Necronomicon

The Best Weird Tales of H.P. Lovecraft

Author: H.P. Lovecraft

Publisher: Gateway

ISBN: 0575086033

Category: Fiction

Page: 896

View: 6059

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.' His 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. THE NECRONOMICON 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 volume.

Necronomicon

The Best Weird Tales of H.P. Lovecraft

Author: H.P. Lovecraft

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0575086033

Category: Fiction

Page: 896

View: 4324

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.' His 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. THE NECRONOMICON 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 volume.

Eldritch Tales

A Miscellany of the Macabre

Author: H.P. Lovecraft

Publisher: Gateway

ISBN: 0575099364

Category: Fiction

Page: 896

View: 6315

Following on from the phenomenal success of NECRONOMICON comes ELDRITCH TALES. Howard Phillips Lovecraft died at the age of 47, but in his short life he turned out dozens of stories which changed the face of horror. His extraordinary imagination spawned both the Elder God Cthulhu and his eldritch cohorts, and the strangely compelling town of Innsmouth, all of which feature within these pages. This collection gathers together the rest of Lovecraft's rarely seen but extraordinary short fiction, including the whole of the long-out-of-print collection FUNGI FROM YOGGOTH. Many of these stories have never been available in the UK! Stephen Jones, one of the world's foremost editors of dark fiction, will complete the Lovecraft story in his extensive afterword, and award-winning artist Les Edwards will provide numerous illustrations for this must-have companion volume to NECRONOMICON.

Bloodcurdling Tales of Horror and the Macabre: The Best of H. P. Lovecraft

Author: H.P. Lovecraft

Publisher: Del Rey

ISBN: 0345463293

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 9209

This is the collection that true fans of horror fiction have been waiting for: sixteen of H.P. Lovecraft's most horrifying visions, including Lovecraft's masterpiece, THE SHADOW OUT OF TIME--the shocking revelation of the mysterious forces that hold all mankind in their fearsome grip. "I think it is beyond doubt that H.P. Lovecraft has yet to be surpassed as the Twentieth Century's greatest practitioner of the classic horror tale." Stephen King From the Trade Paperback edition.

Horror Short Stories

Author: H. P. Lovecraft

Publisher: Arcturus Publishing

ISBN: 1788881826

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 1562

Ghouls, ghosts, and macabre terrors stalk the night in this spine-tingling collection. With tales describing unnatural frights and haunting visions of cosmic terror, you will be taken on a journey into the disturbing imaginations of some of horror's greatest writers. The stories' heroes face incredible creatures, unknowable gods, and supernatural beings who have no regard for human life. Horror literature has its roots in the mists of time. In the 19th century, writers delved into ancient folk tales and local legends to inspire an entire genre. In the 20th century, the next generation of writers brought to life a brand new array of terrifying monsters. The authors in this volume range from Victorian pioneers, such as Bram Stoker and Edgar Allan Poe, to the pulp writers of the 20th century, such as William Hope Hodgson and H. P. Lovecraft. The tradition of horror writing that developed took very different turns on either side of the Atlantic - while American authors turned to unknowable horrors and cosmic terrors, British writers such as E. F. Benson and M. R. James mastered a more familiar form, the classic ghost story. It was not only English-speakers who sought to terrify their readers. The French writer Guy de Maupassant, a prolific short story writer and pupil of the acclaimed novelist Gustave Flaubert, found ways to make his protagonists doubt their own sanity as they faced terrors that would drive any ordinary man mad. This collection of bone-chilling tales comes from the pens of some of horror's most acclaimed writers. Authors include: E. F. Benson Ambrose Bierce Francis Marion Crawford W. W. Jacobs M. R. James William Hope Hodgson H. P. Lovecraft Guy de Maupassant Edgar Allan Poe Bram Stoker

The Dunwich Horror

Author: H. Lovecraft

Publisher: Litres

ISBN: 5457671887

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 4505

In the degenerate, unliked backwater of Dunwich, Wilbur Whately, a most unusual child, is born. Of unnatural parentage, he grows at an uncanny pace to an unsettling height, but the boy's arrival simply precedes that of a true horror: one of the Old Ones, that forces the people of the town to hole up by night.

