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The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath

By H.P. Lovecraft
Illustrated by Pete Von Sholly
Introduction by S.T. Joshi

Dustjacket Text

While not one of HPL’s most popular tales, The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath is bursting with scenes and creatures that simply beg for artistic expression.
     Although it’s HPL’s only total fantasy epic, the inclusion of Richard Upton Pickman (in a kind of sequel to Pickman’s Model), the ubiquitous Nyarlathotep, and the various name and place references tie the story to Lovecraft’s other major fiction and pull it away from his ‘Dunsanian’ stories. I have drawn Randolph Carter, our hero, as Lovecraft since the story is so auto-biographical, heavily incorporating his love of antiquarian architecture, cats and of course the past.
     Of all the author’s work, I find this one to have a very satisfying and happy ending; something we don’t often get with Lovecraft. This was the first story I illustrated and I’m delighted that PS is using it as the springboard for their new Pulps Library.
Pete Von Sholly


Bibliographic Information

The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath. By H.P. Lovecraft, illustrated by Pete Von Sholly, introduction by S.T. Joshi. Hornsea, England: PS Publishing; 2014; ISBN 978-1-848637-31-3; jacketed hardcover.

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