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  • George Gissing

    Science, better diet, advanced medicines are all part of a process that in the modern age keep most of us going to a ripe old age.In previous times some diseases could only be slowed and not defeated. There toil of relentless attack on our physical forms brought misery and decay. Add to this that within our number some will self-destruct, demons will pursue their inner thoughts and life will be too painful to bear. Some may shuffle off the mortal coil for no discernible reason, but life will end early, they will not take up their three-score year and ten.In this collection of short stories some of our most popular and well-known authors are grouped together with an unfortunate tag: dead at...read more

  • H P Lovecraft

    H P Lovecraft, even the name has a sliver of the night about it. Born in 1890 in Providence, Rhode Island he was a prodigious youth but a sickly one. Raised mainly by his Grandfather and Aunts at 14 he contemplated suicide on the death of his grandfather and the crushing financial blow that brought to himself and his mother. A set of literary spats in a newspaper brought him attention away from his poetry writings. But until the last decade of his life the works for which we is so well know did not arrive. That last decade, writing again in Providence was prolific but with little income his life downgraded rented house by rented house and in 1936, often malnourished he was diagnosed...read more

  • H P Lovecraft

    H P Lovecraft, even the name has a sliver of the night about it. Born in 1890 in Providence, Rhode Island he was a prodigious youth but a sickly one. Raised mainly by his Grandfather and Aunts at 14 he contemplated suicide on the death of his grandfather and the crushing financial blow that brought to himself and his mother. A set of literary spats in a newspaper brought him attention away from his poetry writings. But until the last decade of his life the works for which we is so well know did not arrive. That last decade, writing again in Providence was prolific but with little income his life downgraded rented house by rented house and in 1936, often malnourished he was diagnosed...read more

  • H P Lovecraft

    H P Lovecraft, even the name has a sliver of the night about it. Born in 1890 in Providence, Rhode Island he was a prodigious youth but a sickly one. Raised mainly by his Grandfather and Aunts at 14 he contemplated suicide on the death of his grandfather and the crushing financial blow that brought to himself and his mother. A set of literary spats in a newspaper brought him attention away from his poetry writings. But until the last decade of his life the works for which we is so well know did not arrive. That last decade, writing again in Providence was prolific but with little income his life downgraded rented house by rented house and in 1936, often malnourished he was diagnosed...read more

  • H P Lovecraft

    H P Lovecraft, even the name has a sliver of the night about it. Born in 1890 in Providence, Rhode Island he was a prodigious youth but a sickly one. Raised mainly by his Grandfather and Aunts at 14 he contemplated suicide on the death of his grandfather and the crushing financial blow that brought to himself and his mother. A set of literary spats in a newspaper brought him attention away from his poetry writings. But until the last decade of his life the works for which we is so well know did not arrive. That last decade, writing again in Providence was prolific but with little income his life downgraded rented house by rented house and in 1936, often malnourished he was diagnosed...read more

  • H P Lovecraft

    H P Lovecraft, even the name has a sliver of the night about it. Born in 1890 in Providence, Rhode Island he was a prodigious youth but a sickly one. Raised mainly by his Grandfather and Aunts at 14 he contemplated suicide on the death of his grandfather and the crushing financial blow that brought to himself and his mother. A set of literary spats in a newspaper brought him attention away from his poetry writings. But until the last decade of his life the works for which we is so well know did not arrive. That last decade, writing again in Providence was prolific but with little income his life downgraded rented house by rented house and in 1936, often malnourished he was diagnosed...read more

  • H P Lovecraft

    This spine chilling tale by HP Lovecraft, depicts an unimaginable horror arising in the isolated village of Dunwich, which poses a threat to the whole world. Narrated by Michael...read more

  • H P Lovecraft

    Howard Phillips Lovecraft is among the greatest American masters of fantasy and the supernatural. Born in 1890, a native of Providence, Rhode Island, his health was uncertain from childhood and he led a sheltered early life. His semi-invalidism enabled him to read omnivorously, and as a shy imaginative child he began to invent what would in his adult life become a whole macabre fantastic world of his own, peopled by creatures out of his own weird imagination. As an adult he was retiring, almost a recluse. Tall, thin and pale, but with bright alert eyes, he was much given to wandering his native city in the dark hours of the night, and he became a devoted student of its antiquities. Although...read more

