late 1800’s – mid 1950’s
Howard Phillips Lovecraft 1890 –1937) was an American author who achieved posthumous fame through his influential works of horror fiction.
During his life he was virtually unknown and was only published in Pulp Magazines such as Weird Tales.
Never able to support himself from earnings as author and editor, Lovecraft saw commercial success increasingly elude him in this latter period, partly because he lacked the confidence and drive to promote himself. He subsisted in progressively straitened circumstances in his last years; an inheritance was completely spent by the time he died at the age of 46.
Lovecraft is now regarded as one of the most significant 20th-century authors in his genre—horror.
The Cthulhu Mythos is a shared fictional universe based on the work of Lovecraft. Authors of Lovecraftian horror use the elements of Mythos in an ongoing expansion of the fictional universe.
Drawing by Lovecraft of the Cthulhu.
"Dagon" is a short story by H. P. Lovecraft, written in July 1917, one of the first stories he wrote as an adult. It was first published in the November 1919 edition of The Vagrant. Wikipedia
The Case of Charles Dexter Ward is a short novel by H. P. Lovecraft, written in early 1927, but not published during the author's lifetime. Wikipedia
"The Dunwich Horror" is a short story by Lovecraft written in 1928 and first published in the April 1929 issue of Weird Tales. It takes place in Dunwich, a fictional town in Massachusetts. Wikipedia
The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear. And the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown. – Lovecraft