Selected Stories of H.P. Lovecraft

The Influence of Edgar Allan Poe on H.P. Lovecraft’s “At the Mountains of Madness” College

Howard Phillips Lovecraft was one of the greatest horror writers in history of the literature and his works inspired many authors, many books and many movies. Just to name a few, author of many successful psychological horror books, Stephen King, has included H.P. Lovecraft besides few other horror writers in the introduction to his 2014 novel “Revival” referring to them as “some of the people who built my house“ (King) and even included a citation from Lovecraft’s short story “The Nameless City.“
Lovecraft’s influence is heavily present even in the cinematography and most noticeably in the horror movies like “The Thing” or “Evil Dead”.

Just as H.P. Lovecraft inspired many authors, he himself had been inspired by many before him, Lord Dunsany, Arthur Machen, Clark Ashton Smith and most noticeably Edgar Allan Poe. Edgar Allan Poe, Baltimorean who had fair success with his stories and poems and became a well-known person although his works have been criticized fairly often. H.P. Lovecraft was clearly influenced by Poe and perhaps sought in him some figure of a teacher in his works. H.P. Lovecraft stated in his letters to Rheinhart Kleiner that “Poe was my God of Fiction“ and that “ When I write stories, Edgar Allan Poe is my...

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