Following on from the phenomenal success of NECRONOMICON comes ELDRITCH TALES. Howard Phillips Lovecraft died at the age of 47, but in his short life he turned out dozens of stories which changed the face of horror. His extraordinary imagination spawned both the Elder God Cthulhu and his eldritch cohorts, and the strangely compelling town of Innsmouth, all of which feature within these pages. This collection gathers together the rest of Lovecraft's rarely seen but extraordinary short fiction, including the whole of the long-out-of-print collection FUNGI FROM YOGGOTH. Many of these stories have never been available in the UK!
Stephen Jones, one of the world's foremost editors of dark fiction, will complete the Lovecraft story in his extensive afterword, and award-winning artist Les Edwards will provide numerous illustrations for this must-have companion volume to NECRONOMICON.
|Publisher:||Orion Publishing Group, Limited|
|Product dimensions:||5.88(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.32(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Howard Phillips Lovecraft (1890-1937) is probably the most important and influential author of supernatural fiction of the 20th century. Since his untimely death, he has become acknowledged as a master of fantasy fiction, and a mainstream American writer second only to Edgar Allan Poe.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is the second volume of the macabre output of H.P.Lovecraft. While the first volume contained the major stories,this second one is rather more of a mixed bag. Let me say from the start that it is fantastic to have all but the very least of his tales published in these two volumes. Even these it is hinted may be published in the fullness of time.'Eldritch Tales' contains fifty six separate items - short stories,poems and essays by Lovecraft. These vary considerably in quality,from 'The Terrible Old Man', 'The Temple' and 'Hypnos',which are as good as anything he wrote. At the other end of the scale are several of his unfortunate collaborations and his truly terrible poems -'Fungi From Yuggoth' being a good example.That being said,this is a book which any Lovecraft enthusiast must own,because with these pair of well-produced volumes you will have in your hands (or claws) most of HPL's tales from the pit & from space that you will ever need.