Bibliography - HP Lovecraft

Discussion in 'H P Lovecraft' started by rune, May 6, 2005.

  1. rune

    rune rune

    Jun 3, 2004
    The Case of Charles Dexter Ward (1943)

    The Poetical Works of Jonathan E. Hoag (poems) (1923)
    At the Mountains of Madness: And Other Novels of Terror (1936)
    The Shadow Over Innsmouth: And Other Stories of Horror (1936)
    The Shunned House (1938)
    The Outsider and Others (1939)
    Beyond the Wall of Sleep (1943)
    Marginalia (1944)
    The Weird Shadow Over Innsmouth: And Other Stories of the Supernatural (1944)
    The Lurker at the Threshold (1945) (with August Derleth)
    The Dunwich Horror: And Other Weird Tales (1945)
    Best Supernatural Stories of H P Lovecraft (1945)
    The Lurking Fear: And Other Stories (1947)
    aka Cry Horror!
    Something About Cats: And Other Pieces (1949)
    The Haunter of the Dark …: And Other Tales of Horror (1950)
    The Survivor: And Others (1957) (with August Derleth)
    Dreams and Fancies (1962)
    The Colour Out of Space (1963)
    Dagon: And Other Macabre Tales (1965)
    Three Tales of Horror (1967)
    The Shadow Out of Time: And Other Tales of Horror (1968)
    The Shuttered Room: And Other Tales of Horror (1970)
    The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath (1970)
    The Doom That Came to Sarnath (1971)
    The Watchers Out of Time (1974)
    Best of H.P. Lovecraft: Bloodcurdling Tales of Horror and the Macabre (1982)
    Bloodcurdling Tales of Horror and the Macabre (1982)
    The Dream Cycle of H P Lovecraft: Dreams of Terror and Death (1987)
    The Call of Cthulhu: And Other Weird Stories (1989)
    Crawling Chaos (1992)
    The Transition of H. P. Lovecraft: The Road to Madness (1996)
    Tales of H P Lovecraft: Major Works Selected and Introduced by Joyce Carol Oates (1997)
    Out of the Ordinary: The Commonplace Book and Other Writings (2002)
    From the Pest Zone: Stories from New York (2003)
    Horror Classics: Graphic Classics Volume Ten (2004) (with Edgar Allan Poe, Saki and Clark Ashton Smith)
    The Dreams in the Witch House: And Other Weird Stories (2004)

  2. rune

    rune rune

    Jun 3, 2004
    Bio continued -

    Anthologies edited
    Thoughts And Pictures (1932)

    Non fiction
    Supernatural Horror in Literature (1927)
    Lovecraft at Last: The Master of Horror in His Own Words (1975) (with Willis Conover)
    Selected Letters I: 1911-1924 (1976)
    Selected Letters II: 1925-1929 (1976)
    Selected Letters V: 1934-1937 (1976)
    Selected Letters III: 1929-1931 (1976)
    Selected Letters IV: 1932-1934 (1976)
    Uncollected Letters (1986)
    Clark Ashton Smith: Letters to H.P. Lovecraft (1987) (with Clark Ashton Smith)
    Letters to Henry Kuttner (1991) (with Henry Kuttner)
    Lord of a Visible World: An Autobiography in Letters (2000)
    Mysteries of Time and Spirit: The Letters of H.P. Lovecraft and Donald Wandrei (2002) (with Donald Wandrei)
    Letters to Alfred Galpin (2003)
    Collected Essays of H. P. Lovecraft: Amateur Journalism: 1 (2004)
    Collected Essays of H. P. Lovecraft: Literary Criticism: 2 (2004)
    Letters from New York (2004)

