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H P Lovecraft: He Who Wrote in the Darkness (GN)

Alex Nikolavitch Gervasio-aon-le Gervasio-aon-le



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25 September 2018
Fantasy; Graphic novels; Fiction-related items; Gods; Apocalyptic; Cthulhu / Lovecraftian; Undead; Other Film, TV & Media; Graphic Novel; Horror Graphic Novel
Creator of the myth of Cthulhu, Arkham and the sinister Necronomicon, Howard Phillips Lovecraft became known, after his death, as one of the most influential writers. Lovecraft had an unusual childhood marked by tragedy. His travelling salesman father developed a mental disorder and, in 1893, became a patient at the Butler Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island, and there he remained until his death. A sickly child, Lovecraft became an avid reader. He loved the works of Edgar Allan Poe and developed a special interest in astronomy. As a teenager, he suffered a nervous breakdown and became a reclusive figure, choosing to stay up late studying and reading and writing and then sleeping late into the day. During this time, he managed to start publishing short stories his inimitable form of horror fiction. As mythical as one of his own creations, his innumerable readers see him as having been a rather strange figure from another world. Who really was this recluse from Providence?
By:   Alex Nikolavitch, Gervasio-aon-le Gervasio-aon-le
Imprint:   Norton
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 287mm,  Width: 224mm,  Spine: 13mm
Weight:   664g
ISBN:   9781681778556
ISBN 10:   1681778556
Series:   Lovecraft
Pages:   124
Publication Date:   25 September 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Reviews for H P Lovecraft: He Who Wrote in the Darkness (GN)

I think it is beyond doubt that H. P. Lovecraft has yet to be surpassed as the twentieth century's greatest practitioner of the classic horror tale.--Stephen King Lovecraft's work is fundamental--there is a before and after Lovecraft.--Michel Houellebecq Lovecraft's tales are admirable, but so horrifying that one wonders if it would be best to never read things like that at all.--Jean Cocteau

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