The Complete Fiction of H. P. Lovecraft

Author: H. P. Lovecraft

Publisher: Chartwell Books

ISBN: 0785834206

Category: Fiction

Page: 1112

View: 3951

Collects the author's novel, four novellas, and fifty-three short stories. Written between the years 1917 and 1935, this collection features Lovecraft's trademark fantastical creatures and supernatural thrills, as well as many horrific and cautionary science-fiction themes. Includes such horror classics as The call of Cthulhu, At the mountains of madness, The Dunwich horror, The colour out of space, along with other works.

The Complete Chronicles Of Conan

Centenary Edition

Author: Robert E. Howard

Publisher: Gateway

ISBN: 1473215331

Category: Fiction

Page: 944

View: 3254

Conan the Cimmerian: the boy-thief who became a mercenary, who fought and loved his way across fabled lands to become King of Aquilonia. Neither supernatural fiends nore demonic sorcery could oppose the barbarian warrior as he wielded his mighty sword and dispatched his enemies to a bloody doom on the battlefields of the legendary Hyborian age. Collected together in one volume for the very first time, in chronological order, are Robert E. Howard's tales of the legendary hero, as fresh and atmospheric today as when they were first published in the pulp magazines of more than seventy years ago. Compiled by and with a foreward and afterword by award-winning writer and editor Stephen Jones.

Necronomicon Tarot

Author: Donald Tyson

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 0738710865

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 240

View: 7136

The symbolism of these vividly illustrated cards corresponds with astrology, the elements, and the Golden Dawn, while the 78-card decks structure honors the boundaries of traditional tarot. The book features detailed descriptions of the cards and the meaning for both upright and reversed positions.

The Complete Weird Tales of H. P. Lovecraft

Necronomicon and Eldritch Tales

Author: H.P. Lovecraft

Publisher: Gateway

ISBN: 1473215323

Category: Fiction

Page: 1456

View: 8626

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 electronic tome collects together 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 volume.

H. P. Lovecraft Tales of Horror

Author: H. P. Lovecraft

Publisher: Canterbury Classics

ISBN: 9781607109327

Category: Fiction

Page: 768

View: 6040

Let your imagination sink deep into more than a dozen classic tales of dark horror by an early master of the genre. The stories of H. P. Lovecraft have been a source of fascination for readers since they were published in the early twentieth century, and legions of fans continue to reinvent his dark and fantastical world to this day. This collection of short stories by the master of the macabre contains more than twenty of his most popular works, including "The Call of Cthulhu," "The Shadow Over Innsmouth," and "The Dunwich Horror." Each story will leave the reader feeling unsettled and uncertain, but also appreciative of the unique elements that Lovecraft introduced to the literary world.

At the Mountains of Madness

Author: H.P. Lovecraft

Publisher: Sheba Blake Publishing

ISBN: 1304097390

Category: Fiction

Page: 72

View: 9399

At the Mountains of Madness is a novella by H.P. Lovecraft, an American writer of "cosmic" horror, fantasy and sci-fi, particularly in the subgenre known as "weird fiction." Weird fiction incorporated the supernatural, mythical, and scientific into a unique form which predated "niche" genre fiction. This story, which was originally serialized in 1936, features the "de-mythology" of the Cthulhu mythos, which describe ancient extra-dimensional beings whose powers are vast and terrifying. It is told from the perspective of William Dyer, a geologist and professor at Miskatonic University. His manuscript reveals the horrible secrets of "The Old Ones" in an attempt to deter a highly-publicized expedition to Antarctica. Lovecraft's brilliance as a horror writer lies in his defiance of the old standards of ghosts, vampires, and werewolves. It's the peripheral description of his creatures, rather, whose powers are almost unimaginable, that leave the reader with a cosmic, spiritual and intellectual sense of doom.

The Silver Bear

Author: Derek Haas

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1848942869

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

View: 9040

When you need to get rid of a Presidential candidate, you need THE SILVER BEAR. Columbus, the most respected and feared hitman in the criminal underworld, has killed many times using many weapons, including his bare hands. An assassin at the top of his profession, immune to the pressure of his chosen life, gliding silently beneath the view of law enforcement, he is what the Russians call a Silver Bear. When Columbus takes the contract on a congressman running for President, he discovers that his quarry is tied to his own mysterious past. Soon, he's fighting to stay alive - and to make sure his target does not . . .

