H.P. Lovecraft: Great Tales of Horror

H.P. Lovecraft: Great Tales of Horror

by H. P. Lovecraft


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H.P. Lovecraft: Great Tales of Horror features twenty of horror master H.P. Lovecraft's classic stories, among them some of the greatest works of horror fiction ever written, including: "The Rats in the Walls," "Pickman's Model," "The Colour out of Space," "The Call of Cthulhu," "The Dunwich Horror," "The Shadow over Innsmouth," "At the Mountains of Madness," "The Shadow out of Time," and "The Haunter of the Dark."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781435140370
Publisher: Fall River Press
Publication date: 01/07/2012
Series: Amazing Values Series
Pages: 608
Sales rank: 16,570
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.80(d)

About the Author

Howard Phillips Lovecraft (1890-1937), commonly known as H. P. Lovecraft, was an American author known for his works of horror fiction (many of which have been adapted into movies). Having died in obscure poverty, he achieved posthumous fame for his books and stories. Today, he is best known for his take on The Call of Cthulhu. Because of his influence on contemporary writers and the development of his unique style known as "Lovecraftian," he is often compared to Edgar Allan Poe.

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H. P. Lovecraft 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 65 reviews.
DPV More than 1 year ago
I picked this up today. What a steal for the Lovecraft fan! This book contains ALL of HPL's fiction, including stories he wrote as a child, fragments, prose poems, and his long essay on supernatural literature. Yes, the book lacks those revisions of other writers' stories, but I've never considered them the real thing anyway. At $13 there is no reason to buy the various paperback editions or Arkham House hardcovers. The book is nicely made: hard covers, sewn, and finally a cover with art you won't be embarassed by.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is must have for the Lovecraft completist. It has all of his fiction, in chronological order. It's wonderful to have it all in one place!
Agent_of_Change More than 1 year ago
This collection of Lovecraft writings is a must for any fan of weird stories and horror stories. I have long been a fan of Lovecraft and this is a wonderful compilation of his stories in one volume.
antoinedoinel More than 1 year ago
This volume is a must. It's among the nicest of the series because it's a complete collection and the font is totally manageable (not like Melville or Tolstoy where they had to cram a bunch of epics into 1000 pages), Then there is the content of the book. This was my first exposure to Lovecraft and all the hype in the world couldn't have prepared me for how dope he is. Stories like THE DUNWICH HORROR, AT THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS and THE CALL OF CTHULU hit at the core of our collective search for humanity in a way that no other author that I've experienced has. Lovecraft has earned his place in the pantheon of my favorite authors of all time. I hope this book remains available for as long as possible.
justlookaway More than 1 year ago
I agree with earlier reviews and comments. This book is obviously on high demand, as its used prices are so high. Barnes and Noble really did something amazing when they published this stunning anthology and must have gained some profit due to how well it sold. I also have been told that this item would be back last fall, only to be disappointed. It seems to me that the library of essential writers series has ended, while this is a shame I think that the loss of this tome is a greater shame. It would be nice to see Barnes and Noble republish this volume, maybe they could import it into their Leather Bound Classics series, that would be something amazing. I suppose my final question is to the B&N big wigs. What are you guys thinking? Bring this book back already.
Scavenger13 More than 1 year ago
One reader complained of typos. These did not detract from the stories themselves. I found the stories to be very entertaining. I enjoyed the way that Lovecraft wrote in the era in which he lived. I especially enjoyed the content of his stories. I have always wanted to find a complete tomb of his stories, and this book fulfilled my desire. I highly recommend this book for all who enjoy the Cthulu Mythos.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
H. P. lovecraft was an absolute genius! Some of his stories chilled me to the bone, and I couldn't turn the light out or put this book down until the story was over. I would think to myself, "OK, just finish the next story...and the next...and maybe the next one too!" I was up late for a whole week reading this book. I highly recommend this book to science-fiction lovers. It isn't exactly traditional sci-fi, but its surreal quality is unmatched!
Marktavius More than 1 year ago
After years of reading articles on the internet that contained references to The Call of Cthulu and Lovecraft's other works, I finally decided to finally get myself acquainted. This collection is an extraordinary bargain for the sheer volume of writings it contains. Lovecraft had a great ability for making the horrors of his stories seem real enough that you begin to think you may encounter his subjects in real life. I have found myself reading these stories late at night and being startled by the smallest creaks in the walls of my house.
PrometheusBW More than 1 year ago
In my humble opinion, the stories of HP Lovecraft are incredibly difficult to find in a definitive, encompassing edition. Indeed, most books claiming to be "THE COMPLETE HP LOVECRAFT" instead will further their nom de plumes under a more disheartening nature, e.g. "THE BEST OF HP LOVECRAFT". For the Lovecraft connosieur, this is, inevitably, saddening. You already HAVE read the "best of" (subjectivity?) HPL, but want to continue reading his unparalleled portrayal of cosmic nihilism, and the fantastically unaware and numinous universe. He really is, undoubtedly, a unique writer. Enough about HP LOVECRAFT, let's get to the book. This book, in my opinion renders all other editions obsolete. None other can boast of such an unbeatable price, such an impressive plethora of material, and a format increasingly difficult to find at low prices. This edition will single handedly clear the playing-field.
kill_eater94 More than 1 year ago
This collection of stories is my absolute favorite. They are creepy, weird, and out-of-this-world. Lovecraft is a bit wordy at times, but he still gets the message across. My favorite one is "The Temple" because it has many red herrings that lean towards supernatural events. Lovecraft = Master of Sci-Fi. He doesn't use a lot of dialouge either.
hermit_9 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
It is nice that Barnes & Noble went to such great lengths to reproduce the typos that characterized Lovecraft’s early publications in the non-professional press. Or maybe they just introduced new ones. Either way, Lovecraft’s work has always been better than his publisher’s
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really wanted to like and enjoy this. I have heard so many good things about this author. I tried truly but couldn’t stay with it. It didn’t hold my attention. It appeared well edited and I didn’t see errors although there could be some.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found it to be totally enthralling. Some of his writing style was hard to follow at times but the man knew how to write a great horror/Scifi/historical drama story. Loved it...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the book
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It's hard not to like HP Lovecraft, after all the man almost starved to death because he would buy ink and paper before buying food. My entire life I have heard the term "Lovecraftian fiction" tossed around without ever really appreciating what it meant. After playing the video game "Bloodborne" I decided to give Lovecraft a chance and I have loved it ever since.
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Gavin Scorpio. He is an enemy, not a villian. Kinda like Malfoy. And Blake, what I said at res 14 of hgw was not meant for your story. It was met for the rp. And if you did mean it for the rp, Im sorry but you cant control my rp. I dont mean to sound stuck up.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hpl was an amazing writer and cama up with a really interesting mythos. However, most people never heard of him. So, if you get the chance, spread the word about HPL
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not for those afraid of alien gods, things that go bump in the night, or wordy writers. Worth it.
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