Dagon (novel)

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AuthorFred Chappell
CountryUnited States
GenreHorror, Psychological thriller
PublisherHarcourt, Brace & World
Publication date
Media typePrint
Pages177 p.

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 The New York Times, it was praised as being "of a very high order [and] precise, dry elegance".[3]


  • Casey Clabough, "Fred Chappell's Cthulhu Appropriations: Dagon", in Lovecraft Studies, 44, pp. 113–118.


  1. ^ "Dagon". www.bosonbooks.com. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2016-02-20.
  2. ^ "Fred Chappell b. 1936". Poetry Foundation. Retrieved 2012-05-25.
  3. ^ "Dagon by Fred Chappell". Archived from the original on July 20, 2008. Retrieved July 9, 2009.

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