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Howard Phillips Lovecraft was one of the most influential writers of horror fiction in the early 20th century. His fame is mostly posthumous—he was only published in pulp magazines, and never saw financial success. Despite that, Lovecraft’s unique blend of gothicism, horror, and supernatural, set in an imagined but eerily-real New England, marked a gold standard for horror Howard Phillips Lovecraft was one of the most influential writers of horror fiction in the early 20th century. His fame is mostly posthumous—he was only published in pulp magazines, and never saw financial success. Despite that, Lovecraft’s unique blend of gothicism, horror, and supernatural, set in an imagined but eerily-real New England, marked a gold standard for horror fiction for decades to come. Readers of modern fantasy and horror fiction will certainly recognize Cthulhu, the tentacle-mouthed god who lies asleep in a sunken Atlantean ruin; the Necronomicon, a grimoire of unspeakable power and horror penned by the “mad Arab” Abdul Alhazred; and the dark, twisted New England countryside of the Miskatonic Valley. These and other features take shape in Lovecraft’s stories, creating a backdrop of the bizarre and horrible behind seemingly day-to-day lives. This edition is small because verifying the U.S. public domain status of Lovecraft’s corpus is a difficult, if not impossible, academic exercise, and finding first-edition copies to transcribe is also difficult. This edition will be updated as more transcriptions become verified and available. Included in this edition are some of Lovecraft’s juvenalia—in particular, The Alchemist was written when he was just seventeen or eighteen. This ebook is only thought to be free of copyright restrictions in the United States. It may still be under copyright in other countries. If you’re not located in the United States, you must check your local laws to verify that the contents of this ebook are free of copyright restrictions in the country you’re located in before downloading or using this ebook. epub —


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Howard Phillips Lovecraft was one of the most influential writers of horror fiction in the early 20th century. His fame is mostly posthumous—he was only published in pulp magazines, and never saw financial success. Despite that, Lovecraft’s unique blend of gothicism, horror, and supernatural, set in an imagined but eerily-real New England, marked a gold standard for horror Howard Phillips Lovecraft was one of the most influential writers of horror fiction in the early 20th century. His fame is mostly posthumous—he was only published in pulp magazines, and never saw financial success. Despite that, Lovecraft’s unique blend of gothicism, horror, and supernatural, set in an imagined but eerily-real New England, marked a gold standard for horror fiction for decades to come. Readers of modern fantasy and horror fiction will certainly recognize Cthulhu, the tentacle-mouthed god who lies asleep in a sunken Atlantean ruin; the Necronomicon, a grimoire of unspeakable power and horror penned by the “mad Arab” Abdul Alhazred; and the dark, twisted New England countryside of the Miskatonic Valley. These and other features take shape in Lovecraft’s stories, creating a backdrop of the bizarre and horrible behind seemingly day-to-day lives. This edition is small because verifying the U.S. public domain status of Lovecraft’s corpus is a difficult, if not impossible, academic exercise, and finding first-edition copies to transcribe is also difficult. This edition will be updated as more transcriptions become verified and available. Included in this edition are some of Lovecraft’s juvenalia—in particular, The Alchemist was written when he was just seventeen or eighteen. This ebook is only thought to be free of copyright restrictions in the United States. It may still be under copyright in other countries. If you’re not located in the United States, you must check your local laws to verify that the contents of this ebook are free of copyright restrictions in the country you’re located in before downloading or using this ebook. epub —

16 review for Short Fiction (Standard eBooks)

  1. 5 out of 5

    Daniel

    A collection of Lovecraft short stories in the public domain. Some of his earlier or lesser known work. The best two are the last two and the longest: “The Dunwich Horror” and “Shunned House.” Readers looking for the “Call of Cthulu” will not find it here.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Sean

    Glad I finally got around to it. As I suspected, no great writer, but his descriptions are evocative, forelorn, and well worth a quick reading.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Joao

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    Fredrik Lindlöf

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    Sergey Klimov

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    Maxfield Allison

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    DZMM

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    Júlio

  14. 4 out of 5

    Hannah Wilcox

  15. 4 out of 5

    Todd

  16. 5 out of 5

    Stephenson

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