Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive.We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.It is an unfortunate fact that the bulk of humanity is too limited in its mental vision to weigh with patience and intelligence those isolated phenomena, seen and felt only by a psychologically sensitive few, which lie outside its common experience.” Still here?
The vile beating of drums and the monotonous drone of accursed flutes will fade as you leave him whose name should not pass human lips at the train station and return to your mother’s home, angry and hurt.
Lovecraft was born in August 1890 and lived with his father, Winfield Scott Lovecraft, and mother, Sarah Susan Phillips, at Angell Street in Providence, which looks out on an archipelago of islands and promontories on the New England coast.
Lovecraft's father, a travelling salesman, was committed to an asylum, the Butler Hospital, with ”nervous exhaustion” when the boy was just three, and remained there until he died in 1898, leaving the youngster in the care of his mother.
There's Cthulhu, who we met in Haiti, if you recall, and the Gods of Ragnarok, who Ace will tell you about if you ask her nicely, and Nyarlathotep, who I sincerely hope never to encounter.
And Dagon, who was worshipped by the Sea Devils, and the entity known as Hastur the calling himself Fenric and who Ace will not tell you about no matter how nicely you ask.
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Today, he is best known for his take on The Call of Cthulhu.