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H P Lovecraft: He Who Wrote in the Darkness

H P Lovecraft: He Who Wrote in the Darkness

Nicolavitch, Alex

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H. P. Lovecraft, genius of supernatural fiction, vividly presented in graphic novel form for the very first time.

Creator of the myth of Cthulhu, Arkham, and the sinister Necronomicon, Howard Phillips Lovecraft was born and raised in Providence, Rhode Island. 

Lovecraft had an unusual childhood marked by tragedy. His traveling salesman father developed a mental disorder and, in 1893, became a patient at the Butler Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island, where he remained until his death.

A sickly child, Lovecraft became an avid reader. He loved the works of Edgar Allan Poe and developed a special interest in astronomy. As a teenager, he suffered a nervous breakdown and became a reclusive figure, choosing to stay up late studying and reading and writing and then sleeping late into the day. During this time, he started to publish his inimitable form of horror. 

September 4, 2018

"I think it is beyond doubt that H. P. Lovecraft has yet to be surpassed as the twentieth century’s greatest practitioner of the classic horror tale." -- Stephen King

"Lovecraft’s work is fundamental—there is a before and after Lovecraft." -- Michel Houellebecq

"Lovecraft's tales are admirable, but so horrifying that one wonders if it would be best to never read things like that at all." -- Jean Cocteau