LoveFest – The 2018 Lovecraft Adventure – The Path to Madness

„The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.“

7th Annual Celebration of H.P. Lovecraft in Second Life
~ August 17-27 ~

Celebrating H.P. Lovecraft’s 128th Birthday

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H.P. Lovecraft, in full Howard Phillips Lovecraft, (born August 20, 1890, Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.—died March 15, 1937, Providence), American author of fantastic and macabre short novels and stories, one of the 20th-century masters of the Gothic tale of terror. Lovecraft was interested in science from childhood.

His Cthulhu Mythos series of tales describe ordinary New Englanders’ encounters with horrific beings of extraterrestrial origin. In these short stories, Lovecraft’s intimate knowledge of New England’s geography and culture is blended with an elaborate original mythology. His other short stories deal with similarly terrifying phenomena in which horror and morbid fantasy acquire an unexpected verisimilitude. The Case of Charles Dexter Ward (1927; published posthumously 1941), At the Mountains of Madness (1931, published 1936), and The Shadow over Innsmouth (1931, published 1936) are considered his best short novels.

Lovecraft was a master of poetic language, and he attained unusually high literary standards in his particular fictional genre.

„That is not dead which can eternal lie, And with strange aeons even death may die.“

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