Lovecraft's Influences and Favorites


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In 1927, H. P. Lovecraft wrote a long essay on "Supernatural Horror in Literature" in which he discussed the history of what came to be known as Weird Fiction. This collection includes many of the texts that Lovecraft mentioned in the essay, beginning with Edgar Allan Poe's Fall of the House of Usher, published in 1839 and ending with Walter de la Mare Seaton's Aunt from 1922. Included are 19 stories and 1 poem. - Summary by Alan Winterrowd (13 hr 44 min)

Chapters

The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe 38:40 Read by Josh Kibbey
What Was It? by Fitz-James O'Brien 36:49 Read by Rafe Ball
The Little Red Kitten by Lafcadio Hearn 5:36 Read by Availle
The Upper Berth by F. Marion Crawford 45:02 Read by Chris Pyle
The Death of Halpin Frayser by Ambrose Bierce 33:31 Read by oogiesragdoll
The Mark of the Beast by Rudyard Kipling 33:21 Read by Rafe Ball
The Captain of the 'Pole-Star' by Arthur Conan Doyle 49:48 Read by Josh Kibbey
The Yellow Sign by Robert W. Chambers 38:57 Read by Dan Ficklin
Xelucha by M. P. Shiel 26:19 Read by Peter Yearsley
The Red Room by H. G. Wells 24:55 Read by Maria de Fátima da Silva
The Shadows on the Wall by Mary E. Wilkins 36:05 Read by Maria de Fátima da Silva
The Harbor-Master by Robert W. Chambers 58:11 Read by Robert Doolan
The White People by Arthur Machen - Pt 1 25:53 Read by Ian Virly
The White People by Arthur Machen - Pt 2 44:51 Read by Ian Virly
The White People by Arthur Machen - Pt 3 20:20 Read by Ian Virly
Lost Hearts by M. R. James 24:50 Read by JMH Powell
The Willows by Algernon Blackwood, Pt 1 34:12 Read by Alan Winterrowd
The Willows by Algernon Blackwood, Pt 2 29:11 Read by Alan Winterrowd
The Willows by Algernon Blackwood, Pt 3 29:31 Read by Alan Winterrowd
The Willows by Algernon Blackwood, Pt 4 24:17 Read by Alan Winterrowd
The Hashish Man by Lord Dunsany 15:18 Read by Rafe Ball
The Unhappy Body by Lord Dunsany 13:04 Read by Stefan Von Blon
Fishhead by Irvin S. Cobb 26:46 Read by Peter Yearsley
The Hashish-Eater, or the Apocalypse of Evil by Clark Ashton Smith 28:49 Read by Alan Winterrowd
Seaton's Aunt by Walter de la Mare, Pt 1 33:09 Read by Rafe Ball
Seaton's Aunt by Walter de la Mare, Pt 2 47:04 Read by Rafe Ball

Reviews

Great idea for a bundle!


(5 stars)

Handy overview of HP's sources...


(4 stars)

Some readings are brilliant, others (a minority) are unlistenable due to mispronunciations and poor diction. If you skip the amateurish ones and are able to tolerate the racist stories (or understand them in the context of Lovecraft’s white supremacy), a great collection.