The Shadow over Derleth: Disseminating the Mythos in The Trail of Cthulhu

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Abstract

August William Derleth was born in Sauk City, Wisconsin, in 1909. In addition to his association with Lovecraft, both as a publisher and a “collaborator,” he was a prolific writer in his own right. He wrote genre fiction including Gothic and horror stories, pastiches of Sherlock Holmes stories, and historical, regional novels including the Sac Prairie Saga, which is a collection of novels, novellas, and short stories, based on Sauk City, describing the everyday life of a small farming community in Wisconsin.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNew Critical Essays on H.P. Lovecraft
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherPalgrave Macmilan
Chapter7
Pages119-134
ISBN (Print)978-1137332240
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013

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Mackley, J. (2013). The Shadow over Derleth: Disseminating the Mythos in The Trail of Cthulhu. In New Critical Essays on H.P. Lovecraft (pp. 119-134). London: Palgrave Macmilan. https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137320964_8
Mackley, Jon. / The Shadow over Derleth: Disseminating the Mythos in The Trail of Cthulhu. New Critical Essays on H.P. Lovecraft. London : Palgrave Macmilan, 2013. pp. 119-134
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