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Cthulhu (Fictitious character)

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Works: 194 works in 266 publications in 3 languages and 9,180 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Parodies, imitations, etc  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Humor  Comic books, strips, etc  Fantasy fiction  Graphic novels  Horror tales  Drama 
Classifications: PS3523.O833, 813.52
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Most widely held works about Cthulhu (Fictitious character)
    Tales of the Cthulhu mythos by August Derleth( Book )
    6 editions published between 1969 and 2011 in English and held by 780 libraries worldwide
    Fantasy- og gyser-noveller
    The call of Cthulhu and other weird stories by H. P Lovecraft( Book )
    4 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 587 libraries worldwide
    Frequently imitated and widely influential, Howard Phillips Lovecraft reinvented the horror genre in the twentieth century, discarding ghosts and witches and envisioning instead mankind as a tiny outpost of dwindling sanity in a chaotic and malevolent universe. Love craft's preeminent interpreter S. T. Joshi presents a selection of the master's fiction, from the early tales of nightmares and madness such as "The Outsider" and "Rats in the Walls," through the grotesquely comic "Herbert West-Reanimator" and "The Hound," to the overpowering cosmic terror of "The Shadow Over Innsmouth" and "The Call of Cthulhu." The first paperback edition to include the definitive corrected texts, The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories reveals the development of Lovecraft's mesmerizing narrative style and establishes him as a canonical-and visionary-American writer
    Tales of H.P. Lovecraft : major works by H. P Lovecraft( Book )
    4 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 572 libraries worldwide
    "Presents ten stories of horror and the supernatural by twentieth-century American H.P. Lovecraft, selected and edited by author Joyce Carol Oates."
    New Cthulhu : the recent weird by Elizabeth/ Gaiman, Neil/ Kiernan, Caitlin R./ Laidlaw, Marc/ Langan, John Bear( Book )
    3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 466 libraries worldwide
    "In the early twenty-first century the best supernatural writers no longer imitate Lovecraft, but they are profoundly influenced by the genre and the mythos he created. New Cthulhu: The Recent Weird presents some of the best of this new Lovecraftian fiction--bizarre, subtle, atmospheric, metaphysical, psychological, filled with strange creatures and stranger characters--eldritch, unsettling, evocative, and darkly appealing."--P. [4] of cover
    Zwischen Simulation und Narration Theorie des Fantasy-Rollenspiels : mit einer Analyse de Spielsysteme Das Schwarze Auge, Shadowrun und H.P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu by David Nikolas Schmidt( Computer File )
    3 editions published in 2012 in German and held by 438 libraries worldwide
    The children of Cthulhu : chilling new tales inspired by H.P. Lovecraft ( Book )
    3 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 364 libraries worldwide
    Drawn from H.P. Lovecraft's horrifying and eerily prophetic Cthulhu mythos, an anthology of stories features contributions by Poppy Z. Brite, James S. Dorr, Paul Finch, Yvonne Navarro, James Van Pelt, and Michael Reaves
    The book of Cthulhu : tales inspired by H. P. Lovecraft by Cherie Priest( Book )
    4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 361 libraries worldwide
    The Cthulhu Mythos is one of the 20th century's most singularly recognizable literary creations. Initially created by H. P. Lovecraft and a group of his amorphous contemporaries (the so-called "Lovecraft Circle"), The Cthulhu Mythos story cycle has taken on a convoluted, cyclopean life of its own. Some of the most prodigious writers of the 20th century, and some of the most astounding writers of the 21st century have planted their seeds in this fertile soil. The Book of Cthulhu harvests the weirdest and most corpulent crop of these modern mythos tales. From weird fiction masters to enigmatic rising stars, The Book of Cthulhu demonstrates how Mythos fiction has been a major cultural meme throughout the 20th century, and how this type of story is still salient, and terribly powerful today
    The Dunwich horror and others by H. P Lovecraft( Book )
    4 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 347 libraries worldwide
    16 tales of the macabre
    What to Do When You Meet Cthulhu a Guide to Surviving the Cthulhu Mythos by Rachel Gray( Computer File )
    2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 309 libraries worldwide
    Providing insight into the famed Cthulhu mythos of H.P. Lovecraft as well as the countless mythical threats that creep among Earth's population, this comprehensive handbook explores the transdimensional beings, subterranean creatures, and fantastical beasts that lurk in the corners of time. From encounters with Barnabas Marsh and Wilbur Whateley to dangerous seaside communities, this witty exploration covers the multitude of imaginary dangers, escape options, and chances of survival when confronting these horrors. Shoggoths, Nightgaunts, ghouls, and Cthulhu all have ventured into popular cult
    The cult of alien gods : H.P. Lovecraft and extraterrestrial pop culture by Jason Colavito( Book )
    2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 297 libraries worldwide
