The Lovecraft Mythos
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The Lovecraft Mythos

Public Domain short stories by HP Lovecraft

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The original stories written by H.P. Lovecraft.

Because Lovecraft was a terrible businessman and left no heirs to his intellectual property, all of his works are already in the public domain. This publication is freely available, and contains some short introductions and quality-of-life additions written by the editor.

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About the Editor

Stijn Dejongh
Stijn Dejongh

Stijn Dejongh is a software developer, architect, and coach. He lives in Belgium with his wife, child, and cat.

Amongst his interests are such diverse elements as software development, board games, philosophy, martial arts, personal growth, and productivity.

Stijn has been working in the software industry for over a decade, specializing in government and large enterprise software development.

he has been an independent consultant since 2020, helping organizations improve their technical practices and processes.

Beyond his consultancy, he is fueled by a passion for knowledge-sharing and skill improvement.

Over the years, he has been a mentor to many junior developers and has written numerous articles and blog posts on software development, personal growth, and productivity. Some of his writing can be found on his knowledge sharing website,

Driven by the belief that continuous learning is the key to success in the dynamic world of technology, Stijn invites everyone to embark on a journey of discovery and improvement.

About the Contributors

Howard Philips Lovecraft
Howard Philips Lovecraft


Born in Providence, Rhode Island, Lovecraft spent most of his life in New England. After his father's institutionalization in 1893, he lived affluently until his family's wealth dissipated after the death of his grandfather. Lovecraft then lived with his mother, in reduced financial security, until her institutionalization in 1919. He began to write essays for the United Amateur Press Association, and in 1913 wrote a critical

letter to a pulp magazine that ultimately led to his involvement in pulp fiction. He became active in the speculative fiction community and was published in several pulp magazines. Lovecraft moved to New York City, marrying Sonia Greene in 1924, and later became the center of a wider group of authors known as the "Lovecraft Circle". They introduced him to Weird Tales, which became his most prominent publisher. Lovecraft's time in New York took a toll on his mental state and financial conditions. He returned to Providence in 1926 and produced some of his most popular works, including "The Call of Cthulhu", At the Mountains of Madness, The Shadow over Innsmouth, and The Shadow Out of Time. He remained active as a writer for 11 years until his death from intestinal cancer at the age of 46.

Table of Contents

    • About: H.P. Lovecraft
    • The Loveable Lovecraft Mythos
    Part I:The Cthulhu Mythos
    • 1.Dagon
    • 2.The Nameless City
    • 3.Nyarlathotep
    • 4.Azathoth
    • 5.The Hound
    • 6.The Festival
    • 7.The Lurking Fear
    • 8.The Unnamable
    • 9.The Outsider
    • 10.The Shunned House
    • 11.The Call of Cthulhu
    • 12.The Colour out of Space
    • 13.The Dunwich Horror
    • 14.At the Mountains of Madness
    • 15.The Dreams in the Witch House
    • 16.The Shadow over Innsmouth
    • 17.The Shadow out of Time
    • 18.The Haunter of the Dark
    • 19.The Thing on the Doorstep
    • 20.The Evil Clergyman
    • 21.The Man of Stone
    • 22.The Horror in the Museum
    • 23.Out of the Aeons
    • 24.The Tree on the Hill
    • 25.The Mound
    • 26.History of the Necronomicon
    • 27.The Case of Charles Dexter Ward
    • 28.The Diary of Alonzo Typer
    • 29.Facts concerning the Late Arthur Jermyn and His Family
    • 30.The Horror at Red Hook
    Part II:The Dreamlands Cycles
    • 31.Polaris
    • 32.The Doom That Came to Sarnath
    • 33.The White Ship
    • 34.The Cats of Ulthar
    • 35.Celephaîs
    • 36.Ex Oblivione
    • 37.The Quest of Iranon
    • 38.The Other Gods
    • 39.Hypnos
    • 40.The Strange High House in the Mist
    • 41.The Silver Key
    • 42.The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath
    • 43.Through the Gates of the Silver Key
    • 44.Beyond the Wall of Sleep
    • 45.The Statement of Randolph Carter
    • 46.The Transition of Juan Romero
    • 47.The Crawling Chaos
    • 48.The Green Meadow
    • 49.The Descendant
    Part III:The Extended Mythos
    • 50.Memory
    • 51.The Very Old Folk
    • 52.Poetry and the Gods
    • 53.The Tree
    • 54.The Moon-Bog
    • 55.The Street
    • 56.The Terrible Old Man
    • 57.The Tomb
    • 58.The Picture in the House
    • 59.The Music of Erich Zann
    • 60.The Thing in the Moonlight
    • 61.Pickman’s Model
    • 62.The Temple
    • 63.Under the Pyramids
    • 64.Medusa’s Coil
    • 65.The Challenge from Beyond
    • 66.The Electric Executioner
    • 67.Herbert West–Reanimator
    • 68.The Hoard of the Wizard-Beast
    • 69.The Night Ocean
    • 70.In the Walls of Eryx
    • 71.What the Moon Brings
    • 72.Winged Death
    • 73.Till A’ the Seas
    Part IV:Background information
    • 74.Thematic and stylistic groupings
    • 75.The Lovecraft Universe: Timeline and Key Events
    • 76.Eldritch Horrors: A Guide to Lovecraftian Entities

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