The village of Dunwich holds a terrible secret. Rumors of unholy bonfires, black magic rituals on a nearby hilltop, and the unearthly screeching of whippoorwills on certain nights of the year hang over the town like a dark shroud. But it was during the harvest season in 1928 that a series of horrific events changed the town forever.
Born in 1913, Wilbur Whateley was raised by his mother and grandfather, who was said to be involved in sorcery. The boy grew abnormally fast and reached the physical stature of an adult when he was ten. Few visitors stopped by Old Whateleys farmhouse, and those who did visit came away gossiping about bizarre renovations and fears of some enormous beast imprisoned upstairs. When Wilburs grandfather died and his mother disappeared mysteriously, the young man is left on his own. Upon discovering that his family copy of the dreaded Necronomicon has a damaged page he needs to complete a ritual, he sets out to borrow an intact copy from Miskatonic University library, but the librarian denies his request. Under the cover of nightfall, Wilbur breaks in to the library to steal the book, but he is viciously attacked by a guard dog and dies on the floor.
Meanwhile, the horror locked away upstairs in the Whateley farmhouse grows stronger. Soon, the farmhouse explodes, unleashing the horror inside. Three Miskatonic professors come to battle the horror and dispel the evil tormenting the village, bringing this Lovecraft story to a thrilling conclusion.
This Academic Edition contains the full text of The Dunwich Horror, lightly edited for modern readers. It also includes an Editors Foreword, an author bio, a study guide, and chapter-based quizzes. The book is designed for classroom use by literature and writing students, as well as casual readers in search of a great story. It also features an interactive component, giving readers free access to a virtual classroom devoted to the book on the Virtual University Press website (see Editors Foreword for details).
Author: H P Lovecraft Language: EnglishBinding: HardcoverPages: 134Publisher: Virtual University PressPublication Date: 2020-10-20