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H. P. Lovecraft's Book of the Supernatural: 20 Classic Tales of the Macabre, Chosen by the Master of Horror Himself | [Stephen Jones (editor), Henry James, Washington Irving, Edgar Allan Poe, Rudyard Kipling, Bram Stoker, Robert Louis Stevenson, Guy de Maupassant, Ambrose Bierce, Arthur Conan Doyle]

H. P. Lovecraft's Book of the Supernatural: 20 Classic Tales of the Macabre, Chosen by the Master of Horror Himself

H. P. Lovecraft is arguably the most important horror writer of the 20th century. Culled from his 1927 essay "Supernatural Horror in Literature”, Lovecraft acknowledges those authors and stories that he feels are the very finest the horror field has to offer, including Washington Irving, Edgar Allan Poe, Henry James, Rudyard Kipling, Bram Stoker, Robert Louis Stevenson, Guy de Maupassant, Ambrose Bierce, and Arthur Conan Doyle. This chilling collection includes 20 works, each prefaced by Lovecraft's own opinions and insights in each author’s work.
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H. P. Lovecraft is arguably the most important horror writer of the 20th century. Culled from his 1927 essay "Supernatural Horror in Literature”, Lovecraft acknowledges those authors and stories that he feels are the very finest the horror field has to offer, including Washington Irving, Edgar Allan Poe, Henry James, Rudyard Kipling, Bram Stoker, Robert Louis Stevenson, Guy de Maupassant, Ambrose Bierce, and Arthur Conan Doyle. This chilling collection includes 20 works, each prefaced by Lovecraft's own opinions and insights in each author’s work, as well as Henry James’ wonderfully atmospheric short novel, The Turn of the Screw. For every fan of modern horror, here is an opportunity to rediscover the origins of the genre with some of most terrifying stories ever imagined.

©2006 Collection and introduction; Stephen Jones. All rights reserved.; ©2012 AudioGo

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    I'm not sure if it was the editing of the original book or the audio recording, but, not every story is complete. For example, "The Adventure of the German Student" by Washington Irving cuts off before the twist ending reveal . . . I remembered the ending so, I re-played the audio over to see if I missed anything, then I checked online to make sure I remembered the ending correctly . . . and I did and the ending was not included in the audio (at least at the time I downloaded this book). This was rather disappointing. I will now have to check all of the stories now to make sure I don't miss anything because it was left out of the book editing or recording.

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    Introduction by editor Stephen Jones – Approx. 7 Minutes
    Notes on Writing Weird Fiction By H.P. Lovecraft – Approx. 11 Minutes
    The Tale of the German Student by Washington Irving – Approx. 14 Minutes
    Markheim by Robert Louis Stevenson – Approx. 49 Minutes
    Who Knows? by Guy de Maupassant – Approx. 34 Minutes
    The Invisible Eye by Erckmann-Chatrian – Approx. 41 Minutes
    The Torture by Hope by Villiers de l’Isle Adam – Approx. 15 Minutes
    Ms. Found in a Bottle by Edgar Allan Poe – Approx. 29 Minutes
    What Was It? by Fitz-James O’Brien – Approx. 34 Minutes
    The Middle Toe of the Right Foot by Ambrose Bierce – Approx. 24 Minutes
    The Turn Of The Screw by Henry James – Approx. 4 Hours 52 Minutes
    The Dead Smile by F. Marion Crawford – Approx. 57 Minutes
    The Wind In The Rose-Bush by Mary E. Wilkins-Freeman – Approx. 38 Minutes
    The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman – Approx. 36 Minutes
    The Recrudescence of Imray by Rudyard Kipling – Approx. 30 Minutes
    The Hands Of Karma (Ingwa-banashi) by Lafcadio Hearn – Approx. 11 Minutes
    The Burial Of The Rats by Bram Stoker – Approx. 1 Hour 7 Minutes
    The Red Lodge by H.R. Wakefield – Approx. 35 Minutes
    The Captain Of The Pole-Star by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle – Approx. 1 Hour 6 Minutes
    The Villa Desiree by May Sinclair – Approx. 28 Minutes
    The Voice In The Night by William Hope Hodgson – Approx. 36 Minutes
    Novel of the White Powder by Arthur Machen – Approx. 48 Minutes

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