At the Mountains of Madness
‘At the Mountains of Madness’ is a crucial work in Lovecraft’s ‘Cthulhu Mythos’, the author’s first interpretation of his occult paroxysms in science fiction terms, dating dark entities back to the primordial aeons of Earth’s existence.
‘To that flash of semi-vision can be traced a full half of the horror which has ever since haunted us’
An expedition to Antarctica goes horribly wrong as a group of explorers stumbles upon some mysterious ancient ruins, with devastating consequences. At the Mountains of Madness ranks among Lovecraft’s most terrifying novellas, and is a firm favourite among fans of classic horror.
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