At The Mountains of Madness

At The Mountains of Madness

by H. P. Lovecraft, Jake Jackson

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Overview

As a new expedition to Antarctica is planned a dark tale emerges of a previous, life-threatening adventure. Revealing hidden secrets, lost civilisations and alien origins, master storyteller H.P. Lovecraft indulges his talent for the macabre and horrific. In a gripping tale of fast-paced discovery an entire alien ecosystem is uncovered, and an ancient and bloody battle into which the adventurers have been drawn. It is only through sheer luck that two of them manage to escape, leaving the gnarled bodies of their companions, and live to tell the tale as a warning for all those who come after.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780857756930
Publisher: Flame Tree Publishing
Publication date: 04/20/2014
Series: Flame Tree Classics
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 1,230,863
Product dimensions: 5.12(w) x 7.75(h) x 0.62(d)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

About the Author

H.P. Lovecraft is a modern master of horror and gothic fiction, influencing a generation of writers and creating dark worlds that still haunt the speculative fiction of today. Lovecraft's father died in a mental institution when Lovecraft was only two years of age and he spent very little time at school, due to illnesses. In his early years though he corresponded with amateur writers and editors, wrote essays, poetry and reviews for amateur magazines. In the 1920s he began to sell to the popular pulp magazines of the day, particulalry Weird Tales and Astonishing Tales.

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At the Mountains of Madness 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The tale tkes some time to get going,but after about a quater way into the book, the story really takes off and becomes intresting. Do not be turned away if you dont undrstand al tpthe science jargon the first twenty pages. By page twenty five the book will shift from scientific dscovries an descriptions of wonderment to a more eerie and sinister atmosphere.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Entertaining but dated.
simon_carr on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A brief but faithful adaptation of Lovecraft's At the Mountains of Madness. The artwork is very stylised and distinctive, I was often reminded of Herge. Shadow over Innsmouth next please.
auntmarge64 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A novella written in the early 1930s and set in Antarctica during that time period. A team of explorers discover a many-millions-of-years old city on the far side of known territory, encountering in the process two ancient races only hinted at in some of the oldest of human mythologies. Usually categorized as horror but to my mind equally science fiction, the story is told in florid language which nevertheless pulls the reader inexorably towards each new dreaded revelation. There are many references to places and myths common in Lovecraft's other works, and familiarity with those might make this more chilling. One aspect I found particularly meaningful was several references to Sir Douglas Mawson (my favorite Antarctic explorer), including a contemporaneous expedition he was on in a nearby area of Antarctica. Lovecraft also worked into the story the then-new theory of continental drift. All-in-all, quite enjoyable, although I imagined a couple of even more horrible disclosures than those produced by the finale.
Sharon62 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
At the Mountains of Madness is a tense and sinister novella that continually hints of dark things waiting in the shadows. Like all great (rather than simply good) horror writing it's not what Lovecraft does say but what he hints at that makes this so spine tinglingly goodA classic novella that has not dated and still works 80 years on from being written.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wordy but enjoyable. DMB
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved the material, but the voice performer is terrible.  Nearly every sentence ends with the exact same inflection and it takes you out of the experience every couple seconds.  It's a tragedy, because the immersive horror of the material would so easily otherwise suck you into the story.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Perhaps I misunderstood, but my Nook Color does not display any of the illustrations mentioned in the description. This book displays simple text and nothing else. Considering you can get the complete works of H.P. Lovecraft in other Nook editions for less, this book is quite expensive for what it is
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Yes, the first part has a ton of scientific wording. But if you just tryto remember the narrator is usually talking about layers of rock that show different stages of Earth's history; you should do well. I was so fascinated, I read it all in one night!
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I think this book so far where im at is good for sciencety ppl. Because it talks about cephlapodsand usesall these gigantic science vocabulary only i knoe a few words. But itskinda interesting too
Michael Vangelatos More than 1 year ago
this is an awesome book