  3. rune

    rune rune

    Jun 3, 2004
    Bio continued -

    Anthologies containing stories by H P Lovecraft

    The Other Worlds (1941)
    And the Darkness Falls (1946)
    The Night Side (1947)
    The Other Side of the Moon (1949)
    Night's Yawning Peal (1952)
    New Worlds for Old (1953)
    The 1st Pan Book of Horror Stories (1959)
    The Arrow Book of Horror Stories (1961)
    Spine Chillers (1961)
    Dark Mind Dark Heart (1962)
    When Evil Wakes (1963)
    Over the Edge (1964)
    Best Horror Stories 2 (1965)
    The Boris Karloff Horror Anthology (1965)
    Everyman's Book of Classic Horror Stories (1965)
    Beyond the Curtain of Dark (1966)
    Medley Macabre (1966)
    Famous Monster Tales (1967)
    The 3rd Fontana Book of Great Horror Stories (1968)
    Hauntings: Tales of the Supernatural (1968)
    Legends for the Dark (1968)
    Eleven Great Horror Stories (1969)
    A Man Called Poe (1969)
    The Satanists (1969)
    Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos Volume 2 (1969)
    Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos Volume 1 (1969)
    The Unspeakable People (1969)
    The Horror in the Museum: And Other Tales (1970)
    The Ghouls Book 2 (1971)
    The Spawn of Cthulhu (1971)
    The Undead (1971)
    3000 Years of Fantasy and Science Fiction (1972)
    Beware of the Cat (1972)
    The Nightmare Reader Volume 2 (1973)
    Summoned from the Tomb (1973)
    The Devil's Children (1974)
    The Hounds of Hell (1974)
    More of Christopher Lee's New Chamber of Horrors (1974)
    Fear (1975)
    The Rivals of Frankenstein (1975)
    The Black Magic Omnibus Volume 1 (1976)
    Realms of Wizardry (1976)
    Tales of Unknown Horror (1976)
    Weird Legacies (1977)
    Chamber of Horrors (1978)
    Lost Worlds, Unknown Horizons (1978)
    Sixty-Five Great Tales of the Supernatural (1979)
    The 13th Fontana Book of Great Horror Stories (1980)
    New Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos (1980)
    The Giant Book of Horror Stories (1981)
    A Treasury of Modern Fantasy (1981)
    Dark Company: The Ten Greatest Ghost Stories (1983)
    Haunted Houses: The Greatest Stories (1983)
    100 Great Fantasy Short Short Stories (1984)
    A Treasury of American Horror Stories (1985)
    The Colour of Evil (1987)
    Rod Serling's Night Gallery Reader (1987)
    Into the Mummy's Tomb (1989)
    Between Time and Terror (1990)
    100 Ghastly Little Ghost Stories (1992)
    Masterpieces of Terror and the Unknown (1992)
    The Oxford Book of Gothic Tales (1992)
    Shadows of Fear (1992)
    The Hastur Cycle, 2nd Edition (1993)
    To Sleep, Perchance to Dream...Nightmare (1993)
    New Eves: Science Fiction About the Extraordinary Women of Today and Tomorrow (1994)
    Reel Future (1994)
    Shadows over Innsmouth (1994)
    The Dunwich Cycle (1995)
    100 Tiny Tales of Terror (1996)
    American Gothic Tales (1996)
    The Cthulhu Cycle (1996)
    Blood Lines: Vampire Stories from New England (1997)
    Dancing with the Dark (1997)
    Vampires, Wine and Roses (1997)
    100 Twisted Little Tales of Torment (1998)
    Don't Open This Book! (1998)
    Great Ghost Stories (1998)
    The Innsmouth Cycle (1998)
    The Mammoth Book of Fantasy All-Time Greats (1998)
    aka The Fantasy Hall of Fame
    The Reel Stuff (1998)
    Tales of The Cthulhu Mythos (1999)
    My Favorite Horror Story (2000)

