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Member: HPLovecraft

Books1,006 books cataloged

About me...quietly known by correspondence to many librarians in distant places...

Born 1890, into a dysfunctional family, died 1937 from intestinal cancer. Amateur Journalist, political theorist, philosopher, atheist, author, poet, traveler, antiquarian, gentlemen.

Fantasy novelist Barbara Hambly wrote "in many ways the fascination of Lovecraft's writing is not in his style." (The Road to Madness, vii) In his day, Lovecraft's grotesque would definitely be considered modern. He abandoned ghosts and ghouls, witches and vampires and, for the most part focused on a grotesque of his own creation. Elder gods, ancient and powerful races, hidden horrors, decayed and isolated branches of humanity. All of this was carefully and lovingly documented through the futile exploits of Lovecraft's heroes, scholars and scientists for the most part.

Perhaps Lovecraft's greatest legacy is the Cthulhu Mythos, a collection of short stories and short novels that draw upon an immense, interconnected mythology. Cthulhu, the giant, semi-humanoid, dragon, octopus monster featured in The Call of Cthulhu.

About my libraryThis library is compiled from Lovecraft's letters and S.T. Joshi's Bibliography (

Favorite authorsLord Dunsany, Edgar Allan Poe, Sir Walter Scott (Shared favorites)


Favorite librariesMiskatonic University Library, Providence Public Library


Real nameHoward Phillips Lovecraft

LocationSwan Point Cemetery, Providence, Rhode Island

Account typeprivate, lifetime

Member sinceFeb 9, 2008

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