Alonzo Typer lived an exotic life as researcher of the occult, his studies taking him to many interesting places around the world including India, Nepal, Tibet, Indochina and Easter Island. His final adventure to a dilapidated manor house once owned by suspected witches, however, seemed on the surface much less exciting. Yet it was on this seemingly innocuous trip in 1908 that Alonzo disappeared, leaving only his diary as evidence of the terrible secrets that lay within the cursed house. Originally published in the “Weird Tales” in 1938, "The Diary of Alonzo Typer" is a classic example of horror fiction written by H. P. Lovecraft.
Howard Phillips Lovecraft (1890–1937) was an American writer of supernatural horror fiction. Though his works remained largely unknown and did not furnish him with a decent living, Lovecraft is today considered to be among the most significant writers of supernatural horror fiction of the twentieth century. Read & Co. is publishing this classic short story now as part of our “Fantasy and Horror Classics” imprint in a new edition with a dedication by George Henry Weiss.