Order of H.P. Lovecraft Books
H.P. Lovecraft (1890-1937) was an American author of horror stories. He did not achieve any significant fame during his lifetime, but has posthumously become an extremely influential author of his time period. Growing up, Lovecraft suffered from night terrors, which would later inspire some of his fiction. He was a reclusive adult – a night owl who lived with his mother. After writing into the pulp magazine The Argosy, he gained the attention of Edward F. Daas (President of the United Amateur Press Association), who encouraged him to start writing poems and essays. Sadly, he lived out his final days in immense pain due to small intestine cancer and malnutrition. Stephen King referred to Lovecraft as “the twentieth century’s greatest practitioner of the classic horror tale.”
H.P. Lovecraft became a published author in 1923 with the poetry collection The Poetical Works of Jonathan E. Hoag. He only wrote one actual novel, which was 1943’s The Case of Charles Dexter Ward. Below is a list of H.P. Lovecraft’s books in order of when they were originally published:
Publication Order of Standalone Novels
Publication Order of Short Story Collections
Publication Order of Anthologies
Publication Order of Graphic Novels
Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books
Notes: The Lurking Fear and Other Stories was also published as Cry Horror!. The Survivor & Others and The Watchers Out of Time also contain contributions by August Derleth. The Tales of Inspector Legrasse was co-authored by C.J. Henderson. H.P. Lovecraft’s The Dunwich Horror is written by Joe R. Lansdale, based on the work of H.P. Lovecraft.
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H.P. Lovecraft Synopsis: In The Case of Charles Dexter Ward by H.P. Lovecraft, black magic has opened a Pandora’s box of horrors in Rhode Island. Evil spirits are descending on a small town outside of Providence, including a supernatural force so evil that it kills its victims without the relief of death.