Library of Weird Fiction

H.P. Lovecraft


H. P. Lovecraft (1890-1937) is widely recognized as the twentieth century’s greatest master of weird fiction. Drawing inspiration from such of his predecessors as Edgar Allan Poe, Lord Dunsany, and Arthur Machen, Lovecraft evolved a highly original pseudomythology — later named the Cthulhu Mythos — that underlies many of his most powerful tales. Envisioning the coming to earth of immensely powerful alien entities from the farthest reaches of the universe, this pseudomythology underscored the cosmic perspective that Lovecraft made his signature contribution to weird fiction.
      This volume contains such major tales as The Call of Cthulhu, The Whisperer in Darkness, At the Mountains of Madness, and The Shadow out of Time. In addition, important early tales such as The Outsider and The Rats in the Walls are included, presenting the full range of Lovecraft’s stories from the beginning to the end of his career. The most accurate and authoritative texts are used, and the volume concludes with a bibliography of first apparances of all the items included.
      The volume is edited by S. T. Joshi, a leading authority on weird fiction. Joshi is the author of The Weird Tale (1990),The Modern Weird Tale (2001), and Unutterable Horror: A History of Supernatural Fiction (2012), and he has prepared editions of the work of H.P. Lovecraft, Lord Dunsany, Arthur Machen, Ambrose Bierce, and many other weird writers.

edition information

  • Limited to 500 copies.
  • Introduction by S. T. Joshi.
  • Massive, 800-page, low-cost edition of Lovecraft’s best stories.
  • Ribbon marker, head and tail bands, full black cloth binding.
  • Embossed H.P. Lovecraft signature on front board.
  • Gorgeous dustjacket.
  • Photographs of H.P. Lovecraft.
  • Original book price: $60.
  • Published May 2014.
  • ISBN 978-1-61347-048-0.