The Shadow Over Innsmouth: Part 4

By H.P. Lovecraft

Part 4

I can hardly describe the mood in which I was left by this harrowing episode – an episode at once mad and pitiful, grotesque and terrifying. The grocery boy had prepared me for it, yet the reality left me none the less bewildered and disturbed. Puerile though the story was, old Zadok’s insane earnestness and horror had communicated to me a mounting unrest which joined with my earlier sense of loathing for the town and …

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The Shadow Over Innsmouth: Part 3

By H.P. Lovecraft

Part 3

It must have been some imp of the perverse – or some sardonic pull from dark, hidden sources – which made me change my plans as I did. I had long before resolved to limit my observations to architecture alone, and I was even then hurrying toward the Square in an effort to get quick transportation out of this festering city of death and decay; but the sight of old Zadok Allen set up new …

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The Shadow Over Innsmouth: Part 2

By H.P. Lovecraft

Part 2

Shortly before ten the next morning I stood with one small valise in front of Hammond’s Drug Store in old Market Square waiting for the Innsmouth bus. As the hour for its arrival drew near I noticed a general drift of the loungers to other places up the street, or to the Ideal Lunch across the square. Evidently the ticket-agent had not exaggerated the dislike which local People bore toward Innsmouth and its denizens. In …

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The Shadow Over Innsmouth: Part 1

By H.P. Lovecraft

Written in 1931 and published in 1936, The Shadow Over Innsmouth was the only hardcover book by H.P. Lovecraft that appeared during his lifetime.

It has been adapted into a Spanish film called “Dagon” and used as inspiration for the video game, Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth.

Part 1

During the winter of 1927-28 officials of the Federal government made a strange and secret investigation of certain conditions in the ancient …

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