"The Dunwich Horror" is a horror short story by American writer H. P. Lovecraft. Written in 1928, it was first published in the April 1929 issue of Weird Tales. It takes place in Dunwich, a fictional town in Massachusetts. It is considered one of the core stories of the Cthulhu Mythos.

Howard Phillips Lovecraft or H.P. Lovecraft is one of the most influential horror writers of the 20th century. All most the horror and thriller writers are highly inspired by his writings. Her fiction is also known as Weird fiction due to its bizarre story lines and characters. He was born in Providence, Rhode Island and the only child of Winfield Scott Lovecraft who was travelling sales man and Sarah Susan [nee Phillips] Lovecraft. Young Lovecraft was nurtured and taught by his maternal grandfather Whipple Van Buren Phillips on not only subject like classical literature and English poetry but also weird tales of "winged horrors" and "deep, low, moaning sounds" which he created for his grandchild's entertainment. He was influenced by Gothic novelists like Ann Radcliffe, Matthew Lewis, and Charles Maturin.

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