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The author of the book: H.P. Lovecraft
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Date of issue: November 1978
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Language: English
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Review updated on May 17, 2017... yet again.

As the title says this is complete work from the classic of horror genre. It is difficult to review a book with 62 different stories in it as they are quite diverse. The general idea in the majority of the stories is the forbidden knowledge. Some of the things are not meant to be known to the mankind, and meddling with them will lead to madness in the best case, or unleashing a great evil in the worst.

Having said that, I need to mention that H.P.Lovecraft was quite diverse in his writings. His novella The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath is pure fantasy in the style of Lord Dunsany while another novella At the Mountains of Madness is pure sci-fi which most probably inspired John W. Campbell to write Who Goes There? which in turn was the base for a horror/sci-fi movie The Thing.

Other than these two novellas - both of which are excellent - I need to mention The Call of Cthulhu as one of the best example of his horror works. Actually, the majority of his work is good, and it is hard to pick up the best examples.

Lovecraft's influence on modern culture cannot be underestimated. He created such commonly used terms as Chtulhu (an entity of unspeakable evil), Necronomicon (a book with dark and forbidden knowledge), Arkham (a mysterious city in New England with dark lore), and countless others. Lovecraft's imagination runs really wild in his writings.

My minor complains would be the following. Lovecraft never uses dialog in his stories which is kind of unusual for a modern reader; he just gives a review of what was said. His use of vernacular language can be annoying as well; the only one who was able to pull it off successfully was Mark Twain in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Still its uses are far and between and are not too distracting.

All in all, this is a book from the classic of genre deserving a 5 star rating. Lovecraft's works do not have copyright protection, so this book was created by a kind soul and can be freely and legally downloaded from in practically any format imaginable.

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Ebook Opere complete read Online! Howard Phillips Lovecraft, of Providence, Rhode Island, was an American author of horror, fantasy and science fiction.

Lovecraft's major inspiration and invention was cosmic horror: life is incomprehensible to human minds and the universe is fundamentally alien. Those who genuinely reason, like his protagonists, gamble with sanity. Lovecraft has developed a cult following for his Cthulhu Mythos, a series of loosely interconnected fictions featuring a pantheon of human-nullifying entities, as well as the Necronomicon, a fictional grimoire of magical rites and forbidden lore. His works were deeply pessimistic and cynical, challenging the values of the Enlightenment, Romanticism and Christianity. Lovecraft's protagonists usually achieve the mirror-opposite of traditional gnosis and mysticism by momentarily glimpsing the horror of ultimate reality.

Although Lovecraft's readership was limited during his life, his reputation has grown over the decades. He is now commonly regarded as one of the most influential horror writers of the 20th Century, exerting widespread and indirect influence, and frequently compared to Edgar Allan Poe.

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