From a private hospital for the insane near Providence, Rhode Island, there recently disappeared an exceedingly singular person. He bore the name of Charles Dexter Ward...
A young intellectual is lured to his doom through his obsession with his ancestor, a reputed necromancer. Never published in Lovecraft's lifetime, this is the iconic American author's most powerful exploration of an inquisitive mind overwhelmed by the dark arts.
Head of Zeus, an Apollo Library book * Horror
01 Dec 2016 * 176pp * £6.99 * 9781784082789
'Lovecraft is a dark and baroque prince. 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'
'A complex and well-plotted tale with some wonderful surprises built in, and very entertaining ... a gripping, absorbing read. The book itself is a beautiful object (as are all Apollo books) with a striking cover'
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H. P. Lovecraft (1890-1937) is the most important and influential horror writer of the twentieth century. His stories of occult nightmare and cosmic terror have drawn praise from William S. Burroughs, Angela Carter and Jorge Luis Borges and continue to inspire new generations of writers and film-makers.
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