H.P. Lovecraft enjoyed a limited readership during his lifetime but his impact has been enormous. Most noted for being the creator of the Cthulhu Mythos and the Necronomicon, which have become hallmarks of the fantasy and horror genres, his influence has spilled over to the great cultural consciousness. Said Stephen King, "I think it is beyond doubt that H.P. Lovecraft has yet to be surpassed as the Twentieth Century's greatest practitioner of the classic horror tale."

We dare you to explore the writings by the man whose "fiction is one of the cornerstones of modern horror," as quoted by Clive Barker. Lovecraft's work was largely inspired by his nightmares - whether these stories keep you up at night is up to your own comfort level.

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The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories

Penguin Group, 1999

Lovecraft's biographer and preeminent interpreter, S. T. Joshi, has prepared this volume of eighteen stories - from the early classics like The Outsider and Rats in the Wall to his mature masterworks, The Call of Cthulhu and The Shadow Over Innsmouth. The first paperback to include the definitive corrected texts, this collection reveals the development of Lovecraft's mesmerizing narrative style.

"With archaic prose and wild imaginings this collection of 80+ year-old works is a great sample of H.P. Lovecraft's storytelling. From reading this book it is obvious why many consider this author to have been a great influence in the Fantasy / SF / Horror genres, affecting the careers of many, from Stephen King to H. R. Giger. Even with the vast array of horror stories people of today have read or seen, this book has its fair share of chills and shocks waiting for you - my favorites coming from Herbert West - Reanimator." -- Recommended by Niilo V., AbeBooks

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Collectible Lovecraft
The Outsider and Others

Published in 1939

Rumored to be about Lovecraft himself, The Outsider details the attempts of a solitary individual who is trying to reach out and make contact with others - only to be met with a horrifying revelation. The first collection of Lovecraft's writings and the first Arkham House book.

Sauk City: Arkham House, 1939. First Edition. Large 8vo. 553pp. Publisher's black cloth, titled in gilt to the spine. Slight bumping to extremties otherwise clean and tight. Striking and most handsome original Virgil Finlay dustwrapper emblazoned with stars, gods and erm.things of a hopping, squealing and shambling nature.

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The Shunned House

Written in 1924

This work was to be Lovecraft's first published book, and was printed in 1928 by Recluse Press. The short story is available in many volumes, including:

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At the Mountains of Madness and Other Novels

The novella At the Mountains of Madness has been published in numerous collections since being first serialized in Astounding Stories magazine in 1936.

The Barren, windswept interior of the Antarctic plateau was lifeless - or so the expedition from Miskatonic University thought. Then they found the strange fossils of unheard-of creatures...and the carved stones tens of millions of years old...and, finally, the mind-blasting terror of the City of the Old Ones.

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H.P. Lovecraft: Tales

Library of America, 2005

In this volume, the distinguished best-selling novelist Peter Straub brings together the very best of Lovecraft's fiction in a treasury guaranteed to bring fright and delight both to longtime fans and to readers new to his work. Including such classics as The Shadow Over Innsmouth and The Colour Out of Space, these stories, whether set in old New England towns oppressed by memories of unholy pasts or in Antarctic wastes that disclose appalling extraterrestrial secrets, never fail to fascinate.

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Dagon and Other Macabre Tales

First published in 1965 by Arkham House, in a print run of 3,471 copies. Contains more than 35 Lovecraft short stories.

First edition. The correct 1st printing. Octavo. original black cloth titled in gilt on spine panel. Bookseller's ticket on front free endpaper, small bumps to corners; a very good, clean copy in dust wrapperwhich has some light scratches to the front panel and some mild dust-soiling to rear. The dust wrapper price of $6.50 is intact. Overall, quite a nice copy.

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The Dunwich Horror and Others

Originally published in 1963 by Arkham House, this collection contained sixteen Lovecraft tales, including The Outsider and The Call of Cthulhu

First edition, first printing. Tiny name stamp on the recto of the final blank, with a date stamped on titlepage, else fine in fine dustwrapper with the very slightest fading to the spine.

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A Great Lovecraft Collection at a Low Price
The Best of H.P. Lovecraft: Bloodcurdling Tales of Horror and the Macabre

Sixteen of Lovecraft's most horrifying visions, including his masterpiece, The Shadow Out of Time - the shocking revelation of the mysterious forces that hold all mankind in their fearsome grip.

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Twenty-Five Lovecraft Stories
Dreams of Terror and Death

The sequel to the bestselling Lovecraft anthology Bloodcurdling Tales of Horror and the Macabre. For the first time in one volume, here is the entire Dream Cycle of classic stories Includes twenty-five tales of surreal terror.

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