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Consider the stories presented in the collection. While some obviously 'belong', such as Lovecraft's Call of Cthulhu, some perhaps do not belong quite so much. Which stories in the collection seem to have only a tenuous connection to the others?

Stories in the collection published prior to c. 1950 are generally authored by members of the 'Lovecraft circle'—that is, actual friends and close acquaintances of Lovecraft. Stories published after 1969 are by a variety of authors exposed to Lovecraft's ideas only through his fiction. How do the first 13 stories in the collection vary as a group from the remaining nine stories?

What construction elements and fictional objects are shared in common amongst all of the stories in the collection?

Which story was your favorite, and why? Which story was your least favorite, and why? In your opinion, does the collection do a good job...

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