At the Mountains of Madness

By H. P. Lovecraft; China Mieville (Introduction by)
Modern Library, Paperback, 9780812974416, 186pp.

Publication Date: June 14, 2005

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Description

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 "H. P." Lovecraft (August 20, 1890 - March 15, 1937) was an American author of horror, fantasy and science fiction, especially the subgenre known as weird fiction. He is now regarded as one of the leading horror authors of the 20th century.J.G. Ballard was born in Shanghai in 1930 and lived in England from 1946 until his death in London in 2009. He is the author of nineteen novels, including "Empire of the Sun", "The Drought", and "Crash", with many of them made into major films.



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

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