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Dreams and Horror – Two Stories by H.P. Lovecraft

The shared fictional universe, the Cthulu Mythos, was named for H.P. Lovecraft‘s novelette, The Call of Cthulhu which was written in 1926 and first published in Weird Tales in 1928. The Dunwich Horror and The Dreams in the Witch-House are both considered to be integral to the Cthulhu Mythos by Weinberg and Berglund, authors of The Readers Guide to the Cthulhu Mythos.

The Dunwich Horror (1929) – “Oh, oh, great Gawd . . . that . . . that.”
A novelette in ten chapters.

The Dreams in the Witch-House (1933) – A story of mathematics, witchcraft and Walpurgis Night, in which the horror creeps and grows—
A novelette in sixteen parts.

Excerpt

The Dunwich Horror

WHEN a traveler in north central Massachusetts takes the wrong fork at the junction of the Aylesbury pike just beyond Dean’s Corners he comes upon a lonely and curious country. The ground gets higher, and the brier-bordered stone walls press closer and closer against the ruts of the dusty, curving road. The trees of the frequent forest belts seem too large, and the wild weeds, brambles, and grasses attain a luxuriance not often found in settled regions. At the same time the planted fields appear singularly few and barren; while the sparsely scattered houses wear a surprizing uniform aspect of age, squalor, and dilapidation. Without knowing why, one hesitates to ask directions from the gnarled, solitary figures spied now and then on crumbling doorsteps or in the sloping, rockstrewn meadows. Those figures are so silent and furtive that one feels somehow confronted by forbidden things, with which it would be better to have nothing to do.

Excerpt From: H.P. Lovecraft. “Dreams and Horror – Two Stories by H.P. Lovecraft.”

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