WIKIPEDIA says: 'H.P. Lovecraft's reputation has grown tremendously over the decades, and he is now commonly regarded as one of the most important horror writers of the 20th century, exerting an influence that is widespread, though often indirect.' H.P. Lovecraft's tales of the tentacled Elder God Cthulhu and his pantheon of alien deities were initially written for the pulp magazines of the 1920s and '30s. These astonishing tales blend elements of horror, science fiction and cosmic terror that are as powerful today as they were when they were first published. This handsome leatherbound tome collects together the very best of Lovecraft's tales of terror, including the complete Cthulhu Mythos cycle, just the way they were originally published. It will introduce a whole new generation of readers to Lovecraft's fiction, as well as being a must-buy for those fans who want all his work in a single, definitive, highly attractive volume.
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Amerikansk forfatter son skabte hele "Cthulhu" myten, som så mange andre forfattere har bygget videre på. Han levede fra 1890 til 1937 og var venner med Robert E. Howard og Robert Bloch. Blandt hans mest berømte skabelser var bogen "The Necronomicon", en bog han aldrig skrev, men som han beskrev I sine historier og som blev så berygtet at nogle af nutidens forfattere har været nødt til at skrive den. Lovecraft skrev klassiske historier som; "The Rats in the Walls", "The Call of Cthulhu" og "The Shadow over Innsmouth". Historier som ligger til grund for nutidens rollespil og noveller.