Psychopompos: A Tale in Rhyme

· Pickman's Press

About this ebook


In a remote village in pre-revolutionary France, the peasant children are wasting away and dying, and no one knows why. Many fear the reclusive and disliked Sieur and Dame De Blois, long rumored to be sorcerers and shapeshifters, may be responsible. When finally a heartbroken mother seizes an axe to fight back, the increasing conflict between peasant and aristocrat comes to its ultimate and deadly conclusion.

This is H.P. Lovecraft's epic poem, a short story told in verse displaying his signature blend of expressive language and vivid, gothic imagery.

About the author

Howard Phillips Lovecraft (1890—1937) was an American author and poet of horror, dark fantasy, and weird fiction. He is most well known for his creation of what became the Cthulhu Mythos, as well as pioneering the concept of “cosmic horror”, which continues to influence the horror genre today. Lovecraft was inducted into the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame in 2016.

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