When Geology Professor Dr. William Dyer set out on an Antarctic expedition, he and his team accidentally stumbled across some mysterious ancient ruins situated beyond a mountain range higher than the Himalayas. However, what began as excitement soon turned to fear as the party came to grips with the dangerous secrets hidden within their deepest depths. Howard Phillips Lovecraft (1890–1937) was an American writer of supernatural horror fiction. Though his works remained largely unknown and did not furnish him with a decent living, Lovecraft is today considered to be among the most significant writers of supernatural horror fiction of the twentieth century. Other notable works by this author include: “The Call of Cthulhu”, “The Rats in the Walls”, and “The Shadow over Innsmouth”. Read & Co. is publishing this classic novella now as part of our “Fantasy and Horror Classics” imprint in a new edition with a dedication by George Henry Weiss.