The greatest American writer after Edgar Poe in the field of fantasy, Howard Phillips Lovecraft (1890-1937) remains as little known as him in his native country. Written at the age of six, his First Contes-inédits in French nevertheless reveal the early genius of the one who was going to renew the fantastic by giving it a cosmic dimension. In two novels and eighteen short stories, Lovecraft imagines that the wonders and monsters of European folklore (ghosts, sorcerers, vampires), the temporal abysses of Eastern religions, the fables and legends of antiquity are only the manifestations of a unique secret cult.
Cult of the immense and monstrous Cthulhu, one of the Great Ancients who reigned millions of years ago on Earth and dream of reclaiming it. Grouped together for the first time, these twenty texts, which were given by different publishers, follow the rise of the Cthulhu myth in Lovecraft's inspiration from 1917 to 1935. Crowned by the Legends of the Myth of Cthulhu, the contribution of Lovecraft's friends to his myth, making it a collective cosmic epic on the model of an Odyssey painted with the only colors of the nightmare.
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