Wednesday, April 11, 2012

August Derleth books at Browsers Uncommon Books

August Derleth books at Browsers Uncommon Books, updated 18April2012

Sleep No More Twenty Masterpieces of Horror for the Connoisseur edited by August Derleth, Hardcover, No dustjacket, 1944, paper age-tanned, yellow marker stroke on front. Spine ends worn.  This book has sold.


August Derleth

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August Derleth
Born February 24, 1909
Died July 4, 1971
Occupation Novelist, short story writer
Nationality United States
Ethnicity English
Genres Fantasy, horror, science fiction
Literary movement Cosmicism
August William Derleth (February 24, 1909 – July 4, 1971) was an American writer and anthologist. Though best remembered as the first publisher of the writings of H. P. Lovecraft, and for his own contributions to the so-called Cthulhu Mythos genre of horror, as well as his founding of the publisher Arkham House (which did much to bring supernatural fiction into print in hardcover in the US that had only been readily available in the UK), Derleth was a leading American regional writer of his day, as well as prolific in several other genres, including historical fiction, poetry, detective fiction, science fiction and biography.
A 1938 Guggenheim Fellow, Derleth considered his most serious work to be the ambitious Sac Prairie Saga, a series of fiction, historical fiction, poetry, and non-fiction naturalist works designed to memorialize life in the Wisconsin he knew. Derleth can also be considered a pioneering naturalist and conservationist in his writing.

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