The Dunwich Horror

A classic horror novel by H.P. Lovecraft read aloud by Caden Clegg

The Dunwich Horror was written in 1928 by H.P. Lovecraft and first published in Weird Tales in April 1929. In this post it’s read aloud by Caden Vaughn Clegg, and has its horror goodness materialize aloud as an audio book for all to hear.

The Dunwich Horror takes place in the isolated, desolate and decrepit village of Dunwich. The book revolves around Wilbur Whateley, the hideous son of Lavinia Whateley, a deformed and unstable albino mother, and an unknown father.

Strange events surround Wilbur’s birth and precocious development. He matures at an abnormal rate, reaching manhood within a decade. Locals shun him and his family, and animals fear and despise him. All the while, his sorcerer grandfather indoctrinates him into certain dark rituals and the study of witchcraft.

Various locals grow suspicious after Old Whateley buys more and more cattle, yet the number of his herd never increases, and the cattle in his field become mysteriously afflicted with severe open wounds.

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The Dunwich Horror
  • Info
  • Release date14 Jul, 2015
  • Full runtime4h 49m 19s
  • AuthorH.P. Lovecraft
  • Read byCaden Vaughn Clegg