HP Lovecraft the Complete Fiction [NOOK Book]

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“The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown”
― H.P. Lovecraft

Lovecraftian horror is a sub-genre of horror fiction which emphasizes the cosmic horror of the unknown (in some cases, unknowable) over gore or other elements of shock, though these may still be present. It is named after American author H. P. Lovecraft (1890–1937).

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Overview

“The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown”
― H.P. Lovecraft

Lovecraftian horror is a sub-genre of horror fiction which emphasizes the cosmic horror of the unknown (in some cases, unknowable) over gore or other elements of shock, though these may still be present. It is named after American author H. P. Lovecraft (1890–1937).

This H.P. Lovecraft complete ebook collection contains sixty two of Lovecraft's most celebrated horror and cult works. This Nook Book includes an active table of contents for easy navigation to each of his novels.

Included is a biography of H.P. Lovecraft. This Nook Books Table of Contents is shown below with oringial publication date, all novels are linked within for quick navigation.

The Tomb (1917)
Dagon (1917)
Polaris (1918)
Beyond the Wall of Sleep (1919)
Memory (1919)
Old Bugs (1919)
The Transition of Juan Romero (1919)
The White Ship (1919)
The Doom That Came to Sarnath (1919)
The Statement of Randolph Carter (1919)
The Terrible Old Man (1920)
The Tree (1920)
he Cats of Ulthar (1920)
The Temple (1920)
Facts Concerning the Late Arthur Jermyn and His Family (1920)
The Street (1920)
Celephaïs (1920)
From Beyond (1920)
Nyarlathotep (1920)
The Picture in the House (1920)
Ex Oblivione (1921)
The Nameless City (1921)
The Quest of Iranon (1921)
The Moon-Bog (1921)
The Outsider (1921)
The Other Gods (1921)
The Music of Erich Zann (1921)
Herbert West — Reanimator (1922)
Hypnos (1922)
What the Moon Brings (1922)
Azathoth (1922)
The Hound (1922)
The Lurking Fear (1922)
The Rats in the Walls (1923)
The Unnamable (1923)
The Festival (1923)
The Shunned House (1924)
The Horror at Red Hook (1925)
He (1925)
In the Vault (1925)
The Descendant (1926)
Cool Air (1926)
The Call of Cthulhu (1926)
Pickman's Model (1926)
The Silver Key (1926)
The Strange High House in the Mist (1926)
The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath (1927)
The Case of Charles Dexter Ward (1927)
The Colour Out of Space (1927)
The Very Old Folk (1927)
The Thing in the Moonlight (1927)
The History of the Necronomicon (1927)
Ibid (1928)
The Dunwich Horror (1928)
The Whisperer in Darkness (1930)
At the Mountains of Madness (1931)
The Shadow Over Innsmouth (1931)
The Dreams in the Witch House (1932)
The Thing on the Doorstep (1933)
The Evil Clergyman (1933)
The Book (1933)
The Shadow out of Time (1934)
The Haunter of the Dark (1935)
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012853707
  • Publisher: Insignia LTD
  • Publication date: 9/5/2010
  • Series: Literary Classic Collection , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 124,796
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Howard Phillips Lovecraft (August 20, 1890 – March 15, 1937) — known as H. P. Lovecraft — was an American author of horror, fantasy and science fiction, especially the subgenre known as weird fiction.

Lovecraft's guiding aesthetic and philosophical principle was what he termed "cosmicism" or "cosmic horror", the idea that life is incomprehensible to human minds and that the universe is fundamentally inimical to the interests of humankind. As such, his stories express a profound indifference to human beliefs and affairs. Lovecraft is best known for his Cthulhu Mythos story cycle and the Necronomicon, a fictional grimoire of magical rites and forbidden lore.