The Unique Legacy of Weird Tales

The Evolution of Modern Fantasy and Horror

Author: Justin Everett,Jeffrey H. Shanks

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442256222

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 266

View: 7346

This volume collects critical essays that provide a broader understanding of the magazine Weird Tales and its authors, artists, readers, and editorial practices, as well as the larger impact that the periodical had on popular culture and genre fiction. In particular, these essays explain why Weird Tales deserved its subtitle “The Unique Magazine” and why works by some of its authors have endured.

The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror 2008

21st Annual Collection

Author: Kelly Link,Gavin Grant

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312380489

Category: Fiction

Page: 576

View: 5097

Collects fantasy, horror, fairy tales, and gothic stories chosen from the past year, including works by Ursula K. LeGuin, Neil Gaiman, and Bill Lewis.

"--and Their Memory was a Bitter Tree-- "

Queen of the Black Coast and Others

Author: Robert Ervin Howard

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 413

View: 3638

An anthology of nine classic Conan the Barbarian stories is complemented by a full-length novel and an illustrated version of the cover story, in a collection that also includes a tribute to the author by his friend and contemporary, H. P. Lovecraft.

The Brightonomicon

Book 8 of the Brentford Trilogy

Author: Robert Rankin

Publisher: Gollancz

ISBN: 0575088192

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 9178

Our teenage hero, having been thrown from Brighton Pier by the leader of The Canvey Island Mod Squad, narrowly escapes drowning thanks to the Perfect Master, Cosmic Dick and self-styled Logos of the Aeon (not to mention the reinventer of the Ocarina), Hugo Rune Himself. Our hero has lost his memory, and, in desperation, agrees to join The Lad Himself in the solving of twelve cases based upon The Brightonomicon, the new zodiac signs formed by the alignment of Brighton streets and discovered by Rune: carriageway constellations. And together they must find the Chronovision before it falls into the wrong hands and affords ultimate power to the would-be world dictator. And this being an adventure most exciting, they must find it before the sinister Count Otto Black, would-be World Dictator and all-round bad guy. Or the whole world will all go to pot.

H. P. Lovecraft: He Who Wrote in the Darkness: A Graphic Novel

Author: Alex Nikolavitch

Publisher: Pegasus Books

ISBN: 168177920X

Category: Fiction

Page: 124

View: 1422

For all readers and admirers of this genius of supernatural fiction, the hauntingly strange and surprising story of the life of H. P. Lovecraft, vividly presented in graphic novel form for the very first time. Creator of the myth of Cthulhu, Arkham, and the sinister Necronomicon, Howard Phillips Lovecraft became known, after his death, as one of the most influential writers Lovecraft had an unusual childhood marked by tragedy. His traveling salesman father developed a mental disorder and, in 1893, became a patient at the Butler Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island, and there he remained until his death. A sickly child, Lovecraft became an avid reader. He loved the works of Edgar Allan Poe and developed a special interest in astronomy. As a teenager, he suffered a nervous breakdown and became a reclusive figure, choosing to stay up late studying and reading and writing and then sleeping late into the day. During this time, he managed to start publishing short stories his inimitable form of horror fiction. As mythical as one of his own creations, his innumerable readers see him as having been a rather strange figure from another world. Who really was this recluse from Providence?

The Lovecraft Library

Horror Out of Arkham

Author: H. P. Lovecraft,Menton Matthews, III

Publisher: Idea & Design Works Llc

ISBN: 9781613770269

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 232

View: 1689

One of H.P. Lovecraft's most famous creations, the city of Arkham, Massachusetts, plays a prominent role in many of the influential author's tales of the macabre. This collection of eight classic tales of horror all feature the Lovecraft Country locale, including "Herbert West-Reanimator," "The Unnamable," "The Colour Out of Space," "The Dunwich Horror," "The Shadow Over Innsmouth," "The Dreams of the Witch House," The Thing on the Doorstep," and "The Shadow Out of Time." Featuring lavish, full-color illustrations by painter Menton3 and an introduction by Arkham House editor and noted author Robert Weinberg, this is one book that true horror fans can't do without!