The Complete Works of Lovecraft eBook Now in PDF

August 1st, 2011 · 44 Comments

A while back, I released a complete works of H.P. Lovecraft eBook in EPUB and Kindle formats. While that works for most people, some had asked for a PDF copy for their computers or other devices. Creating the PDF wasn’t a priority (the stories are all available online and the two version I’ve created can be read on nearly every device, including computers), but it was still something I wanted to get around to. So last weekend, I got it put together.

You can download the PDF here. I’ve set it as a download vs. opening in a browser because it’s a large enough file that it may slow down your browser while loading. Should you want it in your browser or need to download it by right-clicking and saving the link for some reason, try this link instead. The text is the same as the other ebooks. It has a linked table of contents and “Return to Table of Contents” links following each story.

If you have an e-Reader or want to read it on your smartphone, I strongly recommend downloading the EPUB or the MOBI versions instead. The formatting looks fine on a computer and would probably look fine on a tablet, but PDFs simply don’t look as good on e-Readers/phones as EPUBs/MOBIs do. Since the file is about 6x as large as the other ebooks, this also puts more strain on my server. I’m hoping that won’t be an issue—otherwise I’ll have to host the download elsewhere.

As with the other eBook, this is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC 3.0) (a formalization of the request I initially made, merely putting it into legal terms). The book may be redistributed, torn apart, revised, etc, but please do not sell it. Uploading on your own site for download is fine. If you choose to share or redistribute the book, please give credit to Basically, you can do anything with it but sell it.

Hope you enjoy!

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44 Responses to “The Complete Works of Lovecraft eBook Now in PDF”

  1. Leonard Ritter Says:

    Thanks for the post – put it on my Android, finally a chance to read the original.

  2. Schnarzoid Says:


    Many thanks.

  3. Lovecraft’s fiction in a single PDF « TENTACLII :: H.P. Lovecraft blog Says:

    [...] Chick has just released her recent excellent Kindle comporiblation of the Complete Stories of Lovecraft as an 8Mb PDF file. [...]

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    [...] Nu har Lovecrafts samtliga verk släppts, gratis, i E-version. [...]

  5. Darby Says:

    such a big fan of Lovecraft!
    my PC, my Nook, and I thank you!

  6. Kthulhu Says:

    Cool. Any chance of the collaborations and “revisions” being added in the future?

  7. Jay Says:

    Thanks for putting the ebook together. Bought it at Amazon in the hope that you get at least a little bit of a cut from the sale price.

  8. Jan Says:

    I have tried downloading the MOBI version onto my kindle but it will not recognise it. I also downloaded onto my comp & tried to rtransfer but ditto. Any suggestions please?

    Ruth: As I said in my e-mail response, the MOBI file is a zip and therefore must be unzipped before the whole folder is transferred (or just the .mobi file in the folder is transferred) to your Kindle. The Kindle cannot handle .zip files on its own.

  9. Jeremy Says:

    My netbook and I thank you! :D

  10. Sheila Says:

    Thank you very much for sharing the PDFs. I’m going to send a link to your article to a good friend who’s a huge Lovecraft fan. I’m sure she’ll be thrilled! Hope she hasn’t found out about it yet. Thanks again!

  11. Clyde Says:

    I wholesomely bestow upon your humble servitude to the masses of Cthulhu dreamers, one including myself. Thank you!

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  13. grimborg Says:

    This is awesome, thanks!

    I prefer justified lines, so I modified your epub. I post it here in case it’s useful to anyone else:

  14. Joseph Knight Says:

    Thank you. What’s that nook? Oh my nook says thanks too.

  15. ajatt Says:

    Hi I just wanted to say this is great work and thank you very much for putting in this effort I have been wanting to start reading some H.P. Lovecraft recently as I have never touched any of his work and have just been hearing and seeing a lot of things about Cthulhu, I will be uploading this to my e-reader soon any suggestions on where is the best and most popular story to start from? Once again thanks!

  16. Negativ Says:

    Hello there!
    I just wanted to thank you for your work in collecting and sharing Lovecraft’s writings! I’ve just now uploaded it to my Kindle and it makes me very happy to be in possession of this ebook in addition to my German, physical books. I always wanted to read the original versions of his stories – now I have the opportunity.
    Again, my sincere thanks! :)

  17. Richard Schiver Says:

    Just purchased the complete works of H.P. Lovecraft you have on Amazon. You’ve done a superb job with it. Thank you for taking the time to do it right. I know I could have gotten it here for free , but I felt your hard word deserved it.



  18. Rabbi Steve Says:

    Thank you so much for all of your efforts in sharing these great works. Really enjoying reading them on my kindle touch
    You are in our thoughts and prayers for complete healing.

  19. U.N Owen is L Says:

    Thank you for uploading this! I used to have a copy on my computer, but it was lost after a hard drive failure. It’s nice to finally have this back on my computer!

