Dagon (novel)

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Dagon [1]is a novel by author Fred Chappell published in 1968. The novel is a psychological thriller with supernatural elements, attempting to tell a Cthulhu Mythos story as a psychologically realistic Southern Gothic novel. It was awarded the Best Foreign Book of the Year prize by the French Academy in 1972.[2]

This early novel is one of the author’s most widely read works. In a New York Times review, it was praised as being "of a very high order [and] precise, dry elegance". [3]