The Lovecraft Lexicon: A Reader's Guide to Persons, Places and Things in the Tales of H. P. Lovecraft

Overview

Though Howard Phillips (H.P.) Lovecraft died in 1937, his remarkable body of work-including The Dunwich Horror and The Call of Cthulhu-continue to intrigue and horrify readers from all over the world. Its elements of horror, fantasy and magic have captured an enormous and varied audience. But Lovecraft's world of imagination can be highly complex. It is filled with a daunting array of bizarre and obscure characters, monsters, places and things which can be quite a task for anyone to sort out. Anthony Pearsall has...
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Overview

Though Howard Phillips (H.P.) Lovecraft died in 1937, his remarkable body of work-including The Dunwich Horror and The Call of Cthulhu-continue to intrigue and horrify readers from all over the world. Its elements of horror, fantasy and magic have captured an enormous and varied audience. But Lovecraft's world of imagination can be highly complex. It is filled with a daunting array of bizarre and obscure characters, monsters, places and things which can be quite a task for anyone to sort out. Anthony Pearsall has done just that. From "Abbadon" (a demon in The Nameless City) to "Zuro" (a river in The Quest of Iranon), Pearsall has meticulously covered hundreds of the People, Places and Things in H.P. Lovecraft's writings. Armed with The Lovecraft Lexicon, you have the definitive guide to the people, places and other important aspects of a truly incredible universe.

While The Lovecraft Lexicon is not a biography, Pearsall also includes quite a bit about Lovecraft himself, as well as many of the People, Places and Things which influenced his life and his writings. And if that isn't enough, a special, extended Appendix details one of Lovecraft's recurrent themes: Caves, Caverns & Abysses.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781561841295
  • Publisher: New Falcon Publications
  • Publication date: 2/28/2013
  • Pages: 472
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 11
Chronology of Selected Tales 41
Abbreviations of Selected Tales Referenced in the Lexicon 43
The Lexicon 45
Abbadon-Azathoth 47
B-67-Butler Street Station 73
(de) C Family-Czanek, Mary 100
Daemonolatreia-Dzyan, Book of 137
Eagle, Brooklyn-Exham Priory 162
Falconer-Fuseli, Henry 178
Gate of the Caravans-Gunnarssen 184
Hadoth-Hypnos 210
Ib-Iwanicki, Father 229
Jackson, Stephen-Jupiter 238
Kadath-Kythanil 244
Lactantius-Lyman, Dr. 252
Machen, Arthur-Mwanu 262
Naacal Language-Nython 290
O'Brien, Kid-Oukranos 309
Pabodie, Professor Frank R.-Purple Spiders 318
Quantum Physics-Quebec 338
Raabe-Rutland Herald 341
Saducismus Triumphatus-Syracuse 354
Tablets of Nhing-Tyre 384
U-29-Uzuldaroum 400
Valusia-Voorish Sign 409
Waite, Asenath-Wormius, Olaus 415
Xari-Xura 434
Yaanek, Mount-Yuggoth 435
Zann, Erich-Zuro 442
Appendix Caves, Caverns, Wells & Abysses 447
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