In the 1920s and '30s, H.P. Lovecraft pioneered a new type of weird fiction that fused elements of supernatural horror with the concepts of visionary science fiction. Lovecraft's tales of cosmic horror revolutionized modern horror fiction and earned him the reputation of the most influential American writer of weird tales since Edgar Allan Poe. This omnibus collects for the first time in a single volume all of Lovecraft's groundbreaking fiction: "The Call of Cthulhu," "The Dreams in the Witch House", "The Haunter of the Dark", "At the Mountains of Madness", "The Shadow out of Time", "The Shadow over Innsmouth", the full-length novels "The Case of Charles Dexter Ward" and "The Dream Quest of Unknown Kadath", and many others. H.P. Lovecraft: The Fiction is part of Barnes & Noble's Library of Essential Writers. Each title in the series presents the finest works - complete and unabridged - from one of the greatest writers in literature in magnificent, elegantly designed hardback editions. Every volume also includes an original introduction that provides the reader with enlightening information on the writer's life and works.
Der US-amerikanische Schriftsteller Howard Phillips Lovecraft (20. August 1890 - 15. März 1937) ist einer der einflussreichsten Autoren im Bereich der fantastischen Literatur. H. P. Lovecraft ist der Erfinder des Cthulhu-Mythos.