H.P. Lovecraft


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 Call of Cthulhu and Oth...

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4.22 avg rating — 36,162 ratings — published 1926 — 6 editions
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The Call of Cthulhu

4.02 avg rating — 37,488 ratings — published 1995 — 999 editions
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The Best of H.P. Lovecraft:...

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4.31 avg rating — 27,880 ratings — published 1963 — 12 editions
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At the Mountains of Madness

3.87 avg rating — 33,437 ratings — published 1936 — 685 editions
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At the Mountains of Madness...

4.26 avg rating — 22,499 ratings — published 1981
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The Case of Charles Dexter ...

4.17 avg rating — 15,185 ratings — published 1941 — 81 editions
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The Complete Works of H.P. ...

4.35 avg rating — 14,087 ratings — published 1978 — 23 editions
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Necronomicon: The Best Weir...

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The Transition of H. P. Lov...

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4.30 avg rating — 9,649 ratings — published 1996 — 11 editions
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The Shadow Over Innsmouth

4.12 avg rating — 10,876 ratings — published 1936 — 338 editions
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