Remove H.P. Lovecrafts Name from August Derleths Books
Carroll & Graf Publishers
The H.P. Lovecraft Archive
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In addition, other books such as The Horror in the Museum and Other Revisions and The Loved Dead and Other Revisionswhose contents truly were written by Lovecraftlist The Lurker at the Threshold and The Watchers Out of Time as being among the other Carroll & Graf books written by Lovecraft. One need only look at the comments from Amazon.com customers to see the confusion to which these books have led (see the comments for The Lurker at the Threshold and The Watchers Out of Time). Some of these comments warn other readers away from these stories, since theyre neither by H.P. Lovecraft nor of significant merit. Other comments make it clear that the purchasers of these books had no idea that they were purchasing books which were not written by Lovecraft, and as a result they were disappointed.
The signers of this petition are of the opinion that marketing these inferior stories under Lovecrafts name harm his literary reputation. In addition, the dissatisfaction that readers of these books have experienced may harm Carroll & Grafs otherwise impeccable reputation as a publisher of fine works of fiction. We, the undersigned, ask that Carroll & Graf Publishers cease the continuation of this long-standing misconception by clearly indicating the true author of these books: August Derleth.