A Reader's Guide to Persons, Places and Things in the Tales of H.P. Lovecraft
by Anthony Pearsall
Though Howard Phillips (H.P.) Lovecraft died in 1937, his remarkable body of work, including The Dunwich Horror and The Call of Cthulhu, continue to intrigue and horrify readers from all over the world. Its elements of horror, fantasy and magic have captured an enormous and varied audience. But Lovecraft's world of imagination can be highly complex. It is filled with a daunting array of bizarre and obscure characters, monsters, places and things which can be quite a task for anyone to sort out. Anthony Pearsall has done just that. From "Abbadon" (a demon in the Nameless City) to "Zuro" (a river in The Quest of Iranon), Pearsall has meticulously covered hundreds of the People, Places and Things in H.P. Lovecraft's writings. Armed with The Lovecraft Lexicon, you have the definitive guide to the people, places and things which influenced his life and his writings. And if that isn't enough, a special, extended Appendix details one of Lovecraft's recurrent themes: Caves, Caverns and Abysses.
"A clear, comprehensive guide to Lovecraft's worlds, Gods, creatures, people and places. This guide is a treasure for those newly approaching Lovecraft's works, and old hats who will want to use it as a reference for refreshing one's mind on a particular item, person, place, or story. A truly marvelous compendium." N. Mara-McKay, Spiral Nature
Anthony Pearsall was born and raised in California, where he still lives. He is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley. The Lovecraft Lexicon is his first book.
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Paperback: 598 Pages