The Complete Works of H. P. Lovecraft Volume 1 - 70 Horror Short Stories

By H. P. Lovecraft

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capri
This comprehensive volume of collected works from the master of the macabre contains not only his most celebrated masterpieces, it also possesses rare collaborations. If you are a serious student of Lovecraft, then this volume will be indespensible to you. There are pieces herein that I have never read before in the years I've been both a fan and scholar of this man's work. From the Cthulhu Mythos to his Dunsanian Dreamland works, everything is contained herein. As a writer of dark fantasy myself, I intend ot revert to this magnificent collection as I venture back into the worlds of beautiful and horrific imagination.
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lisa matsumoto
Lovecraft was a great horror writer in my opinion. If you're into that you should definitely buy this book. Some of the lesser known stories in it aren't that good though, so if you just want quality tekst you should go for a best-of collection in stead.
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hassem hemeda
This collection of Lovecraft's works is absolutely brilliant! I got hooked after I read The Shunned House, and now I just can't get enough of these mind-blowing stories. I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a really cool and spooky read.
Bloodcurdling Tales of Horror and the Macabre - The Best of H. P. Lovecraft :: A Collection Of Riveting Haunted House Mysteries - Ghostly Secrets Super Boxset :: The New Annotated H. P. Lovecraft (Annotated Books) :: The Call of Cthulhu :: At the Mountains of Madness
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beth mosby
The shorter version: fantastic collection bundled in a perfect format (Kindle Edition) for an unbeatable price. What are you waiting for? Do no skip it, it is worth everything.

