At the Mountains of Madness

At the Mountains of Madness

The Definitive Edition

eBook - 2005
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Introduction by China MiévilleLong acknowledged as a master of nightmarish visions, H. P. Lovecraft established the genuineness and dignity of his own pioneering fiction in 1931 with his quintessential work of supernatural horror, At the Mountains of Madness. The deliberately told and increasingly chilling recollection of an Antarctic expedition's uncanny discoveries--and their encounter with untold menace in the ruins of a lost civilization--is a milestone of macabre literature. This exclusive new edition, presents Lovecraft's masterpiece in fully restored form, and includes his acclaimed scholarly essay "Supernatural Horror in Literature." This is essential reading for every devotee of classic terror.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Publisher: 2005
ISBN: 9781588364753
Branch Call Number: OverDrive ebook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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One of my all-time favorite authors in HP Lovecraft. In fact some of his work is so frightening, I can't even be alone in a room when reading him. (Gayle's pick)


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grandmaster1wf
Aug 25, 2016

Interesting tale of terror in the backdrop of the Antarctic as an expedition discovers chilling evidence of unknown life forms. Can still be chilling for those have a good sense of thinking and imagination versus those that need every detail to be described to affect scariness.

Marinetti Aug 14, 2016

One of Lovecraft's best stories.

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Irongryphon3
Apr 13, 2015

Lovecraft has an older style of writing and embraces the use of long words and long descriptions. Similar to Poe in some ways except a bit more obscure.

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cowsonthefarm
Mar 30, 2015

Stories that have not aged particularly well. Very tame by horror standards of today or even in the last 30 years. I kept waiting for the terror moment which never came. At best, can be considered background reading for budding auteurs of the genre.

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