Beneath the Moors

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Beneath the Moors
Beneath the moors.jpg
Dust-jacket illustration by Herb Arnold for Beneath the Moors
Author Brian Lumley
Country United States
Language English
Genre Horror novel, Fantasy novel
Publisher Arkham House
Publication date
Media type Print (Hardback)
Pages xxi, 145 pp
ISBN 0-87054-066-1
OCLC 1136954
LC Class PZ4.L9575 Be3 PR6062.U45

Beneath the Moors is a fantasy horror novel by author Brian Lumley. It was published by Arkham House in 1974 in an edition of 3,842 copies. It was Lumley's second book published by Arkham House. The novel is part of the Cthulhu Mythos.

Plot summary[edit]

Professor Ewart Masters convalesces at the home of his nephew, after an automobile accident. There he discovers the existence of an ancient Cimmerian city beneath the Yorkshire moors. He proceeds to have dream adventures in the realms of the Great Old Ones.

The short novel incorporates the short story The Sister City by Brian Lumley,1969.


Gahan Wilson praised the novel as "by far the best thing [Lumley]'s done," with "a really dandy climax" and "a highly successful underground horrorland which is solid, consistent, and well designed."[1]


  1. ^ "Books", F&SF, April 1976, pp.64-65
  • Jaffery, Sheldon (1989). The Arkham House Companion. Mercer Island, WA: Starmont House, Inc. p. 107. ISBN 1-55742-005-X. 
  • Chalker, Jack L.; Owings, Mark (1998). The Science-Fantasy Publishers: A Bibliographic History, 1923-1998. Westminster, MD and Baltimore: Mirage Press, Ltd. p. 50. 
  • Joshi, S.T. (1999). Sixty Years of Arkham House: A History and Bibliography. Sauk City, WI: Arkham House. p. 131. ISBN 0-87054-176-5. 
  • Nielsen, Leon (2004). Arkham House Books: A Collector's Guide. Jefferson, NC and London: McFarland & Company, Inc. p. 118. ISBN 0-7864-1785-4.