The Best of H.P. Lovecraft

Major Works Selected and Introduced

By H. P. Lovecraft
(Ecco, Hardcover, 9780880015417, 328pp.)

Publication Date: August 1997

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When he died in 1937, destitute and emotionally and physically ruined, H. P. Lovecraft had no idea that he would come to be regarded as the godfather of the modern horror genre, nor that his work would influence an entire generation of writers, including Stephen King and Anne Rice. Now, at last, the most important tales of this distinctive American genius are gathered in one volume by National Book Award-winning author Joyce Carol Oates, whose perceptive and penetrating introduction explains how Lovecraft's singular talents fused the supernatural and the mundane into a frightening, complex, exquisitely realized vision. Finally, after decades of neglect, H. P. Lovecraft's extraordinary work will enjoy the recognition it deserves.
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