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The Thing On The Doorstep - cover

The Thing On The Doorstep

Howard Phillips Lovecraft

Publisher: Howard Phillips Lovecraft

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Summary

"The Thing on the Doorstep" is a short story written by H. P. Lovecraft, part of the Cthulhu Mythos universe of horror fiction. It was written in August 1933, and first published in the January 1937 issue of Weird Tales.

Daniel Upton, the story's narrator, explains that he has killed his best friend, Edward Derby, and that he hopes his account will prove that he is not a murderer. He begins by describing Derby's life and career. He then tells of Asenath Waite, and how Derby and she wed. Asenath brings with her three unpleasant servants from her home in Innsmouth.
Available since: 04/04/2016.

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