  20. Nyralathotep Says:

    You have my crawling chaotic thanks

  21. Ammi Says:

    This is amazing, thank you so much.

  22. Adam Ruch Says:

    Just wanted to say thanks for putting together the eBook format of Lovecraft. I’ve been going through it on my Kindle over the past couple weeks, and am really enjoying it. Not sure how I managed to avoid reading Lovecraft all this time, but I’m making up for it now.

    BTW I ran across your collection through your listing on Amazon, so good idea putting it there.

  23. Thilo Waldmann Says:

    OMG! Thank you so much!
    I wanted to start reading this series for a long time now but i had no idea i could get it all for free.
    I love you ^.^

  24. Llanyort Says:

    Thanks! I’ve recently started reading everything about Cthulhu as well as playing the RPG (call of cthulhu). To bad thy don’t make movies about Cthulhu.

  25. Old Guy Says:

    Thank you! I had never read any Lovecraft before, but have always wanted to. So far, I am enjoy his works very much. Being able to do so on my Kindle is especially nice.

    You did a wonderful job putting it together. So many PDF/MOBI files are rife with errors from scanning and OCR. So far yours has been flawless. I really appreciate the time you must have spent making it so.

    PS – I love the Cthulhu crafts. I will be sure to tell all my friends!

  26. Dan Says:

    Fantastic as this is, how can you call it complete without Fungi from Yuggoth, or any of his other poems?

  27. Micah Jamison Says:

    Hi there, are you able to recommend any good cheap pdfhosting sites? Best of luck

  28. ethanblu Says:

    Thanks isn’t enough, but it is all I have to offer.

  29. Stephen R Says:

    Hi — I’ve been wanting to read Lovecraft for a while now, so I wanted to say “thanks” for putting together the ebook so nicely. Too many public domain books are slapped together and sold on Amazon for a quick buck — it’s nice to see that you took the time to make a quality product.

    I’ll probably download the free copies from here so I don’t have the DRM, but I paid for it on Amazon so you’ll get a bit of $. Thanks again!

    Also — any plans to do the remainder of his stuff — the collaborations? Not sure I’ll get that far — I have yet to see if I’ll like Lovecraft or not ;-) — but it’s nice to know for down the road.

  30. Sam Kelly Says:

    I just wanted to say thanks a lot for this freebie! I’ve never read any Lovecraft before, but have been aware of him for a good few years thanks to a couple of stories by my favourite writer, Jorge Luis Borges, who acknowledged a debt to him. I’ve just downloaded the Kindle version after finding it whilst browsing Amazon’s store, and am looking forward to it!

  31. Richard Hills Says:

    Thank you for putting these together; it is very convenient to have these stories in a form I can read on my phone. Hope you get some kind of payout from Amazon as that’s where bought the collection.

  32. Jaap de Goede Says:

    Waaaay Cool! Something more easy to read on the way, instead of Adam Smith’s Wealth of Nations :-) Thanks!

  33. Scott D. Smith Says:

    Thanks so much! We can’t get any Lovecraft in the local library.

  34. Anthony Says:

    Many thanks! I’ve been searching for a complete collection for some time, ^_^

  35. Jynto Says:

    Thank you so much for this.

  36. Azolin Says:

    Thanks a lot! :)

  37. Ed Says:

    Thanks for putting this together, Lovecraft was my favorite author years ago and I am looking forward to more nights of wondering what those unknown sounds really are. Some of his imagery has stayed with me for 40 years and I really appreciate your time and effort.

  38. Shashank Says:

    Thanks a million!

  39. Candida F Says:

    Thank you so much!!! I’ve been looking for these all my life!!!! You’re so kind!!! :D

  40. RD Juggler Says:

    Thank you so much! It’s not enough that fans should own only physical copies of beloved works. It is such a cursed shame that Mr. Lovecraft never realized the full effect of his efforts during his lifetime.
    As long as the creations of man are made known in this digital age, they are able to be preserved indefinitely. I hope that someday in the future humanity would find a way to preserve information for guaranteed eternity. Thank you for taking part in such a global endeavor.

  41. Thristian Says:

    I’m actually having trouble with each of your links through my galaxy, I’ll try on my tablet once I get a new charger for it. Also, I initially heard of you through a review on Kindle for your compilation of Lovecraft’s works; they’re charging to download

  42. Seth Says:

    OMG!!! I’m thrilled. I was thinking I was going to have to have to compile a complete works myself. Very beautiful work. Thank you heaps.

  43. Alamo Says:

    Soooooooo GREAT WORK!

    Thankssssssssssssssssssssss a lot.

  44. Captain NedD Says:

    Thanks so much. I greatly appreciate your effort.

    My only exposure to Lovecraft so far has been a couple of audio plays I like to listen in the car.

    Now, in winter, I can park myself in front of the fire and read for a _long_ time.

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