H.P. Lovecraft

Real Name:
Howard Phillips Lovecraft
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Born: August 20, 1890
Died: March 15, 1937
Place of birth: Providence, Rhode Island

(For the psych-rock band named in his honour please use HP Lovecraft)

Writer of short stories and novellas within the genre that Lovecraft called "cosmic horror" - a combination of science fiction and horror. During his lifetime, most of his stories were published in various pulp magazines such as Weird Tales, Astounding Stories and The Vagrant, among others. His first published story was "The Alchemist", which appeared in The United Amateur in 1916.

Most of his meager income came from selling these short stories to the "pulps" as well as "ghost writing" for other authors. It wasn't until after Lovecraft's death that he gained a wider popularity. This was mainly due to August Derleth setting up a publishing company called "Arkham House" to release Lovecraft's fiction compiled into hardback novel format. His stories would eventually see print in paperback novel format from many different publishers and in at least 15 different languages.

One of his most famous stories is "The Call of Cthulhu", first published in Weird Tales in 1928. Lovecraft has inspired many writers to create tales within the universe he started. These stories have come to be known collectively as "The Cthulhu Mythos". A growing number of filmmakers and musicians have also been inspired by the writings of Lovecraft.
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TC 1347 H.P. Lovecraft - The Rats In The Walls album art H.P. Lovecraft Read By David McCallum H.P. Lovecraft Read By David McCallum - The Rats In The Walls (Album) Caedmon Records TC 1347 US 1973 Sell This Version
HPL 235 H.P. Lovecraft - The Rats In The Walls / The Outsider album art H.P. Lovecraft The Rats In The Walls / The Outsider(LP, Ltd) Lava Mt. Records HPL 235 US 1975 Sell This Version
TC 1467 H.P. Lovecraft - The Dunwich Horror album art H.P. Lovecraft Read By David McCallum H.P. Lovecraft Read By David McCallum - The Dunwich Horror(LP) Caedmon Records TC 1467 US 1976 Sell This Version
H.P.L. 236 H.P. Lovecraft - The Haunter Of The Dark (A Tale Of Obscene Curiosity) album art H.P. Lovecraft The Haunter Of The Dark (A Tale Of Obscene Curiosity) Lava Mt. Records H.P.L. 236 US 1977 Sell This Version
TC 1617 H.P. Lovecraft - The Haunter Of The Dark album art H.P. Lovecraft Read By David McCallum H.P. Lovecraft Read By David McCallum - The Haunter Of The Dark(LP) Caedmon Records TC 1617 US 1979 Sell This Version
none H.P. Lovecraft - Skräckens Labyrinter (Ernst-Hugo Järegård Läser) album art H.P. Lovecraft Skräckens Labyrinter (Ernst-Hugo Järegård Läser) Global Cassett Media none Sweden 1987 Sell This Version
RSJ 5007 H.P. Lovecraft - Reanimator album art H.P. Lovecraft Reanimator(Cass, Album, Dol) Landfall Productions RSJ 5007 UK 1989 Sell This Version
none H.P. Lovecraft - Der Cthulhu Mythos (Horrorgeschichten Von H. P. Lovecraft U.A.) album art H.P. Lovecraft Gelesen Von Joachim Kerzel H.P. Lovecraft Gelesen Von Joachim Kerzel - Der Cthulhu Mythos (Horrorgeschichten Von H. P. Lovecraft U.A.) LPL Records none Germany 2002 Sell This Version
ISBN 3-7857-1384-3 H.P. Lovecraft - Der Schatten Über Innsmouth (Eine Horrorgeschichte von H. P. Lovecraft) album art H.P. Lovecraft Gelesen Von Lutz Riedel Mit Joachim Kerzel H.P. Lovecraft Gelesen Von Lutz Riedel Mit Joachim Kerzel - Der Schatten Über Innsmouth (Eine Horrorgeschichte von H. P. Lovecraft)(4xCD) LPL Records ISBN 3-7857-1384-3 Germany 2003 Sell This Version
6024 980 718-3 H.P. Lovecraft - Pickman's Modell / Die Musik Des Erich Zann album art H.P. Lovecraft, Dirk von Lowtzow H.P. Lovecraft, Dirk von Lowtzow - Pickman's Modell / Die Musik Des Erich Zann(CD) Deutsche Grammophon Literatur, Universal 6024 980 718-3 Europe 2003 Sell This Version
