This is Volume Two of a two-volume omnibus set comprising the complete fictional works of Howard Phillips Lovcecraft. Every story written for publication under his own name is included in this set, from 1917 through 1935. (Poems, ghost-written material and stories written in collaboration with other writers are not included.)
Highlights of this volume include:
• The Color out of Space
• The Case of Charles Dexter Ward
• The Dunwitch Horror
• The Whisperer in Darkness
• At the Mountains of Madness
• The Shadow over Innsmouth
• The Dreams in the Witch House
• The Thing on the Doorstep
• The Shadow out of Time
• The Haunter of the Dark
Howard Phillips Lovecraft was born in Providence, Rhode Island, in 1890 - and it was there that he spent most of his life and wrote his most influential works. A master of the ambiance of macabre and sublime darkness, he began writing horror stories at age 8; however, his first commercial success did not come until he was in his 30s.
Although he is today widely considered one of the most influential writers of the 20th century, Lovecraft saw little if any of that success during his lifetime. His writing never provided him enough income to cover his living expenses, and he lived chiefly on a dwindling inheritance, in progressively more and more straitened circumstances, until his early death, from cancer, on the Ides of March, 1937.