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H. P. Lovecraft

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H. P. Lovecraft
Lovecraft in 1934
Lovecraft in 1934
BornHoward Phillips Lovecraft
(1890-08-20)August 20, 1890
Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.
DiedMarch 15, 1937(1937-03-15) (aged 46)
Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.

Howard Phillips Lovecraft (August 20, 1890 – March 15, 1937) was an American writer of fantasy, horror and science fiction.

He wrote many scary short stories. These often were about odd creatures that Lovecraft made up by himself or with his friends, including August Derleth, who wrote mysteries. The creatures did not really care about human people at all, so they were not out to hurt people, but if they did, they did not care. They looked at us like we would be ants. Their behaviour, attitude and look also tended to make people go crazy.

One of his most famous creations was Cthulhu, a giant and powerful alien being that some humans worship as a god. He also made up many other strange alien gods, like Yog-Sothoth, Nyarlathotep, and Azathoth. Together his works and ideas about these characters are called the Cthulhu Mythos.

Lovecraft's stories were inspiration for lots of other writers.The spirit of his works, presenting a world that does not care, is present in many works of fiction.

Lovecraft was born in Providence, Rhode Island on August 20, 1890. He was the only child in the family. He died of small intestine cancer there.

Works[change | change source]

  • The Alchemist
  • At the Mountains of Madness
  • Azathoth(not finished)
  • The Beast in the Cave
  • Beyond the Wall of Sleep
  • The Book
  • The Call of Cthulhu
  • The Case of Charles Dexter Ward
  • The Cats of Ulthar
  • Celephais
  • The Colour Out of Space
  • Cool Air
  • Dagon
  • The Descendant
  • The Doom That Came to Sarnath
  • The Dream Quest of Unknown Kadath
  • Dreams in the Witch-House
  • The Dunwich Horror
  • The Evil Clergyman
  • Ex Oblivione
  • Facts Concerning the Late Arthur Jermyn and His Family
  • The Festival
  • From Beyond
  • The Haunter Of The Dark
  • He
  • Herbert West: Reanimator
  • The Horror at Red Hook
  • The Hound
  • Hypnos
  • Ibid
  • Imprisoned with the Pharaos
  • In The Vault
  • The Lurking Fear
  • Memory
  • The Moon-Bog
  • Nyarlathotep
  • The Music of Erich Zann
  • The Nameless City
  • The Other Gods
  • The Outsider
  • Pickman's Model
  • The Picture in the House
  • Polaris
  • The Quest of Iranon
  • The Rats in the Walls
  • The Shadow Out of Time
  • The Shadow Over Innsmouth
  • The Shunned House
  • The Silver Key
  • The Statement of Randolph Carter
  • The Strange High House in the Mist
  • The Street
  • The Temple
  • The Terrible Old Man
  • The Thing on the Doorstep
  • The Tomb
  • The Transition of Juan Romero
  • The Tree
  • The Unnamable
  • The Very Old Folk
  • What the Moon Brings
  • The Whisperer in Darkness
  • The White Ship

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