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 — 31,452 ratings — published 1926 — 59 editions
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The Best of H.P. Lovecraft:...

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4.31 avg rating — 27,054 ratings — published 1963 — 21 editions
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The Call of Cthulhu

4.04 avg rating — 27,813 ratings — published 1928 — 103 editions
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At the Mountains of Madness...

4.25 avg rating — 20,733 ratings — published 1931 — 11 editions
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At the Mountains of Madness

3.90 avg rating — 25,145 ratings — published 1936 — 377 editions
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The Case of Charles Dexter ...

4.19 avg rating — 12,877 ratings — published 1941 — 93 editions
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4.35 avg rating — 12,437 ratings — published 1978 — 37 editions
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Necronomicon: The Best Weir...

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4.30 avg rating — 10,493 ratings — published 1930 — 53 editions
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The Transition of H. P. Lov...

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4.30 avg rating — 9,272 ratings — published 1996 — 11 editions
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The Thing on the Doorstep a...

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“The world is indeed comic, but the joke is on mankind.”
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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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“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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