H. P. Lovecraft
H. P. Lovecraft
Hailed as the 20th century Poe, H. P. Lovecraft
wrote fantasy reminiscent of Dunsany and horror in the best tradition of
Poe, Blackwood, and Machen. He singled out the best elements in the work
of his literary masters and blended them into a unique style of his own --
a style that has, in turn, had many imitators and many more admirers.
It was in a gray area between horror and science fiction that Lovecraft
excelled and made his contribution, an area he called "cosmic horror."
The complete, uncut, revised edition of the definitive biography by the world's leading authority on Lovecraft.
The third Penguin Classics volume of Lovecraft's fiction, using the Joshi texts.
With Introduction and Notes by S. T. Joshi.
S. T. Joshi, Primal Sources: Essays on H. P. Lovecraft
Hippocampus Press, 2003, 1st, trade pb, 206pp.
Leading Lovecraft scholar S. T. Joshi's selected pieces on Lovecraft,
his life and work, are collected for the first time. Summarizes 25 years of scholarship!
A steal at $15
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Graphic Classics: H. P. Lovecraft
(Mount Horeb, WI: Eureka Productions, 2002)
Fear and Fantasy! Featuring "Herbert West – Reanimator" by Richard Corben,
Rick Geary, J.B. Bonivert, Mark A. Nelson and R.K. Sloane. HPL classics
"Fungi From Yuggoth" and "The Outsider." Plus more
illustrations and comics by thirty great artists, including Todd Schorr,
Gahan Wilson, Tom Sutton, Matt Howarth and Maxon Crumb. Introduction
"Illustrating Lovecraft" by Gahan Wilson. 144 pages, b&w, color cover, $10.
Order from the publisher at www.graphicclassics.com
The Ancient Track: The Complete Poetical Works of H. P. Lovecraft
by H. P. Lovecraft, edited by S. T. Joshi (San Francisco: Night Shade Books
At last! The complete poetry of Lovecraft in a definitive edition, with introduction and notes.
The poems are grouped by category: Juvenilia, Fantasy and Horror, Occasional Verse, Satire, Seasonal and Topographical, Amateur Affairs, Politics and Society, Personal, Fragments. Introduction by S. T. Joshi, Notes, A
Chronology of Lovecraft's Poems, Index of titles, Index of first lines. Also includes "Alfredo, A Play."
Hardcover or paperback, 557 pages. Out of print.
The Shadow Out Of Time
by H. P. Lovecraft, edited by S. T. Joshi and David E. Schultz. (New York: Hippocampus Press, 2001).
Lovecraft's last major story, considered by some to be his finest, now restored from the original manuscript not discovered until 1995!
With a superb cover (original art from Astounding Stories, June 1936), introduction, notes and an early draft.
List: $15, tbp, 136pp. Order from Mythos Books. A MUST!!
A Dreamer And A Visionary
by S. T. Joshi (Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2001)
An abridged version of Joshi's massive, definitive biography of Lovecraft.
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Annotated Supernatural Horror in Literature
by H. P. Lovecraft, edited by S. T. Joshi (New York: Hippocampus Press, 2000).
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The long-awaited volume is now available! This is the first publication from Hippocampus Press and a handsome edition indeed! Valuable introduction and extensive commentary by the editor. Paperback, 175pp.
Lord of a Visible World: An Autobiography in Letters
by H. P. Lovecraft, edited by S. T. Joshi and David E. Schultz. (Ohio University Press, 2000). Trade Paperback, 424 pp. ISBN: 0821413333
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An "autobiography" of Lovecraft culled from his voluminous correspondence and structured by the editors.
Additional Material at this Site
Other Lovecraft Sites
Horror in Literature -- Lovecraft's seminal essay (written 1927
and 1933-1935), with links to annotations and writings by the authors cited.
At Donald Correll's The Road to Great Cthulhu site.
- Many of the sites below also include Lovecraft texts.
Cthulhu Mythos / Necronomicon
The Reader's Guide to the Cthulhu
-- lists all of the major works in the sprawling chaos that is the Cthulhu
Mythos, by E. Paul Berglund, "the unofficial custodial historian and
bibliographer of the Mythos"
MythosCon January 6th-9th, 2011 will be held in Phoenix, AZ with guests Joshi, Bob Price, Alan Foster, Dave Drake, Don Burleson, Ken Faig et al.
Moshassuck Press, editor/proprietor Kenneth W. Faig, Jr. Email:
Titles in print include:
Past offerings (now out of print) have included works by Kenneth Faig;
Lovecraft's amateur associates W. Paul Cook, Edith Miniter, and Duane W.
Rimel; and work by scholars Dirk W. Mosig, Sam Moskowitz and Edward W.
Kenneth Faig's Some Descendants of Asaph Phillips and Esther Whipple
of Foster, Rhode Island (1993-4)
a genealogy of H.P. Lovecraft's branch of the Rhode Island Phillips family
Franklin Chase Clark's Susan's Obituary (1996)
a novel by Lovecraft's uncle, with an introduction detailing Dr. Clark's
relationship with Lovecraft.
John Hay Library at Brown University, Providence, RI houses the
Lovecraft Collection of his manuscripts and books. Another notable archive
of letters is at the New York Public Library.
S.T. Joshi is
a leading Lovecraft scholar who has authored a great number of books on
Lovecraft, including the definitive bibliography, an index to Arkham House's
five volumes of letters -- and authoritative editions of Lovecraft's writings
based on manuscript research that corrected thousands of printing and textual
errors that had crept into Lovecraft's publications over the years. He
has published the massive H.P. Lovecraft: A Life (Necronomicon Press).
Joshi and David Schultz are working with Donovan K. Loucks
and others to bring a large portion of HPL's writings to the World Wide Web,
based on their exhaustive transcriptions from the John Hay Library
and other sources. Schultz edited Lovecraft's Commonplace Book (1987)
and, with Joshi, has produced a number of volumes of Lovecraft letters
to Henry Kuttner, Richard F. Searight, and Robert Bloch, among numerous
other achievements. Their effort and dedication have been truly Olympic
and their contribution to present and future scholarship is enormous.
They welcome contact from other scholars and from volunteers to help with
their many projects involving such writers as George Sterling, Ambrose
Bierce and Clark Ashton Smith as well as Lovecraft. They can be reached
David Schultz at email@example.com;
S. T. Joshi at firstname.lastname@example.org.
-- Biographical notes, bibliography and links to related sites of this
now-established American modern gay poet whom Lovecraft met in New York
Joyce Carol Oates
-- a recognized author and admirer of Lovecraft
Nicholas Roerich Museum -- work by
the Russian artist and mystic whose Tibetan landscapes inspired Lovecraft's
At the Mountains of Madness
Last updated: March 30, 2011
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