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The Best Weird Tales of H.P. Lovecraft

by H. P. Lovecraft
Hardback
Publication Date: 01/05/2008
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The best of H.P. Lovecraft's stories in one handsome volume, a companion to The Complete Chronicles of Conan.

Wikipedia says: 'H.P Lovecraft's reputation has grown tremendously over the decades and he is now commonly regarded as one of the most important horror writers of the 20th Century, exerting an influence that is widespread, though often indirect.'

This volume will introduce a whole new generation of readers to his unforgettable fiction. H.P Lovecraft's tales of the tentacled Elder God Cthulhu and his pantheon of unpronounceable fellow gods were written mainly for the pulp magazines of the 1920s and '30s. These astonishing tales blend elements of horror, science fiction and cosmic horror, the idea that those who delve into incomprehensible secrets and try raising the gods, risk not just their lives, but their sanity.

Gathered together in this handsome leather-look tome are all H.P Lovecraft's tales of terror, including the complete Cthulhu Mythos cycle, in their original, unedited forms.

ISBN:
9780575081567
9780575081567
Category:
Science fiction
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
01-05-2008
Language:
English
Publisher:
Orion Publishing Co
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
896
Dimensions (mm):
236x162x58mm
Weight:
1.31kg
H. P. Lovecraft

Howard Phillips Lovecraft, of Providence, Rhode Island, was an American author of horror, fantasy and science fiction.

Lovecraft's major inspiration and invention was cosmic horror: life is incomprehensible to human minds and the universe is fundamentally alien. Those who genuinely reason, like his protagonists, gamble with sanity.

Lovecraft has developed a cult following for his Cthulhu Mythos, a series of loosely interconnected fictions featuring a pantheon of human-nullifying entities, as well as the Necronomicon, a fictional grimoire of magical rites and forbidden lore. His works were deeply pessimistic and cynical, challenging the values of the Enlightenment, Romanticism and Christianity.

Lovecraft's protagonists usually achieve the mirror-opposite of traditional gnosis and mysticism by momentarily glimpsing the horror of ultimate reality. Although Lovecraft's readership was limited during his life, his reputation has grown over the decades.

He is now commonly regarded as one of the most influential horror writers of the 20th Century, exerting widespread and indirect influence, and frequently compared to Edgar Allan Poe.

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