In an attempt to uncover the mysteries of a seemingly cursed area called the “blasted heath” by the locals, an unnamed narrator sets about questioning the townsfolk as to the location’s history. When he fails to gain any information, he approaches the old and possibly deranged Ammi Pierce, who claims that the problems first arose as a result of a meteorite crash in 1882. A fantastic example of Lovecraft’s seminal science fiction writing not to be missed by lovers of the genre. 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: “At the Mountains of Madness”, “The Rats in the Walls”, and “The Shadow Over Innsmouth”. Read & Co. is publishing this classic short story now as part of our “Fantasy and Horror Classics” imprint in a new edition with a dedication by George Henry Weiss.