Everything you need to understand or teach The Case of Charles Dexter Ward by H. P. Lovecraft.
Lovecraft was a master of suspense, and The Case of Charles Dexter Ward shows his skill at creating and maintaining tension. As the story progresses, the full extent of Charles Dexter Ward's madness is slowly revealed until the evil of the past seems ready to burst into the present with horrific consequences. The novel is primarily an entertainment, and young adult readers in particular are likely to appreciate a story about a young man who wants to know more about himself, but whose understandable desire for self-knowledge becomes a maddening obsession.(read more)