I am by no means an English literature critic, professor or whatsoever. Nor am I one of those so said "top notch" students that memorize a particular writer's writing styles to repeat them latter like a trained parrot in an attempt to impress others (au contraire, as a student, I really "hated" literature, though none of what I studied was in English). As a matter of fact, English is not even my primary language. That put, I first heard about Lovecraft because of a game named Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth. Then, a few years later, my brother introduced me to a book called "A Cor Que Caiu do Espaço", the Portuguese translation of Lovecraft's "The Colo(u)r Out Of Space". Being a rather small tale (less than 200 pages, at least in the translation), I read it in a few hours that very night. And do you think I, a then 24 year old young adult (2012), had to sleep in my brother's bedroom? Oh yes, you can bet I had to! After reading that small tome, no thought that crossed my mind was without a dark and ominous presence, no shadow cast in my room was innocent and no noise produced in my house was without an accompanying entity of unknown origin. I have to say Lovecrafts' writing style is simply fantastic, in every sense you can conceive for this word. Keeping in mind that this is a personal review, if I had to summarize what Lovecraft does based on what I have read (about 40 or so of his tales/poems), I would have to say he is a master tailor of the unknown: while to some the unknown is simply too difficult to use in compositions due to the unspecified nature of it, to Lovecraft it is simply a sheer and deep pool of creativity ready to be molded by his hands. Lovecraft not only uses that unspecified nature of the unknown, he also thrives on it. He takes the unknown and shapes it just enough for him to give a general form to the idea (or image, or feeling) he is trying to convey, then throws it at you and lets your mind do the rest of the work, to deal with the rough edges purposely left. That way, the scene that is imagined by you is entirely polished by yourself, your feelings, your current state of mind, the author's writing merely serving as a basic script for you to follow. With that recipe, Lovecraft is able to reproduce in HIS stories YOUR greatest fears, imbuing his work with a timeless power along with a very personalized experience. Your fears are your own, and as long as you have them, the unknown can be shaped to represent them in a perfection nothing material could ever hope to achieve. Lovecraft plays with contradiction, and with that he is able to access the reaches of your mind that elude the basic human process of categorization. And that lack of categorization may very well be the most powerful source of fear itself: we fear what we do not understand and repulse what we cannot comprehend, reactions understandable/explainable even from a biological/evolutionary point of view. We then try to take a grasp of the unknown using the very absurd of its existence, creating gods and devils in an attempt to explain it. Just try to imagine or categorize beings described by "But oh! If only they would make some sound, Or wear a face where faces should be found!". And, after reading that, you look at the distant length of the corridor leading out of your bedroom or living room, at that lonely light that illuminates it, and for a moment you think you see some sort of shadow flickering on the wall. "Probably a bug flying around the light", your logical self tries to explain. "Or is it?", replies some unknown corner of your mind. "Should I go and check? Should I stay put? Should I close my door?". It is of no consequence: Lovecraft's dark seed has already been planted on your brain. Now, seriously, if you are into this kind of reading, or even remotely interested, and for less than a dollar, the thing you should fear the most is skipping this opportunity. Should you go for it, you shall not regret...unless you are alone...then you just might. And, for some unknown reason, you will keep going back for more.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
gary cabana
While reading, you have to take in just how much care Mr.Lovecraft has taken in describing everything... taking into concideration that in his time, movies and other visual media are relatively new and unexplored. Imagine what he could with today's CGI!!! It's purely my own fault, that I have difficulty handling so much descriptiveness (yup, I went there!). The emotions of dread, and the feeling of fear you get when peeking under the bed to see if that monster is still there, still come through as you read nontheless. Take it in stride, and canter on, cuz it ca still put modern "horror" to shame.
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amber
H.P. Lovecraft is not for everyone. The stories need to be read and mulled over before passing judgement but for those who "get it" should pick this up. As with any collection some stories are great and some are so-so. There is a reason Stephen King "The Master of Modern Horror" says that H.P. Lovecraft opened the way for him.
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karen mckinnon
This is a very extensive collection of Lovecraft's work. It's nice to have it in one place and be able to compare and contrast his various works. Navigating around within the set could be easier but, the price can't be beat.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
lisa horton williams
Being new to the works of H.P. Lovecraft, I wasn't sure exactly what to expect. Now, having read a great many of the stories provided within this incredible compilation of his work, I can say that I'm a major fan. I've taken the advise of other reviewers and am reading them in order. It is no wonder Mr. Lovecraft has served as an inspiration for legions of writers the world over. I'm very impressed with this collection and after looking through others like it, feel safe to say that this edition is the best and for the price its unbeatable.
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debbie williams
I'm embarrassed to say I'd never read Lovecraft, despite reading Stephen King at length. Stumbled upon his Complete Collection, and I've been reading it ever since, and gifting it to anyone who would let me. Lovecraft is the original master of the horrible, and no one who is a fan of suspense, science fiction or horror should be without this book or a similar collection.
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elizabeth traviss
If you are a fan of Horror or Science Fiction, and have not gotten around to reading HP Lovecraft, do yourself a favor and check this anthology out. Very complete, and a great pick-up anytime you are between books. Many of his stories are pretty short. He was the inspiration for almost all of the current writers.
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letitia
As a long time fan of HPL I've enjoyed all these stories before.It's not
all he wrote,but has everything I expected and more.Lovecraft shaped horror
and many times I see his elements in other forms.You can't really appreciate
horror without reading Lovecraft.
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jeff mcrae
If HP Lovecraft is your thing, then look no further. I paid for this book, but it was cheap and well worth it. Being a HP Lovecraft fan, it was great to have all these stories in one place for my Kindle. 5 stars. Who wants to upset the older gods and, besides, it's HP Lovecraft after all!
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
raquelle
Spooky stuff the way it is supposed to be! If H.P. Lovecraft didn't invent the genre, he should have.
If you want a good, night-time scare or thrill... read these stories with the blankets wrapped snugly around you.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
ali boutera
I very much enjoyed re-reading the HP Lovecraft Standards, and was very happy to read many other works I've never seen.
My favorite feature is the ability to look up a word while reading, tap the word and the definition appear. A must for the avid HP Lovecraft aficionado.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
shila
Lovecraft is an amazing writer. He is essential to any sci-fi or suspense/thriller reader. It has everything from hovercraft and at an incomparable price. I would hate to think of how much it would have cost to purchase each individually. He is the founder and mind father of so much writing and film that came decades after him. He is and always will be a huge influence on the science fiction and thriller genera. Be sure to have a night light for some of these stories.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
midge whitney
Of course the stories are great and they are all here. The only reason I gave it 4 instead of 5 stars is that the book itself is big. I mean old school phone book big. If you want to take it on a trip, like on a plane, good luck. Like I said, its big.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
gustaf
Lovecraft's horror short stories are just great.
The supernatural gothic horror of Lovecraft is just spine shiveringly well written.
Even though he depicts almost everything(this might be a little exaggerated) to be too horrible and disturbing to describe.

