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Isbn: 978-91-7605-311-9
Publisher: Anncona Media
Short stories Fantasy & Sci-Fi In english
Accessible since: November 2023
Narrator: Mark Nelson
Length: 1 hour 55 minutes


The Dunwich Horror

The Dunwich Horror is a horror novella by American author H. P. Lovecraft. It is considered one of the core stories of the Cthulhu Mythos.

In a rundown farmhouse near isolated, rural Dunwich, a bizarre family conjures and nurtures an evil entity from another realm, with the purpose of destroying the world and delivering it to ancient gods to rule, and only an aged university librarian can stop them. 

The Dunwich Horror was first published in 1929 in Weird Tales. Kingsley Amis praised The Dunwich Horror in New Maps of Hell, listing it as one of Lovecraft's tales that "achieve a memorable nastiness". Lovecraft biographer Lin Carter calls the story "an excellent tale...A mood of tension and gathering horror permeates the story, which culminates in a shattering climax". In his list of "The 13 Most Terrifying Horror Stories", T.E.D. Klein placed The Dunwich Horror at number four.

Howard Phillips Lovecraft (1890–1937) was an American author of horror, fantasy, poetry and science fiction, especially the subgenre known as weird fiction. Audiobook read by Mark Nelson, running time 1 hour, 55 min. Unabridged full version. Also available as E-Book.

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