- Hardcover: 157 pages
- Publisher: Metro Books; First Edition edition (2012)
- ISBN-10: 1435141520
- ISBN-13: 978-1435141520
- Product Dimensions: 12.1 x 10.1 x 0.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,031,385 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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H. P. Lovecraft: Nightmare Countries (The Master of Cosmic Horror) Hardcover – 2012
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Top Customer Reviews
For individuals curious about the writer Howard Philip Lovecraft (1890-1937) and the cult following he has acquired this relatively brief - 157 pages with numerous illustrations - but succinct biography by noted Lovecraft scholar S.J. Joshi will be welcomed. Joshi know his Lovecraft and this book distills in clear prose the essential facts of his short and depressing life. How depressing was it? Many of his stories were rejected for publication and those that were published were in disreputable horror-type pulp magazines. He died dirt poor and starving a recluse in his beloved Providence. The story Joshi tells is truly fascinating.
You should be aware that this is a full sized "coffee-table" book - It's hardbound and measures 10'' x 12" - and as such arrives with definite inbuilt disadvantages and advantages. You can't easily stuff it in your tote or brief case nor does it function easily as a bedtime reader. It does allow for large formatted photographs and illustrations, which complements the text in many respects.
Four stars because of the large format.
Need a Lovecraft recommendation from a long time admirer? Read "The Shadow over Innsmouth".
Most Recent Customer Reviews
When he died in 1937, surely no one could have expected that H.P. Lovecraft would be treated to a two-decker biography, like Henry James or Mark Twain. Read morePublished on April 6, 2014 by Harry Eagar
Excellent book, a fine story well told. Product as described, packed well, and shipped promptly--what more is there to a five-star rating?Published on February 23, 2014 by Kurt Shoemaker