If you get bored while reading his novels (The Case of Charles Dexter Ward, At the Mountains of Madness and so on...)
don't stop reading, just skip the novels and start to read his short stories, because they are just delicious.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
joanna kimball
HP Lovecraft is always good for some really weird creepy stories. Although a lot of his writing contains numerous archaic and esoteric words it is still interesting... and it's always good to expand one's vocabulary. The kindle's dictionary feature is essential for this.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
edna lucia
I absolutely LOVE this anthology of Lovecraft. It satisfies and proves just how amazing and influential Howard P. Lovecraft's work really was. An absolute collection of masterpieces that sate the hunger for horror, and the bizarre in any reader.
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
yz the whyz
Although it seems petty to complain about, I must say that the completeness of this collection is its undoing. To be very blunt, there is a lot of third rate stuff in here, long and boring pseudo-fantasy and even some short stories Lovecraft wrote before he was even in his teens. Still definatly worth reading, as the good stuff in here is some of the best horror ever written, bar none.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
bethany jett
This is a fantastic collection for any Lovecraft fan, or anyone looking to start reading his work. I especially like being able to choose from the short stories and the longer narratives, since I don't often have time for something like At the Mountains of Madness on a short bus ride.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
maria habib
I thoroughly enjoyed this read. As my friend puts it, you can't read it without imagining the narrator actually reading it you. It might be a difficult read for out-of-practice readers though, as Lovecraft has something of an affinity for unusual words
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
rab bolista
Fantastically written stories, very creatively HP. Lovecraft has written in such a way as to capture the moment and propell one forward in the interest of exploring the unusual.

I reccomend this book to anyone who is a lover of the supernatural genre,unusual things, extra terrestrial beings and also explorative in nature.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
melgem
This is a pretty solid collection for the Lovecraft aficionados out there. I have almost all of his stuff in rare hardback editions, but I was really looking for something special for my Kindle that covered most, if not all of his work. This collection did the job nicely. The price is right and the content is great. Great edition to my virtual library and worth every penny.
★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
anika
Someone else spent months of their own free time to compile Lovecraft's works and created a FREE ebook available on their blog ([...]) then someone else took that ebook and started selling it on the store for their own profit. None of this money will go to the person who actually put in the work.

