Necronomicon: The Best Weird Tales of H. P. Lovecraft [NOOK Book]

Overview

This collection brings together best of Lovecraft’s prominent works in a single, convenient, high quality, but extremely low priced NOOK volume!

Table of Contents:
Night-Gaunts
The Alchemist
At the Mountains of Madness
The Book
The Call of Cthulhu
The Case of Charles Dexter Ward
The Cats of Ulthar
The Colour Out of Space
Cool Air
Dagon
The Doom That Came to Sarnath
The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath
The Dreams in the Witch House
The Dunwich Horror
The Evil Clergyman
From Beyond
The Haunter of the Dark
He
Herbert West — Reanimator
The Horror at Red Hook
The Hound
In the Vault
The Lurking Fear
The Music of Erich Zann
The Nameless City
The Outsider
Pickman's Model
The Rats in the Walls
The Shadow out of Time
The Shadow over Innsmouth
The Shunned House
The Silver Key
The Statement of Randolph Carter
The Strange High House in the Mist
The Thing on the Doorstep
Through the Gates of the Silver Key
The Tomb
Under the Pyramids
The Unnamable
The Very Old Folk
What the Moon Brings
The Whisperer in Darkness
To a Dreamer
About the Author
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940148976158
  • Publisher: Luneta Press LLC (www.LunetaPress.com)
  • Publication date: 12/23/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 1018
  • Sales rank: 190,827
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Howard Phillips “H. P.” Lovecraft (August 20, 1890 – March 15, 1937) was an American author who achieved posthumous fame through his influential works of horror fiction. Virtually unknown and only published in ‘pulp’ magazines before he died in poverty, he is now widely seen as one of the most significant 20th century authors in his genre.
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  • Posted May 23, 2009

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    If Cthulhu calls you must answer!

    H.P. Lovecrafts style of telling weird tales coupled with psychological thrilling horror is magnificent, and dozens if not all of the great horror/thriller writers of our time have paid homage to this great craftsman of terror, the creator of those things that haunt the darkest corners of our nightmares. H.P. Lovecrafts tales will open the outer gates of your mind and leave them such forevermore. In this compilation you will find one of the most complete collections available today without having to buy dozens of separate books and duplicating needlessly. I have enjoyed this work of literary beauty and grotesque and I trust that you will as well.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 28, 2009

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    And With Strange Eons Even Death May Die!

    H.P Lovecraft continues to maintain a cult following decades after his death. His unique and horrific view of the universe, placing man far, far from the top of the food chain, has been capturing audiences for generations. References to his work may be found in the works of such writers such as Steven King, Robert Bloch and countless movies and television shows too numerous to name. Lovecraft has a obligue manner of describing horror with only a few select adjectives. The effect is chilling and, well, disturbing. This is a wonderful collection of his work.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 20, 2009

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    This is a definitive Lovecraft collection!

    HP Lovecraft created a type of horror genre that was not too gory, but grounded in a dark fantasy universe of his own making. The author grew up in Providence, Mass., and, by the time you are done, you will believe that this Massachusetts is the scariest place in the universe. Lovecraft wrote in the most "purple" of prose, one of the greatest pulp writers in history, inspiring fans that included other horror authors (like Robert Bloch, Robert E. Howard, and Clark Ashton Smith, to name three) who freely borrowed his concepts and locals, like the haunted town of Arkham, the dangerous and evil tome, the Necronomicon, and Cthulhu, the dark god. This book gathers all the really important short stories and novellas that Lovecraft wrote himself. The only down side of this collection is that its truly large and heavy, not a book to be carried around easily.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2009

    Beautiful

    Finally, a cover worthy of the content. I've worn out many paperback covers, but this edition has a classic and understated look and feel.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 16, 2012

    The order in which the stories are told is coherent. Lovecraft's

    The order in which the stories are told is coherent. Lovecraft's work were scattered through a timeline, and not many were ever published in his lifetime. This collection makes sense of that mess to make an enjoyable read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    All of Lovecrafts best in one book

    This is a great book if you know you life HP Lovecraft and want to have an instant collection. If you aren't sure if you like all of his stuff or only want a few, it would be better to own a smaller volume

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 28, 2011

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    Enter the Sinister World of HP Lovecraft

    Along the likes of Stephen King, H.P. Lovecraft is one of the most unique and distinguished horror writers of all time. ¿Necronomicon: The Best Weird Tales of H.P. Lovecraft¿ is an exhaustively comprehensive collection of his most famous works, including ¿The Call of Cthulu¿, ¿Herbert West- Re-Animator¿, ¿The Color Out of Space¿, ¿The Dunwich Horror¿, ¿At the Mountains of Madness¿ and many more. These tales deal with the strange and the occult- the living dead, ancient beings, mythical creatures, aliens and some of the vilest people on earth. Each story deals with a different part of the Lovecraft mythos and as one reads more and more, it not only gets more and more addictive but the themes and mysteries become clearer and clearer.
    The main theme on display here is the unknown and how we will never be able to understand everything. Each story deals with it in a different way with, perhaps, the most effective use on display in ¿The Color Out of Space¿-a tale of a strange comet that crash-lands on Earth and sends an infectious feeling and presence across the countryside. In the story one never learns the mysteries behind what is happening. The audience never learns how, who, when or why this is happening, making the happenings all the more sinister and frightening. ¿At the Mountains of Madness¿ takes a different approach by explaining all of the mysteries surrounding the story, which regards an expedition to Antarctica that discovers terrible and horrifying secrets regarding the true history of the world. However, the mysteries explained spoil the effectiveness of many other pieces and, as such, ¿At the Mountains of Madness¿ should be one of the last Lovecraft tales read. Still, the story is extremely effective at explaining many of mysteries, however horrific they may be. These mysteries prove to be the backbone behind each and every Lovecraft story.
    The title ¿The Best Weird Tales¿ does not disappoint, as they are truly some of the best and weirdest tales that I have ever read. ¿The Dunwich Horror¿, in particular, is one of the most horrific stories I have ever been exposed to. It details the life of the son of a family knee-deep in the occult. This son is extremely abnormal and has a special plan, given to him by the ¿Elder Ones¿ who created the world as we know it and now aim to destroy it. To give any more away would be a crime. However, as effective as these pieces are, there are a few problems. At times, Lovecraft trips up over his own wordiness and this leads a select few sections to drag, most noticeably in ¿At the Mountains of Madness¿. However, the stories are never boring and, in fact, they are some of the most interesting of any that I have read. Flaws and all, these stories are supremely entertaining and integral to both the history of horror literature as well as the history of American literature.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2010

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    H.P. Lovecraft: Necronomicon

    I've never read anything else like it to be sure. Lovecraft's writing is reminiscent of E.A. Poe but still different. He is truly a unique author with a unique style of writing that I have never seen anywhere else. A little off beat, Lovecraft is not for the faint of heart or those who do not enjoy the writings of Stephen King(who was inspired by Lovecraft) of Edgar Allen Poe. Lovecraft's writing is a category of fiction called Strange Fiction for a reason, but still, he is extremely good with some of the best diction that I have ever had the pleasure of reading. I wholeheartedly recommend H.P. Lovecraft's stories to anyone as a diadem of the strange and abnormal to those looking for something out of the ordinary and a damn good read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2009

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    I thought the stories were very original they give one a feeling that one is in a dream world they give one a feeling of a horror that is not quite seen but felt. As in all collections of stories some are better than others but overall I would give the book 5 stars. Also I was impressed with the binding and appearence of the book.

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