The Ultimate HP Lovecraft Collection

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The Ultimate HP Lovecraft Collection

Post by kungfucthulhu » Tue Apr 12, 2016 4:38 am

http://www.amazon.com/Ultimate-H-P-Love ... 502724456/

“Pleasure to me is wonder—the unexplored, the unexpected, the thing that is hidden and the changeless thing that lurks behind superficial mutability.”

Howard Phillips Lovecraft, of Providence, Rhode Island, was an American author of horror, fantasy and science fiction. Lovecraft's major inspiration and invention was cosmic horror: life is incomprehensible to human minds and the universe is fundamentally alien. Those who genuinely reason, like his protagonists, gamble with sanity. Lovecraft has developed a cult following for his Cthulhu Mythos, a series of loosely interconnected fictions featuring a pantheon of human-nullifying entities, as well as the Necronomicon, a fictional grimoire of magical rites and forbidden lore. His works were deeply pessimistic and cynical, challenging the values of the Enlightenment, Romanticism and Christianity. Lovecraft's protagonists usually achieve the mirror-opposite of traditional gnosis and mysticism by momentarily glimpsing the horror of ultimate reality. Although Lovecraft's readership was limited during his life, his reputation has grown over the decades. He is now commonly regarded as one of the most influential horror writers of the 20th Century, exerting widespread and indirect influence, and frequently compared to Edgar Allan Poe.

This 800-page jumbo book is the definitive collection for H.P. Lovecraft fans, containing his complete fiction as well as selected collaborations and essays.

“That is not dead which can eternal lie, And with strange aeons even death may die.”

Complete Fiction

THE NAMELESS CITY
DAGON
THE CALL OF CTHULHU
AT THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS
THE SHUNNED HOUSE
BEYOND THE WALL OF SLEEP
THE DUNWICH HORROR
THE ALCHEMIST
THE LURKING FEAR
MEMORY
AZATHOTH
THE MOON-BOG
THE BEAST IN THE CAVE
NYARLATHOTEP
THE MUSIC OF ERICH ZANN
THE BOOK
THE OTHER GODS
THE CASE OF CHARLES DEXTER WARD
THE OUTSIDER
THE CATS OF ULTHAR
PICKMAN'S MODEL
CELEPHAIS
THE PICTURE IN THE HOUSE
THE COLOUR OUT OF SPACE
POLARIS
COOL AIR
THE QUEST OF IRANON
THE RATS IN THE WALLS
THE DESCENDANT
THE SHADOW OUT OF TIME
THE DOOM THAT CAME TO SARNATH
THE SHADOW OVER INNSMOUTH
THE DREAM QUEST OF UNKNOWN KADATH
DREAMS IN THE WITCH-HOUSE
THE SILVER KEY
THE STATEMENT OF RANDOLPH CARTER
THE EVIL CLERGYMAN
THE STRANGE HIGH HOUSE IN THE MIST
EX OBLIVIONE
THE STREET
FACTS CONCERNING THE LATE ARTHUR JERMYN AND HIS FAMILY
THE TEMPLE
THE FESTIVAL
THE TERRIBLE OLD MAN
THE THING ON THE DOORSTEP
FROM BEYOND
THE TOMB
THE HAUNTER OF THE DARK
THE TRANSITION OF JUAN ROMERO
HE
THE TREE
HERBERT WEST: REANIMATOR
THE UNNAMABLE
THE HORROR AT RED HOOK
THE VERY OLD FOLK
THE HOUND
WHAT THE MOON BRINGS
HYPNOS
THE WHISPERER IN DARKNESS
IBID
THE WHITE SHIP
IMPRISONED WITH THE PHARAOS
IN THE VAULT

Selected Collaborations

THE BATTLE THAT ENDED THE CENTURY
COLLAPSING COSMOSES
THE CRAWLING CHAOS
WINGED DEATH
THE HORROR AT MARTIN'S BEACH
THE HOARD OF THE WIZARD-BEAST
THE MAN OF STONE
THE NIGHT OCEAN
THE DISINTERMENT
THE CURSE OF YIG
METRICAL REGULARITY
THE DESPISED PASTORAL

Selected Essays

AT THE ROOT
THE ALLOWABLE RHYME
NOTES ON WRITING WEIRD FICTION

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Re: The Ultimate HP Lovecraft Collection

Post by TheNobody » Sat Sep 03, 2016 7:12 am

Currently reading it, the Dreamland stories are so boring in comparison to the Mythos parts. Had to skip some of the early stories, when he was describing cities for pages and pages... Later on, what made me want to skip were the self-indulgent philosophical introductions that would drag and drag before finally starting the story. But it is still worth reading the collection, to see the conception of the Mythos, linking all the stories together and finding some interesting horror in some stories that "history left out" from the curated selections of his work.

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Re: The Ultimate HP Lovecraft Collection

Post by Mayday » Sat Sep 03, 2016 11:34 am

TheNobody wrote:Currently reading it, the Dreamland stories are so boring in comparison to the Mythos parts. Had to skip some of the early stories, when he was describing cities for pages and pages... Later on, what made me want to skip were the self-indulgent philosophical introductions that would drag and drag before finally starting the story. But it is still worth reading the collection, to see the conception of the Mythos, linking all the stories together and finding some interesting horror in some stories that "history left out" from the curated selections of his work.
His other worldly stories were never amongst my faves, mostly because as you point out there's too much description dragging on the story, buy 90% of his other tales are fantastic.
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Re: The Ultimate HP Lovecraft Collection

Post by JameseyLefebure » Mon Apr 17, 2017 5:34 pm

http://www.monkeysfightingrobots.com/lo ... -your-fix/

I know it's not really book related but I've written a list of movies based on Lovecraft's work if you're just looking for an easy way to view some Lovecraft lol

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