Supernatural Horror in Literature

Supernatural Horror in Literature  (1927) 
by H. P. Lovecraft

First published in 1927 in the one-issue magazine The Recluse. Lovecraft examines the beginnings of weird fiction in the gothic novel and traces its development through such writers as Ambrose Bierce, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Edgar Allan Poe

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