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"The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown." - H.P. Lovecraft

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August William Derleth (February 24 1909 – July 4 1971) was an American writer and anthologist. Though best remembered as Howard Phillips Lovecraft's literary executor and for his own contributions to the Cthulhu Mythos genre of horror, Derleth was a prolific writer in several genres, including historical fiction and detective fiction.

LifeEdit

The son of William Julius Derleth and his wife Rose Louise Volk, he grew up in Sauk City, Wisconsin. At the age of 16, he sold his first story to Weird Tales magazine. Derleth wrote all throughout his four years at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and received a B.A. in 1930. During this time he served briefly as editor of Mystic Magazine.

In the mid-1930s he organised a Ranger's Club for young people, served as clerk and president of the local Board of Education, served as a parole officer, organised a local Men's Club and a Parent-Teacher Association. He also lectured in American Regional Literature at the University of Wisconsin.

In 1941 he became literary editor of The Capital Times newspaper in Madison, a post he held until his resignation in 1960.

Derleth was married April 6 1953 to Sandra Evelyn Winters; they were divorced six years later in 1959. He retained custody of their two children, April Rose and Walden William. In 1960, Derleth began editing and publishing a magazine called Hawk and Whippoorwill, dedicated to poems of man and nature.

He died on July 4, 1971 and is buried in St. Aloysius Cemetery in Sauk City.

ContributionsEdit

Derleth was a contemporary and friend of H. P. Lovecraft — when Lovecraft wrote about "le Comte d'Erlette" in his fiction, it was in homage to Derleth. Derleth invented the term Cthulhu Mythos to describe the fictional universe described in the series of stories shared by Lovecraft and other writers in his circle. Derleth's own writing emphasized the struggle between good and evil, in line with his own Christian worldview and in contrast with Lovecraft's depiction of an amoral universe. Derleth also treated Lovecraft's Old Ones as representatives of elemental forces, creating new entities to flesh out this framework.

When Lovecraft died in 1937, Derleth and Donald Wandrei put together a collection of that author's stories and tried to get them published. With existing publishers showing little interest, they founded Arkham House in 1939 to do it themselves. The name of the company comes from Lovecraft's fictional town of Arkham, Massachusetts, which featured in many of his stories.

Following Lovecraft's death, Derleth wrote a number of stories based on fragments and notes left by Lovecraft. These were published in Weird Tales and later in book form, under the byline "H.P. Lovecraft and August Derleth", with Derleth calling himself a "posthumous collaborator".

In 1939 Arkham House published The Outsider and Others, a huge collection that contained most of Lovecraft's short stories then known to exist. Derleth and Wandrei soon decided to expand Arkham House and began a regular publishing schedule after its second book, Someone in the Dark in 1941, a collection of some of Derleth's own horror stories.

A significant number of H.P. Lovecraft fans find themselves dissatisfied with Derleth's invention of the term Cthulhu Mythos and his belief that Lovecraft's fiction has an overall pattern, influenced by Derleth's Christianity. Other complaints deal with the "posthumous collaborations". Still there is little but praise for Derleth for his founding of Arkham House and for successful effort to rescue Lovecraft from literary obscurity.

Other writingEdit

Derleth wrote more than 150 short stories and more than 100 books during his lifetime. Included among that number were several novels about a Sherlock Holmes-like British detective named Solar Pons. His other series included the Sac Prairie Saga and the Wisconsin Saga and the Judge Peck series.

He also wrote introductions to several collections of classic early 20th century comics such as Buster Brown, Little Nemo in Slumberland, and Katzenjammer Kids, as well as a book of children's poetry entitled A Boy's Way. He also wrote under the pseudonyms Stephen Grendon, Kenyon Holmes and Tally Mason.

Derleth's papers and comic book collection were donated to the Wisconsin Historical Society in Madison. They have been organized by the State Archives that is located there.

BibliographyEdit

As WriterEdit

Mythos fiction Edit

The Mask of Cthulhu (1958) The Trail of Cthulhu (1962) The Watchers Out of Time and Others (1974; "with H.P. Lovecraft") In Lovecraft's Shadow: The Cthulhu Mythos Stories of August Derleth (1998)
  1. "Introduction", by Joseph Wrzos
  2. "A Few Words About the Artist", by Joseph Wrzos
  3. Part I: Homage, Thricefold
  4. Part II: North Woods Stories: Ithaqua of the Snows & Others
  5. Part III: Collaborations: Non-Lovecraftian
  6. Part IV: The Old Ones Abroad
  7. Part V: The Mythos in Verse
  8. Part VI: Miskatonic Valley Tales: Arkham & Environs
    • "The Return of Hastur"
    • "The Passing of Eric Holm"
    • "The Sandwin Compact"
    • "Something in Wood"
    • "The Whippoorwills in the Hills"
    • "The House in the Valley"
    • "The Seal of R’lyeh"
  9. Part VII: On Cthulhu's Trail: The Laban Shrewsbury Stories
    • "The House on Curwen Street: The Manuscript of Andred Phelan"
    • "The Watcher from the Sky: The Deposition of Abel Keane"
    • "The Gorge Beyond Salapunco: "The Testament of Claiborne Boyd"
    • "The Keeper of the Key: The Statement of Nayland Colum"
    • "The Black Island: The Narrative of Horvath Blayne"
  10. Part VIII: Coda, Epistolary
    • "On Reading Old Letters. For H.P.L."
  11. Part IX: The Mythos in Miniature:
    • "A Note on the Cthulhu Mythos"
  12. Notes
  13. Appendix: The Derleth Cthulhu Mythos Stories (Excluding the Lovecraft Collaborations) in Order of Publication

Solar Pons Edit

Although not generally considered part of the Mythos, the Solar Pons cycle crossed over with the Lovecraftian Mythos in "The Adventure of the Six Silver Spiders," and thus it can be considrered as an adjacent cycle of works.

