The Beast in the Cave

In this story by H.P. Lovecraft, the line between man and beast is blurred. The Beast in the Cave follows the story of a man who gets separated from his group of tourists....

The Picture in the House

When the narrator accompanies a withered old Yankee back to his house, he is intrigued by the many old curiosities he finds around it – including precolonial furniture. One of...

First Inaugural Address

Thomas Jefferson beat out Aaron Burr in the 1800 presidential election after Alexander Hamilton cast the tie-breaking vote. Jefferson gave this address to a packed Senate chamber...

The Statement of Randolph Carter

Randolph Carter, a recurring character in many of Lovecraft’s stories, begins the story telling the harrowing tale to those who found him stumbling through the swamp. Carter and...

The White Ship

Basil Elton is a lighthouse keeper prone to fantasies – especially one recurring fantasy of a man in white robes on a white ship that only appears on a full moon. During this...

The Street

Though The Street tries to remain in the realm of horror and the supernatural, what it really amounts to is one of the earliest written documents of Lovecraft’s political stance...

Celephaïs

Kuranes, an English Nobleman ill-content with his real life, once dreamed of the city of Celephaïs. Many years later, at the height of his discontent, he manages to slip away...

Flatland

Flatland, first published in 1884, is classic work of satire. The full title, Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions, reveals the story's most compelling characteristic, its...

The Alchemist

Revenge, death, and destruction abound in this early short story by H.P. Lovecraft. The story follows Antoine, a count who is last in line to die at the age of 32 due to a curse...

The Terrible Old Man

A lot happens in this very short story by H.P. Lovecraft, but it begins as the title might lend itself to imagine – with a terrible old man. As three thieves find out about this...

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