By Ramsey Campbell
An excellent selection of tales by way of one of many masters of horror.
Not all partners are pleasant. there are numerous that you just more than likely don't need to determine. whilst Elaine was once operating past due on the place of work, she proposal she used to be on their own. yet anything sinister used to be within the elevator shaft...working its strategy to her flooring. Miles, too, notion he used to be on my own in his new residence, the home of a assassin, yet he, too, had an undesirable spouse. And Knox won't ever omit what used to be awaiting him within the dense fog.
Come and meet all of those partners and extra during this chilling selection of horror stories through award-winning grasp of terror Ramsey Campbell. That clawing sound you listen, the haunting making a song, the relocating shadow—they all suggest that anything is ready to make your acquaintance.
Contains "The Companion", the tale Stephen King known as "one of the 3 most interesting horror tales i've got ever read".
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An ancientness so vast that measurement is feeble seemed to leer down from the primal stones and rock-hewn temples of the nameless city, while the very latest of the astounding maps in the frescoes shewed oceans and continents that man has forgotten, with only here and there some vaguely familiar outlines. Of what could have happened in the geological ages since the paintings ceased and the death-hating race resentfully succumbed to decay, no man might say. Life had once teemed in these caverns and in the luminous realm beyond; now I was alone with vivid relics, and I trembled to think of the countless ages through which these relics had kept a silent deserted vigil.
Nitric acid and even aqua regia merely hissed and spattered against its torrid invulnerability. Ammi had difficulty in recalling all these things, but recognized some solvents as I mentioned them in the usual order of use. There were ammonia and caustic soda, alcohol and ether, nauseous carbon disulphide and a dozen others; but although the weight grew steadily less as time passed, and the fragment seemed to be slightly cooling, there was no change in the solvents to show that they had attacked the substance at all.
P. Lovecraft CONTENTS The Nameless City The Festival The Colour out of Space The Call of Cthulhu The Dunwich Horror The Whisperer in Darkness Dreams in the Witch-house The Haunter of the Dark The Shadow over Innsmouth The Shadow out of Time At the Mountain of Madness The Case of Charles Dexter Ward Azathoth Beyond the Wall of Sleep Celephais Cool Air Dagon Ex Oblivione Facts Concerning the Late Arthur Jermyn and His Family From Beyond He Herbert West: Reanimator Hypnos Imprisoned with the Pharaohs In the Vault Medusa's Coil Memory Nyarlathotep Pickman's Model Poetry of the Gods The Alchemist The Beast in the Cave The Book The Cats of Ulthar The Crawling Chaos The Descendant The Doom That Came to Sarnath The Dream Quest of Unknown Kadath The Evil Clergyman The Horror at Martin's Beach The Horror at Red Hook The Hound The Lurking Fear The Moon Bog The Music of Erich Zann The Other Gods The Outsider The Picture in the House The Quest of Iranon The Rats in the Walls The Shunned House The Silver Key The Statement of Randolph Carter The Strange High House in the Mist The Street The Temple The Terrible Old Man The Thing on the Doorstep The Tomb The Transition of Juan Romero The Tree The Unnamable The White Ship Through the Gates of the Silver Key What the Moon Brings Polaris The Very Old Folk THE NAMELESS CITY When I drew nigh the nameless city I knew it was accursed.