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Terrible Old Man, the (1921) [Short Story]
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Summary (From the publisher):

The intruders seek a fortune but find only death!

First published in The Tryout, July 1921.

Reprinted in:

  • The Tryout, 7, No. 4 (July 1921), [10-14].
  • Weird Tales, August 1926
  • The Dunwich Horror and Others, Ed. S.T. Joshi. Sauk City, WI: Arkham House, 1984, 272-75.
  • Pirate Ghosts of the American Coast: Stories of Hauntings at Sea (1988)
  • Haunted America (1991)
  • Crawling Chaos, Creation Press 1993
  • 100 Ghastly Little Ghost Stories, ed. Stefan R. Dziemianowicz, Robert Weinberg & Martin H. Greenberg, Barnes & Noble 1993
  • The Transition of H.P. Lovecraft: The Road to Madness, Ballantine Del Rey 1996
  • Waking Up Screaming, New York, NY: Del Rey, 1 January 2003, 43-46.
  • The Dreams in the Witch House and Other Weird Stories, New York: Penguin Books, 2004, 12-14.

Original title: The Terrible Old Man
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionHorrorGhosts

This work is a subwork of the following works :
     Pirate Ghosts of the American Coast: Stories of Hauntings at Sea (1988) [Anthology]
      Authors: H. P. Lovecraft , August Derleth , Henry Kuttner , Clark Ashton Smith , Robert Bloch , Washington Irving , John Masefield , Lady Eleanor Smith , Henry S. Whitehead , Carl Jacobi
     Haunted America: Star-Spangled Supernatural Stories (1990) [Anthology]
      Authors: L. Frank Baum , Edgar Allan Poe , H. P. Lovecraft , Isaac Asimov , Ambrose Bierce , Nathaniel Hawthorne , Henry James , Mark Twain , Edith Wharton , Willa Cather , Barry N. Malzberg , Algernon Blackwood , August Derleth , William F. Nolan , Robert E. Howard , Fritz Leiber , Henry Kuttner , Frank Belknap Long , Robert Bloch , Richard Matheson , Bernhardt J. Hurwood , Henry Slesar , Darrell Schweitzer , Manly Wade Wellman , Washington Irving , Donald A. Wollheim , Edward D. Hoch , Anthony Boucher , James Thurber , Ogden Nash , Carole Buggé , Marvin Kaye , Edward Lucas White , Don Marquis , Mary E. Wilkins Freeman , Jessica Amanda Salmonson , Carl Jacobi , Mary Elizabeth Counselman , Frances Garfield , Bertha Runkle , Arnold M. Anderson , Helen Eustis , C.H. Sherman , Henderson Starke , Mark Schorer , Larry Siegel
     Transition of H.P. Lovecraft: The Road to Madness, the (1996) [Collection]
      Author: H. P. Lovecraft
     Dreams in the Witch House and Other Weird Stories, the (2004) [Collection]
      Author: H. P. Lovecraft

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