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The Lovecraft Lexicon
A Reader’s Guide to Persons, Places and Things
in the Tales of H.P. Lovecraft

By Anthony B. Pearsall


Back Cover Text

Though Howard Phillips (H.P.) Lovecraft died in 1937, his remarkable body of work—including The Dunwich Horror and The Call of Cthulhu—continue to intrigue and horrify readers from all over the world. Its elements of horror, fantasy and magic have captured an enormous and varied audience. But Lovecraft’s world of imagination can be highly complex. It is filled with a daunting array of bizarre and obscure characters, monsters, places and things which can be quite a task for anyone to sort out. Anthony Pearsall has done just that. From “Abbadon” (a demon in The Nameless City) to “Zuro” (a river in The Quest of Iranon), Pearsall has meticulously covered hundreds of the People, Places and Things in H.P. Lovecraft’s writings. Armed with The Lovecraft Lexicon, you have the definitive guide to the people, places and other important aspects of a truly incredible universe.
     While The Lovecraft Lexicon is not a biography, Pearsall also includes quite a bit about Lovecraft himself, as well as many of the People, Places and Things which influenced his life and his writings.
     And if that isn’t enough, a special, extended Appendix details one of Lovecraft’s recurrent themes: Caves, Caverns & Abysses.

Anthony Pearsall was born and raised in California, where he still lives. He is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley. The Lovecraft Lexicon is his first book.


  • Introduction
  • Chronology of Selected Tales
  • Abbreviations of Selected Tales Referenced in the Lexicon
  • The Lexicon
    • Abbadon – Azathoth
    • B-67 – Butler Street Station
    • (de) C Family – Czanek, Mary
    • Daemonolatreia – Dzyan, Book of
    • Eagle, Brooklyn – Exham Priory
    • Falconer – Fuseli, Henry
    • Gate of the Caravans – Gunnarssen
    • Hadoth – Hypnos
    • Ib – Iwanicki, Father
    • Jackson, Stephen – Jupiter
    • Kadath – Kythanil
    • Lactantius – Lyman, Dr.
    • Machen, Arthur – Mwanu
    • Naacal Language – Nython
    • O’Brien, Kid – Oukranos
    • Pabodie, Professor Frank R. – Purple Spiders
    • Quantum Physics – Quebec
    • Raabe – Rutland Herald
    • Saducismus Triumphatus – Syracuse
    • Tablets of Nhing – Tyre
    • U-29 – Uzuldaroum
    • Valusia – Voorish Sign
    • Waite, Asenath – Wormius, Olaus
    • Xari – Xura
    • Yaanek, Mount – Yuggoth
    • Zann, Erich – Zuro
  • Appendix: Caves, Caverns, Wells & Abysses

Bibliographic Information

The Lovecraft Lexicon. By Anthony B. Pearsall. Tempe, AZ: New Falcon Publications; 2005; ISBN 1-56184-129-3 (softcover); 472 pages.

Purchasing This Book

This book may be purchased in softcover from Amazon.com or Barnes & Noble or directly from the publisher, New Falcon Publications.

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