Friday, October 15, 2010

Electronic Texts of H.P. Lovecraft

H. P. Lovecraft was an American poet and author of macabre short novels, who was virtually unknown most of his career. Lovecraft's posthumous fame, particularly in America and France, rests on his 'Cthulhu Mythos' stories, referring to a "race who, in practicing black magic, lost their foothold and were expelled, yet live on outside ever ready to take possession of this earth again."
 Although Lovecraft's readership was limited during his life, his reputation has grown over the decades, and he is now regarded as one of the most influential horror writers of the 20th century. According to  Joyce Carol Oates, Lovecraft — as with Edgar Allen Poe in the 19th century — has exerted "an incalculable influence on succeeding generations of writers of horror fiction". Stephen King called Lovecraft "the twentieth century's greatest practitioner of the classic horror tale"
What better time than the spooky month of October to celebrate this author.
The electronic edition of all  of H.P. Lovecraft's fiction is available here.


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