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In the 1920s and ‘30s, H.P. Lovecraft pioneered a new type of weird fiction that fused elements of supernatural horror with the concepts of visionary science fiction. Lovecraft’s tales of cosmic horror revolutionized modern horror fiction and earned him the reputation as the most influential American writer of weird tales since Edgar Allan Poe.

This omnibus collects for the first time in a single volume all of Lovecraft’s groundbreaking fiction: “The Call of Cthulhu,” “The ...

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Overview

In the 1920s and ‘30s, H.P. Lovecraft pioneered a new type of weird fiction that fused elements of supernatural horror with the concepts of visionary science fiction. Lovecraft’s tales of cosmic horror revolutionized modern horror fiction and earned him the reputation as the most influential American writer of weird tales since Edgar Allan Poe.

This omnibus collects for the first time in a single volume all of Lovecraft’s groundbreaking fiction: “The Call of Cthulhu,” “The Dreams in the Witch House,” “The Haunter of the Dark,” “At the Mountains of Madness,” “The Shadow out of Time,” “The Shadow over Innsmouth,” the full-length novels The Case of Charles Dexter Ward and The Dream Quest of Unknown Kadath, and many others.

H.P. Lovecraft: The Fiction is part of Barnes & Noble’s Library of Essential Writers. Each title in the series presents the finest works—complete and unabridged—from one of the greatest writers in literature in magnificent, elegantly designed hardback editions. Every volume also includes an original introduction that provides the reader with enlightening information on the writer’s life and works.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781435107939
  • Publisher: Barnes & Noble
  • Publication date: 10/18/2008
  • Series: Library of Essential Writers Series
  • Edition description: Complete and Unabridged
  • Pages: 1098
  • Product dimensions: 10.02 (w) x 7.02 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

H.P. Lovecraft (1890-­1937) was born in Providence, Rhode Island, the city where he lived most of his life. He began writing poetry and fiction while an adolescent and contributed significantly to amateur press publications. In 1923, he made his first professional sale to Weird Tales, the pulp magazine that would publish most of his fiction. Five years later, Lovecraft published “The Call of Cthulhu,” a story that crystallized his concept of cosmic horror through its depiction of otherworldly monsters that represent the incomprehensible alienness of the universe to human thinking. In “The Dunwich Horror,” “The Whisperer in Darkness,” “The Haunter of the Dark,” “The Shadow out of Time,” “At the Mountains of Madness,” and other stories, Lovecraft further developed this unique approach to horror fiction, and created an elaborate mythology of alien creatures, forbidden books, and haunted New England towns to give it shape. The Shadow over Innsmouth, the sole book of his fiction published in his lifetime, appeared in 1936. Since his death, Lovecraft has become recognized as the greatest American writer of supernatural fiction after Edgar Allan Poe, and a leading influence on the modern weird tale.
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Table of Contents

Introduction ix
The Beast in the Cave 1
The Alchemist 6
The Tomb 14
Dagon 23
A Reminiscence of Dr. Samuel Johnson 28
Polaris 33
Beyond the Wall of Sleep 37
Memory 46
Old Bugs 47
The Transition of Juan Romero 54
The White Ship 60
The Street 65
The Doom That Came to Sarnath 70
The Statement of Randolph Carter 76
The Terrible Old Man 81
The Tree 84
The Cats of Ulthar 88
The Temple 91
Facts Concerning the Late Arthur Jermyn and His Family 102
Celephaïs 110
From Beyond 115
Nyarlathotep 121
The Picture in the House 124
Ex Oblivione 131
Sweet Ermengarde 133
The Nameless City 141
The Quest of Iranon 151
The Moon-°©
Bog 157
The Outsider 164
The Other Gods 170
The Music of Erich Zann 174
Herbert West-Reanimator 181
Hypnos 206
What the Moon Brings 212
Azathoth 214
The Hound 216
The Lurking Fear 223
The Rats in the Walls 240
The Unnamable 256
The Festival 262
Under the Pyramids 270
The Shunned House 292
The Horror at Red Hook 314
He 332
In the Vault 341
Cool Air 348
The Call of Cthulhu 355
Pickman's Model 380
The Silver Key 391
The Strange High House in the Mist 401
The Dream-°©
Quest of Unknown Kadath 409
The Case of Charles Dexter Ward 490
The Colour out of Space 594
The Descendant 617
History of the Necronomicon 621
The Very Old Folk 623
Ibid 629
The Dunwich Horror 633
The Whisperer in Darkness 668
At the Mountains of Madness 723
The Shadow over Innsmouth 807
The Dreams in the Witch House 859
Through the Gates of the Silver Key 889
The Thing on the Doorstep 919
The Evil Clergyman 941
TheBook 945
The Shadow out of Time 948
The Haunter of the Dark 999
Appendix: Juvenilia
The Little Glass Bottle 1018
The Secret Cave 1020
The Mystery of the Grave-°©
yard 1022
The Mysterious Ship [short version] 1027
The Mysterious Ship [long version] 1030
Discarded draft of "The Shadow over Innsmouth" 1034
Supernatural Horror in Literature 1041
About the Author 1099
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  • Posted October 21, 2008

    The COMPLETE Lovecraft

    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.

    11 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2010

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    All the Lovecraft! Complete works

    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!

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 16, 2010

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    Get it while you can!

    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.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 30, 2009

    DEAR LORD!

    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.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 9, 2009

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    I love Lovecraft!

    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.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 12, 2010

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    H.P. LOVECRAFT-COMPLETE AND UNABRIDGED STORIES

    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.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 10, 2009

    NOT OUT OF PRINT-BEWARE EBAY AND BOOKSELLER SCAMS

    I purchased my copy 3/08/09 at my local Barnes & Noble for $12.95 plus tax, less than $14. If you see copies on sale for $32 on Ebay or booksellers for $50 or more, do not throw away your money on book that is still in print.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 24, 2009

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    BUY THIS BOOK NOW!!!

    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!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2013

    Guys this book is good but not the best.  The other book publish

    Guys this book is good but not the best. 
    The other book published by orintage Publishing is a massive one with 150 eBooks and 20 Audio Books. 
    It's worth checking it out. 
    It's the best one over here. 

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 11, 2011

    Super-Duper~ Lovecraft Compendium

    I haven't been able to find a big book like this,
    but yesterday it was sitting up on a shelf at half
    priced books and I got it for 6.89! SUPER AWESOME
    my new favorite thing, oozed over it last night.
    AMAZING! Perfect for any H.P.LC fan :3

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 4, 2011

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    Quite Possibly, Inimitable

    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.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 27, 2010

    My first opportunity to read Lovecraft

    I bought a copy of this a few weeks ago at the local barnes and noble...Was realy enjoying it....then someone nicked my copy while i was at the local starbucks. Damn. And the entire company is out of stock. Anybody wanna part with a copy?

    Addendum:

    There are 2 people selling this edition on Amazon for $23 and $24..
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B001JYLUSW/ref=dp_olp_0?ie=UTF8&redirect=true&condition=all
    and one guy trying to sell this for $99!
    http://www.bonanzle.com/booths/directvantage/items/H_P__Lovecraft__The_Fiction__Library_of_Essential_Writers__b

    not trying to PROMOTE these guys - want to light a fire under B&N's butts to PRINT MORE COPIES! PLEASE!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 5, 2010

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    AMAZING

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 4, 2013

    Not working

    Purchased but can only view the cover close up or normal size.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 25, 2013

    Doesn't want to work on Nook Color

    I couldn't get anything readable to show up on my Nook Color.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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