The Essential H.P. Lovecraft Collection

The Essential H.P. Lovecraft Collection

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by H. P. Lovecraft
     
 

IMPORTANT NOTE: This is a very large anthology, and some people have experienced trouble navigating the work. To find each work in the anthology, you must go to the "Go To" section of your Nook, and then select "Chapter." It might get a blank screen--if it does, then hit the page forward button and the work will appear.

Over a dozen essential works by H.P.…  See more details below

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IMPORTANT NOTE: This is a very large anthology, and some people have experienced trouble navigating the work. To find each work in the anthology, you must go to the "Go To" section of your Nook, and then select "Chapter." It might get a blank screen--if it does, then hit the page forward button and the work will appear.

Over a dozen essential works by H.P. Lovecraft are in one giant collection with an easy to navigate table of contents.

At the Mountains of Madness
The Call of Cthulhu
The Case of Charles Dexter Ward
The Color Out of Space
Darkness
The Dream Quest of Unknown Kadath
The Dreams in the Witch-House
The Dunwich Horror
Herbert West: Reanimator
The Horror at Red Hook
The Horror in the Museum
Hypnos
Imprisoned with the Pharaohs
The Lurking Fear
The Other Gods
The Shadow Out of Time
The Shadow Over Innsmouth
Shunned House
The Thing on the Doorstep
Through the Gates of the Silver Key

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781610421713
Publisher:
Golgotha Press
Publication date:
10/07/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
634,277
File size:
832 KB

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The Essential H.P. Lovecraft Collection 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 153 reviews.
JGolomb More than 1 year ago
This book is a terrific deal and steal for anyone interested in classic horror and sci-fi. I'd heard of HP Lovecraft and knew, generally, that he is one of the grandfathers of those two genres, but I'd never read him before. I'd seen somewhere recently that his story "Mountains of Madness" was the base upon which the movie "The Thing" was created. John Carpenter's 1980's remake was the first hardcore horror movie I ever saw as a kid, and still lives in a dark, shadowy, and very cold place in my memories. "Mountains of Madness" was written in the '30s. The early 20th century represented a golden age of exploration and discovery. Both poles were "captured"; jungle pyramids and ancient hideaways were discovered galore. Newspapers, newsreels and books were filled with adventure and the promise of something new that tended to be very old. It's in this context that Lovecraft's narrator visits Antarctica and makes a discovery of something of incomparably ancient. It tells the previously untold story of an Antarctic scientific mission gone horribly wrong and is crafted from the perspective of a scientist who was involved in the mission and who's desperate to warn off future efforts to investigate the strange goings-on. A fascination and passion with exploration and discovery comes clearly through Lovecraft's writing. Lovecraft repeatedly refers to the "Cyclopean" sized objects in the Antarctic...a term used by Hiram Bingham in describing the first Inca-carved stone blocks he discovered in Peru. He even compares one of the ancient discoveries as looking like Machu Picchu. The richly detailed story is thick with mood- and scene-setting. The story builds slowly and Lovecraft incorporates well-timed and teasing foreshadowing that frames a downright creepy story. More than once, I found myself jumping with shock at a startling noise when reading the story alone at night. This story collection also includes "Call of the Cthulhu" - another foundational story and theme from Lovecraft. "Mountains of Madness" is a longish short story...about 100 pages total. "Cthulhu" is much shorter, at only about 25 pages, but paints an amazing portrait of an ancient supernatural underwater beast come to life in modern times. Both stories build extensive myths around fictional beings and religion. The ideas behind the myth-building are very realistic, and go a long way to feed the terrifically detailed stories. Both are presented from an investigative perspective, which builds the stories and characters well and includes deftly developed foreshadowing that intensifies the drama and tension while avoiding details that give too much away. They're creepy, moody and satisfyingly scary.
Tim Smith More than 1 year ago
This a very good deal. 822 pages of classic horror for 99 cents. A great collection of Lovecraftian lore, with all his most famous stories, such as The Call of Cthulhu and The Dunwich Horror await you.
C_A_Shelly More than 1 year ago
To get this many stories for 1.05 w tax is a great deal; although I find some of his writing to be redundant and at times draggy. He does paint a very vivid picture that tend to "stick" with you long after you have fininshed reading. I would recomend this for any fan of classic horror fiction.
-Tyler_R More than 1 year ago
I started with "The Call of Cthulhu" and instantly became a lovecraft fan. Then I read "At the Mountains of Madness" put my understanding of lovecraft mythos in perspective. Great collection.
Ry-Guy83 More than 1 year ago
This is a pretty good collection of Lovecraft stories and it's really cheap. Most of the more popular stories are here so if you're just getting into Lovecraft this is a great start!
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Great stories. I give it 4 out of 5 due to some blank pages between chapters/stories.
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