Lovecraft: A Biography

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Orion, Sep 29, 2011 - Fiction - 480 pages
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His name conjures macabre visions of ghoulish beasts, creeping monsters, ghastly fantasies.
His stories have spawned a following that ranks him with Edgar Allan Poe and Lord Dunsany.
But Lovecraft was himself the most bizarre of all his characters!

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User Review  - BruceCoulson - LibraryThing

The is a reasonably balanced biography of H. P. Lovecraft. de Camp's preface explains much about how and why he chose to write the book, and it's clear that although de Camp doesn't quite understand ... Read full review

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User Review  - DGhoul - LibraryThing

This book contains alot of interesting facts derived from Lovecraft's correspondence with a variety of individuals including family and literary peers. It is also rather disorganized and repetitive. A writer with more enthusiasm for his subject would produce a much better biography. Read full review

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About the author (2011)

L. Sprague de Camp (1907 - 2000)
Lyon Sprague de Camp was born in 1907 and died in 2000. During a writing career that spanned seven decades, he wrote over a hundred books in the areas of science fiction, fantasy, historical fiction, non-fiction and biography. Although arguably best known for his continuation of Robert E. Howard's Conan stories, de Camp was an important figure in the formative period of modern SF, alongside the likes of Isaac Asimov and Robert A. Heinlein, and was a winner of the Hugo, World Fantasy Life Achievement and SFWA Grand Master awards.

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