A sinister tale of the supernatural from the master of horror, H.P. Lovecraft.
Young Charles Dexter Ward is fascinated by the history of Joseph Curwen, his wizard ancestor of the 17th century. Curwen was notorious for haunting graveyards, practicing alchemy - and never aging! Ward can't help his fixation: he, himself, looks just like Curwen. In an attempt to duplicate his ancestor's cabbalistic feats, he resurrects the fearsome Curwen . . . and then the true horror begins!
Lovecraft opened the way for me, as he had done for others before me - STEPHEN KING
Preposterous, overblown, absurd in every way - yet with an originality that looks more powerful and convincing each time I dip into it. - PHILIP PULLMAN
You need to read him - he's where the darkness starts - NEIL GAIMAN
Howard Philips Lovecraft (1890-1937) is probably the most important and influential author of supernatural fiction in the twentieth century. A life-long resident of Providence, Rhode Island, many of his tales are set in the fear-haunted towns of an imaginary area of Massachusetts, or in the cosmic vistas that exist beyond space and time. A number of these loosely-connected stories have become identified as 'The Cthulhu Mythos'. Since his untimely death, Lovecraft has become acknowledged as a master of fantasy fiction and a mainstream American writer second only to Edgar Allan Poe, while his relatively small body of work has influenced countless imitators and formed the basis of a world-wide industry of books, games and movies based on his concepts.