    Short stories
    The Beast in the Cave (1905)
    The Alchemist (1908)
    Dagon (1917)
    The Tomb (1917)
    Polaris (1918)
    Beyond the Wall of Sleep (1919)
    The Doom That Came to Sarnath (1919)
    Memory (1919)
    The Picture in the House (1919)
    The Transition of Juan Romero (1919)
    The White Ship (1919)
    Arthur Jermyn (1920)
    Calephais (1920)
    The Cats of Ulthar (1920)
    The Crawling Chaos (1920)
    From Beyond (1920)
    The Street (1920)
    The Temple (1920)
    The Terrible Old Man (1920)
    The Tree (1920)
    The White Ape (1920)
    aka Facts Concerning the Late Arthur Jermyn and His Family
    Ex Oblivione (1921)
    The Moon-Bog (1921)
    The Nameless City (1921)
    The Other Gods (1921)
    The Outsider (1921)
    The Quest of Iranon (1921)
    Herbert West-Reanimator (1922)
    The Hound (1922)
    Hypnos (1922)
    The Music of Erich Zann (1922)
    The Festival (1923)
    The Unnamable (1923)
    What the Moon Brings (1923)
    Imprisoned with the Pharaohs (1924)
    The Loved Dead (1924)
    The Rats in the Walls (1924)
    He (1925)
    In the Vault (1925)
    The Horror at Red Hook (1926)
    The Strange High House in the Mist (1926)
    The Colour Out of Space (1927)
    The Horror in Clay (1927)
    The Lurking Fear (1927)
    The Madness from the Sea (1927)
    Pickman's Mode (1927)
    Pickman's Model (1927)
    The Tale of Inspector Legrasse (1927)
    The Call of Cthulhu (1928)
    Cool Air (1928)
    The Shunned House (1928)
    The Dunwich Horror (1929)
    At the Mountains of Madness (1931)
    Nyarlathotep (1931)
    The Whisperer in Darkness (1931)
    The Man of Stone (1932) (with Hazel Heald)
    The Dreams in the Witch-House (1933)
    The Horror in the Museum (1933)
    The Challenge from Beyond (1935)
    In the Walls of Eryx (1935)
    The Haunter of the Dark (1936)
    The Shadow Out of Time (1936)
    The Shadow Over Innsmouth (1936)
    The Evil Clergyman (1937)
    The Silver Key (1937)
    The Thing on the Doorstep (1937)
    The Survivor (1954) (with August Derleth)
    The Ancestor (1957) (with August Derleth)
    The Shuttered Room (1959) (with August Derleth)
    Azathoth (1965)
    The Book (1965)
    The Descendant (1965)
    Poetry and the Gods (1965)
    The Thing in the Moonlight (1965)
    Witch House (1965)
    The Dark Brotherhood (1966) (with August Derleth)
    The Black Tome of Alsophocus (1980) (with Martin S Warnes)
    Monster of Terror
    The Shadow in the Attic
    Witches' Hollow
  4. j d worthington

    j d worthington Moderator Staff Member

    May 9, 2006
    For those interested in an updated bibliography of all of Lovecraft's published works (with the exception of his letters, of which there are several volumes: 5 from Arkham House, 7 or more from Necronomicon Press, two from Night Shade Books, 2 -- so far -- from Hippocampus Press, and one called Lord of a Visible World, which is an autobiography in letters), S. T. Joshi is preparing a chronological listing as part of the Collected Essays CD-ROM that Hippocampus will be putting out. This will be the most thoroughly researched chronology of his writings ever done, using his letters, original manuscripts, etc. for establishing actual date of composition (I'm not certain about the actual first publication dates being included, but I wouldn't be surprised; Joshi is usually pretty thorough).

    I'm a bit surprised, though, to see only CDW listed as a novel -- certainly The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath and At the Mountains of Madness are considered to be short novels, but novels nonetheless. From the looks of it, this bibliography was original publication for much of it, but others -- notably the list of short stories -- seems something of a mixed bag, some being dates of composition, others of first publication, and some I'm not quite sure where the date came from ("The Silver Key" being a good example; the story was composed in November 1926, first published in Weird Tales for Jan. 1929; yet it is listed here as 1937, along with "The Thing on the Doorstep", which was written from 21-24 August 1934, and so on). There are several of the "posthumous collaborations" listed, which are actually the work of August Derleth, with only one (The Lurker at the Threshold) having any substantial Lovecraft text, this being three fragments and some notes... and even there, Derleth altered some of it. The others are all based on notes or entries (which is to say, a jotting of an idea, usually a very brief line) from HPL's Commonplace Book.

    Unless there's an objection, I'll try to post an updated version of the actual fiction later, and perhaps the poetry as well (though there may not be much interest in that, save for some of his fantastic poetry).

    Nonetheless, this certainly will help people know what to look for, even if some of the dates are off. I don't see you around these days, Rune, but... thanks for putting this in here, anyway....
  5. Lobolover

    Lobolover Well-Known Member

    Jun 10, 2008
    uh,thats Spam,isnt it ?
  6. j d worthington

    j d worthington Moderator Staff Member

    May 9, 2006
    Yes, it was, Lobo... thanks for bringing it to my attention. Now removed....
  7. MichaelH

