This early work by Wardon Allan Curtis was originally published in 1899 and we are now republishing it as part of our Cryptofiction Classics series. 'The Monster of Lake LaMetrie' is a short story told through extracts of a diary written by a professor and medical doctor. It tells a tale of a creature that attacks the doctor while he is walking along the shore. The Cryptofiction Classics series contains a collection of wonderful stories from some of the greatest authors in the genre, including Ambrose Bierce, Arthur Conan Doyle, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Jack London. From its roots in cryptozoology, this genre features bizarre, fantastical, and often terrifying tales of mythical and legendary creatures. Whether it be giant spiders, werewolves, lake monsters, or dinosaurs, the Cryptofiction Classics series offers a fantastic introduction to the world of weird creatures in fiction.
The Monster of Lake LaMetrie by Wardon Allan Curtis, first published in Pearsons Magazine in September 1899 and collected in Michael Moorcock's anthology England Invaded is a classic Victorian short story of a lake monster and is told through the extracts of a diary written from 1896 to 1897 by a professor and medical doctor named James McLennegan, addressed to a colleague.
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