- Publisher: Gollancz
- Format: Hardback | 560 pages
- Dimensions: 160mm x 236mm x 48mm | 862g
- Publication date: 1 October 2011
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 0575099356
- ISBN 13: 9780575099357
- Edition: Special edition
- Edition statement: Special Collector's ed.
- Illustrations note: black & white illustrations, black & white line drawings
- Sales rank: 49,874
Following on from the phenomenal success of NECRONOMICON comes ELDRITCH TALES. Howard Phillips Lovecraft died at the age of 47, but in his short life he turned out dozens of stories which changed the face of horror. His extraordinary imagination spawned both the Elder God Cthulhu and his eldritch cohorts, and the strangely compelling town of Innsmouth, all of which feature within these pages. This collection gathers together the rest of Lovecraft's rarely seen but extraordinary short fiction, including the whole of the long-out-of-print collection FUNGI FROM YOGGOTH. Many of these stories have never been available in the UK! Stephen Jones, one of the world's foremost editors of dark fiction, will complete the Lovecraft story in his extensive afterword, and award-winning artist Les Edwards will provide numerous illustrations for this must-have companion volume to NECRONOMICON.
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Howard Phillips Lovecraft (1890-1937) is probably the most important and influential author of supernatural fiction of the 20th century. Since his untimely death, he has become acknowledged as a master of fantasy fiction, and a mainstream American writer second only to Edgar Allan Poe.
""You need to read him--he's where the darkness starts." --Neil Gaiman"