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The Resource The Necronomicon files: : the truth behind Lovecraft's legend, Daniel Harms and John Wisdom Gonce III

The Necronomicon files: : the truth behind Lovecraft's legend, Daniel Harms and John Wisdom Gonce III

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The Necronomicon files: : the truth behind Lovecraft's legend
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The Necronomicon files:
Title remainder
the truth behind Lovecraft's legend
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Daniel Harms and John Wisdom Gonce III
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Language
eng
Summary
What if a book existed that gave answers to everything you've ever wondered about? What would you do to learn its secrets? Tales of such books have abounded for millennia and are legend in occult history. One of the most pervasive modern iterations is that of the Necronomicon, said to be a genuine occult text from the 8th century. The Necronomicon really is the creation of science fiction writer H. P. Lovecraft (1891-1937), in whose books the magic volume first appears in print. In The Necronomicon Files two occult authorities explore all aspects of The Necronomicon, from its first appearance in Lovecraft's fiction to its ongoing pervasive appearance in cult and occult circles. The Necronomicon Files, revised and expanded further, reveals the hoax of the Necronomicon. Harms and Gonce show that the apocryphal history of the Necronomicon was concocted by Lovecraft to lend it verisimilitude in his fiction. The magical text was transformed into an icon among Lovecraft's literary circle, who added to the book's legend by referring to it in their own writing. People became convinced that it was a real book and its references in literature and film continue to grow. The book also examines what people have undergone to find the Necronomicon and the cottage industry that has arisen over the past three decades to supply the continuing demand for a book that does not exist. Scholarly yet accessible, humorous and intriguing, The Necronomicon Files illuminates the depth of the creative process and the transformations of modern myth, while still managing to preserve much of the romance and fascination that surrounds the Necronomicon in our culture
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Harms, Daniel
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133
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no index present
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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Gonce, John Wisdom
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  • Lovecraft, H. P.
  • Occultism in literature
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adult
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The Necronomicon files: : the truth behind Lovecraft's legend, Daniel Harms and John Wisdom Gonce III
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MWT11817197
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1 online resource.
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9781633410084
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computer
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rdamedia.
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  • c
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MWT11817197
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remote
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11817197
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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The Necronomicon files: : the truth behind Lovecraft's legend, Daniel Harms and John Wisdom Gonce III
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Publication
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT11817197
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781633410084
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT11817197
Specific material designation
remote
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11817197
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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