Necronomicon: The Best Weird Tales of H. P. Lovecraftby H. P. Lovecraft
Wikipedia says: "H. P. Lovecraft's reputation has grown tremendously over the decades, and he is now commonly regarded as one of the most important horror writers of the 20th century, exerting an influence that is widespread, though often indirect."
H. P. Lovecraft's tales of the tentacled Elder God Cthulhu and his pantheon of alien deities were initially written for the pulp magazines of the 1920s and '30s. These astonishing tales blend elements of horror, science fiction and cosmic terror that are as powerful today as they were when they were first published.
This handsome leatherbound tome collects together the very best of Lovecraft's tales of terror, including the complete Cthulhu Mythos cycle, just the way they were originally published. It will introduce a whole new generation of readers to Lovecraft's fiction, as well as being a must-buy for those fans who want all his work in a single, definitive, highly attractive volume.
Edited with an Afterword by Stephen Jones. Illustrated by Les Edwards.
- Night-Gaunts (poem)
- The Statement of Randolph Carter
- The Doom That Came to Sarnath
- The Cats of Ulthar
- The Nameless City
- Herbert West – Reanimator
- The Music of Erich Zann
- The Lurking Fear
- The Hound
- The Rats in the Walls
- Under the Pyramids
- The Unnamable
- In the Vault
- The Outsider
- The Horror at Red Hook
- The Colour Out of Space
- Pickman's Model
- The Call of Cthulhu
- Cool Air
- The Shunned House
- The Silver Key
- The Dunwich Horror
- The Whisperer in Darkness
- The Strange High House in the Mist
- The Dreams in the Witch-House
- From Beyond
- Through the Gates of the Silver Key
- At the Mountains of Madness
- The Shadow Over Innsmouth
- The Shadow Out of Time
- The Haunter of the Dark
- The Thing on the Doorstep
- The Case of Charles Dexter Ward
- The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath
- To a Dreamer (poem)
- Afterword: A Gentleman of Providence by Stephen Jones
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Howard Phillips Lovecraft (1890–1937) is a well known American horror, fantasy and science fiction author. He is especially known for creating the Cthulhu Mythos.
H. P. Lovecraft's readership was limited during his life, but his reputation has grown over the decades and he's regarded as one of the greatest and most influential horror writers of the 20th century. Lovecraft's short stories have inspired many authors, artists and directors.
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Necronimicon: The Best Weird Tales of H.P. Lovecraft is a "must have" book for all Lovecraft fans, because it contains all the classic short stories, which made Lovecraft famous. It also contains black and white illustrations by Les Edwards and a map of Arkham. The hardcover edition of this book is almost 900 pages long. It's a leather bound book and the black leather cover looks good. It's nice that Gollancz decided to publish this kind of a book. In my opinion this book is a great collection of Lovecraft's short stories. The illustrations look beautiful and they add a nice touch to the fascinatingly weird stories. If you're a Lovecraft fan, you should buy this book immediately. You won't regret it.