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North Smithfield High School Library: H.P. Lovecraft:

H.P. Lovecraft:



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The links below provide audio versions of Lovecraft stories - take a listen!



Complete text of S. Petersen's Field Guide to Cthulhu Monsters: A Field Observer's Handbook of Preternatural Entities

Weird Tales:

Check out some copies of Weird Tales - a pulp magazine that featured works of some very well-known authors, such as H.P. Lovecraft, Ray Bradbury and Edgar Allan Poe.

   "Weird Tales debuted in March 1923, providing a venue for fiction, poetry, and non-fiction on topics ranging from ghost stories to alien invasions to the occult."

Lovecraft: Fear of the Unknown -

"A chronicle of the life, work and mind that created the Cthulhu mythos."

Approx. 90 minutes

Lovecraft's works:

"The following is a categorized, alphabetical list of all the electronic texts of Lovecraft’s works available on The H. P. Lovecraft Archive."

Brown University Library:

"A collection of correspondence to and from Providence-based speculative fiction author, Howard P. Lovecraft. Also contained are many of his original manuscripts."

Lovecraftian Vocabulary:

Definitions for some commonly seen words in Lovecraft's work:

  1. Antiquarian: Connected with the tradecollection, or study of old and valuable or rare objects
  2. Bas-relief: A type of art in which shapes are cut from the surrounding stone so that they stand out slightly against a flat surface
  3. Blasphemous: Considered offensive to God or religion
  4. Charnela building or chamber in which bodies or bones are deposited
  5. Cyclopean: (1) Huge; gigantic; enormous; massive  (2) Of or constituting a primitive style of masonry characterized by the use of massive stones of irregular shape and size
  6. Eldritchstrange or unnatural especially in a way that inspires fear
  7. Foetidhaving a heavy offensive smell
  8. Gibbering: Speaking rapidly and unintelligibly, typically through fear or shock
  9. Gibbous: Refers to a moon in between a half-moon but less than a full moon, or something that protrudes or creates an obvious bulge
  10. Necromancy: (1) The supposed practice of communicating with the dead, especially in order to predict the future  (2) Sorcery or black magic in general
  11. Rugose: Wrinkled; ridged
  12. Spectral: Having a ghostlike quality
  13. Stench: (1) An offensive smell or odor; stink  (2) A foul quality.
  14. Stygian: (1) Of or relating to the river Styx or Hades (2) Extremely dark, gloomy, or forbidding
  15. Swarthy: Of a dark color, complexion, or cast
  16. Unutterable: Too great, intense, or awful to describe

What is Lovecraftian Horror?