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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The Call of Cthulhu

4.01 avg rating — 42,583 ratings — published 1928 — 1292 editions
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The Best of H.P. Lovecraft:...

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4.31 avg rating — 28,230 ratings — published 1963 — 25 editions
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At the Mountains of Madness

3.86 avg rating — 38,281 ratings — published 1936 — 1377 editions
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At the Mountains of Madness...

4.26 avg rating — 23,016 ratings — published 1981 — 7 editions
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The Case of Charles Dexter ...

4.16 avg rating — 16,322 ratings — published 1941 — 357 editions
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The Complete Works of H.P. ...

4.35 avg rating — 14,880 ratings — published 1978 — 26 editions
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Necronomicon: The Best Weir...

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The Shadow over Innsmouth

4.12 avg rating — 13,024 ratings — published 1936 — 696 editions
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The Transition of H. P. Lov...

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“The world is indeed comic, but the joke is on mankind.”
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.”
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“The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown”
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1936, Double Indemnity by James M. Cain, 115 pages
 
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