The Lovecraft Necronomicon Primer: A Guide to the Cthulhu Mythos

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Llewellyn Worldwide, 2009 - Literary Criticism - 262 pages
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Elder things. Ghasts. Night-gaunts. Meet the creatures of the Cthulhu Mythos, denizens of the dark but brilliant imagination of H. P. Lovecraft. The collection of occult horror and fantasy he penned during his short lifetime is a legacy that has terrified and inspired generations of fans. Lovecraft's tales reveal the horror of seeing what has been hidden from humanity for good reason.

Written for those curious about Lovecraft and his work, this illustrated guide presents detailed descriptions of twenty-nine of the monsters, creatures, and gods that inhabit Lovecraft's macabre fictional universe, without any spoilers that could ruin a future read of his stories. It also includes an introduction to the man regarded as the father of American horror.

 

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The Necronomicon Primer by T. Allan Bilstad was published by Llewelyn Publications in 2009. It is a handsome little pocketbook with 262 pages of text. There is no cover art to speak of but the ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction to the Primer
1
A Brief Background of the Cthulhu Mythos
31
The Creatures of the Cthulhu Mythos
37
Intellect
97
Ticklish Terrors for Travelers 195
117
Copyright

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About the author (2009)

T. Allan Bilstad (Midwest) edited the popular and criticaly acclaimed Donald Tyson books Necronomicon, Alhazred and Grimoire of the Necronomicon, as well as the Necronomicon Tarot.

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