The H. P. Lovecraft Collection: Classic Tales of Cosmic Horror (Paperback)
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This collection of H. P. Lovecraft's work contains 71 stories by the master of weird fantasy and strange horror fiction. The stories include well-known gems such as 'The Call of Cthulhu', 'The Dunwich Horror' and 'The Case of Charles Dexter Ward' as well as lesser known works. The stories are in chronological order, thus allowing the reader to explore how Lovecraft's work developed over the course of his writing career. It is the perfect introduction to the work of a writer who has influenced countless authors who have followed in his wake, such as Stephen King.
About the Author
H. P. Lovecraft was born in Providence, Rhode Island, in the US in 1890. Influenced by various literary interests, first in the Tales of Arabian Nights, then Greek mythology and also gothic tales told to him by his grandfather, Lovecraft mixed these together with an interest in science and gave voice to his ideas in a series of dark tales of fantasy and horror. He suffered from ill health, at one point having a nervous breakdown, and he was unable to attend university, which was a huge disappointment to him. He died in 1937, but his legacy lives on in a body of work that has inspired countless films, TV series, board games and toys, as well as many other writers.