First published in 1937 in “Weird Tales”, “The Thing on the Doorstep” is a horror short story by American author H. P. Lovecraft. The story revolves around the narrator Daniel Upton recounting the circumstances under which he was forced to kill his friend Edward Derby, who had dabbled too much in the dark arts and given up his body to an evil supernatural force with malign intentions. Part of our “Fantasy and Horror Classics” imprint, “The Thing on the Doorstep” constitutes a must-read for horror lovers and fans of Lovecraft’s chilling work. 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 novella now in a new edition with a dedication by George Henry Weiss.