"In Re: Sherlock Holmes"--The Adventures of Solar Pons- (in the UK "The Adventures of Solar Pons") (1945) The Memoirs of Solar Pons (1951) Three Problems for Solar Pons (1952) The Return of Solar Pons (1958)
  • "In Re: Solar Pons" by Vincent Starrett
  • "A Word From Dr. Lyndon Parker"
  • "The Adventure of the Frightened Baronet"
  • "The Adventure of the Late Mr. Faversham"
  • "The Adventure of the Black Narcissus"
  • "The Adventure of the Norcross Riddle"
  • "The Adventure of the Retired Novelist"
  • "The Adventure of the Three Red Dwarfs"
  • "The Adventure of the Sotheby Salesman"
  • "The Adventure of the Purloined Periapt"
  • "The Adventure of the Limping Man"
  • "The Adventure of the Seven Passengers"
  • "The Adventure of the Lost Holiday"
  • "The Adventure of the Man With a Broken Face"
  • "Introduction" by Ellery Queen
  • "The Adventure of the Circular Room"
  • "The Adventure of the Perfect Husband"
  • "The Adventure of the Broken Chessman"
  • "The Adventure of the Dog in the Manger"
  • "The Adventure of the Proper Comma"
  • "The Adventure of Ricoletti of the club foot"
  • "The Adventure of the Six Silver Spiders"
  • "The Adventure of the Lost Locomotive"
  • "The Adventure of the Tottenham Werewolf"
  • "The Adventure of the Five Royal Coachmen"
  • "The Adventure of the Paralytic Mendicant"
  • "A Note for the Aficionado"
  • "The Adventure of the Rydberg Numbers"
  • "The Adventure of the Remarkable Worm"
  • "The Adventure of the Camberwell Beauty"
  • "Introduction" by Edgar W. Smith
  • "The Adventure of the Lost Dutchman"
  • "The Adventure of the Devil's Footprints"
  • "The Adventure of the Dorrington Inheritance"
  • "The Adventure of the 'Triple Kent'"
  • "The Adventure of the Rydberg Numbers" (1952)
  • "The Adventure of the Grice-Paterson Curse"
  • "The Adventure of the Stone of Scone"
  • "The Adventure of the Remarkable Worm" (1952)
  • "The Adventure of the Penny Magenta"
  • "The Adventure of the Trained Cormorant"
  • "The Adventure of the Camberwell Beauty" (1952)
  • "The Adventure of the Little Hangman"
  • "The Adventure of the Swedenborg Signatures"
The Reminiscences of Solar Pons (1961) The Casebook of Solar Pons (1965) A Praed Street Dossier (1968) The Chronicles of Solar Pons (1973)
  • "Introduction" by Anthony Boucher
  • "The Adventure of the Mazarine Blue"
  • "The Adventure of the Hats of M. Dulac"
  • "The Adventure of the Mosaic Cylinders"
  • "The Adventure of the Praed Street Irregulars"
  • "The Adventure of the Cloverdale Kennels"
  • "The Adventure of the Black Cardinal"
  • "The Adventure of the Troubled Magistrate"
  • "The Adventure of the Blind Clairaudient"
  • "A Chronology of Solar Pons" by Robert Patrick (sometimes given as Pattrick)
  • "Foreword" by Vincent Starrett
  • "(Cuthbert) Lyndon Parker" by Michael Harrison
  • "The Adventure of the Sussex Archers"
  • "The Adventure of the Haunted Library"
  • "The Adventure of the Fatal Glance"
  • "The Adventure of the Intarsia Box"
  • "The Adventure of the Spurious Tamerlaine"
  • "The Adventure of the China Cottage"
  • "The Adventure of the Ascot Scandal"
  • "The Adventure of the Crouching Dog"
  • "The Adventure of the Missing Huntsman"
  • "The Adventure of the Amateur Philologist"
  • "The Adventure of the Whispering Knights"
  • "The Adventure of the Innkeeper's Clerk"
  • "Afterword"
  • "The Beginnings of Solar Pons"
  • "The Sources of the Tales"
  • "Concerning Dr. Parker's Background"
  • "The Favorite Pastiches"
  • "From the Notebooks of Dr. Lyndon Parker"
  • "The Adventure of the Bookseller's Clerk"
  • "Solar Pons, Off-Trail"
  • "The Adventure of the Snitch in Time" (1953; with Mack Reynolds)
  • "The Adventure of the Ball of Nostradamus" (1955; with Mack Reynolds)
  • "Introduction" by Allen J. Hubin
  • "The Adventure of the Red Leech"
  • "The Adventure of the Orient Express"
  • "The Adventure of the Golden Bracelet"
  • "The Adventure of the Shaplow Millions"
  • "The Adventure of the Benin Bronze"
  • "The Adventure of the Missing Tenants"
