“Herbert West—Reanimator” (1922)

Creators

H. P. Lovecraft (writer).

Commentary

Perhaps the most successful of Lovecraft’s macabre stories. It is amusingly extreme but otherwise comparable to the contemporary, more tasteful stories of M. R. James, e.g. “The Diary of Mr. Poynter” (1919).

References here: “A View from a Hill” (1925).

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