Deformed albino Lavinia Whateley lives with her grotesque son and father in the remote village of Dunwich, Massachusetts. Growing from a child to a man in just ten years, her son Wilbur is feared by person and animal alike. His sorcerer grandfather, however, pays particular interest in him, teaching him witchcraft and the secrets of dark rituals. Suspicions are further raised in the local town as the family buys more and more cattle yet their herd never seems to grow in number, instead only developing wounds on their flesh. First published in 1929, “The Dunwich Horror” is a horror short story by American writer H. P. Lovecraft and one of the main stories of the Cthulhu Mythos. 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”. A fantastic example of Lovecraftian horror not to be missed by fans of the genre. Read & Co. is publishing this classic work now as part of our “Fantasy and Horror Classics” imprint in a new edition with a dedication by George Henry Weiss.