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April 07 2013

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We shall see that at which dogs howl in the dark, and that at which cats prick up their ears after midnight.

- H. P. Lovecraft 

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January 20 2013


March 02 2011


Wordcount for Lovecraft’s Favorite Words

February 23rd, 2011

One of the things any fan of Lovecraft discovers early on is that Lovecraft was very attached to certain words. We either laugh or groan every time we hear something described as “indescribable” or called “unnamable” or “antiquarian” or “cyclopean.” And sometimes we wonder how many times he actually used the words.

In working on the Lovecraft ebook project (which is nearly complete and is in final proofreading), I compiled all of Lovecraft’s original works in one file. So I took suggestions for words to count on the H.P. Podcraft forums and on Twitter.

The list is below. The only big surprises were “squamous,” which only appears once in an original story—”The Dunwich Horror”—, and “unutterable,” which only appeared 13 times. …

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