Lovecraft's Book

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Lovecraft's Book
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Dust-jacket illustration by Jeffrey K. Potter for Lovecraft's Book
Author Richard A. Lupoff
Cover artist Jeffrey K. Potter
Country United States
Language English
Genre Historical novel
Publisher Arkham House
Publication date
Media type Print (Hardback)
Pages ix, 260 pp
ISBN 978-0-87054-151-3
OCLC 11370960
813/.54 19
LC Class PS3562.U6 L68 1985

Lovecraft's Book is a historical novel by author Richard A. Lupoff. It was released in 1985 by Arkham House in an edition of 3,544 copies. It was the author's first book published by Arkham House.

Plot summary[edit]

The story concerns an offer made to H. P. Lovecraft by a fascist sympathizer, George Sylvester Viereck. His offer is to have Lovecraft write a political tract in the nature of an American Mein Kampf. In return, Viereck promises the publication of a volume of Lovecraft's stories.



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