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H.P. Lovecraft Books In Order

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Publication Order of Dream Cycle Books

The White Ship (1919)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Cats of Ulthar (1920)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Other Gods (1933)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Through the Gates of the Silver Key (1934)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath (1970)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Randolph Carter Books

The Unnamable (1925)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Case of Charles Dexter Ward (1941)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

A Reminiscence of Dr. Samuel Johnson (1917)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Beyond the Wall of Sleep (1919)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Memory (1919)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Doom That Came to Sarnath (1920)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Statement of Randolph Carter (1920)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Street (1920)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nyarlathotep (1920)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Facts Concerning the Late Arthur Jermyn and His Family / The White Ape (1921)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Terrible Old Man (1921)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Nameless City (1921)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ex Oblivione (1921)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Picture in the House (1921)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Tree (1921)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Herbert West: Reanimator (1922)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Celephais (1922)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Music of Erich Zann (1922)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
What the Moon Brings (1922)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hypnos (1923)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Hound (1924)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In the Vault (1925)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Temple (1925)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Festival (1925)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Moon-Bog (1926)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Outsider (1926)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Horror at Red Hook (1927)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pickman's Model (1927)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Call of Cthulhu (1928)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cool Air (1928)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Silver Key (1929)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Strange High House in the Mist (1931)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dreams in the Witch-House (1933)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Tree on the Hill (With: ) (1934)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
From Beyond (1934)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Quest of Iranon (1935)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
At the Mountains of Madness (1936)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Shadow Over Innsmouth (1936)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Shadow Out of Time (1936)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Haunter of the Dark (1936)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Shunned House (1937)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Thing on the Doorstep (1937)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Lurking Fear / Cry Horror! (1937)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
History of the Necronomicon (1938)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Azathoth (1938)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Descendant (1938)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sweet Ermengarde (1943)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Peabody Heritage (1957)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Rats in the Walls (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dunwich Horror (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Tomb (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
He (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Whisperer in Darkness (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Polaris (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Fungi from Yuggoth and Other Poems (1920)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Doom That Came to Sarnath and Other Stories (1920)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Lurking Fear and Other Stories (1923)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Poetical Works of Jonathan E. Hoag (1923)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories (1926)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Colour Out of Space (1927)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Necronomicon (1930)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
At the Mountains of Madness and Other Tales of Terror (1931)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tales of H.P. Lovecraft (1935)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Haunter of the Dark and Other Tales (1935)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Shadow Over Innsmouth and Other Stories Of Horror (1936)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Outsider and Others (1939)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Weird Shadow Over Innsmouth and Other Stories of the Supernatural (1944)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dunwich Horror and Others (1945)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Lurker at the Threshold (1945)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Something About Cats and Other Pieces (1949)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Survivor and Others (With: ) (1957)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dreams and Fancies (1962)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dagon and Other Macabre Tales (1965)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Shadow Out Of Time and Other Tales of Horror (1968)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Watchers Out of Time (With: ) (1974)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Haunter of the Dark and Other Tales of Horror (1977)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Ancient Track: The Complete Poetical Works of H. P. Lovecraft (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dreams in the Witch House and Other Weird Stories (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shadows of Death (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Tales of Inspector Legrasse (With: C.J. Henderson) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
H.P. Lovecraft: The Fiction (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
At the Mountains of Madness & Other Weird Tales (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Crawling Chaos and Others (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Tales (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
At the Mountains of Madness and Other Works of Weird Fiction (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Lurking Fear and More Stories (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Beyond the Wall of Sleep and Other Strange Tales (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dagon Rising (With: ,William Meikle) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Marginalia (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dunwich Horror and Other Weird Tales (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Lurking Fear and Other Early Terrors (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Graphic Novels

