From the fictitious land of Carcosa that encouraged the HBO exhibit True Detective to H. P. Lovecraft’s accursed New England hills, this assortment good points essentially the most mythical landscapes of the cosmic horror style. The assortment contains the next twelve stories:
Edgar Allan Poe, "MS. present in a Bottle"
Bram Stoker, "The Squaw"
Ambrose Bierce, "Moxon's Master"
Ambrose Bierce, "The Damned Thing"
Ambrose Bierce, "An Inhabitant of Carcosa"
R. W. Chambers, "The Repairer of Reputations"
M. P. Shiel, "The apartment of Sounds"
Arthur Machen, "The White People"
Algernon Blackwood, "The Willows"
Henry James, "The Jolly Corner"
Walter de los angeles Mare, "Seaton's Aunt"
H. P. Lovecraft, "The color Out of Space"
“The precise bizarre story has anything greater than a mystery homicide, bloody bones, or a sheeted shape clanking chains. an environment of breathless and unexplainable dread of outer, unknown forces needs to be current; a touch of that almost all bad notion of the human brain—a malign and specific suspension or defeat of these mounted legislation of Nature that are our simply guard opposed to the attacks of chaos and the daemons of unplumbed space.”—H. P. Lovecraft
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