    "Could extraterrestrials have really come to Earth thousands of years ago? Did they bequeath humanity its first civilizations? Were there "ancient astronauts"? For nearly half a century, a flurry of books, movies, and television shows (with more cropping up each year) have said yes, over the objections of scientists, educators, and archaeologists." "In The Cult of Alien Gods, author Jason Colavito reveals for the first time that the theory that aliens visited Earth in the ancient past - and may even have genetically engineered humankind - began not as science fact but as science fiction in the work of master horror writer H.P. Lovecraft (1890-1937). This comprehensive survey examines Lovecraft's body of work as well as his influence on maverick historians, occultists, pop culture, and a modern UFO cult trying to clone a human being an orders from the "aliens."" "From flying saucers to lost civilizations, The Cult of Alien Gods also explores the decline of reason and the dramatic challenges that rocked science over the past century. Lovecraft created the first ancient-astronaut story in 1926, and the saga of how his fictional aliens - his "sheer fun"--Became a powerful threat to mainstream science rivals the ancient-astronaut theory itself for sheer outrageous improbability. Only, this story is true."--Jacket
    H.P. Lovecraft in popular culture : the works and their adaptations in film, television, comics, music, and games by Don G Smith( Book )
    5 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 295 libraries worldwide
    "This scholarly study highlights Lovecraft's profound impact on 20th century popular culture. Early chapters introduce his complete writings, providing an annotated bibliography of the author's horror and science fiction tales. The works are discussed in the context of the Cthulhu Mythos, an invented mythology centering on ancient and alien beings interacting with the terrestrial world"--Provided by publisher
    New tales of the Cthulhu Mythos ( Book )
    2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 259 libraries worldwide
    Cthulhu 2000 : a Lovecraftian anthology ( Book )
    4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 256 libraries worldwide
    Eighteen stories of horror. From Poppy Z. Brite's His mouth will taste of wormwood, on a museum of body parts, to Lawrence Watt-Evans' Pickman's modem, a tale of horror on the Internet
    Fall of Cthulhu by Michael Alan Nelson( Book )
    2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 237 libraries worldwide
    Cy is an ordinary guy with a beautiful fiancee--until his uncle's suicide changes his life forever. Consumed with discovering the motive behind his relative's sudden and painful death, he finds notes and scribblings about a nonsense word he doesn't recognize... Cthulhu. Obsessed, he seeks out answers to questions he should have never asked
    The house of Cthulhu by Brian Lumley( Book )
    1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 203 libraries worldwide
    The House of Cthulhu introduces the weird and wonderful world of Theem'hdra, an island continent of wonders and terrors, where brave men die terrifying deaths, awe-inspiring sorcerers hurl powerful magic at each other, and monsters abound
    Experimentation and versatility : the early novels and short fiction of Fred Chappell by Casey Clabough( Book )
    2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 196 libraries worldwide
    Investigating the complexities of Chappell's work, Clabough's study offers new ways of considering Chappell, who has been characterized variously as a Appalachian, Southern, and fantasy writer. However, as Clabough demonstrates, he is, in fact, all and none of these things - a writer of immense gifts constantly reinventing himself through his experiments in seemingly disparate genres."--BOOK JACKET
    The mall of Cthulhu by Seamus Cooper( Book )
    1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 177 libraries worldwide
    A decade ago, college student Laura Harker was saved from a fate worse than death at the hands (and fangs) of a centuries-old vampire priestess and her Satanic minions. Her rescuer, an awkward, geeky folklore student named Teddy, single-handedly slew the undead occupants of the Omega Alpha sorority house, spurred into heroic action by fate itself, inexorably intertwining his and Laura's destinies. After navigating her way through law school, Laura is now a junior FBI agent assigned to the Bureau's Boston office. Unfortunately, she finds her job involves more paperwork than adventure. When Ted stumbles onto a group of Cthulhu cultists planning to awaken the Old Ones through mystic incantations culled from the fabled Necronomicon, he and Laura must spring into action, traveling from Boston to the seemingly-peaceful suburbs of Providence and beyond, all the way to the sanity-shattering non-Euclidian alleyways and towers of dread R'lyeh itself, in order to prevent an innocent shopping center from turning into ... The Mall of Cthulhu!
    The call of Cthulhu and other dark tales by H. P Lovecraft( file )
    2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 171 libraries worldwide
    Frequently imitated and widely influential, Howard Phillips Lovecraft reinvented the horror genre in the twentieth century, discarding ghosts and witches and envisioning instead mankind as a tiny outpost of dwindling sanity in a chaotic and malevolent universe
    The call of Cthulhu by Andrew Leman( visu )
    3 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in Multiple languages and No Linguistic Content and held by 135 libraries worldwide
    Follows the nephew of a renowned professor as he procures documents concerning a mysterious cult. The followers of an ancient deity who lies under the ocean waters awaiting the day that he will return to rule over the Earth, the Cthulu cult are convinced that the day of reckoning is at hand. According to his dead relative's notes, any mortal who hears the mighty Cthulu's call will be driven beyond madness. As the horrifying reality of this cosmic terror begins to take form, the frightened man passes the torch to his psychiatrist, who personally sets out to investigate the dark legend
    The call of Cthulhu and other stories by H. P Lovecraft( Sound Recording )
    5 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 121 libraries worldwide
    A collection of creepy tales by America's finest horror author. At the heart of these stories, as with all the best of Lovecraft's work, is the belief that the Earth was once inhabited by powerful and evil gods, just waiting for the chance to recolonise their planet. Cthulhu is one such god, lurking deep beneath the sea until called into being by cult followers who- like all humans - know not what they do
 
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