While there are many courses and tutorials online, learning from a book is still one of the best ways to greatly improve your skills. Below I have selected top Lovecraft books.
- The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories (Penguin Orange) (2017)
- H. P. Lovecraft: The Complete Fiction (2016)
- The Cthulhu Mythos Encyclopedia (2008)
- Lovecraft Country: A Novel (2017)
- At The Mountains Of Madness by Howard Phillips Lovecraft (2015-12-15) ()
- The Complete Works of H. P. Lovecraft Volume 1: 70 Horror Short Stories, Novels and Juvenilia (2012)
- Lovecraft’s Monsters (2014)
- The Best of H. P. Lovecraft: Bloodcurdling Tales of Horror and the Macabre (1987)
- The Road to Madness: Twenty-Nine Tales of Terror (1996)
- The Witch House: And Other Weird Stories (Penguin Classics) (2004)
The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories (Penguin Orange) (2017)
H. P. Lovecraft spent his life in obscurity, publishing mostly in the pulp magazine “Weird Tales”, and dying in poverty. Recognition came only after death. He has influenced numerous writers, musicians, and film makers. Indeed, the prolific horror writer Stephen King has called Lovecraft “the twentieth century’s greatest practitioner of the classic horror tale.” The Complete Fiction of H. P.
The Cthulhu Mythos Encyclopedia (2008)
The third edition of this popular and extensive encyclopedia of the Cthulhu Mythos—updated with more fiction listings and recent material—this unique book spans the years of H. P. Lovecraft’s influence in culture, entertainment, and fiction.
Lovecraft Country: A Novel (2017)
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The Complete Works of H. P. Lovecraft Volume 1: 70 Horror Short Stories, Novels and Juvenilia (2012)
“The Complete Works of H. P. Lovecraft Volume 1: 70 Horror Short Stories, Novels and Juvenilia” includes all the short stories, novels and Juvenilia writings of H. P Lovecraft. If it has been written by H. P. Lovecraft, it is in this book – search no more! The stories are listed according to the writing year rather than the publication year. This will help in reading the stories in the order they were written and follow on the progress in a timely manner.
Lovecraft’s Monsters (2014)
Prepare to meet the wicked progeny of the master of modern horror. In Lovecraft’s Monsters, H. P. Lovecraft’s most famous creations—Cthulhu, Shoggoths, Deep Ones, Elder Things, Yog-Sothoth, and more, appear in all their terrifying glory. Each story is a gripping new take on a classic Lovecraftian creature, and each is accompanied by a spectacular original illustration that captures the monsters’ unique visage.Contributors include such literary luminaries as Neil Gaiman, Joe R.
“The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.”—H.P. LovecraftThis is the collection that true fans of horror fiction must have: sixteen of H.P.
One of the most influential practitioners of American horror, H.P. Lovecraft inspired the work of Stephen King, Anne Rice, and Clive Barker. As he perfected his mastery of the macabre, his works developed from seminal fragments into acknowledged masterpieces of terror.
The Witch House: And Other Weird Stories (Penguin Classics) (2004)
Plagued by insane nightmare visions, Walter Gilman seeks help in Miskatonic University’s infamous library of forbidden books, where, in the pages of Abdul Alhazred’s dreaded Necronomicon, he finds terrible hints that seem to connect his own studies in advanced mathematics with the fantastic legends of elder magic.
Best Lovecraft Books That Will Hook You
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Aliens, Robots & Virtual Reality Idols in the Science Fiction of H. P. Lovecraft, Isaac Asimov and William Gibson
Author(s): John L. Steadman
ID: 2799170, Publisher: John Hunt Publishing, Year: 2020, Size: 558 Kb, Format: epub
New Directions in Supernatural Horror Literature: The Critical Influence of H. P. Lovecraft
Author(s): Sean Moreland
ID: 2311367, Publisher: Springer International Publishing;Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2018, Size: 2 Mb, Format: pdf
Spiralis - A Lovecraftian Roleplaying Game
Author(s): Aaron M. Sturgill
ID: 2894157, Publisher: Trail of Dice, Year: 2018, Size: 1006 Kb, Format: pdf
Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are truly record-breakers according to USA Today, others are drafted by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.