At the Mountains of Madness - H. P. Lovecraft

At the Mountains of Madness

By H. P. Lovecraft

  • Release Date: 2020-10-31
  • Genre: Classics
Score: 4
4
From 146 Ratings

Description

<b>"A chilling tale of classic horror by H. P. Lovecraft..."</b>
An expedition to the Antarctic meets with a gruesome fate, and survivors of a horrific attack on their camp discover the ancient ruins of an alien city concealed by a mountain range. While exploring the ruins, Prof. Dyer and a graduate student unexpectedly encounter a monstrous creature still alive, and they flee the mountain in terror. As their plane lifts off to safety, Dyer's companion catches a glimpse of something so horrifying, he is driven over the edge into madness. Now, Dyer must retell the story to prevent a new expedition from returning to the deadly ice world lost in time.
<i>At the Mountains of Madness</i> is one of the most popular stories by H.P. Lovecraft, an early 20th-century writer who never achieved publishing success and died young at 46, broke and unknown; but today, he is widely recognized as one of history's greatest horror writers. Iconic author Steven King observed: “Now that time has given us some perspective on his work, I think it is beyond doubt that H.P. Lovecraft has yet to be surpassed as the twentieth century's greatest practitioner of the classic horror tale.”
This Classic Edition is a restyled update of a public domain title, lightly edited for modern readers and professionally formatted for enhanced readability and visual appeal. It is part of a series of literature classics published by Virtual University Press for the reading enjoyment of book lovers around the world. We also publish companion study guides, workbooks, and academic editions intended for classroom use by literature and writing students and home-schoolers.

Reviews

  • Conceptually terrifying

    5
    By ant,?$!
    Beautiful and vivid detail in the vocabulary while maintaining an imagination for the unknown.
  • Great Book

    5
    By EngineeringCars
    Another horror classic that will fill your mind with fear. Hard to put down and a great read for any horror lover out there.
  • Excellent intro to the Lovecraft anthology

    5
    By Durlov
    The writing is descriptive, using language styles that I don’t see recent authors use anymore; and words that have held innocent notions in mind to evoke blood-curdling images.
  • You suspect something’s wrong only for it to pay out with such an “Oh… Oh no” moment

    5
    By Kat50210
    Amazing build-up
  • Love the lovecraft stories

    5
    By Feldmanrocks
    Enjoyed this a lot. Read 100 pages in 1 sitting once, and I finished it over the span of a month but that was just because I was busy. Very interesting story and very well presented.
  • Classic

    5
    By bonzrobby
    Great cosmic horror classic.