The Dark Brotherhood and Other Pieces

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The Dark Brotherhood and Other Pieces
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Jacket illustration by Frank Utpatel for The Dark Brotherhood and Other Pieces
Author H. P. Lovecraft & Divers Hands
Cover artist Frank Utpatel
Country United States
Language English
Genre Fantasy, Horror, short stories, essay, memoir
Publisher Arkham House
Publication date
Media type Print (Hardback)
Pages x, 321 pp

The Dark Brotherhood and Other Pieces is a collection of stories, poems and essays by American author H. P. Lovecraft and others, edited by August Derleth. It was released in 1966 by Arkham House in an edition of 3,460 copies. The dustjacket is by Frank Utpatel.

Some controversy was raised by the publication of the Chalker bibliography (see below), as George T. Wetzel claimed with some plausibility that Chalker had pirated Wetzel's own bibliography of 1955.


The Dark Brotherhood and Other Pieces contains the following pieces:

  1. "Introduction", by August Derleth
  2. "The Dark Brotherhood" by H. P. Lovecraft and August Derleth
  3. "Suggestions for a Reading Guide", by H. P. Lovecraft
  4. "Alfredo", by H. P. Lovecraft
  5. "Amateur Journalism: Its Possible Needs and Betterment", by H. P. Lovecraft
  6. "What Belongs in Verse", by H. P. Lovecraft
  7. Six Poems, by H. P. Lovecraft
    • "Bells"
    • "Oceanus"
    • "Clouds"
    • "Mother Earth"
    • "Cindy"
    • "On a Battlefield in France"
  8. Three Stories by C. M. Eddy, Jr.
    • "The Loved Dead"
    • "Deaf, Dumb, and Blind"
    • "The Ghost-Eater"
  9. "The Lovecraft "Books": Some Addenda and Corrigenda", by William Scott Home
  10. "To Arkham and the Stars", by Fritz Leiber
  11. "Through Hyperspace With Brown Jenkin", by Fritz Leiber
  12. "Lovecraft and the New England Megaliths", by Andrew E. Rothovius
  13. "Howard Phillips Lovecraft: A Bibliography", by Jack L. Chalker
  14. "Walks With H. P. Lovecraft", by C. M. Eddy, Jr.
  15. "The Cancer of Superstition", by C. M. Eddy, Jr.
  16. "The Making of a Hoax", by August Derleth
  17. "Lovecraft's Illustrators", by John E. Vetter
  18. "Final Notes", by August Derleth


  • Jaffery, Sheldon (1989). The Arkham House Companion. Mercer Island, WA: Starmont House, Inc. p. 82. ISBN 1-55742-005-X. 
  • Chalker, Jack L.; Mark Owings (1998). The Science-Fantasy Publishers: A Bibliographic History, 1923-1998. Westminster, MD and Baltimore: Mirage Press, Ltd. pp. 43–44. 
  • Joshi, S.T. (1999). Sixty Years of Arkham House: A History and Bibliography. Sauk City, WI: Arkham House. p. 95. ISBN 0-87054-176-5. 
  • Nielsen, Leon (2004). Arkham House Books: A Collector's Guide. Jefferson, NC and London: McFarland & Company, Inc. p. 97. ISBN 0-7864-1785-4.