Although Lovecraft's readership was limited during his lifetime, his reputation has grown over the decades, and he is now regarded as one of the most influential horror writers of the 20th century. According to Joyce Carol Oates, Lovecraft—as with Edgar Allan Poe in the 19th century—has exerted "an incalculable influence on succeeding generations of writers of horror fiction". Stephen King called Lovecraft "the twentieth century's greatest practitioner of the classic horror tale." King has even made it clear in his semi-autobiographical non-fiction book Danse Macabre that Lovecraft was responsible for King's own fascination with horror and the macabre, and was the single largest figure to influence his fiction writing. His stories have also been adapted into plays, films and games.
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  • Posted August 23, 2011

    Why...

    Why must some people tell the entire story here? just rate the book and leave it at that!

    6 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2012

    LIVE ON FLIES!

    I really love the way all the flies obeyed thier queen andworked together to build their fly kingdom? I never read this book because i dint like free books. Overall a lovley short story

    4 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 9, 2011

    very thrilling book!

    In my opinion I thought this book was going to bore me out of my mind but as it turns out it was actually a very interesting book. Why well simply because it had to deal with persons feeling lower than somebody else, feeling betrayed or back stabbed, etc. Basically his book was really interesting to me because I could compare my life experiences to things that have happened to me in my personal experiences. For example, when piggy felt down about himself because ralph got pick leader instead of him he felt low about himself and somewhat betrayed I have felt like that plenty of times in my life but turns out I was over reacting about the whole thing. The other reason why I like Lord of the Flies was because it dramatizes the conflict between the civilizing instinct and the barbarizing instinct that exist in all human beings. The artistic choices Golding makes in the novel are designed to emphasize the struggle between the ordering elements of society, which include morality, law, and culture, and the chaotic elements of humanity's savage animal instincts, which include anarchy, bloodlust, the desire for power, amorality, selfishness, and violence. Over the course of the novel, Golding portrays the rise and swift fall of an isolated, makeshift civilization, which is torn to pieces by the savage instincts of those who compose it. The second reason why I like this book is because its real life involving with people that are going through the same thing's as what's going on in the story. Lastly,this book had a very wierd ending because after them chasing ralph the naval officer told them to regain composure so I wondered what really happened after the naval officer found out what the boys were up to. In my view this book was very good from beggining to end and these are the reasons why I liked this book and I highly recommend it for people that want to read a very thrilling novel because it caught my attention in a flash.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2011

    Great Adventure Book

    This classic novel was first published in 1954, it was rejected by a number of publishers before William Golding actually managed to get his book published. This book talks about a group of British boys who are marooned in a stranded island with no communication with the outside world. The island ofcourse has some natural tools for the boys to survive such as fruit trees, wild pigs, and fresh water. The boys are all in a plane which landed in this island, the pilot of the plane passes away forcing the boys to create a whole new civilization by themselves with no adult supervison.
    The characters are all Three-Dimensional, they're all very realistic to how a 13-year-old boy would react to such a situation. The main character of the story Ralph, is sort of the elected leader of the group of boys. Ralph's a reluctant hero-type, but in contrast he's not really the most likeable character.
    Ralph's right-hand man is Piggy, everyone makes fun of Piggy because he's fat, has asthma, and wears glasses. But he does symbolize the voice of civilization, he's the rational one, he's the thinker, and he comes up with some of the solutions. Regardless, everyone still makes fun of him.
    Simon, which is a character who is often compared to Jesus allegorically, because of what happens to him. Essentially, Simon is a sweet boy who's a little wierded out by the whole island situation. Simon likes to go and hide in his little special cave by the forrest, he escapes from everyone here.
    The children start to devolve solely at chronically, they're left alone to try to uphold and create new rules for their own civilization, but this devolves back to the basic state of nature. This now is being pushed forward by Jack, who is another boy which is the leader of the quier and also likes to hunt the pigs in the island.
    Now there was a growing conflict between the two groups; those who want to hunt and those who want to keep the signal fire burning to see if they can get attention of a ship and get someone to rescue them. There's a variety of conflicts in The Lord of the Flies, besides the fact that the group of boys are struggling to survive in this environment that's hostle towards them, there's a lot of internal conflicts in one another. These internal conflicts make up the graphic scenes the book provieds. In the book, some boys do die and some boys are murdered.
    Overall, it was very well-written novel, the characters were so realistic to the behaiviornal pattern and to the kind of things a 13-year-old boy would do, Golding successed on how the novel was portrayed. The book does contain disturbetive stuff such as people dropping on rocks, boys getting murdered, and even rocks dropping on boys. It's a very thought provoking novel, it makes you think what you would do if you were in a similar situation. The debate of wether human beings are at their basic nature is either good or evil, is also discussed/reflected for the reader to think about. The Lord of the Flies, is an excellent example of symbolism. For example, in one part of the novel Ralph and Piggy find this humongous shell which later leads to be a signal call for all the boys to come together and participate in their meetings, the shell represents civilization.

