H.P. Lovecraft

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H.P. Lovecraft

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born
in Providence, Rhode Island, The United States
August 20, 1890

died
March 15, 1937

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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 mir
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The Best of H.P. Lovecraft:...
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4.31 of 5 stars 4.31 avg rating — 20,618 ratings — published 1963 — 9 editions
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The Call of Cthulhu and Oth...
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4.25 of 5 stars 4.25 avg rating — 19,170 ratings — published 1972 — 44 editions
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At the Mountains of Madness...
4.25 of 5 stars 4.25 avg rating — 16,892 ratings — published 1939 — 26 editions
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At the Mountains of Madness
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3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 11,430 ratings — published 1936 — 5 editions
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The Call of Cthulhu
4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 11,459 ratings — published 1926 — 87 editions
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The Case of Charles Dexter ...
4.22 of 5 stars 4.22 avg rating — 7,699 ratings — published 1927 — 88 editions
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The Transition of H. P. Lov...
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4.3 of 5 stars 4.30 avg rating — 6,811 ratings — published 1996 — 11 editions
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The Complete Works of H.P. ...
4.3 of 5 stars 4.30 avg rating — 6,841 ratings — published 1200 — 27 editions
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The Thing on the Doorstep a...
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4.31 of 5 stars 4.31 avg rating — 5,876 ratings — published 1937 — 17 editions
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Necronomicon: The Best Weir...
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4.33 of 5 stars 4.33 avg rating — 5,778 ratings — published 1930 — 16 editions
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“Pleasure to me is wonder—the unexplored, the unexpected, the thing that is hidden and the changeless thing that lurks behind superficial mutability.”
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