The Call of Cthulhu for Younger Readers

Cthulhu, the greatest and the most revered of the Elder Ones, was immortalized in text by Howard Phillips Lovecraft (1890 – 1937).  Although relatively unknown in his lifetime, his friends August Derleth and Donald Wandrei established the publishing firm, Arkham House, to publish Lovecraft’s work.

Penguin Books

One of his most famous works is The Call of Cthulhu, which ends:

What has risen may sink, and what has sunk may rise. Loathsomeness waits and dreams in the deep, and decay spreads over the tottering cities of men. A time will come – but I must not and cannot think! Let me pray that, if I do not survive this manuscript, my executors may put caution before audacity and see that it meets no other eye.

In order to bring the horror of Cthulhu to a new generation, DrFaustusAU is developing a version for younger readers.

Here are  a couple of sample pages:

Pages 6-7


Pages 10-11

I’m sure when he reaches a published manuscript, there will be a market.


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One Response to The Call of Cthulhu for Younger Readers

  1. Dan Kegel says:

    Theo Geisel must be spinning in his grave!

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