An H. P. Lovecraft Encyclopedia by S. T. Joshi,David E. Schultz PDF

By S. T. Joshi,David E. Schultz

H. P. Lovecraft (1890-1937) is usually considered as the major writer of supernatural fiction within the twentieth century. he's precise between writers in having a huge well known following in addition to a substantial and extending educational acceptance as a author of substance and importance. This encyclopedia is an exhaustive consultant to many points of Lovecraft's existence and paintings, codifying the targeted examine on Lovecraft performed via many students over the last 3 many years. It comprises countless numbers of alphabetically prepared entries on Lovecraft and provides large bibliographical information.

The quantity attracts upon infrequent files, together with hundreds of thousands of unpublished letters, in offering plot synopses of Lovecraft's significant works, descriptions of characters in his stories, tablet biographies of his significant colleagues and relations, and entries on little identified beneficial properties in his tales, equivalent to his imaginary booklet of occult lore, the Necronomicon. the quantity refers to present scholarship at the concerns in query and likewise provides the literary, topographical, and biographical assets for key components in Lovecraft's paintings. As Lovecraft's renown keeps to ascend within the twenty first century, this encyclopedia can be necessary to an figuring out of his lifestyles and writings.

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