The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath

H.P. Lovecraft, 1943, Fantasy

This collection of short stories and one novella contains some of Lovecraft's lesser-known works, all concerned with a different set of characters and settings than the Cthulhu Mythos stories for which Lovecraft is famous. It's all Lovecraft, written in his trademark archaic style, but concerned with dreams and gods instead of horrible tentacled monstrosities from beyond angled space.

The title novella is well done, has connections to a number of Lovecraft's earlier short stories, and is one of the few Lovecraft works which has a happy ending. "Through the Gates of the Silver Key" is a collaboration (unusual for Lovecraft) which includes some fun in-jokes for horror fans. The other stories in the volume are OK, but not exceptional. I'd say this book is worth it for just the title novella alone.