ISBN 3-7857-1444-0 H.P. Lovecraft - Das Ding Auf Der Schwelle & Die Ratten Im Gemäuer (Horrorgeschichten Von H. P. Lovecraft) album art H.P. Lovecraft Gelesen Von Lutz Riedel H.P. Lovecraft Gelesen Von Lutz Riedel - Das Ding Auf Der Schwelle & Die Ratten Im Gemäuer (Horrorgeschichten Von H. P. Lovecraft)(2xCD) LPL Records ISBN 3-7857-1444-0 Germany 2004 Sell This Version
ISBN 3-8218-5391-3 H.P. Lovecraft - Der Ruf Des Dämon. Dunkle Geschichten album art H.P. Lovecraft Der Ruf Des Dämon. Dunkle Geschichten Eichborn LIDO ISBN 3-8218-5391-3 Germany 2005 Sell This Version
ISBN 3-7857-3059-4 H.P. Lovecraft - Der Flüsterer Im Dunkeln (Eine Horrorgeschichte Von H. P. Lovecraft) album art H.P. Lovecraft Gelesen Von David Nathan Mit Torsten Michaelis H.P. Lovecraft Gelesen Von David Nathan Mit Torsten Michaelis - Der Flüsterer Im Dunkeln (Eine Horrorgeschichte Von H. P. Lovecraft)(4xCD) LPL Records ISBN 3-7857-3059-4 Germany 2005 Sell This Version
50X2-1 H.P. Lovecraft - The Unnameable album art David Cade, H.P. Lovecraft David Cade, H.P. Lovecraft - The Unnameable(CD) Tales of Orpheus Productions 50X2-1 UK 2005 Sell This Version
LR01, ISBN 3-9805820-3-5 H.P. Lovecraft - Berge Des Wahnsinns album art H.P. Lovecraft Berge Des Wahnsinns(2xCD) Lauschrausch, Lauschrausch LR01, ISBN 3-9805820-3-5 Germany 2006 Sell This Version
ISBN 978-3-8218-5435-9 H.P. Lovecraft - Der Ruf Des Dämon. Wälder Der Finsternis album art H.P. Lovecraft Gelesen von Simon Jäger, Simon Newby (2), Torsten Sense H.P. Lovecraft Gelesen von Simon Jäger, Simon Newby (2), Torsten Sense - Der Ruf Des Dämon. Wälder Der Finsternis(2xCD) Eichborn LIDO ISBN 978-3-8218-5435-9 Germany 2006 Sell This Version
ISBN 3-7857-3139-6 H.P. Lovecraft - Der Schatten Aus Der Zeit (Eine Horrorgeschichte Von H. P. Lovecraft) album art H.P. Lovecraft Gelesen Von David Nathan H.P. Lovecraft Gelesen Von David Nathan - Der Schatten Aus Der Zeit (Eine Horrorgeschichte Von H. P. Lovecraft)(3xCD) LPL Records ISBN 3-7857-3139-6 Germany 2006 Sell This Version
RC 62005 H.P. Lovecraft - ⠨⠨⠁⠞⠀⠮⠀⠍⠨⠞⠁⠔⠎⠀⠷⠀⠨⠍⠁⠙⠰⠎⠀⠯⠀⠄⠄⠄ = At The Mountains Of Madness And Other Novels album art H.P. Lovecraft ⠨⠨⠁⠞⠀⠮⠀⠍⠨⠞⠁⠔⠎⠀⠷⠀⠨⠍⠁⠙⠰⠎⠀⠯⠀⠄⠄⠄ = At The Mountains Of Madness And Other Novels(4xCass, Mono) The Library Of Congress RC 62005 US 2006 Sell This Version
none H.P. Lovecraft - At The Mountains Of Madness album art H.P. Lovecraft At The Mountains Of Madness(CD, Album) The H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society none US 2006 Sell This Version
none H.P. Lovecraft - Зов Ктулху (Рассказы) album art Stillife (2) Представляет Говард Филлипс Лавкрафт* Stillife (2) Представляет Говард Филлипс Лавкрафт* - Зов Ктулху (Рассказы) Not On Label none Russia 2007 Sell This Version
ISBN 978-3-7857-3296-0 H.P. Lovecraft - Jäger Der Finsternis (Horrorgeschichten Von H. P. Lovecraft) album art H.P. Lovecraft Gelesen von David Nathan H.P. Lovecraft Gelesen von David Nathan - Jäger Der Finsternis (Horrorgeschichten Von H. P. Lovecraft)(4xCD) LPL Records ISBN 978-3-7857-3296-0 Germany 2007 Sell This Version
ISBN 978-3-7857-3550-3 H.P. Lovecraft - Der Fall Charles Dexter Ward album art H.P. Lovecraft Der Fall Charles Dexter Ward Titania Medien ISBN 978-3-7857-3550-3 Germany 2008 Sell This Version
CAPP-CD32 H.P. Lovecraft - Dagon album art Viridian Green - H.P. Lovecraft Viridian Green - H.P. Lovecraft - Dagon (Album) CAPP CAPP-CD32 Greece 2008 Sell This Version
ISBN 978-3-7857-3522-0 H.P. Lovecraft - Berge Des Wahnsinns (Eine Horrorgeschichte Von H. P. Lovecraft) album art H.P. Lovecraft Gelesen Von David Nathan H.P. Lovecraft Gelesen Von David Nathan - Berge Des Wahnsinns (Eine Horrorgeschichte Von H. P. Lovecraft)(5xCD) LPL Records ISBN 978-3-7857-3522-0 Germany 2008 Sell This Version
none H.P. Lovecraft - The Colour Out Of Space album art H.P. Lovecraft The Colour Out Of Space(CD, Album) The H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society none US 2008 Sell This Version