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The Complete Collection

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Signature Edition and Miskatonic University Press are proud to present: H.P. Lovecraft The Complete Collection

Included in this collection are all of Lovecraft's prominent works and a plethora of his rare works and collaborations.

Table of Contents


At the Mountains of Madness
The Case of Charles Dexter Ward
The Colour Out of Space
The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath
The Dre
Kindle Edition, 1759 pages
Published February 2nd 2011 by Signature Edition
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Feb 02, 2015 Evgeny rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: horror
As the title says this is complete work from the classic of horror genre. It is difficult to review a book with 62 different stories in it as they are quite diverse. The general idea in the majority of the stories is the forbidden knowledge. Some of the things are not meant to be known to the mankind, and meddling with them will lead to madness in the best case, or unleashing a great evil in the worst.

Having said that, I need to mention that H.P.Lovecraft was quite diverse in his writings. His
May 19, 2012 knig rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A little daunted by the prolific proclivities of Lovecraft, I decided to cherry pick. General consensus pointed out the following five tales as being the cream of the crop:

1. The Dragon
2. The Outsider
3. The Lurking Fear
4. The call of Cthulu
5. The Colour of outerspace

And, from my GR friend Bennet I picked up on ‘The thing on the doorstep’ which otherwise gets few mentions but turned out to be my favourite of the bunch. Then I stopped, because GR Chris told me too. And, because Lovecraft simply ca
Jan 01, 2013 Katy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Disclosure: I picked up a free copy formatted for Nook on You can pick up a Kindle copy at the same place.

Synopsis: The Complete Works of H.P. Lovecraft contains all the original stories which Lovecraft wrote as an adult. It begins in 1917 with “The Tomb” and ends in 1935 with his last original work “The Haunter of the Dark.” The book is ordered chronologically by the date the story was written. Because Lovecraft was a terrible businessman and left no heirs to his intellectual
May 21, 2011 Alex rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
First of all, if I was rating the work that Ruth at has done in compiling this collection, I'd give it a full 5 stars. She did an excellent job creating the e-book.

I had some very good memories of reading Lovecraft, and most of the stories still hold up well. What I could not get over though was the blatant racism. I realize that it was written in a different time, but it left me unable to fully appreciate the stories.

It was great to finally read the full Cthulhu mythos in order
Larry Kollar
A complete collection of H.P. Lovecraft's solo works (no collaborations), arranged by date. It's a huge work, no doubt.

My only gripe about the stories is that Lovecraft was overfond of a narrative style. If dialogue were water, I'd have died of thirst. And yet, the best of them read like a confession whispered through the cell door bars of an insane asylum.

One thing that surprised me was that Cthulhu was a prominent character in only one story… and from that has been built a massive edifice of f
Leo Robertson
Jan 26, 2015 Leo Robertson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: short-stories
read a decent selection of it :) pretty great!

Something being Euclidean or not is significantly less scary than he imagines haha
Batgrl (Book Data Kept Elsewhere)
Best ebook version of Lovecraft with contents linked such that you can easily hop to the story you need. Other Lovecraft compilations on Amazon (at the time I bought this) don't have that linked contents, and you don't want to have to page through an entire book of this size just to get to one story.

Also worth the purchase because it was given away free (and you can still find it) - but I'd urge you to kick some money over to the woman who did the formatting (CthulhuChick), it's worth it.

As for
Amy (Other Amy)
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Benjamin Thomas
I've been working on reading through these short stories and novellas for the past 9 months, taking my time with them and making sure I didn't rush through them too quickly. I also didn't want to get burned out on them. There are a total of 63 works in this complete collection, presented in the order in which they were written (not necessarily the same as the order of publication). There are no collaborations here, just the total body of work that HP Lovecraft produced on his own.

As with any col
I read the half of the stories, mesmerized by Lovecraft's style and atmosphere but I need to have a break and get away from this eeriness for a while. When it comes to Lovecraft, everyone mentions 'the Call of Ktulu' but there is more to it although I felt reading the same creepy adventures of the same character from different times for most of the stories.
One thing that bugs me and makes me have mixed feelings is his racist approach to non-Europeans. Most foreigners are malicious and unreliabl
May 19, 2014 Joe rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Last year I read "Tales," the H.P. Lovecraft collection put together by the Library of America. That was my first exposure to Lovecraft and it was fantastic. It included most of his best known and longer works. I figured the stories they had excluded were probably the best of the best. Were they? Well, for the most part, yes. But there are some gems out there. With that being said, here's my review of the rest of Lovecraft's writing:

The Tomb: Lovecraft's first published work. A creepy tale of a
D.M. Dutcher
The complete works of a master at the price of 99 cents. A steal at ten times the price.