    MichaelH Member

    Apr 24, 2010
    Frankly, Ithink the man had great problems. Literature was a way out, a way to get rid of his demons.His greatest merit is the copyright clause he put in his testimony. He supported characters like Conan and writers like Howard that way.
  8. j d worthington

    j d worthington Moderator Staff Member

    May 9, 2006
    Ummm, beg pardon, but to what do you refer? What testimony? Or do you mean "testament", as in "last will and...."? In which case, his will was actually one which dated, iirc, to around 1912 or thereabouts... long before he began being published, or even returned to the writing of fiction.....
  9. w h pugmire esq

    w h pugmire esq Well-Known Member

    Jan 11, 2009
    I linger within ye shadows of Sesqua Valley, dream
    The evidence given by those who knew him that has been published is that Lovecraft was an extremely kind, funny, gentle man who lived for his art. I don't see the "great problems" to which you refer. Too often with Lovecraft people believe the weird rumors and legends, the lies and myths. They are the great problem. There is a world of difference between the Lovecraft presented to us in de Camp's biography and the one revealed in S. T. Joshi's H. P. Lovecraft: A Life. His demons? He had no more than any of us. He lived for his art, an art that he expressed with such intensity and genius that it has now entered the realm of Great Literature. The editions of his work do not halt! Soon we shall have a five-volume edition of Lovecraft's fiction edited and introduced by Robert M. Price. We shall have more and more film adaptations. We will have Joshi's magnificent biography in a new two-volume edition.

    That is not dead which can eternal lie,
    And with strange aeons even death may die.
  10. j d worthington

    j d worthington Moderator Staff Member

    May 9, 2006
    You know, for all its faults (and it has many), I've always enjoyed de Camp's biography, nor have I found it to be as censorious of HPL as most seem to. Yes, it presents him as a person who had his share of quirks, oddities, and prickliness, but it also makes it clear that he was a kindly man who often went out of his way to help others, who gave of himself to a ridiculous extent at times, and who (despite some things which would grate on a modern sensibility) was a genuinely good human being. I think de Camp himself summed it up well when he said:

    -- Lovecraft: A Biography, p. 448​

    I think that, with all the factual errors and odd judgments of his biography, the main problem with de Camp's book is that it is a popular, rather scholarly, biography... and such just couldn't do someone like HPL justice; he was too complex and unusual a person for that. Still, the structure is rather good; there are some wonderful passages in the book; and it did attempt to present him as a three-dimensional human being, as opposed to the sorts of myths and misinformation such as seem to inform the post above.

    And on some of the comments in that post: while Wilum has answered them quite well, I'd like to add my own thoughts.

    As a personal bias, of course, there is nothing inherently wrong in disliking what Lovecraft (or any other writer) wrote. That is a matter of personal taste. But when you add statements like

    then you lay yourself open to charges of (at very least) a shallow approach to the subject, relying on popular misinformation rather than fact, and in fact flying in the face of the evidence. The statements above reflect a view which long held due to poor access to information and a tendency to armchair psychoanalyze based on the man's writings (thank you, Ted White, Colin Wilson, et al.) and make dogmatic statements based on ignorance and bias rather than reasoned critical judgment.

    Did the man have his "problems"? Certainly. Some of them (such as his views on "race") grate on our modern sensibilities (much less so on those of his contemporaries). Some would seem funny or pathetic to many (his views on sex, alcohol, etc.), but again, that is largely personal bias rather than reasoned judgment. (Not that his views on sex were genuinely healthy -- but then, so very few are.) Yet most such quirks were quite minor in comparison to his strengths: He was an extremely intelligent man; prodigiously well-read in a number of fields; was often painfully honest about his own shortcomings and faults; and was, as noted, a kind, generous, and very warm human being (with, by the bye, a truly wonderful sense of humor and sparkling -- if often dry -- wit).

    As for literature being "a way out" or a way to "get rid of his demons"... the first is completely off-beam, given his entire approach to literature and to life, while the second is refuted by an attentive reading of the literature itself, let alone the secondary material such as his essays, letters, etc. Lovecraft was by no means an "eccentric recluse", as so many lazy commentators have tended to propound. That view is completely exploded by even a casual view of the number of personal memoirs of people who met him, a glance at his travelogues, or a perusal of even a minor selection of his letters. He was far from one who did not engage in life, for all his dislike of various phases of it. He was always up-to-date on the major (and many of the minor) aspects of the political scene (the father of a boyhood friend -- who was himself a politician -- recalled that, even as a youth, he tended to know more about the bills in front of the Rhode Island legislature than most of the members of that body themselves); he quite easily, despite his shyness, made acquaintances with people of all walks of life, and valued their friendship; he was extremely knowledgeable, especially for a layman, on various aspects of history; he was from his early years fascinated with the sciences and strove to keep abreast of the latest developments there; he was aware (though he did not always approve) of the various movements in the arts of his day, as well as in times past; he constantly debated points of philosophy, sexuality, aesthetics, science, supernaturalism, religion, social institutions, etc., etc., etc., with a wide variety of types of individuals... in brief, in many ways he lived more fully than many who were more physically active, because he lived the life of the mind, engaging with all the levels of life and trying to understand and come to grips with them to the best of his abilities.

