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H.P. Lovecraft

Overview

Although he lived and died in obscurity, H. P. Lovecraft inspired horror and sci-fi

authors including Stephen King, Robert Bloch (Psycho), and Robert E. Howard (Conan

the Barbarian). His legions of fans around the world have remained devoted for nearly

100 years, thanks to his epic mythology of horrifying ...

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Overview

Although he lived and died in obscurity, H. P. Lovecraft inspired horror and sci-fi

authors including Stephen King, Robert Bloch (Psycho), and Robert E. Howard (Conan

the Barbarian). His legions of fans around the world have remained devoted for nearly

100 years, thanks to his epic mythology of horrifying creations, such as the monster-god

Cthulhu and the forbidden book The Necronomicon. This illustrated biography showcases

Lovecraft’s handwritten manuscript pages alongside rare photographs, hand-drawn

maps and sketches, and revealing anecdotes. The text explores Lovecraft’s isolated life

and the devotion to both science and writing that led him to populate the unimaginable

depths of the cosmos with eldritch reminders of humankind’s insignificance: Cthulhu,

Yog-Sothoth, the shoggoths, and more. A final chapter discusses his explosive posthumous

career as an icon in his own right in popular and underground culture, influencing

fiction, music, gaming, comics, and film.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781435141520
  • Publisher: Sterling
  • Publication date: 8/27/2012
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 10.26 (w) x 12.12 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Meet the Author

S. T. Joshi is the author of The Weird Tale, The Modern Weird Tale, the award-winning H. P.

Lovecraft: A Life, and other critical and biographical studies of supernatural fiction. He is

also the author of the limited-edition expanded two-volume biography I Am Providence:

The Life and Times of H. P. Lovecraft. Joshi is the editor of the Lovecraft Annual and has

edited several anthologies of Lovecraft-inspired fiction.

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