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16 Best HP Lovecraft Books of All Time

Our goal: Find the best HP Lovecraft books according to the internet (not just one random person's opinion).

    Here's what we did:
  1. Type "best hp lovecraft books" into our search engine and study the top 5+ pages.
  2. Add only the books mentioned 2+ times.
  3. Rank the results neatly for you here! 馃槉
    (It was a lot of work. But hey! That's why we're here, right?)

(Updated 2023)

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    The Dunwich Horror

    H. P. Lovecraft

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    The Silver Key

    H. P. Lovecraft

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    The Mound

    H. P. Lovecraft

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  • What book would you recommend to someone who wants to read the best of H.P. Lovecraft's work?

    If you're looking for Lovecraft's best, "At The Mountains of Madness" is often at the top of the list. This book, a cornerstone of Lovecraft's horror fiction, is a tale of an Antarctic expedition that discovers signs of an ancient, alien civilization. The entity they unearth has a consequence undo, in true Lovecraft fashion, the sanity of the men who encounter it.

  • I'm curious about Lovecraft's body of work. Which books are considered his most critical contributions to the horror genre?

    Without a doubt, "At The Mountains Of Madness", "The Call Of Cthulhu", and "The Shadow Over Innsmouth" are some of his most influential works. These novels have featured top spots in many 'best of' lists due to their unique combination of horror, strange entities, elder signs, and man's eventual descent into madness.

  • I've heard that Lovecraft's story about cats is quite unique. Could you tell me more about it?

    Certainly! "The Cats of Ulthar" is the story you're referring to. The tale tells of a place, Ulthar, where no man is allowed to kill cats- and for a very good reason, as one discovers. It鈥檚 a change of pace from Lovecraft's typical cosmic horror, but it still showcases his knack for the weird and eerie.

  • After Lovecraft's death, how were his books and stories managed or published?

    Following Lovecraft's death, his works were largely published in the magazine "Weird Tales". The publication of Lovecraft's works in this magazine helped to solidify his place in the pantheon of great horror and science fiction writers. His stories eventually found their way into collections and anthologies which are now available to read online.

  • How well received were Lovecraft's books and stories during his lifetime?

    Unfortunately, during his time, Lovecraft's works did not see the recognition they deserved. He was mostly published in pulp magazines, which didn't offer much in terms of rating or reviews. It was only after Lovecraft's death that his horror fiction started to gain the attention and recognition it deserved.

  • Can you recommend a book from Lovecraft's work that is an exceptionally good read?

    "The Shadow Over Innsmouth" is a great book to delve into. The story follows a man who learns about the strange and horrific history of Innsmouth. It's one of Lovecraft's best, filled with horror, suspense, and a touch of the fantastical.

  • Where can I find more information about Lovecraft's books and their ratings?

    For more information about Lovecraft's books, their ratings, and reviews, the best place is likely an online library or bookstore's home page. Most of these sites have sections dedicated to author's works where you can find comments from other readers and can discuss the works with other members of the site.

  • What is the most preferred story from Lovecraft's books by the majority of readers?

    "The Call Of Cthulhu" is often considered one of Lovecraft's most popular stories. This tale of a great entity that lies dreaming and the man who stumbles upon its existence is a cornerstone of Lovecraft's work. Often seen as a defining piece of Lovecraftian horror, it's a must-read for any fan.

  • Are there any Lovecraft stories that have influenced music or have had music influenced by them?

    Yes, indeed. Lovecraft's stories have found their way into many different mediums, including music. His tales of cosmic horror and the unknown have inspired numerous songs and albums. For music reviews that discuss this influence, you can check out the featured top section on various music review sites.

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