    As for him using the literature to exorcise his demons... the cases where this is generally the case tend to show it rather baldly; and their productions as a result tend to (however powerful on an emotional level) lack depth, and certainly lack the layers of experience and philosophical and linguistic texturing present in Lovecraft's work. (I am thinking here, in particular, of such writers as F. Marion Crawford, Clive Barker, Stephen King, etc.) While he only wrote about ideas which "clamored to be expressed", the fact is that, as he himself noted, Lovecraft was even more sensitive to beauty than to horror or weirdness, but he felt that others had said all he could say on that subject and therefore (almost by default) wrote tales of the latter... even though beauty also played a much larger role in his life than perhaps anything else. And that beauty is reflected in much of his writing: take a look at any number of his stories, and you'll find a passionate interest in natural beauty, history, beauty of thought and expression, the worth of art, etc. Even when the weird predominates, it is always mingled with awe as well as terror, a sense of expansion and awareness of the vastness of things rather than (or supplementing) a contraction to an almost annihilatingly small point. He also brings in numerous philosophical thoughts to his writing: about determinism versus free will; about science versus faith; about art versus hack work; about the "machine-age" versus a more agrarian society; about the shallowness of the modern approach versus the richer, more deliberate approach of some eras of the past; even about a possible utopian political system which would benefit the species by encouraging a growth and development of its finest qualities. Now, that doesn't sound much like someone who is using his art to deal with his demons, but rather someone who is using his art as a vehicle to express his thoghts on an enormous range of topics.

    There is also the fact that Lovecraft has constantly grown in critical estimation both here and abroad, as well as his growth in popular acclaim. He has also influenced a surprising array of writers, from Robert Bloch to Wilum to Caitlin R. Kiernan to James Blish to Fritz Leiber to Poppy Z. Brite to Stanley G. Weinbaum to Clark Ashton Smith to Robert E. Howard to Colin Wilson to Joanna Russ to Harlan Ellison to... Well, you get the point. All of these facts rather militate against your position of what constitutes his "greatest merit".

    Again, a dislike of Lovecraft or his writing is perfectly fine. But claims such as that above simply don't hold water when examined, I'm afraid....
  11. w h pugmire esq

    w h pugmire esq Well-Known Member

    Jan 11, 2009
    I linger within ye shadows of Sesqua Valley, dream
    I loved de Camp's biography when it was first published, at which time Sprague was one of my favorite correspondents. I still reread it, but I find it really annoying a lot of the time. Perhaps this comes from my psyche-closeness to HPL as an artist, and thus when Sprague starts in about what a self-destructive amateur Lovecraft was in his approach to writing, I feel the sting of the attack personally. I read the hardcover first edition closely, and sent him letter after letter, and gave him some information passed on to me by H. Warner Munn -- which is why, I think, that Sprague acknowledged me in the preface to the pb edition. It could be that I am being too harsh, having been tainted by the initial reaction that the book had among other Lovecraftian pals such as J. Vernon Shea, H. Warner Munn, Dirk Mosig, &c. But I do return to it, because I so love to read the Life of H. P. Lovecraft.
  12. J Riff

    J Riff The Ants are my friends..

    Apr 11, 2010
    Sleeping in Lab
    Right. You want poor, tortured, demons-needing-exorcising and so forth- look around somewhere like here, where starving artists who haven't made it abound. From all I've heard about him since the sixties, HPL was a vital, active, succesful individual, totally opposite to the bleak, tortured miserable wretched image of demon-haunted types like, say, me.
    Nothing makes a good writer except a good writer. Those darn demons can really mess up one's work schedule. Spare change?
  13. Extollager

    Extollager Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2010
    Did Lovecraft ever lose a friend?

