H.P. Lovecraft is a master of horror – and in this compilation of stories the reader gets a chance to meet some of Lovecraft's most memorable characters. In ‘The Alchemist’ we meet Count Antoine de C who tells about the curse of his family – due to the curse everyone is expected to die before the age of 32. In ‘Dagon’ the protagonist is addicted to morphine because of the terrible things that happened to him on a ghost island. In ‘Facts Concerning the Late Arthur Jermyn and His Family’ Arthur Jermyn tells about his strange family – and the madness that was in all Jermyns.
The collection includes 100 horrific short stories.
H.P. Lovecraft (1890–1937) was an American horror writer. His best known works include ‘The Call of Cthulhu’ and ‘the Mountains of Madness’. Most of his work was originally published in pulp magazines, and Lovecraft rose into fame only after his death at the age of 46. He has had a great influence in both horror and science fiction genres.