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Lovecraft Tales

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ISBN-10: 1931082723

ISBN-13: 9781931082723

Edition: 2005

Authors: Howard Phillips Lovecraft, Peter Straub, H. Lovecraft, Straub Peter

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List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Library of America, The
Publication date: 2/3/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 850
Size: 5.10" wide x 8.10" long x 1.10" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

Howard Phillips Lovecraft, 1890 - 1937 H. P. Lovecraft was born on August 20, 1890 in Providence, Rhode Island. His mother was Sarah Susan Phillips Lovecraft and his father was Winfield Scott Lovecraft, a traveling salesman for Gorham & Co. Silversmtihs. Lovecraft was reciting poetry at the age of two and when he was three years old, his father suffered a mental breakdown and was admitted to Butler Hospital. He spent five years there before dying on July 19, 1898 of paresis, a form of neurosyphillis. During those five years, Lovecraft was told that his father was paralyzed and in a coma, which was not the case. His mother, two aunts and grandfather were now bringing up Lovecraft. He…    

Author Peter Straub was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1943. He earned degrees in English from the University of Wisconsin and Columbia University. He taught English at his former high school for three years and worked for a time on his doctorate in Ireland. He began writing in 1969 and published two books of poetry in 1972. His novel Julia (1975) was an attempt to find a successful genre in which to work, after his first novel, Marriages (1973), did not sell well. He found that he had a talent for writing horror thrillers in the Gothic tradition. His stories are complex and well paced, with authentic settings that add to the believability of the plot. He is particularly good at creating…    

The statement of Randolph Carter
The outsider
The music of Erich Zann
Herbert West - reanimator
The lurking fear
The rats in the walls
The shunned house
The horror at Red Hook
Cool air
The call of Cthulhu
Pickman's model
The case of Charles Dexter Ward
The colour out of space
The Dunwich horror
The whisperer in darkness
At the mountains of madness
The shadow over Innsmouth
The dreams in the witch house
The thing on the doorstep
The shadow out of time
The haunter of the dark