The Dream Cycle of H. P. Lovecraft: Dreams of Terror and Death

By H. P. Lovecraft

"[Lovecraft's] dream myth works are as terrifying and haunting as his stories of horror and the macabre. A grasp craftsman, Lovecraft brings compelling visions of nightmarish worry, invisible worlds and the demons of the subconscious. If one writer actually represents the superior in American literary horror, it's H. P. Lovecraft."
--John wood worker, Director of on the Mouth of insanity, Halloween,
and Christine
This quantity collects, for the 1st time, the whole Dream Cycle created by means of H. P. Lovecraft, the grasp of twentieth-century horror, together with a few of his most lovely tales:
THE DOOM THAT got here TO SARNATH--Hate, genocide, and a dangerous curse devour the land of Mnar.
THE assertion OF RANDOLPH CARTER--"You idiot, Warren is DEAD!"
THE anonymous CITY--Death lies underneath the moving sands, in a narrative linking the Dream Cycle with the mythical Cthulhu Mythos.
THE CATS OF ULTHAR--In Ulthar, no guy could kill a cat...and woe unto any who tries.
THE DREAM QUEST OF UNKNOWN KADATH--The epic nightmare event with tendrils stretching during the complete Dream Cycle.

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