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What would you get if you mixed Edgar Allan Poe, Alfred Hitchcock and Stephen King? The answer might be something resembling Howard Phillips (H.P.) Lovecraft (1890-1937), an extremely influential poet and author who mixed science fiction, horror and fantasy into a subgenre known as weird fiction. Perhaps none encapsulates weird fiction like his creation of the monster Cthulhu, which has been used by other writers to spawn a fictional universe and mythology centered around Cthulhu. Growing up in New England, Lovecraft spun tales that mixed the sleepy history of places like Boston and Providence with legend and magical tales. Though he suffered an untimely death from cancer and wasnt widely read in his lifetime, his legacy skyrocketed in the subsequent decades, kept alive by outlets like the H.P. Lovecraft Society and the accolades credited to him by the likes of Stephen King, who called him the 20th centurys greatest practitioner of the classic horror tale. This edition of Lovecrafts The Curse of Yig is specially formatted with a Table of Contents and is illustrated with over a dozen pictures of Lovecraft, his life and work.

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