The Web of Easter Island

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The Web of Easter Island
Web of easter island.jpg
Dust-jacket illustration by Audrey Johnson for The Web of Easter Island
Author Donald Wandrei
Cover artist Audrey Johnson
Country United States
Language English
Genre Fantasy, Horror novel, Science fiction novel
Publisher Arkham House
Publication date
Media type Print (Hardback)
Pages 191 pp

The Web of Easter Island is a novel by author Donald Wandrei. It was published by Arkham House in 1948 in an edition of 3,068 copies. It was the fourth full-length novel to be published by Arkham House.

The Web of Easter Island was first written in 1932 under the title Dead Titans, Waken!. The manuscript was rejected by several publishers including Harper & Brothers but was eventually revised and published by Arkham House. It is loosely related to the Cthulhu Mythos (it is dedicated to H. P. Lovecraft) and follows the exploits of Carter E. Graham from England to Easter Island, where ancient horror is discovered and combated.

Dead Titans, Waken! has been edited for publication by S.T. Joshi and was to have been issued during the 1990s by Fedogan and Bremer, however, it was finally published by Centipede Press in a limited edition of 300 copies in March 2012.


  • London: Consul, 1961.


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