By S. T. Joshi

H. P. Lovecraft (1890-1937) is often considered as the prime writer of supernatural fiction within the twentieth century. he's detailed between writers in having an enormous well known following in addition to a substantial and extending educational attractiveness as a author of substance and importance. This encyclopedia is an exhaustive consultant to many elements of Lovecraft's lifestyles and paintings, codifying the unique examine on Lovecraft carried out through many students during the last 3 a long time. It comprises countless numbers of alphabetically prepared entries on Lovecraft and provides broad bibliographical information.

The quantity attracts upon infrequent records, together with hundreds of thousands of unpublished letters, in proposing plot synopses of Lovecraft's significant works, descriptions of characters in his stories, tablet biographies of his significant colleagues and relatives, and entries on little identified positive aspects in his tales, reminiscent of his imaginary booklet of occult lore, the Necronomicon. the quantity refers to present scholarship at the matters in query and likewise provides the literary, topographical, and biographical resources 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 knowing of his existence and writings.

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