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Lovecraft : a biography

Author: L Sprague De Camp; Nicholas Gaetano
Publisher: Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, 1975.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The son of parents both of whom died insane, Lovecraft became a powerful philosophical thinker. Here is the bizarre tale of his habits; his tragi-comic literary and marital careers; his key role in the origin of science-fiction fandom; and how he worked his nightmares and neuroses into the stories that became a legend after his death.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
De Camp, L. Sprague (Lyon Sprague), 1907-2000.
Lovecraft.
Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday, 1975
(OCoLC)646968217
Named Person: H P Lovecraft; H P Lovecraft; H P Lovecraft
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: L Sprague De Camp; Nicholas Gaetano
ISBN: 0385005784 9780385005784
OCLC Number: 979196
Notes: Dust jacket art by Nicholas Gaetano.
Description: xvi, 510 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: College Hill --
Bent twig --
Night-gaunts --
Spoilt genius --
Haunted house --
Amateur Superman --
Wasted warrior --
Ghostly gentleman --
Journeyman fantasist --
Bashful lover --
Quixote in Babylon --
Gunnar in the snake pit --
Cthulhu alive --
Recusant spouse --
Footless connoisseur --
Baffled bard --
Thwarted thinker --
Guttering lamp --
Posthumous triumph.
Responsibility: by L. Sprague de Camp.

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The son of parents both of whom died insane, Lovecraft became a powerful philosophical thinker. Here is the bizarre tale of his habits; his tragi-comic literary and marital careers; his key role in the origin of science-fiction fandom; and how he worked his nightmares and neuroses into the stories that became a legend after his death.

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