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H.P. LOVECRAFT 

[Inspiration for Stephen King] 

COMPLETE MAJOR WORKS 


All the Major Masterpieces of H.P. Lovecraft 


Classics of Horror Over 10,000 Pages Including "The Call of Cthulhu", At the Mountains of Madness and More!


"The twentieth century's greatest practitioner of the classic horror tale."  Stephen King


TABLE OF CONTENTS


SUPERNATURAL HORROR IN LITERATURE

THE BEAST IN THE CAVE

THE ALCHEMIST

THE TOMB

DAGON

A REMINISCENCE OF DR. SAMUEL JOHNSON

POLARIS

BEYOND THE WALL OF SLEEP

THE TRANSITION OF JUAN ROMERO

THE WHITE SHIP

THE DOOM THAT CAME TO SARNATH

THE STATEMENT OF RANDOLPH CARTER

THE STREET

SWEET ERMENGARDE

THE TREE

THE TEMPLE

FACTS CONCERNING THE LATE ARTHUR JERMYN AND HIS FAMILY

CELEPHAÏS

FROM BEYOND

THE PICTURE IN THE HOUSE

THE NAMELESS CITY

THE QUEST OF IRANON

THE MOON-BOG

THE OUTSIDER

THE OTHER GODS

HERBERT WEST — REANIMATOR

THE MUSIC OF ERICH ZANN

HYPNOS

THE HOUND

THE LURKING FEAR

THE RATS IN THE WALLS

THE UNNAMABLE

THE FESTIVAL

IMPRISONED WITH THE PHARAOHS

THE SHUNNED HOUSE

THE HORROR AT RED HOOK

HE

IN THE VAULT

COOL AIR

THE CALL OF CTHULHU

PICKMAN'S MODEL

THE DREAM-QUEST OF UNKNOWN KADATH

THE SILVER KEY

THE STRANGE HIGH HOUSE IN THE MIST

THE CASE OF CHARLES DEXTER WARD

THE COLOUR OUT OF SPACE

THE VERY OLD FOLK

THE DUNWICH HORROR

THE WHISPERER IN DARKNESS

AT THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS

THE SHADOW OVER INNSMOUTH

THE DREAMS IN THE WITCH HOUSE

THE EVIL CLERGYMAN

THE THING ON THE DOORSTEP

THROUGH THE GATES OF THE SILVER KEY

THE HAUNTER OF THE DARK

FRAGMENTS

THE DESCENDANT


EXCERPT


"Examined at headquarters after a trip of intense strain and weariness, the prisoners all proved to be men of a very low, mixed-blooded, and mentally aberrant type. Most were seamen, and a sprinkling of Negroes and mulattoes, largely West Indians or Brava Portuguese from the Cape Verde Islands, gave a colouring of voodooism to the heterogeneous cult. But before many questions were asked, it became manifest that something far deeper and older than Negro fetishism was involved. Degraded and ignorant as they were, the creatures held with surprising consistency to the central idea of their loathsome faith.


They worshipped, so they said, the Great Old Ones who lived ages before there were any men, and who came to the young world out of the sky. Those Old Ones were gone now, inside the earth and under the sea; but their dead bodies had told their secrets in dreams to the first men, who formed a cult which had never died. This was that cult, and the prisoners said it had always existed and always would exist, hidden in distant wastes and dark places all over the world until the time when the great priest Cthulhu, from his dark house in the mighty city of R'lyeh under the waters, should rise and bring the earth again beneath his sway. Some day he would call, when the stars were ready, and the secret cult would always be waiting to liberate him."

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2013
January 3
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
2,074
Pages
PUBLISHER
The Complete Works Collection
SELLER
New Media Pvt LLC
SIZE
3.3
MB

Customer Reviews

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Amazing for the price

Everything you need By HPL, and it's 99 cents. What's not to love

Émile J. ,

Meh.

Lovecraft met clairement beaucoup d’efforts à rendre des choses mondaines effrayantes. C’est beaucoup d’effort pour peu d’effets sur moi. Plusieurs histoires me rendent tristes, parce qu’elles me font penser à des étudiants universitaires à la santé mentale chancelante. Ce n’est pas épeurant, juste commun et triste. D’autres ressemblent à des histoires de science fiction, qui, par d’autres auteurs, auraient évoqué plus justement de la fascination et de la curiosité sans honte ou frayeur injustifiée. Quand un personnage humain comprend des choses puis les décrits comme étant incompréhensibles, c’est achalant. Quand ça arrive plusieurs fois, c’est chiant.

Aussi, les mathématiques ne sont pas de la magie. Savoir qu’on peut décrire des choses avec plus de 3 dimensions spatiales ne veut pas dire qu’il y a plus de 3 dimensions spatiales. Et la théosophie n’est pas une science, c’est un culte vaguement impertinent. Dans de meilleurs textes ça ne m’aurait pas dérangé, mais la lecture était désagréable et ça m’agaçais.

Le racisme répété est dur à battre, et rends la lecture moins agréable. Je recommande de lire des livres élaborants sur l’univers Lovecraftien, plutôt que Lovecraft lui même, si ce que vous cherchez est du plaisir.

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