Seriously, if you have a Kindle, get this. It's formatted near perfectly for an insane amount of content, and the stories are arranged by date so you get the entire feel of Lovecraft's work. There's a lot of repetition if you try and read the entire thing, but you can trace the development of the Mythos, and appreciate all the self-referencing each of his works has. If you've just read Dream-Quest of Unknown
Dec 05, 2011 Brian rated it it was amazing
Probably one of the best indexed versions of H.P. Lovecraft's works, this has every story he's even written, except for Imprisoned With The Pharaohs. As a complete collection, this is indeed as good as it gets. It has some of his best known stories (At the Mountains of Madness, Herbert West — Reanimator, The Dreams in the Witch House) and some of the harder to find stories (In the Walls of Eryx, Through the Gates of the Silver Key, The White Ship). So, while previously you may have had to get a ...more
Molly Ison
I am rating this as an entire book, rather than an opinion of the author in general or of any given stories. And that may be the main problem I had with this book, or the main problem I have as a reader. When I get a book, I like to read it cover to cover. I don't like to quit books that I've started. So I read every story. If you don't have my compulsions, this would be a good reference book to HP Lovecraft. As a complete collection, one quickly discovers that Lovecraft is quite repetitive, bot ...more
Kirsten *Dogs Welcome - People Tolerated"
A classic! All of Lovecraft's fiction in one place and in chronological order.

His works are wonderfully creepy and redolent with science and folklore. What makes them even more creepy is the realism he places in them. Just enough for you to wonder "what if?". I just love this stuff.
Jan 10, 2016 Mark rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was prepared for the creepiness of his stories, but not the unexpectedly gorgeous prose.

Some favorites:

The Quest of Iranon
The Music of Erich Zann
The Silver Key
The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath
The Case of Charles Dexter Ward
Jun 26, 2015 Leonardo rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Readers of quality fantasy/sci-fi literature
It has been almost twenty years since I last ready Lovecraft on a regular basis, so I was quite concerned that my earlier fascination with his work had been a "phase" (it's not like I ever gave up on sci-fi and fantasy literature), but the months that I devoted to these complete works (a labour of love by Cthulhu Chick has been like getting in touch with a dear old friend and finding that he/she is even deeper than your remembered. This may sound odd, in view of Love ...more
Steve Goble
Mar 21, 2013 Steve Goble rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: horror
This Kindle edition is great. Well done,

I run hot and cold on Lovecraft. His protagonists are dull and mostly interchangeable. He avoids dialogue like mice avoid cats. He loves antiquated words. He tells stories obliquely, often through the voice of someone relaying things that purportedly happened to someone else.

On the other hand, his vision of horror is more applicable to real life than the vampires, werewolves and ghosts of old -- it is a better metaphor for the doom we al
Palindrome Mordnilap
In defence of the early stories, I've read "The Tomb" and "Dagon" and enjoyed both. I agree that stories like "The Dunwich Horror" (for example) are superior, but that's no reason to write off the early works. The image of the immense, slippery fish-god wrapping its arms around the stone monolith and the dark simplicity with which Lovecraft writes "I think I went mad then." gave me a shudder.

I shall continue with interest.

UPDATE: "Polaris" was very good indeed, and once again demonstrates what g
Pat Vercing
May 09, 2014 Pat Vercing rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Found Lovecraft audio books on youtube after watching a documentary about classic sci-fi authors. Have to say, I've never 'read' anything quite like it. After exhausting the available stories, I looked for more Lovecraft-like books, and found M.R. Adams, who preceded Lovecraft and was a significant influence. However, after listening to Adams, I learned why I enjoyed Lovecraft. Yes, the scholarly gentleman visiting the old scary estate was probably borrowed from Adams, but the writing itself, th ...more
Joseph Crespo
Aug 05, 2014 Joseph Crespo rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Only the inimitable legacy of Edgar Allen Poe could be stark enough to overshadow the distinction brought to American literature by H.P. Lovecraft. The originality and utter weirdness of his tales, imparted to the reader by the humbled and terrified voices of his first-person narrators, furthered the genre of horror by extending it all the way to the realm of science fiction. It must be understood that the science fiction of Lovecraft is a fiction that does not spare the reader the emotional and ...more
Mar 30, 2014 Rajiv rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In one word: amazing.

