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The H. P. Lovecraft Collection

The H. P. Lovecraft Collection

Classic Tales of Cosmic Horror

by H. P. Lovecraft

Hardback Publication Date: 15/11/2016

 

The ideal gift for fans of H. P. Lovecraft and horror classics, this handsome deluxe slipcase edition contains nine of the most popular stories from one of the founding writers of horror fiction. Stories included are: Dagon, Herbert West-Reanimator, The Call of Cthulhu, The Dunwich Horror, The Whisperer in Darkness, At the Mountains of Madness, The Shadow Over Innsmouth, The Shadow Out of Time, and The Haunter.

Chills and thrills abound between the pages of this book as the stories show Lovecraft at the height of his powers in the telling of these horror and fantasy tales. The slipcase features a full-color portrait of the horror master, and the enclosed book embossed in silver lettering on red cloth, for a classic look and feel.

"Lovecraft is generally ruthless when it comes to the fate of his characters...The source of the horror and fearsome power in these tales are terrible entities: the shoggoth, Cthulhu, the great Race, the great Old Ones - all of them defeated by the earth itself...This collection is a chance to regard these stories in a new light, with a new awareness."
- From the Introduction by Dr. Keira McKenzie

ISBN:
9781784282592
9781784282592
Category:
Classic fiction
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
15-11-2016
Language:
English
Publisher:
Arcturus Publishing
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Dimensions (mm):
228.6x184.15x25.4mm
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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