DON'T DO IT! Even if you don't give any money to the creator through her blog's donation link, you can at least NOT give your money to some jerk who's just profiting off of other people's hard work.
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
tammie smith
Sometimes boring, sometimes horrifying, the collection here presents a wonderful cross-section of one of the earliest horror writers. It's also fun to see how archetypes he created show up works by later authors
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
cavin
I recommend this book especially to those who have not read more than several of his works. This collection offers insight into Mr. Lovecraft's creative prowess. I chose a five star rating to reflect the deep insight I feel I have received from all the works combined in this volume. Bravo!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
vivek srinivasan
I'm not sure exactly what it is about Lovecraft. I've read stories that were a lot more terrifying, but for some reason H.P.Lovecraft has the unique ability to give me nightmares. The slow, creeping horror. The way his tales just creep up on you. When I read his stories, I always feel like I've entered a dream world. I would recommend this collection and most definitely this author.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
ivian
Lovecraft is one of the best horror writers of all time, it isn't a book where the hero defeats some monster its a book where a survivor recounts an encounter with an entity who is well above humans on the food chain.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
tara reed
I had never read any of these stories. I have found myself going back to this all the time now. I was even in the middle of another book and I put it down because I got drawn into Lovecraft's writing. I really like that this version on the Kindle has a table of contents. I would recommend this to anyone.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
ken jacobs
I have been a Lovecraft fan since I was a teenager in the late 1950's. Besides Edgar Allan Poe, HP Lovecraft are classics that rival any of the world's best writers. They are the foundation of supernatural and horror genre. I also loved Ambrose Bierce's writings.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
jodi fassett
H. P. Lovecraft was a writer of horror and fantasy whose influence is still being felt today. His works are still being adapted for the screen even today. The ridiculously low price for almost all of his works was simply too good to pass up. I highly recommend.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
sherry decker
It's a great feeling knowing I have all my favorite lovecraft stories in the single form of an ebook! Anytime I have an itch for some lovecraft I can just whip out my tablet and BAM lovecraft overload. Awsome ebook I highly recommend!!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
lynn mann
If you've heard the name but never read Lovecraft, now's your chance! I bought this book for one story and I find myself reading everything else as well. The stories are all almost 100 years old so there's no gore. It has a certain charm in my eyes because the people he tried to scare don't exist anymore.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
padmini yalamarthi
If you're a Lovecraft fan this is for you! However, there are some works that would make HPL cringe if he knew that they have actually reached the masses. By that I mean that there are several very very early works that have little to do with the thrust of Lovecraft's work (ie cosmic horror ), but I guess they have to be there if you want to entitle this his "Complete" collection....
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
lauren
I first read Lovecraft ("The Colours out of Space") when I was perhaps 12 years old. Creeped me out then and still does. Many will find Lovecraft hard to read because of his love of "old english". Worth the effort though if you like brooding, complex stories told by a master.
★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
patrick mcclellan
After the first few stories this becomes very boring. All the stories are alike, repetitive, and very out dated. Boring. I suppose he deserves credit as an innovator, and some of his writing is very good, but soon I could not WAIT for a story to end and eventually I just quit.
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
vishwanath
My grandson is all into science fiction and he told me about H.P. Lovecraft and suggested I might like to read his writings. I ordered The Complete Collection on my Kindle for a dollar. I read quite a bit and found it interesting and not really out of date as far as science fiction goes. It is really rather amazing. I will admit I did not finish the book since it is about 1,000 pages and I am not really into science fiction. If any of you really like that stuff and want to see how it probably first came to be, it is well worth .99 cents to read a bit of it. Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
trena kelley
This rating is based more on the collection itself, rather than the content of H.P. Lovecraft's stories and writing. Lovecraft is cool, and this is a pretty exhaustive collection of his writing.

The navigation was decent, with the table of contents linked to the various stories, but it was organized by date of writing or publication, rather than organized by type (novellas, short stories, etc) or stories that are related to each other. That would have made more sense IMO.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
kayepants
Great quality original stories, it is said the creepy characters in his stories all came from his messed up dreams. Sadly none of these stories would make a good movie because the horror the characters experience can only be reproduced in dreams.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
anca
This volume sadly doesn't comprise every single work by the late great horror master but it has most of it. If there is any flaw to this text it is the mere fact that not everything he wrote is in here.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
joanna otten
Since the store has merged the two Lovecraft ebooks and their reviews and comments, I am amending my review.

Ruth (aka Cthulhuchick) painstakingly compiled this collection and has made it available on her website for free. Please support her and either buy this one here on the store, or download it for free on her website.

Ruth's intention was for the ebook to remain free (since all the works are in the public domain), but if you enjoy the convenience of an the store download, this is the best deal you're going to get.

