H. P. Lovecraft. The Shunned House. Preface by Frank Belknap Long, Jr. Athol, Mass.: Published by Paul Cook The Recluse Press, 1928.
H. P. Lovecraft (1890-1937) was a regular contributor to Weird Tales and other pulp magazines, and was a prolific letter writer where he often expounded the cosmic materialism underlying his tales.
The Shunned House is an antiquarian tale of horror in an old house in Providence. In a direct line from the conventions of the original Gothic novels, the narrator faints at the height of the action.
Lovecraft’s first book, printed by his friend but not published during his lifetime.