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Call Of Cthulhu
The Innsmouth Cycle: The Taint Of The Deep Ones In 13 Tales

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  • The decadent, smugly rotting, secret-filled town of Innsmouth is a supreme creation of Howard Philips Lovecraft.

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Product Description

  • Binding
    trade paperback  
    Cat No.
    1767681  
    EAN
    978156882199351495  
    Genre
    Horror  
    ISBN
    9781568821993  
    Publisher
    Chaosium Inc  
    Series
    Cthulhu  
    Types
    Gaming  
    RPG Fiction  
  • The decadent, smugly rotting, secret-filled town of Innsmouth is a supreme creation of Howard Philips Lovecraft.

    It so finely mixes the carnal and the metaphysical that writers continue to take inspiration from it. New readers squirm in encountering Lovecraft’s horrifying vision, then return to revel in the tale’s grim wit and careful invention. Energized by powerful sexual and racial themes, Innsmouth and the heritage of the deep ones remains HPL’s single most influential concept.

    Twelve more stories stories round out this collection. Three are precursors, including Dunsany and Chambers but also the comparatively little known “Fishhead” from Irvin S. Cobb. Nine successor tales (as well as three poems) bring the themes into the present, including the specter of nuclear weapons, a Freedom of Information Act search probing the government cover-up of Innsmouth, and much more. Vigorous and contemplative in turn, in all of these stories we sense the oaths of Dagon, glimpse the tell-tale signs of the Innsmouth taint, and hear in their cadences that faint sea-born music from cyclopean Y’ha-nthlei, the many-columned city beneath the waves.

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