I recommend checking out Cthulhuchick's website (cthulhuchick dot com) and get your own for free! Plus, she includes all her sources and stuff, like a good librarian should. :)
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
faisal
Cthulhuchick (aka Ruth) created this wonderful collection of H.P. Lovecraft works and offers it freely on her site. Someone copied it and posted it here originally for a crazy price, but the store has since taken the thief's version down. Now Cthulhuchick is offering the original up here (and the store merged the reviews for the good copy and the bad copy). You can still get it free from her website, or you can grab it right here for under a dollar. :)
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jeff lawshe
This "the store" ebook is actually a labor of love created by a Lovecraft fan. She compiled it on her own time for free, for people to download and enjoy for free, her only compensation being the knowledge that others are able to enjoy the stories she loves. Find Cthulhu chick and download it for free from its real creator.
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lindsey anderson
As others have stated, repeatedly, this ebook is a complete ripoff of a book compiled and offered for free by Lovecraft enthusiast Cthulhu Chick. Why it is still up is beyond me, as it shouldn't have been allowed through in the first place. The longer the store leaves this item up, let alone accepts sales for it, the more it will look like eBay, where you can put up stolen items and no one will notice.
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thatmg
So, I just started reading this and I've decided to read it in chronological order. The first story is "The Little Glass Bottle". I started reading it and I've found so many grammatical errors. I'm fine with them if that's the way he actually wrote it, but if someone just transcribed the story poorly then I have a problem with that. Does anyone know which it is?
★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
sella marsyeila
This collection was originally created and hosted by Ruth (also known as CthulhuChick) as a labor of Lovecraftian love. She worked really hard to make this available for everyone and offers it on her website for free, so by purchasing it you only support a sleazy pirate who has so little creativity of their own that they had to steal someone else's work for profit. DO NOT buy this collection, go to Ruth's site and download it for free. If you feel you have to give someone money for it, consider donating to her or buying a handmade Cthulhu. She's a wonderful person and does not deserve to be ripped off like this!
★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
khaled ellabban
This collection of works was compiled by CthulhuChick, and is available from [...]. Please support CthulhuChick's efforts, and not those who would take that works to resell it for their own personal gain.
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debbie lech
The person who listed this book for sale needs to be punished for what they have done. A dedicated fan of H.P. Lovecraft named Ruth compiled the text that makes up this e-book. She has had it on her site, Cthulhu Chick for several months now for FREE so that everyone can experience the works of Lovecraft and appreciate it the way that she does. Do not let someone make money off of her hard work and time!
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afrohibe
Like others have stated, the user selling this item has stolen it from a hard working Lovecraft fan who compiled the stories on her own so that other fans could enjoy it for free. This person is attempting to make a profit off of someone else's work. DO NOT PURCHASE THIS. Dowload it for FREE and LEGALLY from the original source: [...]
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
ken richards
7/9/2011 - Updated Review:

Finally the store has listened to the fans and removed the book someone had stolen from Ruth (Cthulhuchick) and allowed her to post the real book she created.

If you don't have this, GET IT!

I've left my original, one-star review of the pirated copy of Ruth's work below for reference.

Piracy should not be tolerated and kudos to the store for correcting this matter (even though it took them a while to fix it).

As a long time fan of Lovecrafts work, I found Cthulhuchick on Twitter and followed her link back to her website where I found this exact title for free. This was before it showed up for sale here. The person that stole this didn't even bother to change the the order of the stories or anything other than the cover and remove the preface that Cthulhuchick has in her free copy.

Do not support this thief by purchasing this product.
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debbie furnival
As many others have stated, this ebook was posted here for sale by an unscrupulous jerk. The actual work was done as a labor of love by CthulhuChick and she makes it available for free on her website, which is legal because the texts are in the Public Domain. Some jerk downloaded her finished product and is trying to make a quick buck by selling it on the store. Don't buy it; just type CthulhuChick into a search engine and download it off her page.
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ekbwrites
I'm revising my review. This is an excellent compilation, compiled by a big fan and well-executed.

If you want to get this collection for free, you can go to Cthulhuchick.com and download the same collection from the person who compiled it. Or you could get it here. It's cheap and convenient if you have a Kindle.

Either way, check this out.
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catherine1958
A brilliant collection by a brilliant author, all put together by a brilliant person...but unfortunately this seller isn't her. He's stolen CthuluChick's freely distributed H.P. Lovecraft collection ([...]) in an attempt to make profit off of uniformed customers.
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larkyn
Do not buy this rip off. indeed, i've read cthulhu chick's blog about her work

formatting this as an ebook with specific stories left out (2) and one story

left in ("old bugs") that most editors would not have. The same format was left

intact in this gold digging attempt.

Sad.

Download the epub (for FREE) here and DONT buy this on the store, unless you are a fool.

