This Halcyon Classics ebook is H. P. Lovecraft's classic tale of horror THE CASE OF CHARLES DEXTER WARD.
Set in Providence, Rhode Island, the story concerns the fate of Charles Dexter Ward, a young man from a well-to-do family who has disappeared from a mental asylum. The family doctor searches for Ward, learning in the process that he spent several years looking for the grave of his malignant ancestor Joseph Curwen--a necromancer and mass murderer rumored to have resurrected the dead to torture secrets from them.
Howard Phillips Lovecraft (1890-1937) was an American author of horror, fantasy and science fiction, especially the subgenre known as weird fiction. As early as the 1940s, Lovecraft's work had developed a cult following for his Cthulhu Mythos, a series of loosely interconnected fiction featuring a pantheon of humanity-nullifying entities, as well as the Necronomicon, a fictional grimoire of magical rites and forbidden lore. Stephen King called Lovecraft "the twentieth century's greatest practitioner of the classic horror tale."
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