H.P. Lovecraft's The Dunwich Horror (With: Joe R. Lansdale) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Case of Charles Dexter Ward (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Supernatural Horror in Literature (1927)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lovecraft at Last: The Master of Horror in His Own Words (With: ) (1927)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Selected Letters I, 1911-1924 (1964)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Selected Letters II, 1925-1929 (1965)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Selected Letters III, 1929-1931 (1971)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Selected Letters IV, 1932-1934 (1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Selected Letters V, 1934-1937 (1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Uncollected Letters (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Clark Ashton Smith: Letters to H.P. Lovecraft (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Letters to Henry Kuttner (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Letters to Richard F. Searight (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Letters to Robert Bloch (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Letters to Samuel Loveman & Vincent Starrett (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Transition of H. P. Lovecraft (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Annotated H.P. Lovecraft (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
More Annotated Lovecraft (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lord of a Visible World (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Letters to Alfred Galpin (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mysteries of Time and Spirit: The Letters of H.P. Lovecraft and Donald Wandrei (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Collected Essays of H.P. Lovecraft, Vol. 1: Amateur Journalism (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Collected Essays of H.P. Lovecraft, Vol. 2: Literary Criticism (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Letters to Rheinhart Kleiner (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Collected Essays of H.P. Lovecraft, Vol. 3: Science (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Collected Essays of H.P. Lovecraft, Vol. 4: Travel (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Collected Essays of H.P. Lovecraft: Philosophy; Autobiography and Miscellany (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Creeping Dementia (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Adventure Radio Theatre (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Collected Essays (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Essential Solitude: The Letters of H.P. Lovecraft and August Derleth, Vol. 1 (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Essential Solitude: The Letters of H.P. Lovecraft and August Derleth, Vol. 2 (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Letters to James F. Morton (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Letters to Elizabeth Toldridge and Anne Tillery Renshaw (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Letters to Robert Bloch and Others (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Letters to J. Vernon Shea, Carl F. Strauch, and Lee McBride White (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Letters to F. Lee Baldwin, Duane W. Rimel, and Nils Frome (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Means to Freedom: The Letters of H. P. Lovecraft and Robert E. Howard (With: Robert E. Howard) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of William Meikle Collections

with , William Meikle
The Johnson Amulet and Other Scottish Terrors (By:William Meikle) (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Samurai and Other Stories (By:William Meikle) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Myths and Monsters (By:William Meikle) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Midnight Eye Files Collection (By:William Meikle) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Ghost Club: Newly Found Tales of Victorian Terror (By:William Meikle) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Into The Black: Tales of Lovecraftian Terror (By:William Meikle) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bug Eyed Monsters (By:William Meikle) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dagon Rising (With: ,William Meikle) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tomes of Terror: Ten Novels of Horror (By:,Charles L. Grant,,Richard Lee Byers,,,William Meikle) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Shadows Over Innsmouth Anthology Books

Shadows Over Innsmouth (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Weird Shadows Over Innsmouth (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Weirder Shadows Over Innsmouth (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Brooklyn Noir Books

Brooklyn Noir (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Brooklyn Noir 2: The Classics (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Brooklyn Noir 3: Nothing But the Truth (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Anthology series. Includes stories by various authors.

Publication Order of August Derleth's "Posthumous Collaborations" Books

The Watchers Out of Time (With: ) (1974)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Graphic Classics Books

with Edgar Allan Poe, L. Frank Baum, Jack London, , Nathaniel Hawthorne, , Clark Ashton Smith, , , Mark A. Nelson
Graphic Classics, Volume 9: Robert Louis Stevenson (By:) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Graphic Classics, Vol. 6 (By:) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of New Annotated Lovecraft Books

The New Annotated H. P. Lovecraft (With: ) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Eerie Archives Books

Eerie Archives, Vol. 1 (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Eerie Archives Volume 2 (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Eerie Archives, Vol. 3 (With: Robert Bloch,Edgar Allan Poe,,,,,,,,,,,Frank Frazetta) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Eerie Archives, Vol. 4 (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Eerie Archives, Vol. 5 (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Eerie Archives, Vol. 7 (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Eerie Archives, Vol. 8 (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Eerie Archives, Vol. 10 (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Eerie Archives, Vol. 11 (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Eerie Archives, Vol. 12 (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Eerie Archives Volume 13 (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Eerie Archives Volume 14 (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Eerie Archives Volume 16 (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Eerie ArchivesVolume 21 (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Eerie Archives Volume 22 (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Anthology series.

Publication Order of Anthologies

Summoned From The Tomb(1973)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Beyond Midnight(1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Weird Legacies(1977)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mammoth Book of Fantasy All-Time Greats(1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cat Tales: Fantastic Feline Fiction(2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Halloween(2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Big Book of Classic Horror, Fantasy & Science Fiction(2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Baen Big Book of Monsters(2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Thoughts and Pictures(2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Ultimate Short Story Bundle(2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wonder and Glory Forever: Awe-Inspiring Lovecraftian Fiction(2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Howard Phillips Lovecraft, more commonly known as H.P. Lovecraft, was one of the most influential horror authors. Unfortunately he was rather unknown during his life and only became famous after his death.

H.P. was born in 1890 in Providence, Rhode Island, USA and spent most of his life there. He had to see his father being locked up in a mental institution when he was only three years of age. His mother raised him together with his grandfather and two aunts, who all lived together in the family home. He started writing horror stories with eight. His grandfather, who loved storytelling, was an inspiring influence early on and encouraging him to read.

