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H. P. Lovecraft

"The Outsider" by H.P. Lovecraft is a piece of Gothic fiction that contains elements of horror. Gothic fiction, a genre that can be described as the extreme of Dark Romanticism, often reflects...

Latest answer posted November 29, 2018 4:25 pm UTC

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H. P. Lovecraft

H. P. Lovecraft was a highly influential writer of the early twentieth century, but be aware, his stories have severe issues with racism and xenophobia in ways that make them deeply uncomfortable...

Latest answer posted February 15, 2020 7:04 am UTC

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H. P. Lovecraft

The tone of H. P. Lovecraft’s The Outsider is both pompous and forlorn, although an undercurrent of foreboding runs throughout. The first three sentences of the story, which recall biblical...

Latest answer posted March 15, 2018 1:14 pm UTC

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H. P. Lovecraft

"From Beyond" is a short story by American cosmic horror writer H. P. Lovecraft. It was written in 1920 and published in 1934. In it, the narrator tells the story of his friend Crawford...

Latest answer posted February 16, 2020 3:30 pm UTC

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H. P. Lovecraft

Much of what makes horror effective is the use of anticipation. Horror works by persuading us to dread what is to come. By creating not just a horror story about discovering another plane of...

Latest answer posted March 18, 2021 12:41 pm UTC

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H. P. Lovecraft

In the very first paragraph, Lovecraft gives us this description of Crawford Tillinghast: It is not pleasant to see a stout man suddenly grown thin, and it is even worse when the baggy skin...

Latest answer posted February 16, 2020 9:25 pm UTC

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