Literature of Lovecraft Deluxe USB Edition faux book

The Literature of Lovecraft Audiobook

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A Lovecraftian Collection of Weird Tales

In his Commonplace Book and and his lengthy essay Supernatural Horror in Literature, author H.P. Lovecraft carefully assessed weird tales through the ages. He named a great many stories that he admired. The H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society has curated a collection of 43 of the best of them and recorded them as audiobooks for your listening enjoyment. Read by the HPLHS' own Andrew Leman and Sean Branney and featuring original music by Troy Sterling Nies, these eerie tales will delight your mind and chill your blood.

This collection features forty three tales totaling roughly fifty hours of thrilling storytelling by masters including Blackwood, Dickens, Kipling, Machen, Chambers, Conan Doyle and Poe. You'll likely meet new authors whose works you may not know. The collection features a special audio Afterword in which Mssrs. Branney and Leman share their thoughts as editors and readers of the collection in a casual conversation.

For more information, please visit the web page for the collection!


  • "The Adventure of the German Student" by Washington Irving
  • "The Avenger of Perdóndaris" by Lord Dunsany
  • "The Bad Lands" by John Metcalfe
  • "The Black Stone" by Robert E. Howard
  • The Boats of the Glen Carrig by William Hope Hodgson
  • "Count Magnus" by M.R. James
  • "The Dead Valley" by Ralph Adams Cram
  • "The Death Mask" by Henrietta Everett
  • "The Fall of the House of Usher" by Edgar Allan Poe
  • "The Ghost of Fear" by H.G. Wells
  • "The Ghostly Kiss" by Lafcadio Hearn
  • "The Horla" by Guy de Maupassant
  • "The House and the Brain" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • "The House of Sounds" by Matthew Phipps Shiel
  • "Idle Days on the Yann" by Lord Dunsany
  • "Lot #249" by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • "The Man-Wolf" by Erckmann & Chartrian
  • "The Middle Toe of the Right Foot" by Ambrose Bierce
  • "The Minister's Black Veil" by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • "The Monkey's Paw" by W.W. Jacobs
  • "One of Cleopatra's Nights" by Theophile Gauthier
  • "The Phantom Rickshaw" by Ruyard Kipling
  • The Place Called Dagon by Herbert Gorman
  • "Seaton's Aunt" by Walter de la Mare
  • "The Shadows on the Wall" by Mary E. Wilkins
  • "A Shop in Go By Street" by Lord Dunsany
  • "The Signal-Man" by Charles Dickens
  • "Skule Skerry" by John Buchan
  • "The Spider" by Hanns Heinz Ewers
  • "The Story of a Panic" by E.M. Forster
  • "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • "The Tale of Satampra Zeiros" by Clark Ashton Smith
  • "The Tapestried Chamber" by Sir Walter Scott
  • "The Upper Berth" by F. Marion Crawford
  • "The Vampyre" by Johni Polidori
  • "The Venus of Ille" by Prosper Mérimée
  • "The Were Wolf" by Clemence Housman
  • "What Was It?" by Fitz-James O'Brien
  • "The White People" by Arthur Machen
  • "The White Wolf of the Hartz Mountains" by Frederick Marryat
  • "The Willows" by Algernon Blackwood
  • "The Yellow Sign" by Robert W. Chambers
  • "The Yellow Wallpaper" by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
  • Afterword - in which readers Andrew Leman and Sean Branney engage in a lively improvised discussion of the many tales and authors in this collection
  • Outtakes - hear unvarnished audio wipeouts, dialect disasters, textual lamentations and expletive-laden outbursts by your dedicated narrators

Deluxe Edition. Due to the massive size of this collection, we are not offering it on CD (it would take 39 CDs). This collection comes packaged in a custom designed faux library book which artfully holds a custom designed 16Gb USB flash drive containing all of the stories in a format that's permanent, portable and easily added to your audio collection. The Deluxe Edition also comes with a free download of the stories.

Download Edition.  Start enjoying the tales immediately via digital download. No shipping, no taxes, just weird tales! Because the collection is large, we recommend than you download it to a computer first and then sync the files to your phone or tablet - it generally works better that way, although it can be downloaded directly to any device that can manage a 5Gb .zip file.

Free Samples. To give you a taste of the collection, we're giving you two stories to enjoy in their entirety absolutely free

Additional samples - the openings of a few other stories:

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