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Howard Phillips Lovecraft

The finest modern master of weird fiction since Poe, Howard Phillips Lovecraft (1890-1937) had less than auspicious origins. Born in Rhode Island, where he spent most of his forty-six years, Lovecraft was only two when his father died in a mental home, and he himself was none too robust as a child. Due to "headaches" and other ailments, Lovecraft missed a lot of school, and only managed to complete two-and-a-half years of high school (where he discovered Poe and developed a lifelong interest in the sciences) before a "nervous collapse" forced him to withdraw. Read more about H.P. Lovecraft ...

Early in his writing career, just after World War I, H.P. Lovecraft recognized that, in an increasingly technological world based on science, the old horror story themes (ghosts, witches, vampires, werewolves, demons, and the like) just wouldn't do any longer. For, by the 1920's, many readers had become too realistic, too skeptical, to "believe" in them anymore. So something new was needed. Some kind of hybrid supernatural tale combining eerie chills with scientific plausibility. And that's exactly what Lovecraft came up with in his "Mythos" stories, many of which (between the 1920's and 1930's) first appeared in the now legendary pulp magazine WEIRD TALES. Read more about HP Lovecrafts Mythos...

HP Lovecraft Stories in Pulp Fiction Magazine Replicas

Read HP Lovecraft in the original with these Weird Tales page for page magazine replicas.

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