goo.gl/DZ06G
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gino cingolani trucco
Lovecraft’s best feature is his capacity to spin a meandering tale which doesn’t diminish the reader’s interest to press on. Another highlight is that he avoids indulging in a gore fest; relying more on atmosphere, tension and a slow burning chill factor. Any Lovecraft story is a demanding read, ornate and dense; sometimes it works other times it misses the beat. However, readers who appreciate a cerebral read and writers who are serious about their own work recognise that is it essential to read the literary cannons, but to avoid replicating this style with modern horror. Lovecraft creates a vivid and impressive image of New England often casting pioneers of this country as predators, preyed upon and doomed. This quality is easily recognised and resonates with other cannons of early and pre 19th century Gothic and horror literature.
The Case of Charles Dexter Ward is amongst Lovecraft’s best works, the language and literary style often mesmerising. ‘…lying outspread under the early spring stars, steeples and gables rose dark and shapely, and salt breezes swept up gently from the cove north of the bridge.’ This is an example of the subtle evocation of isolated landscapes that so many of Lovecraft’s doomed characters find themselves drawn to, as does Ward. This story has shades of Oscar Wilde’s tale, Dorian Gray. Just as Gray becomes obsessed by his portrait and unable to overcome its evil influence, the painting in Lovecraft’s tale wields its spell over the protagonist. Here the protagonist’s ancestor compels him to possess it as it casts its evil over him, where ‘…an intangible miasma which centred in the carven vestige of an old dwelling rose to the intensity of material emanation’.
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gary moore
Cthulhu Chick has been up to some cool stuff. While she's best known for her diverse selection of crocheted Cthulhus (ranging from classic Tiny Cthulhus to the more intimidating Cuddly Cthulhu and inexplicable hybrids like Cylon-Cthulhu), she's also a legitimate Lovecraft aficionado who's been putting together stuff like this Lovecraft ebook compilation collecting all of Lovecraft's adult work, resulting in a chronological collection spanning from 1917 to 1935.
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crystal gosberg
You could not ask for a better Lovecraft collection, the stories are ordered chronologically and since they're all here it is quite literally every piece of horror he ever wrote, but guess what? You can get this collection for free since this is someone choosing to release another person's work and slap a new cover on it. [...] Go there get the book without paying $3 for it.
Thanks to Cthulhuchick and Sean for alerting me to this.
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falling for books tia
You may love or hate H. P. Lovecraft. I don't care what anyone else thinks about his work. I lieu of a flattering review I will say just one thing about Lovecraft and his works, and that thing is this: H. L. Mencken thought well of Lovecraft and his works. Argue with that if you'd care to.
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amy rosa
I watched the genesis of this e-book take place by its creator/compiler over the course of months on Facebook and Twitter. This version being sold is simply a blatant theft of her hard work which was originally intended as a freely distributable work.

Do not contribute to this theft.
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callan hudson
This is sad. This person couldn't, no wouldn't put in the work to create this collection; but easily stole it, removed the intro and called it their own. DO NOT DOWNLOAD THIS BOOK. You can get it gratis from the REAL EDITOR.
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m v quarles
This collection was put together by a fan of lovecraft's and never was intended to be used for profit. All of these stories are part of the public domain and are free to begin with. Her handle is Cthulhu chick and can be found with a simple google search. This collection is available on her site for free.
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tim g
I am in absolute love with H.P. Lovecraft's stories so I jumped on the opportunity to own all of his works. The table of contents is easy to navigate, I even liked how it had the year and original source to every story as well.
I would absolutely refer anyone who was even interested in any of his stories to own this.
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jcwolfkill
It is beyond easy to find the free version of this with a simple Google search. The original author put it together out of love for the work and a desire to share it freely with other fans. The person selling this took it and put it on the store to make money. Seriously, do a google search for the title, and you'll find her Nook AND Kindle versions.
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d l snell
I love HP Lovecraft and was excited to see this, but am appalled that someone would expropriate this from the actual person who put it together and try to sell it. I have found it from Chthulu Chick and couldn't be happier.
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benjamin whitmire
Apart from the missing stories listed in another review, this is the most comprehensive collection for HP Lovecraft I haxe ever seen. Most, if not all, of these stories are superb. I often found myself drawn into the worlds that were created. Any true fan worth their salt should pick this up!
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stephen veliz
First of all, Lovecraft's work is PUBLIC DOMAIN, it should not be for sale by anybody. The fact that it says that this book was put out by H.P. Lovecraft is a lie. Lovecraft as been dead for almost a hundred years. Second of all, this book is in the poetry section, but it is not poetry. Also, it's in new releases, but it's not a new release. So basically what you have here is a mis-categorized book that's not new nor is it poetry that should be free but is instead for sale for $24.99. What is going on? I am not the only person that shares this point of view. Just read the other reviews! This is not to take anything away from the amazing work of HP Lovecraft. This is to shed light on those trying to exploit a dead genius's work for personal gain... Please, support living authors that put out their own work instead of supporting someone who's profiteering off of an author that's passed away... ∆
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kremena
This collection is a repackage of a collection that was compiled by another editor and made available for free download at cthulhuchick dot com. Please do not reward this seller's attempt to sell free collections without the permission of the original editor.
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pranav prakash
I would just like to add my 1-star review to bring down this ripoff... Lovecraft's works are in the public domain, this collection has been put together by CthulhuChick and is available for free on her website. Whoever is selling this, is making money out of someone else's efforts. Do not buy.
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elnora
The quote, taken from (of all places) embedded code in a version of Microsoft office many years ago... and apt for this instance.
The creator of the book isn't charging for it; but this cretin is.

