An H.P. Lovecraft encyclopedia by S. T. Joshi

By S. T. Joshi

H. P. Lovecraft (1890-1937) is often considered as the top writer of supernatural fiction within the twentieth century. he's detailed between writers in having an important well known following in addition to a substantial and extending educational recognition as a author of substance and importance. This encyclopedia is an exhaustive consultant to many features of Lovecraft's lifestyles and paintings, codifying the targeted study on Lovecraft carried out via many students during the last 3 a long time. It comprises hundreds of thousands of alphabetically prepared entries on Lovecraft and offers vast bibliographical information.The quantity attracts upon infrequent records, together with hundreds of thousands of unpublished letters, in featuring plot synopses of Lovecraft's significant works, descriptions of characters in his stories, tablet biographies of his significant colleagues and kinfolk, and entries on little identified beneficial properties in his tales, equivalent to his imaginary ebook of occult lore, the Necronomicon. the amount refers to present scholarship at the matters in query and in addition offers the literary, topographical, and biographical assets for key components in Lovecraft's paintings. As Lovecraft's renown maintains to ascend within the twenty first century, this encyclopedia might be necessary to an realizing of his lifestyles and writings.

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In At the Mountains of Madness, a graduate student and a member of the Miskatonic Antarctic Expedition of 1930â 31. He accompanies Lake on his subexpedition and is killed by the Old Ones. Carter, Christopher. In â The Silver Key,â Randolph Carterâ s great-uncle, who raised Randolph on a farm near Arkham and Kingsport. He lives there with his wife Martha. Randolph returns to the farm when he finds the silver key and becomes a boy again. Lovecraft Encyclopedia Carter, Randolph W. (b. 1873). HPL introduced the recurring character Randolph Carter in â The Statement of Randolph Carter,â in which Carter is modeled after HPL from an actual dream.

Docâ Smith, and others, the story is fairly effective. â Short story (12,300 words); written in March 1927. First published in Amazing Stories (September 1927); first collected in O; corrected text in DH; annotated version in An1 and CC. â The surveyor, seeking an explanation for the term and for the cause of the devastation, finally finds an old man, Ammi Pierce, living near the area, who tells him an incredible tale of events that occurred in 1882. A meteorite had landed on the property of Nahum Gardner and his family.

The Swami Chandraputra tells of what happened to Carter following his disappearance. The Swami is revealed to be Carter himself, but residing in the body of Zkauba the Wizard from the planet Yaddith. The W. H. Barlow designed for HPL in June 1935. Although HPL clearly identified with Carter on many different levels, Carter is not as autobiographical a character as many others in HPLâ s fiction; he is, instead, a construct representing various of HPLâ s philosophical and aesthetic views. Case of Charles Dexter Ward, The.

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