    I want to give the man some credit. He discussed some of the most contentious of topics and certainly expressed his opinions forthrightly. But so far as I remember reading, he never quarreled with anyone to the point that there were a lot of hard feelings.
  14. j d worthington

    j d worthington Moderator Staff Member

    May 9, 2006
    Not during his lifetime, no. He did get testy on occasion, and said some things (apparently) which singed a few eyebrows when he did... but no more so than most intelligent people with strong opinions do.

    However, in later life his old friend Samuel Loveman did something of the sort, albeit not entirely, if his essay "Of Gold and Sawdust" is any indication. There it is easy to see that, having read HPL's published letters, with their anti-Semitism, he was hurt and angry, and as a result he rather blasted HPL for his hypocrisy toward Loveman. At the same time, it is also evident that he still was very torn in his feelings, and it was proving very difficult for him to assimilate this new view of Lovecraft into the decades-old image he had of one who had been a close friend. As he died not long after this, I don't know if he ever resolved these issues in his mind, so this might count as one such case.

    But I must also say that, if so, it is the only one of which I am aware. E. Hoffmann Price does utter some mild criticism of HPL (or, more properly, HPL's views on some subjects) in some of his essays, but was a staunch friend in them nonetheless; while all the other comments I have ever seen or heard about by those who knew him (save, perhaps, for a small number of his amateur colleagues, such as Ida C. Haughton -- about whom he wrote the Popesque "Medusa: A Portrait" -- or William J. Dowell & Co.... which is a rather complicated issue and involved an anti-intellectual and anti-literary stance on the part of some of these members; for details, see S. T. Joshi's biography or Lovecraft's essays in the amateur journals of the period).
  15. Forgotten Realms

    Forgotten Realms Active Member

    Nov 30, 2011

    Sorry, but I somehow miss the mention of the "Necronomicon". Is there a special reason for not mentioning?
  16. j d worthington

    j d worthington Moderator Staff Member

    May 9, 2006
    HPL never wrote a "Necronomicon", as such. The book itself only receives brief (albeit frequent) mentions in his tales, and he only attempted a tiny handful of passages from the dread tome for suggestive coloring. He did, however, write a "History of the Necronomicon" which deals with its writing by Alhazred and its subsequent trials and vicissitudes; this he wrote in 1927, adding a later insertion to accommodate a bit in Frank Belknap Long's "The Space-Eaters", where he invented an epigraph from a translation of the tome by the Elizabethan scholar and occultist John Dee -- an edition not created by Lovecraft, though it has appeared in all publications of this little spoof essay, as far as I am aware. (Long wrote the story ca. February 1927, as I recall, though it only saw print in the July 1928 issue of Weird Tales.)

    At any rate, if you don't have a copy of this essay, and would like to see it, it can be found here:
  17. Forgotten Realms

    Forgotten Realms Active Member

    Nov 30, 2011

    Ah, well, let me see because I remember having read something about Lovecraft:

    The one I have is called:
    Abdul Alhazred
    The Necronomicon
    According the recordings by
    Gregor A. Gregorius

    The Goetia or
    The Lesser Key of Salomon

    There is something about Lovecraft in the preface. It's just a little "thought" about cult societies and the protection of their secret knowledge".

    Sorry, for my mistake, worthington. I should have had a closer look at the book before talking about.
  18. j d worthington

    j d worthington Moderator Staff Member

    May 9, 2006
    You might enjoy taking a look at this:

    There have been numerous versions of the Necronomicon over the years, the majority purporting to be the "real" thing. Simon's is probably the most well-known these days, and you can find plenty on this one just about anywhere you look.

    At any rate, certainly no harm done, and if one doesn't ask questions....

    Incidentally, I was a bit precipitate in my answer earlier. There is, technically, a Necronomicon which HPL wrote -- this one:

    Unfortunately, the texts used for this edition -- lovely though it is as a physical book -- are notoriously corrupt, so I would not suggest it as a source for his material. For the artwork, however... that's another thing....
  19. Forgotten Realms

    Forgotten Realms Active Member

    Nov 30, 2011
    Just wanted to say "thanks". I have never imagined that there are so many of them and originally I was running after another one. There were the Lesser and the Higher Keys and also a Necronomicon dating back to Solomon. When I found this one combined with the Lesser Keys, I thought it would be the right one but stated soon that it was not.

    Nevertheless, it's really amazing, the list of "would-be"-Necronomicons. Well, I only have heard that Lovecraft has written one too when I was on my search. But you are right I wouldn't qualify it fantasy, as well. It's an occult book, as I use to call it.

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