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The Broken Hours

Author : Jacqueline Baker
ISBN : 9781940456560
Genre : Fiction
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Desperation drives an impoverished man into a dark realm in this chilling homage to H. P. Lovecraft by the award-winning author of The Horseman’s Grave. In the cold spring of 1936, Arthor Crandle accepts a position in Providence, Rhode Island, working as a live-in secretary for an unnamed shut-in—an author of unsettlingly bizarre fiction whose severely poor health has confined him to his bedroom. This writer, who Crandle knows only as “Ech-Pi,” refuses to meet him in person, communicating only by letters left outside his room. Soon, the home reveals other unnerving peculiarities. Crandle feels an ominous presence on the main stairwell. Light that shines from underneath the door of his employer’s room is invisible from the street. And then there are the haunting visions of a young girl in a white nightgown wandering the walled-in garden behind the house. As Crandle investigates his employer’s dark family history, he finds himself pulled into a world cut off from reality, into black depths, where an unspeakable secret lies waiting.
Category: Fiction

Lovecraft Country

Author : Matt Ruff
ISBN : 9783446259447
Genre : Fiction
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Atticus Turners Gefühle für seinen Vater waren schon immer zwiespältig. Doch als der verschwindet, macht Atticus sich wohl oder übel auf die Suche. Auch wenn die Spur nach „Lovecraft Country“ in Neuengland führt, Mitte der 50er Jahre ein Ort der schärfsten Rassengesetze in den USA. Mit Hilfe seines Onkels George, Herausgeber des „Safe Negro Travel Guide“, und seiner Jugendfreundin Letitia gelangt Atticus bis zum Anwesen der Braithwhites. Hier tagt eine rassistische Geheimloge, mit deren Hilfe Braithwhite junior nichts weniger als die höchste Macht anstrebt. Matt Ruff erzählt mit überbordender Phantasie und teuflischem Humor die wahnwitzigen Abenteuer einer schwarzen Familie.
Category: Fiction

Carter Lovecraft

Author : Jonathan L. Howard
ISBN : 9781466866652
Genre : Fiction
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From author Jonathan L. Howard comes the start of a thrilling supernatural series that brings the H.P. Lovecraft mythos into the twenty-first century, optioned by Warner Bros TV. Daniel Carter used to be a homicide detective, but his last case -- the hunt for a serial killer -- went wrong in strange ways and soured the job for him. Now he's a private investigator trying to live a quiet life. Strangeness, however, has not finished with him. First he inherits a bookstore in Providence from someone he's never heard of, along with an indignant bookseller who doesn't want a new boss. She's Emily Lovecraft, the last known descendant of H.P. Lovecraft, the writer from Providence who told tales of the Great Old Ones and the Elder Gods, creatures and entities beyond the understanding of man. Then people start dying in impossible ways, and while Carter doesn't want to be involved, but he's beginning to suspect that someone else wants him to be. As he reluctantly investigates, he discovers that Lovecraft's tales were more than just fiction, and he must accept another unexpected, and far more unwanted inheritance.
Category: Fiction

The Essential Tales Of H P Lovecraft

Author : H. P. Lovecraft
ISBN : 9781631062414
Genre : Fiction
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Discover the true meaning of fear with these classic horror stories. The Essential Fiction of H.P. Lovecraft collects one of the author's most popular novellas, "At the Mountain of Madness," and six of his most famous short stories, including "The Call of Cthulhu," "The Shadow Out of Time," "The Dunwich Horror," "The Colour of Space," "The Shadow Over Innsmouth," and "The Whisperer in the Darkness." These hair-raising tales have inspired generations of authors and filmmakers, including Stephen King, Alan Moore, Guillermo del Toro, and Neil Gaiman. This elegantly designed clothbound edition features an elastic closure and a new introduction by Peter Cannon. The Knickerbocker Classics bring together the essential works of classic authors from around the world in stunning editions to be collected and enjoyed.
Category: Fiction

The Age Of Lovecraft

Author : Carl H. Sederholm
ISBN : 9781452950242
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Co-winner, Ray & Pat Browne Award for Best Edited Collection in Popular Culture and American Culture Howard Phillips Lovecraft, the American author of “weird tales” who died in 1937 impoverished and relatively unknown, has become a twenty-first-century star, cropping up in places both anticipated and unexpected. Authors, filmmakers, and shapers of popular culture like Stephen King, Neil Gaiman, and Guillermo del Toro acknowledge his influence; his fiction is key to the work of posthuman philosophers and cultural critics such as Graham Harman and Eugene Thacker; and Lovecraft’s creations have achieved unprecedented cultural ubiquity, even showing up on the animated program South Park. The Age of Lovecraft is the first sustained analysis of Lovecraft in relation to twenty-first-century critical theory and culture, delving into troubling aspects of his thought and writings. With contributions from scholars including Gothic expert David Punter, historian W. Scott Poole, musicologist Isabella van Elferen, and philosopher of the posthuman Patricia MacCormack, this wide-ranging volume brings together thinkers from an array of disciplines to consider Lovecraft’s contemporary cultural presence and its implications. Bookended by a preface from horror fiction luminary Ramsey Campbell and an extended interview with the central author of the New Weird, China Miéville, the collection addresses the question of “why Lovecraft, why now?” through a variety of approaches and angles. A must for scholars, students, and theoretically inclined readers interested in Lovecraft, popular culture, and intellectual trends, The Age of Lovecraft offers the most thorough examination of Lovecraft’s place in contemporary philosophy and critical theory to date as it seeks to shed light on the larger phenomenon of the dominance of weird fiction in the twenty-first century. Contributors: Jessica George; Brian Johnson, Carleton U; James Kneale, U College London; Patricia MacCormack, Anglia Ruskin U, Cambridge; Jed Mayer, SUNY New Paltz; China Miéville, Warwick U; W. Scott Poole, College of Charleston; David Punter, U of Bristol; David Simmons, Northampton U; Isabella van Elferen, Kingston U London.
Category: Literary Criticism

Carter Lovecraft Das Erbe

Author : Jonathan L. Howard
ISBN : 9783864258879
Genre : Fiction
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Daniel Carter war früher bei der Mordkommission, aber sein letzter Fall - die Jagd nach einem Serienmörder - ging auf seltsamste Weise schief und verleidete ihm den Beruf. Nun ist er ein Privatdetektiv, der ein ruhiges Leben zu führen versucht. Doch das Verrückte ist noch nicht fertig mit ihm. Zuerst erbt er einen Buchladen in Providence von jemandem, von dem er noch nie gehört hat, zusammen mit einer mürrischen Buchhändlerin, die keinen neuen Chef will: Emily Lovecraft, die letzte bekannte Nachfahrin von H. P. Lovecraft, den Autor aus Providence, der Geschichten über die Großen Alten und Älteren Götter erzählte - Kreaturen und Wesen, die über den Verstand des Menschen hinausgehen. Plötzlich beginnen Leute auf unmöglichste Art und Weise zu sterben, und obwohl Carter nichts damit zu tun haben möchte, beginnt er zu vermuten, dass jemand anders eben das will. Während Carter widerwillig zu ermitteln beginnt, entdeckt er, dass H. P. Lovecrafts Geschichten mehr als nur Fiktion waren, und er muss ein weiteres unerwartetes und ungleich unerwünschteres Erbe antreten.
Category: Fiction

Die Dunkle Br Derschaft

Author : Howard P. Lovecraft
ISBN : 3518377566
Genre : Horror tales, American
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Category: Horror tales, American