that's just wrong. see the other links for where to get the real thing without compensating this person-of-illegitimate-genealogy. And, a nod to the store for allowing this to continue.

see here: [...] if you don't already know...
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steve williams
This was originally created and (is still) distributed for free from Ruth(aka CthulhuChick)on her website. The scum who is selling this on the store stole this and should not be encouraged to continue this behaviour.

Ruth created this as a labor of love. Avoid the scum and only download the FREE version from Ruth.
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danni potter
Finally the store got around to removing the jerk who tried to pirate and make a profit off of Ruth (aka @CthulhuChick of cthulhuchick dot com) and her original Lovecraft eBook compilation. This is NOT a pirated/stolen work - now this is the actual original hard work of Ruth put together for your convenience. And what a great compilation it is! Thank you, Ruth!
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shannon abney
I read all the one star reviews and discovered that someone had already done this work for free and that this publication is a rip-off of this work for profit. Shame on the store for allowing this. Sorry I can't give less than one star and still get it reviewed. I have the free copy thanks.
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morgan lazar
I would be recommending 'The Complete Collection of H.P.Lovecraft -
150 eBooks With 20 Audio Books' instead of this one.

The other book gets you 150 eBooks With 20 Audio Books.
It's the best of complete collections.
It's a bit cheaper and for 2 bucks you get more out of it.

I am refunding this and sticking with the other one
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susan rubinsky
I'm reviewing this particular purchase, not the work itself. Do not purchase this. Cthulu Chick put this collection together and distributes it for free. Google her. Do not pay someone else for her work. But do get it from her - it's well worth reading.
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nada elsayed
It's taken me several months to complete, but this a great addition to any sci-fi/fantasy or Lovecraft enthusiast. Great to read at bedtime if you like strange dreams! Great cost for a lifetime of quality scares and mind-bending tales.
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deepali
This collection was put together as a labor of love by a lovely lady named Ruth (aka CthulhuChick). She's giving it away for free on her website, so don't support this slimeball who is trying to make a buck off someone else's hard work.

This was someone else's review. It's very fitting for how I feel.
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lissa
DO NOT BUY THIS BOOK! A person who goes by the name Cthulhuchick put together this ebook herself for people to download and read FOR FREE! The person who posted this for sale is a thief and should be ashamed of him/herself!
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danny deangelis
These Kindle Collections are excellent including this Lovecraft Collection. Stating the obvious, the author loves his craft in which every word is a jewel, and every sentence a tiara of the English Language bestowing malevolent horror upon the reader's brow.
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lindsay pingel
Seems that people like to put words like "Complete" or "Definitive" on their books to get you to buy it. If you look at the contents for this book (63 stories) and another one on the store with the word Definitive in the title (67 stories), you might think you want the other one (since it has 4 more stories and is $1 less at 1.99), but you would be wrong. Between the two of them, there are 73 stories. Complete is missing 10 that are in Definitive [Darkness, Dream House, Imprisoned with the Pharaohs, Medusa's Coil, Poetry of the Gods, The Alchemist, The Beast in the Cave, The Crawling Chaos, The Horror at Martin's Beach, Through the Gates of the Silver Key] -- and Definitive is missing 4 (actually has 69, not 67) that are in Complete [Ibid, Old Bugs, The History of the Necronomicon, The Thing in the Moonlight]. Maybe there's another title that has even more stories ...
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