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House of Windows
by John Langan
When a young writer finds himself cornered by a beautiful widow in the waning hours of a late-night cocktail party, he seeks at first to escape, to return to his wife and infant son. But the tale she weaves, of her missing husband, a renowned English professor, and her lost stepson, a soldier killed on a battlefield on the other side of the world, and of phantasmal visions, a family curse, and a house -- the Belvedere House, a striking mansion whose features suggest a face hidden just out of view -- draws him in, capturing him. What follows is a deeply psychological ghost story of memory and malediction, loss and remorse. This unnerving tour de force exploring the literary haunted house incorporates family trauma, abstract art, literary criticism, the occult Dickens, and the war in Afghanistan.
by H.P. Lovecraft
The visionary master of cosmic horror joins The Library of America with this collection of classic stories of the strange and fantastic.
The Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All
by Laird Barron
Melding supernatural horror with hard-boiled noir, espionage, and a scientific backbone, Barron's stories have garnered critical acclaim and have been reprinted in numerous year's best anthologies. Barron returns with his third collection, The Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All . Collecting interlinking tales of sublime cosmic horror, including "Blackwood's Baby," "The Carrion Gods in Their Heaven," and the World Fantasy Award-nominated "Hand of Glory," The Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All delivers enough spine-chilling horror to satisfy even the most jaded reader.
The King in Yellow
by Robert W. Chambers
The King in Yellow is a collection of short stories written by Robert W. Chambers and published in 1895. The stories could be categorized as early horror fiction or Victorian Gothic fiction, but the work also touches on mythology, fantasy, mystery, science fiction and romance. The first four stories in the collection involve an imaginary two-act play of the same title.