After being kidnapped by a local tour guide who bears a striking resemblance to an ancient pharaoh, Harold Houdini is thrown in a deep pit next to the Great Sphinx. Whilst trying to break free, he happens across a large cave where he encounters the ancient god and inspiration for the Sphinx. Written in collaboration with Harry Houdini in February 1924, "Under the Pyramids" is an interesting short story from master of the form H. P. Lovecraft not to be missed by fans and collectors of his seminal work. Howard Phillips Lovecraft (1890-1937) was an American writer of supernatural horror fiction. Now-famous creator of the "Cthulhu Mythos", he was unable to support himself financially from his writing and editing work during his life time, his stories not garnering acclaim until long after his death. Today, he is considered to be among the most significant writers of supernatural horror fiction of the twentieth century. Other notable Works by this Author include: "At The Mountains of Madness", "The Rats in the Walls", and "The Shadow over Innsmouth". Read & Co. is publishing this classic short story now as part of our "Fantasy and Horror Classics" imprint in a new edition complete with a dedication by George Henry Weiss.