Dreams and Fancies

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Dreams and Fancies
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Dust-jacket illustration by Richard Taylor for Dreams and Fancies
Author H. P. Lovecraft
Cover artist Richard Taylor
Country United States
Language English
Genre Fantasy, Horror, Science fiction short stories, letters
Publisher Arkham House
Publication date
Media type Print (Hardback)
Pages x, 174 pp

Dreams and Fancies is a collection of letters and fantasy, horror and science fiction short stories by American author H. P. Lovecraft. It was released in 1962 by Arkham House in an edition of 2,030 copies and was the sixth collection of Lovecraft's work to be released by Arkham House.

The concept of the collection was to present letters by Lovecraft recounting dreams, and the stories which may have derived from those dreams. It also includes fragments of letters from Lovecraft to various correspondence in which his dreams are discussed.


Dreams and Fancies contains the following tales:

  1. "Introduction", by August Derleth
  2. "Dreams and Fancies" (letters to: Reinhart Kleiner, Maurice W. Moe, Alfred Galpin, Bernard Austin Dwyer, Donald Wandrei, Clark Ashton Smith, Duane W. Rimel, R.H. Barlow, William Lumley, Willis Connover, Jr. and Virgil Finlay)
  3. "Memory"
  4. "The Statement of Randolph Carter"
  5. "Celephais"
  6. "The Doom That Came to Sarnath"
  7. "Nyarlathotep"
  8. "The Evil Clergyman"
  9. "The Thing in the Moonlight"
  10. "The Shadow Out of Time"


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