Thirteen by Lovecraft Short Stories by H.P. Lovecraft

Heavily influenced by Edgar Allan Poe and other gothic-horror writers, American writer Howard Phillips "H.P." Lovecraft (1890-1937) is considered a master of the horror and weird...

A Reminiscence of Dr. Samuel Johnson

This spoof is from the point of view of a colleague of Samuel Johnson, something that showcased Lovecraft’s passion for antiquities and classical writers. The narrator...

The Nameless City

The Nameless City, now defunct in part of the Arabian Peninsula, tells the tale of a civilization run by reptilian creatures long before the dawn of humanity. It describes how...

The Cats of Ulthar

Cat haters beware. This piece by H.P. Lovecraft is largely memoirish, whereby the narrator is compelled to tell the reader about Ulthar after petting his own cat. When a...

Hypnos

"Hypnos" is a short story by American horror fiction writer H. P. Lovecraft, penned in March 1922 and first published in the May 1923 issue of National Amateur."Hypnos" is a...

The Alchemist

Revenge, death, and destruction abound in this early short story by H.P. Lovecraft. The story follows Antoine, a count who is last in line to die at the age of 32 due to a curse...

The Terrible Old Man

A lot happens in this very short story by H.P. Lovecraft, but it begins as the title might lend itself to imagine – with a terrible old man. As three thieves find out about this...

The Alchemist

"The Alchemist" is a short story by H. P. Lovecraft, written in 1908, when Lovecraft was 17 or 18, and first published in the November 1916 issue of the United Amateur.Plot...

Cool Air

"Cool Air" is a short story by the American horror fiction writer H. P. Lovecraft, written in March 1926 and published in the March 1928 issue of Tales of Magic and Mystery.Plot...

Ex Oblivione

This is the recollection of a man facing the end of his life and the sweet refuge that sleep offers. The man desired to find the way into his dream land permanently -- the latch...

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