some of the greatest masters of extreme terror, among them Edgar Allan Poe, Ambrose Bierce, Bram Stoker, and Henry James, and includes such classic works as Arthur Machen's "The White People," Algernon Blackwood's "The Willows," and of course Lovecraft's own weird and hideous "The Colour Out of Space."

Contents:

Edgar Allan Poe, "MS. Found in a Bottle"
Bram Stoker, "The Squaw"
Ambrose Bierce, "Moxon's Master"
Ambrose Bierce, "The Damned Thing"
Ambrose Bierce, "An Inhabitant of Carcosa"
R. W. Chambers, "The Repairer of Reputations"
M. P. Shiel, "The House of Sounds"
Arthur Machen, "The White People"
Algernon Blackwood, "The Willows"
Henry James, "The Jolly Corner"
Walter de la Mare, "Seaton's Aunt"
H. P. Lovecraft, "The Colour Out of Space"
A Note on the Selection by D. Thin
Publisher: New York : New York Review Books ; [Berkeley, Calif.] : Distributed by Publishers Group West, c2002
ISBN: 9781590170267
1590170261
Branch Call Number: FICTION COLOUR
Characteristics: 354 p. ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Thin, D. (Douglas)
Alternative Title: Color out of space

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Lots of Bierce, Chambers, Lovecraft, and some real treasures from Arthur Machen, Algernon Blackwood, and Bram Stoker.


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