H.P. Lovecraft

in Providence, Rhode Island, The United States
August 20, 1890

March 15, 1937




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...

4.22 avg rating — 33,839 ratings — published 1926 — 70 editions
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The Best of H.P. Lovecraft:...

4.31 avg rating — 27,491 ratings — published 1963 — 22 editions
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The Call of Cthulhu

4.03 avg rating — 32,585 ratings — published 1926 — 511 editions
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At the Mountains of Madness

3.88 avg rating — 28,949 ratings — published 1936 — 543 editions
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At the Mountains of Madness...

4.25 avg rating — 21,687 ratings — published 1931 — 13 editions
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The Case of Charles Dexter ...

4.18 avg rating — 13,930 ratings — published 1941 — 256 editions
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The Complete Works of H.P. ...

4.35 avg rating — 13,429 ratings — published 1978 — 38 editions
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Necronomicon: The Best Weir...

4.22 avg rating — 12,794 ratings — published 1930 — 99 editions
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The Transition of H. P. Lov...

4.30 avg rating — 9,503 ratings — published 1996 — 11 editions
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The Thing on the Doorstep a...

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Polaris The White Ship The Doom That Came to Sarnath The Cats of Ulthar Celephaïs Ex Oblivione The Quest of Iranon
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Der kosmische Schrecken Namenlose Kulte Das schleichende Chaos Necronomicon: The Best Weir... Cthulhu Die Grossen Alten
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The Statement of Randolph C... The Unnamable The Dream-Quest of Unknown ... The Silver Key Through the Gates of the Si...
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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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