At the Mountains of Madness

At the Mountains of Madness

By H. P. Lovecraft; China Mieville (Introduction by)

Modern Library, Paperback, 9780812974416, 186pp.

Publication Date: June 14, 2005


Introduction by China MiévilleLong acknowledged as a master of nightmarish visions, H. P. Lovecraft established the genuineness and dignity of his own pioneering fiction in 1931 with his quintessential work of supernatural horror, At the Mountains of Madness. The deliberately told and increasingly chilling recollection of an Antarctic expedition’s uncanny discoveries–and their encounter with untold menace in the ruins of a lost civilization–is a milestone of macabre literature. This exclusive new edition, presents Lovecraft’s masterpiece in fully restored form, and includes his acclaimed scholarly essay “Supernatural Horror in Literature.” This is essential reading for every devotee of classic terror.

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.

China Mieville has a Ph.D. from the London School of Economics. He lives in England. He is the author of several books, including "King Rat", which was nominated for both the International Horror Guild and Bram Stoker Awards for best first novel, and "Perdido Street Station", winner of the 2001 Arthur C. Clarke Award.

Praise For At the Mountains of Madness

“One of the greatest short novels in American literature, and a key text in my own understanding of what that literature can do.”–MICHAEL CHABON“Lovecraft’s fiction is one of the cornerstones of modern horror.”–CLIVE BARKER