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H.P. Lovecraft question [Feb. 2nd, 2007|04:39 am]
Kelly J. Cooper
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I would like to read all of H.P. Lovecraft's Elder Gods stories (e.g. Cthulhu, Miskatonic University, etc.) in the order that he wrote them.

Are there any book collections available that will allow me to do that? (Most of the Lovecraft collections seem to pick and choose the "best" stories, while I'd like to read them all.)

I've got the list of works from Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_works_by_H._P._Lovecraft) which (if I don't get any recommendations) I'll use to pick out stories from various collections. But it sure would be easier if there were complete collections that I haven't found yet.

Thanks!
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[User Picture]From: wirrrn
2007-02-02 10:05 am (UTC)

Hey,

Try THE HP LOVECRAFT OMNIBUS Vols 1,2 and 3.

Two tales you *must* read (in various collections)are "The Call of Cthulhu", which is a great intro to his Elder God Mythos, and "Shadow Over Innsmouth", which is bloody terrifying. You should also track down the book NEW TALES OF THE CTHULHU MYTHOS, edited by Ramsey Campbell, which contains the terrifying Lovecraft homage "Notebook Found in A Deserted House" by Robert Bloch (Author of PSYHCO and a friend of Lovecraft's) and T.E.D Klein's novella Collection DARK GODS, which contains the Lovecraftian antics of "Black Man with a Horn", in which Lovecraft is a character.

You should also check out the film CAST A DEADLY SPELL which deals with Lovecraft, the Necronomicon and the Elder Gods, Stuart Gordon's RE-ANIMATOR, based on one of Lovecraft's tales and DAGON, an unofficial adaptation of SHADOW OVER INNSMOUTH (again by Stuart Gordon).
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[User Picture]From: kjc
2007-02-02 10:31 pm (UTC)

Maybe I asked the wrong question...

Is there a list somewhere of which Lovecraft stories are set in his Elder Gods universe? (Versus those which are just incredibly creepy?)
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[User Picture]From: wirrrn
2007-02-03 04:04 am (UTC)

Re: Maybe I asked the wrong question...


Try WIKIPEDIA, under "Cthulhu Mythos"
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[User Picture]From: kjc
2007-02-03 05:14 am (UTC)

Re: Maybe I asked the wrong question...

Ah-HA! Thank you!
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[User Picture]From: wirrrn
2007-02-03 05:46 am (UTC)

Re: Maybe I asked the wrong question...


No probs.

Btw- I stand by my former recommendations. All those ones rock!! *g*
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[User Picture]From: kjc
2007-02-03 06:14 am (UTC)

Re: Maybe I asked the wrong question...

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[User Picture]From: rmd
2007-02-02 11:53 am (UTC)
i have the new american library whatever version of lovecraft's stuff. not sure if it's complete, but it's got a bunch of the stories in it if that helps with getting them.
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[User Picture]From: erikred
2007-02-02 04:01 pm (UTC)
I have nothing to contribute apart from that you may find the Artist's Note here quite fascinating.
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From: n5red
2007-02-02 04:03 pm (UTC)
So, you mentioned that you would like my nightmares. This sounds like a good start.
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