The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories

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The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories
Author H. P. Lovecraft
Country United States
Language English
Series Penguin Classics
Genre Science fiction, Fantasy, Horror short stories
Publisher Penguin Books
Publication date
October 1, 1999
Media type Print (Paperback)
Pages 420 pp
ISBN 0-14-118234-2
OCLC 40723781
813/.52 21
LC Class PS3523.O833 A6 1999
Followed by The Thing on the Doorstep and Other Weird Stories

The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories is Penguin Classics' first omnibus edition of works by seminal 20th-century American author H. P. Lovecraft. It was released in October 1999 and is still in print. The volume is named for the Lovecraft short story, "The Call of Cthulhu".

This edition, the first new paperback publication of Lovecraft's works since the Del-Rey editions, contains a new introduction and explanatory notes on individual stories by noted Lovecraft scholar S. T. Joshi. The texts of the stories are, for the most part, the same corrected versions found in the earlier Arkham House editions of Lovecraft's works, also edited by Joshi, with a few further errors corrected for the present editions.

Its companion volumes from Penguin Classics are The Thing on the Doorstep and Other Weird Stories (2001), and The Dreams in the Witch House and Other Weird Stories (2004).

Contents[edit]

The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories contains the following tales:

  1. Dagon
  2. The Statement of Randolph Carter
  3. Facts Concerning the Late Arthur Jermyn and His Family
  4. Celephaïs
  5. Nyarlathotep
  6. The Picture in the House
  7. The Outsider
  8. Herbert West -- Reanimator
  9. The Hound
  10. The Rats in the Walls
  11. The Festival
  12. He
  13. Cool Air
  14. The Call of Cthulhu
  15. The Colour Out of Space
  16. The Whisperer in Darkness
  17. The Shadow Over Innsmouth
  18. The Haunter of the Dark

External links[edit]

All of the stories collected in this edition can also be found at Wikisource. Scholars should note that the texts transcribed on Wikisource may contain errors, or may represent "uncorrected" versions.