Introduction by China Miéville
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“H.P. Lovecraft has yet to be surpassed as the twentieth
practitioner of the classic horror tale.”
fiction is one of the cornerstores
of modern horror.”—Clive Barker
Long acknowledged as a master of nightmarish visions, H.P. Lovecraft established the genuineness
and dignity of his own pioneering fiction in 1931 with his quintessential work of supernatural
horror, At the Mountains of Madness. The deliberately told and increasingly chilling
recollection of an Antarctic expedition’s uncanny discoveries—and its encounter with
untold menace in the ruins of a lost civilization—is a milestone of macabre literature.
This exclusive new edition presents Lovecraft’s masterpiece in
fully restored form, and includes his acclaimed scholarly essay “Supernatural Horror in
Literature.” This is essential reading for every devotee of classic terror.
H.P. Lovecraft is one of the seminal horror authors of the twentieth century. He wrote more
than one hundred stories and achieved popular acclaim in such publications as Astounding
Stories and Weird Tales. After he died in 1937, the small press publisher Arkham House
was established in 1939 to preserve Lovecraft’s works for future generations.
At the Mountains of Madness: The Definitive Edition. Introduction by China
Miéville. New York, NY: The Modern Library; 2005; ISBN 0-8129-7441-7 (paperback).
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