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From the fictitious land of Carcosa that encouraged the HBO express True Detective to H. P. Lovecraft’s accursed New England hills, this assortment gains one of the most mythical landscapes of the cosmic horror style. The assortment comprises the subsequent twelve stories:
Edgar Allan Poe, "MS. present in a Bottle"
Bram Stoker, "The Squaw"
Ambrose Bierce, "Moxon's Master"
Ambrose Bierce, "The Damned Thing"
Ambrose Bierce, "An Inhabitant of Carcosa"
R. W. Chambers, "The Repairer of Reputations"
M. P. Shiel, "The condominium of Sounds"
Arthur Machen, "The White People"
Algernon Blackwood, "The Willows"
Henry James, "The Jolly Corner"
Walter de l. a. Mare, "Seaton's Aunt"
H. P. Lovecraft, "The color Out of Space"

“The actual bizarre story has whatever greater than a mystery homicide, bloody bones, or a sheeted shape clanking chains. an environment of breathless and unexplainable dread of outer, unknown forces needs to be current; a touch of that the majority poor perception of the human brain—a malign and specific suspension or defeat of these mounted legislation of Nature that are our basically guard opposed to the attacks of chaos and the daemons of unplumbed space.”—H. P. Lovecraft

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