The Picture in the House

When the narrator accompanies a withered old Yankee back to his house, he is intrigued by the many old curiosities he finds around it – including precolonial furniture. One of...

The Beast in the Cave

In this story by H.P. Lovecraft, the line between man and beast is blurred. The Beast in the Cave follows the story of a man who gets separated from his group of tourists....

First Inaugural Address

Thomas Jefferson beat out Aaron Burr in the 1800 presidential election after Alexander Hamilton cast the tie-breaking vote. Jefferson gave this address to a packed Senate chamber...

The White Ship

Basil Elton is a lighthouse keeper prone to fantasies – especially one recurring fantasy of a man in white robes on a white ship that only appears on a full moon. During this...

Celephaïs

Kuranes, an English Nobleman ill-content with his real life, once dreamed of the city of Celephaïs. Many years later, at the height of his discontent, he manages to slip away...

The Statement of Randolph Carter

Randolph Carter, a recurring character in many of Lovecraft’s stories, begins the story telling the harrowing tale to those who found him stumbling through the swamp. Carter and...

The Street

Though The Street tries to remain in the realm of horror and the supernatural, what it really amounts to is one of the earliest written documents of Lovecraft’s political stance...

Herbert West: Reanimator

The Reanimator series broke the mold on Lovecraft’s writings – becoming one of the earliest serial stories written by Lovecraft, one of the earliest fiction mentions of...

The Tree

Unlike many of Lovecraft’s stories, this story takes place in Greece, and more importantly on a mountain that was supposedly watched over by Pan. Kalos and Musides, two friends,...

Dagon

Cthulhu lovers take note, this early story of the sea god Dagon is considered to be part of the Cthulhu mythos. In Dagon, the protagonist is lost at sea for days, wading through...

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