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The Terrible Old Man

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The Terrible Old Man

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Author: H. P. Lovecraft
Publisher: Publishing, 2012
Arkham House, 1939
Original English publication, 1921

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Book Type: Short Story
Genre: Horror
Sub-Genre Tags: Lovecraftian/Cthulhu Mythos
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In "The Terrible Old Man," the inhabitants of Kingsport are harboring a strange, secret person... or is he a person at all?

This story was originally published in The Tryout, July 1921. It has been printed many times. It was collected in The Outsider and Others (1939) and The Dunwich Horror and Others (1984) as well as a great many other Lovecraft compilations.

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The Terrible Old Man

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