As he suffered from anxiety and didn’t get along with his classmates, his mother decided to keep him at home most of the time. Very early in this life he began suffering from night terrors. He believed that he was being assaulted by “night gaunts”, one of the races he later used in his work.

After his grandfather’s death in 1904 the family had to move into a smaller house, mismanagement having led them into a poor financial situation. Shortly before his high school graduation he suffered a nervous breakdown and never managed to get his diploma. He wanted to become a astronomer but had difficulties with higher math, which was required for it.

Lovecraft lived isolated for many years after having left school. Focusing on writing poetry and not interested in employment or social contacts. This only changed in 1913 after writing a letter to a pulp magazine complaining about the love stories, which he thought were boring and dull. This led to a debate in the letters column of the magazine, which didn’t go unnoticed. The president of the United Amateur Press, who had seen it, asked H.P. to join them.

In 1919 his mother was placed in the same mental hospital her husband had died in. She had been suffering from depression and hysteria for a long time. She stayed in close contact with her son until she died in 1921, due to complications during her gall bladder surgery.

Not long after her death he met Sonia Greene and the two became very close. Despite his aunt’s disapproval they married in 1924 and he moved into her apartment in New York. There he became part of a group of intellectuals, who pushed him into submitting stories to Weird Tales, where many of his “Dream Cycle” stories were published.

Unfortunately soon after their marriage, his wife lost her business and became ill. Though Howard tried to support his wife, the fact that he had no work experience was making things very hard for him. Greene moved several times and her employment forced her to constantly travel. Lovecraft stayed in New York and his wife sent him a weekly allowance. It was during that time that he started writing the outlines of “The Call of Cthulhu”.

In 1926 he moved back to Providence where he worked as a ghost writer and revised other authors’ works. One of his clients tried helping Lovecraft, introduced him to the head of a newspaper syndicate. However when the man died any plans for further project were abandoned.

When he reached the last years of his life, his inheritance, that he had been living on, was almost gone. Working for other authors and selling his own stories was never enough to provide for his life. This forced him to move in with his last aunt. At the beginning of 1937 he was diagnosed with cancer. This resulted in constant pain until he died in March that year. Lovecraft wrote in his diary about his illness close to the moment he died.

Most of his fiction was published by Arkham House, that was originally created to publish the work of H.P Lovecraft. It has since then also published other authors. Currently there are three books available that are collections of his work published by Penguin. “The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories”, “The Thing on the Doorstep and Other Weird Stories” and “The Dreams in the Witch House and Other Weird Stories”.

“The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories” is based on the short story “The Call of Cthulhu” but contains 17 more stories written by Lovecraft. Many of the stories in this volume are interrelated and sometimes references to each other. This is because they all play in the same fictional world Lovecraft has created. The Necronomicon is referenced in many of these stories. It is a grimoire bound in leather with metal claps, filled with magic spells. In this fictional universe the central figure is Cthulhu, one of the “Great Old Ones”, powerful and ancient creatures. These beings once ruled Earth, but are in a deathlike sleep now. They are worshiped by various cults who work towards their return.

In the “Call of Cthulhu” Francis Wayland Thurston tells the reader about notes that were left behind by his granduncle, who had died unexpected. In these notes the professor talks about Cthulhu and the discovery of a statuette, that got the attention of the American Archaeological Society in Missouri. It was made of an unidentifiable green black stone, that had been captured in a raid on a voodoo meeting. An Inspector Legrasse was asking the Society for help in identifying it. During a search for women and children that had disappeared, the police arrested 47 people that had been involved in killing the missing people. As it turned out these people were worshipers of the Great Old Ones, who were waiting for the great priest Cthulhu to rise again. This cult would be ready for his call so they could liberate him. One of the prisoners identified the statue as the “Great Cthulhu”.

This story together with the “Shadows Over Innsmouth” are considered masterpieces of Lovecraft.

“The Dreams in the Witch House and Other Weird Stories” is the third book in the Lovecraft paperback collection and was released in 2004. This collection includes some of the more fantasy style stories. The Nameless City, perhaps the best known short story of this book, was inspired by a dream. This city is located somewhere in the Arabian Peninsula. At first look it is abandoned but hieroglyphs found tell a story of beings living in the city. They are, however, not humans but are described as a mix of lizard, seal and crocodile. This story is also the first time Abdul Alhazred, the mad Arab, is mentioned.

H.P. Lovecraft has been a influence on a great many things. Other authors have been using the Lovecraft Universe. But he also inspired things Batman and Southpark. He is an inspiration in music as well as games. The “Old gods” in the MMORPG World of Warcraft are influenced by his work. There even is a cult that believes Lovecraft’s tales to be true and wait for the Great Old Ones to rise again.

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