Waking Up Screaming

Waking Up Screaming

Haunting Tales of Terror

By H. P. Lovecraft

Del Rey Books, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780345458292, 384pp.

Publication Date: December 31, 2002

The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.
Welcome to the world of H. P. Lovecraft, the undisputed master of terror. His work has inspired countless nightmares, and this collection of some of his most chilling stories is likely to inspire even more.
Cool Air An icy apartment hides secrets no man dares unlock.
The Case of Charles Dexter Ward Ward delves into the black arts and resurrects the darkest evil from beyond the grave.
The Terrible Old Man The intruders seek a fortune but find only death.
Herbert West Reanimator Mad experiments yield hideous results in this bloodcurdling tale, the inspiration for the cult film "Re-Animator."
The Shadow Over Innsmouth A small fishing town's population is obscenely corrupted by a race of fiendish undersea creatures.
The Lurking Fear An upstate New York clan degenerates into thunder-crazed mole like creatures with a taste for human flesh.

About the Author
Howard Phillips Lovecraft, August 1890 - March 1937, was an American author who achieved posthumous fame through his influential works ofhorror fiction. Virtually unknown and only published in pulp magazines before he died in poverty, he is now regarded as one of the most significant 20th-century authors in his genre. Lovecraft was born inProvidence, Rhode Island, where he spent most of his life.