4 beautiful books to offer to be scared

For Halloween, we get warm to leaf through the most beautiful books of the moment.

After novels, video games and comics, discover our selection of beautiful books to offer or treat yourself to for Halloween.

The Dunwich Abomination

After HP Lovecraft, drawing by François Baranger – 56 pages
Published on October 5, 2022 by Bragelonne editions – €32.95

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In Dunwich, a remote village in Massachusetts, the stories of witches are still tenacious, and the legends cross the generations. When Lavinia Whateley gives birth to her son Wilbur, the little boy is brought up to fear his peers. Once grown, the ugly-faced creature enters Miskatonic University in Arkham to borrow the sinister copy. Necronomicon.

After The Mountains of Madness and Call of Cthulhu, The Dunwich Abomination is one of the most significant short stories in Lovecraft’s work. Superbly illustrated by François Baranger, the book is a classic, to offer with all the rest of the collection already published.

Lovecraft’s Myths

Collective text and drawing – 208 pages
Published on October 12, 2022 by Ynnis editions – 35€

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From the tumultuous life of Lovecraft, to the construction of the Cthulhu mythos, the tentacles of the master of horror are never far away. As usual, Ynnis takes on a subject as complex as it is fascinating to give us an exhaustive overview of origins and heritage, from the pen of talented authors. The opportunity to find in particular Julien Pirou, already at the origin of the book The Great Role-Playing Adventure from the same publisher. A rich work, including more than 400 color illustrations and tons of obscure references.

Legends of France: The Mysteries of France

By Guillaume Bertrand – 304 pages
Published on October 27, 2022 by Webedia Books editions – 35€

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After a first work devoted to Parisian folklore, Guillaume Bertrand offers us a new dive into the unknown, this time dedicated to French legends. From the top of its 304 pages, Legends of France is aptly named, and sifts through each region of France, Corsica and overseas, to dwell on the myths that have shaped the local imagination. From the Breton Korrigans to the terrifying Provençal Tarasque, passing by the beast of Gévaudan, the dragon of Béraire and the occult societies of Lyon, the book signs a very beautiful work of historical and graphic research, to offer to all the followers of the weird.

The Big Book of Craziest Books

By Edward Brooke-Hitching – 256 pages
Published on October 7, 2022 by Cernunnos editions – €29.95

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Made of human skin, written in invisible ink, in letters of blood or on the bandages of a mummy, dive into the bizarre and the strange with The Big Book of the Craziest Books, a very beautiful work by Edward Brooke-Hitching. Throughout its 256 pages, the object examines famous or more confidential manuscripts, like a cabinet of curiosities that we now expect to see transformed into a life-size exhibition. A real imaginary library, to offer to all enthusiasts.

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