  • H P Lovecraft

    Ya su tatarabuelo comenzó a obsesionarse con la leyenda sobre una supuesta civilización prehistórica de individuos blancos que vivían en una zona recóndita del Congo.  . Arthur era hijo de Alfred, y de una cantante de cabaret, que se trasladó con su hijo a Jermyn House cuando murió su marido. Arthur siempre tuvo desde pequeño una apariencia simiesca, pero sin embargo era culto y talentoso. Tras morir su madre, marchó al Congo para proseguir las investigaciones sobre las criaturas blancas. Por un anciano de la tribu de los kaliris, supo que éstas han sido exterminadas por los belicosos n'bangus y la ciudad que habitaban destruida, y todo eso había sucedido, para robarles la...read more

  • H P Lovecraft

    Cuando le encuentran deambulando erráticamente por la zona del pantano, en estado de shock amnésico, Randolph Carter intenta explicar la desaparición de su compañero, el ocultista Harley Warren. Warren había prohibido a Carter ver un libro que él tenía, escrito en un idioma desconocido y que hablaba de puertas o escaleras entre la superficie del mundo  y el inframundo, a través de las cuales viajan los...read more

  • H P Lovecraft

    Nuestro protagonista es un adicto a las drogas, dominado por ideas suicidas desde un incidente que le ocurrió durante la guerra, cuando era oficial de la Marina mercante. Cuando su barco iba ser capturado por los alemanes, consiguió escapar en una lancha salvavidas. Navegó a la deriva durante varios días, hasta que encalló en una especie de tierra, que era negra hasta donde alcanzaba la vista. Había allí toda clase de seres indescriptibles. El marino imaginó que aquello debía ser una continuación del suelo del océano, que, por obra de alguna erupción volcánica, había sido expuesta a la superficie.Andando por la isla, después de unos días encontró una gran piedra blanca de...read more

  • H P Lovecraft

    En el pueblo de Ulthar había un matrimonio al que no le gustaban absolutamente nada los gatos. Hasta tal punto llegaba su odio por los pequeños felinos, que no dudaban en matarlos de las formas más terribles. En una ocasión, visitó el pueblo un grupo de viajeros. En él venía un niño llamado Menes, al que la vida había dejado huérfano, y que tenía como único amigo para consolarse de su soledad un pequeño gato negro. Un día, su gatito desapareció......read more

  • H P Lovecraft

    Stories are one of mankind’s greatest artistic achievements. Whether written down or spoken they have an ability to capture our imagination and thoughts, and take us on incredible journeys in the space of a phrase and the turn of a page.Within a few words of text or speech, new worlds and characters form, propelling a narrative to a conclusion with intricate ease. Finely crafted, perfectly formed these Miniature Masterpieces, at first thought, seem remarkably easy to conjure up. But ask any writer and they will tell you that distilling the essence of narrative and characters into a short story is one of the hardest acts of their literary craft. Many attempt, but few...read more

  • Nathaniel Hawthorne

    Stories are one of mankind’s greatest artistic achievements. Whether written down or spoken they have an ability to capture our imagination and thoughts, and take us on incredible journeys in the space of a phrase and the turn of a page.Within a few words of text or speech, new worlds and characters form, propelling a narrative to a conclusion with intricate ease. Finely crafted, perfectly formed these Miniature Masterpieces, at first thought, seem remarkably easy to conjure up. But ask any writer and they will tell you that distilling the essence of narrative and characters into a short story is one of the hardest acts of their literary craft. Many attempt, but few...read more

  • Mary Elizabeth Braddon

    Stories are one of mankind’s greatest artistic achievements. Whether written down or spoken they have an ability to capture our imagination and thoughts, and take us on incredible journeys in the space of a phrase and the turn of a page.Within a few words of text or speech, new worlds and characters form, propelling a narrative to a conclusion with intricate ease. Finely crafted, perfectly formed these Miniature Masterpieces, at first thought, seem remarkably easy to conjure up. But ask any writer and they will tell you that distilling the essence of narrative and characters into a short story is one of the hardest acts of their literary craft. Many attempt, but few...read more