H. P. Lovecraft
Howard Phillips Lovecraft was an American writer of weird and horror fiction. He is known for his creation of what became the Cthulhu Mythos. He was virtually unknown during his lifetime and was almost exclusively published in pulp magazines before he died in poverty at the age of 46. His writings have inspired a large body of pastiches, games, music and other media drawing on Lovecraft’s characters, setting and themes.
About H. P. Lovecraft in brief
Howard Phillips Lovecraft was an American writer of weird and horror fiction. He is known for his creation of what became the Cthulhu Mythos. He was virtually unknown during his lifetime and was almost exclusively published in pulp magazines before he died in poverty at the age of 46. His writings have inspired a large body of pastiches, games, music and other media drawing on Lovecraft’s characters, setting and themes. Lovecraft was also a prolific letter writer. According to some estimates, he wrote approximately 100,000 letters over the course of his life. His most celebrated tales are The Call of Cthulhu, At the Mountains of Madness, The Shadow over Innsmouth, and The Shadow Out of Time. The exact source of Phillips’ weird tales has not been identified, but Lovecraft himself guessed that they originated from classic Gothic novelists like Ann Radcliffe, Matthew Lewis, and Charles Maturin. He died of general paresis, a term synonymous with late-stage syphilis, and his death certificate listed the cause of death as general paredis. His work is now regarded as one of the most significant 20th-century authors of supernatural horror fiction and has inspired a wide subgenre of horror fiction, known as Lovecraftian horror. The Cthulhu mythos is the basis of a number of games, films, and other forms of entertainment. It is also the inspiration for the film The Godfather: Part II, which is based on a story written by Lovecraft.
The film was directed by Robert Zemeckis, who also directed the film version of The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the Planet of the Apes, which was released in 1973. The movie version was based on the novel The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Gustave Doré, a gift from his mother to Thomas Bulfinch, a friend of Lovecraft’s, and was released the same year as the book. The novel was released by The Weinstein Company, a division of Simon & Schuster, and is available on Blu-ray, DVD, and Blu-Ray, as well as on the Kindle and other formats. The book is available in hardback, paperback, and e-book versions. The first edition of the book was published in 1894, and the second edition in 1895, and both editions were published in paperback in 1896. The second edition was published by Simon and Schuster in 1916, and in the third edition in 1916 in hardcover, both in hardbound and hardback. The third edition was issued in lithograph form. The fourth and fifth editions of the first edition were released in 1916 and 1917, and were published on the same day as the first issue of the second issue of The God’s Handbook, a book that was written by August Derleth, a fellow member of the ‘Lovecraft Circle’. The last edition of The Book of the Dead, published in 1918, was the first volume of The Cthulhu Cycle, a collection of stories based on his interpretation of the universe.