Lovecraft wrote horror fiction but never achieved fame in his lifetime. He was a short-story writer, essayist, poet and novelist. He is considered the most important and influential century writer in his genre of science and horror fiction.
Lovecraft: The Complete Fiction (Barnes & Noble Collectible Editions). anyone who reads Stephen King novels or the like needs to read Lovecraft. it's not optional, just do it. I have this edition and I'm so glad I bought it