Tuesday, October 8, 2013

{Penguin Horror Classics Giveaway} The Thing on the Doorstep and Other Weird Stories by H. P. Lovecraft

ISBN #: 978-0143122326
Page Count: 544
Copyright: October 1, 2013
Publisher: Penguin Classics Hardcover

Book Summary:
(Taken from Amazon)

Howard Phillips Lovecraft's unique contribution to American literature was a melding of traditional supernaturalism (derived chiefly from Edgar Allan Poe) with the genre of science fiction that emerged in the early 1920s. The Thing on the Doorstep and Other Weird Stories brings together a dozen of the master's tales - from his early short stories "Under the Pyramids" (originally ghostwritten for Harry Houdini) and "The Music of Erich Zann" (which Lovecraft ranked second among his own favorites) through his more fully developed works, "The Dunwich Horror," "The Case of Charles Dexter Ward," and "At the Mountains of Madness." The book presents the definitive corrected texts of these works, along with Lovecraft critic and biographer S. T. Joshi's illuminating introduction and notes to each story.

Giveaway Info:

Filmmaker and longtime horror literature fan Guillermo del Toro serves as the curator for the Penguin Horror series, a new collection of classic tales and poems by masters of the genre. Included is one of del Toro's favorites, The Thing on the Doorstep and Other Weird Stories by H. P. Lovecraft. Featuring original cover art by Penguin Art Director Paul Buckley, this stunningly creepy deluxe hardcover will be a perfect addition to the shelves of horror, sci-fi, fantasy, and paranormal aficionados everywhere ...


... thanks to the wonderful people of Penguin!

This giveaway is open internationally. You can enter the form below to enter for your chance to win a copy. This giveaway will remain open until 10/15 at 11:59 p.m. The winner will be randomly chosen and contacted on 10/16. The winner will have 48 hours to respond. If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, another winner will be chosen in their place.

The next Penguin Horror Classics giveaway will take place on 10/16. Good luck!!!

Book Buy Links:

In case you're not the lucky winner and you still want a copy of this book, you can purchase it at the links below.


  1. LOVE science fiction!
    I was pretty geeky as a kid, so sci-fi was a natural progression to Tell Me Why books :)

  2. Besides from a few Lovecraft stories and Stargate tie-ins, I don't read very much science fiction.

  3. I love science fiction :) My boyfriend reads and watches movies from this genre and that´s how I found it too :)
    Jenna O

  4. I like Science Fiction genre. I got interested in it when I found and read a James White book in my dad's library. I loved the short novel Second Ending. That was way back in grade school.

  5. Been into sci fi since I was a kid.


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