It took me over a year to make my way through all the stories, but in the end, I feel it was worth it. Lovecraft is a difficult writer to get into. His early work is honestly subpar although there are flashes of brilliance ("Dagon" comes to mind). The later stories are absolutely mindblowing, especially the Mythos stories.

What I loved most about Lovecraft is his boundless imagination. Very few writers have been able to depict aliens as something truly alien. His conception
Jeff Lanter
Aug 02, 2014 Jeff Lanter rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am reading a different complete collection from the Google Play store I think, but this seems to be as close as I can find. I'm going to review each story as I read them since there are so many. My final thoughts on Lovecraft as a whole follow.

An Alchemist - I did some research and found out Lovecraft wrote this while a teenager. It feels like a story written by someone who admires Edgar Allen Poe, but also hasn't developed their own voice yet. The conceit of the story is similar to Fall of th
Mar 22, 2014 Nikmaack rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Odd. Lovecraft is an eldritch writer fond of antediluvian words that shew he's more than a little pretentious. But that's part of his charm. He makes you feel like the more you read, the more you know of his crazy world.

With every reference to the Necronomicon there comes this feeling of, "Oh yes, I know all about that." This gives the mad fear a creepy sense of familiar and consistency.

Some of his stories are dull. Some of the grand reveals of horror are trivial and embarrassing. But Lovecraft
Dec 31, 2015 celle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015, lvcrft
Lovecraft, as always, comes with a gigantic disclaimer. The racism, the misogyny, or just plain malice of Lovecraft are sometimes hard to deal with, and probably enough to make many people put down his stories (including me, more than a few times) but at the same time, they are a really good read. Especially in the genre. Lovecraft was an a******, but he was also a pretty decent writer of the weird tales. Or something.
I know Lovecraft is the great master of horror or whatever, but I found very little compelling about his stories. I didn't feel on-edge, the characters were dull, the language was over-wrought... I respect his contributions to literature, but he's not my jam. And I have a hard time excusing the racism.
Oct 18, 2013 Jim rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: to-read-2013
There are some real gems in here, and some real clunkers, too. Reading straight through Lovecraft's writings from earliest to latest reveals just how uneven his work could be, as well as how repetitive it can become (the words eldritch and blasphemous come to mind). Standouts are At the Mountains of Madness, The Colour Out of Space and The Shadow Out of Time. Many of the themes and plot devices have since become standard horror movie fare, so the material can seem derivative at this point in tim ...more
Alaa Chawqui
Jun 23, 2015 Alaa Chawqui rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Iam sad, and when Iam sad I read. I used to turn to LoveCraft to forget my sorrow. In the end I discover, in each time, that I didn't only forget my sorrow, I also replaced my tears of sadness to the tears of HORROR!
Marco Vaca
Oct 08, 2012 Marco Vaca rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
No leí toda la obra. Este es un mini resumen de mi humilde opinión de lo leído:

The Tomb (meh), Dagon (meh), The Doom That Came to Sarnath (meh), Nyarlathotep (meh), The Outsider (Muy bueno), The Other Gods (meh), The Unnamable (Bueno), The Call of Cthulhu (Muy bueno), The Case of Charles Dexter Ward (ABURRIDISIMO), The Colour Out of Space (Bueno), The History of the Necronomicon (meh), At the Mountains of Madness (Bueno, pero medio aburrido), The Dreams in the Witch House (Muy bueno)

Mi favorito:
Andrew Macrae
I had no idea just how much influence Lovecraft had on other writers until I worked my way through this collection of his complete works. And work it is as, with all writers, not all of his pieces are of high quality and repetition abounds. (Ancient buildings are always Cyclopean, white shapes-shifters are found in underground chambers and windows have diamond-shaped settings.)

Still, the writing, if over-wrought by today's standards, is high class and no one has brought to life such endless drea
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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
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