    3 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 16, 2012

    Ko

    Awsome book well worth the money

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 7, 2011

    Okay Book

    This book was not bad. It was a story about a group of boys who landed on an island after their plane had been caught in cross fire of an on going war. In an attempt to be civilized they create a group leader and assign jobs to be done. But like every society, they encountered problems for many reasons. The beginning of the book is a little confusing because it goes straight into details of what is currently happening, and does not go into details of what HAD happened. Even though the book starts off like this, the author does explain what happens and does a good job at that. The author uses a wide vocabulary choice and details what he writes about very well.
    All through out the book Ralph and Jack fight for domination over who is to be the leader of the group of kids. This is something that does not only play into this book, but it happens all through out our lives today. People are always fighting to be the most important person in a group of people. And this makes it hard to get along with each other when everyone is fighting for domination. This is exactly what happened in this book. jack and Ralph both wanted to be able to make the calls on who does what on the island. With this happening it causes delays in what needs to be done for their survival and for being found and saved from the island. Peoples egos get in the way of a lot of things and plays a big part in what is wrong with the world today, and in the book The Lord of the Flies. This book clearly and truly shows just how peoples egos can get in the way of things that truly matter.
    Also something that i thought made this book even better was the ironic twist that it had in the end of it. I was not expecting it, and it made me even happier to know that i read the book.
    So even though I found the beginning of the book boring to read, once you being to read the book, it is hard to put down. This book has a lot of unexpected twists and it will keep you turning the pages. If I had to give my honest opinion i would recommend this book to others to read. Even though I read this book for a school project, I am still happy that I got a chance to read it and enjoy it.

    2 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 25, 2012

    If you are a sci-fi enthusiast this is a must have collection!

    I was a bit hesitant to purchase an Ebook with this many books with one. I have purchased some in the past that were very time consuming to navigate, not this one. Every link works flawlessly and very quick as well. Not sure whats different between these and my other best of collections but this book is the cats meow. If Lovecrafts writtings are your cup of tea than you cant beat this collection. Includes all of his greatest books and many i have never heard of. Good formatting and navigation. Highly recomended!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2012

    This book is so........izamahia lives

    This book review has been spammed. Trolololo trolololo spammmmmmmmm thi book is like a box of chocolated you never know what your ganna get tell you get it.......i love noodles with cheese on them because i do.......bubles bubbles bubbles .....i love bubvle tea.its so good......for those of you who acttually read my book review i ask that you join my book spamming group called izamahia lives..if you want to join just write a review but at the end of what ever head line you write put izamahia lives...in the actuall reviw part write what ever comes tou tour head like chocolat rain and stufff......i will be making a facebook for this group soon so keep a look out

    1 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2012

    Lord of the flies

    GREAT BOOK? I recommend it to anyone who loves action.Great setting and plot. So read away.!!!!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 12, 2012

