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...more


Average rating: 4.16 · 214,325 ratings · 8,459 reviews · 1,082 distinct works · Similar authors
The Best of H.P. Lovecraft:...
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4.31 of 5 stars 4.31 avg rating — 20,014 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 — 18,527 ratings — published 1972 — 44 editions
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At the Mountains of Madness...
4.25 of 5 stars 4.25 avg rating — 16,356 ratings — published 1939 — 26 editions
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At the Mountains of Madness
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4.01 of 5 stars 4.01 avg rating — 10,472 ratings — published 1936 — 132 editions
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The Call of Cthulhu
4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 10,518 ratings — published 1926 — 85 editions
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The Case of Charles Dexter ...
4.22 of 5 stars 4.22 avg rating — 7,255 ratings — published 1927 — 85 editions
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The Transition of H. P. Lov...
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4.3 of 5 stars 4.30 avg rating — 6,636 ratings — published 1996 — 11 editions
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The Thing on the Doorstep a...
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4.31 of 5 stars 4.31 avg rating — 5,684 ratings — published 1937 — 16 editions
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Necronomicon: The Best Weir...
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4.33 of 5 stars 4.33 avg rating — 5,536 ratings — published 1930 — 16 editions
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The Complete Works of H.P. ...
4.31 of 5 stars 4.31 avg rating — 5,718 ratings — published 2011 — 27 editions
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More books by H.P. Lovecraft…
“Pleasure to me is wonder—the unexplored, the unexpected, the thing that is hidden and the changeless thing that lurks behind superficial mutability.”
H.P. Lovecraft

“From even the greatest of horrors irony is seldom absent.”
H.P. Lovecraft, Tales of H.P. Lovecraft

“Almost nobody dances sober, unless they happen to be insane.”
H.P. Lovecraft

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