    One of the best

    Lord of the flies by William Golding is a book that has very little words to describe it, its somewhat funny, boring, but it can be very interesting if you're actually reading it.It's one of those books that looks boring but is quite interesting.
    This book is about a group of kids who get stranded on an island when their plane crashes after being shot down during a war.Two of the main characters Ralph and Jack discuss and fight for who should be the leader.Ralph eventually gets voted but in an act of anger he doesn't listen to him at all.While Jack is more into the hunt for food type of survivor Ralph tells everybody that it would be better if they focused on making it more environmental.Jack and Ralph sort of rough it out throughout the book making delays to all of their plans.Ramon, another one of the boy sets off to go look for the lord of the flies, which he eventually discovers its not some real life creature but rather a part of every single one of the boys minds.
    I recommend this book to almost everybody who loves reading.This book has exactly what you're looking for.No matter what you are reading the book for you won't regret reading it.It's the type of book that will make you want to read it over and over again.

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 11, 2012

    Not a book to Judge by its cover

    When I first picked up Lord of the Flies the first thing I noticed is how strange the title was. The definition of lord is someone or something having power, authority, or influence; fly meaning to move through the air under control. After reading this book the title now makes perfect sense. Lord of the Flies takes place on an uninhabited island where a group of British boys have just been stranded. No explanation of where they were headed, how hey crashed or what happened to the rest of the plain and its occupants is given; all of this information is completely irrelevant to the meaning of the novel. The novel picks up as you start to wonder if the boys will ever get rescued and what is happening to them. Many times throughout the book William Golding will communicate extreme detail about a specific characters actions. These little tidbits didn’t make any sense to me at the time I read them. Towards the end I started to understand what they meant and what they should about the characters. This novel is not a story of survival, but a story of a battle of what is right and accepted between what is wrong; the battle between those with power over others and the struggle to keep life just. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who is old enough to have felt some of what this boys go through: betrayal; bullying; and popularity. Reading this novel again would give me an even deeper understanding of the complex relationships displayed by William Golding.

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 11, 2012

    Highly Recommended

    Lord of the Flies by William Golding is a long never lasting adventure.William Golding is spectacular.This is a book that will literally make you hold on to your seats.This book is filled with what everyone looks in a book including drama, mystery, and action.
    This book is about a group of boys who get stranded on an island, after their plane crashed.At first you may not know what is going on but as you continue to read the book will become more clearer.throughout the book Ralph and Jack fight to see who is the leader of the kids.In the book almost every kid is the same because they all want to fight to see who is the more worthy of leading the group.They attempt to re-create the structures of society on their deserted island: they elect a leader and establish a division of labor.
    I recommend this book to anyone who just wants to read a good book.It's the type of book that no matter what you'll just want to keep reading it when you're done.No matter for what reason you;re reading this book, you wont regret it.

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 24, 2014

    Hex

    Born june 16

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 16, 2013

    Not my type of book

    I had to read this for school. Hate the book, it sickening insome moments

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2013

    Good stories lousy ebook

    I like the stories. Purchased it after seeing a documentary on H.P. Lovecraft. The ebook is plagued with problems. Pages don't change correctly. By that I mean you finish reading page 8, tap the nook and you go to page 14. The only way to get to page 9 is to use the "go to page" function. Doesn't happen with any other books I've read so far on my Nook (so far) so I assume it is a problem with this particular ebook.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2013

    Kill cthulu

    Cut off his head and eat it!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2013

    Why is this lord of the flies?

    Why is this lord of the flies?

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 24, 2012

    This is not lovecraft it IS Lord of the Flies total ripoff!!!

    Total RIPOFF Arrrrrrrgh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 3, 2012

    Ughh

    Fml have to fead it in class

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 22, 2012

    Reading this for English Class

    This book is very interesting to say the least. I haven't really read any other book like this and in that sense I give it 5 stars. However, I think the book can be confusing at times because it can be difficult to know who's talking and also some of the vocab words are unfamiliar. They use words such as "wizard" so it has a very interesting vocabulary. I do think that it is a good book though and recommend it.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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