  • "The Adventure of the Aluminum Crutch"
  • "The Adventure of the Seven Sisters"
  • "The Adventure of the Bishop's Companion"
  • "The Adventure of the Unique Dickensians" (1968)
  • Mr. Fairlie's Final Journey (1968)
The Solar Pons Omnibus (1982) The Final Adventures of Solar Pons (1998) The Dragnet Solar Pons et al. (2011) The Unpublished Solar Pons (1994)
  • "Foreword", by Robert Bloch
  • "From the Notebooks of Dr. Lyndon Parker"
  • "The Adventure of the Sotheby Salesman"
  • "The Adventure of Ricoletti of the Clubfoot"
  • "The Adventure of the Unique Dickensians"
  • "The Adventure of the Haunted Library"
  • "The Adventure of the Aluminum Crutch"
  • "The Adventure of the Circular Room"
  • "The Adventure of the Purloined Periapt"
  • "The Adventure of the Lost Locomotive"
  • "The Adventure of the Five Royal Coachmen"
  • "The Adventure of the Frightened Baronet"
  • "The Adventure of the Missing Huntsman"
  • "The Adventure of the Amateur Philologist"
  • "The Adventure of the Seven Sisters"
  • "The Adventure of the Limping Man"
  • "The Adventure of the Shaplow Millions"
  • "The Adventure of the Innkeeper's Clerk"
  • "The Adventure of the Crouching Dog"
  • "The Adventure of the Perfect Husband"
  • "The Adventure of the Dog in the Manger"
  • "The Adventure of the Swedenborg Signatures"
  • "The Adventure of the Spurious Tamerlane"
  • "The Adventure of the Rydberg Numbers"
  • "The Adventure of the Praed Street Irregulars"
  • "The Adventure of the Penny Magenta"
  • "The Adventure of the Remarkable Worm"
  • "The Adventure of the Retired Novelist"
  • "The Adventure of the Missing Tenants"
  • "The Adventure of the Devil's Footprints"
  • "The Adventure of the Sussex Archers"
  • "The Adventure of the Cloverdale Kennels"
  • "The Adventure of the Lost Dutchman"
  • "The Adventure of the Grice-Paterson Curse"
  • "The Adventure of the Dorrington Inheritance"
  • "The Adventure of the Norcross Riddle"
  • "The Adventure of the Late Mr. Faversham"
  • "The Adventure of the Black Narcissus"
  • "The Adventure of the Three Red Dwarfs"
  • "The Adventure of the Broken Chessman"
  • "The Adventure of the China Cottage"
  • "The Adventure of the Black Cardinal"
  • "The Adventure of the Hats of M. Dulac"
  • "The Adventure of the Little Hangman"
  • "The Adventure of the Man with the Broken Face"
  • "The Adventure of the Benin Bronze"
  • "The Adventure of the Seven Passengers"
  • "The Adventure of the Whispering Knights"
  • "The Adventure of the Intasia Box"
  • "The Adventure of the Six Silver Spiders"
  • "The Adventure of the Stone of Scone"
  • "The Adventure of the Mazarine Blue"
  • "The Adventure of the Red Leech"
  • "The Adventure of the Lost Holiday"
  • "The Adventure of the Blind Clairaudient"
  • "The Adventure of the Proper Comma"
  • "The Adventure of the Bishop's Companion"
  • "The Adventure of the Ascot Scandal"
  • "The Adventure of the 'Triple Kent'"
  • "The Adventure of the Paralytic Mendicant"
  • "The Adventure of the Trained Cormorant"
  • "The Adventure of the Camberwell Beauty"
  • "The Adventure of the Tottenham Werewolf"
  • "The Adventure of the Troubled Magistrate"
  • "The Adventure of the Mosaic Cylinders"
  • "The Adventure of the Fatal Glance"
  • "The Adventure of the Orient Express"
  • "Mr. Fairlie's Final Journey"
  • "The Adventure of the Golden Bracelet"
  • "The Adventure of the Snitch in Time" (1953; with Mack Reynolds)
  • "The Adventure of the Ball of Nostradamus" (1955; with Mack Reynolds)
  • "Introduction" by Peter Ruber
  • "Reception in Elysium" (poem) by Mary F. Lindsley
  • Terror Over London [novel]
  • "The Adventures of Gresham Old Place"
  • "The Adventure of the Burlstone Horror"
  • "The Adventure of the Viennese Musician"
  • "The Adventure of the Muttering Man"
  • "The Adventure of the Two Collaborators" by Peter Ruber
  • "The Adventure of the Nosferatu" (with Mack Reynolds)
  • "The Adventure of the Extra-Terrestrial" (with Mack Reynolds)
  • "More from Dr. Parker's Notebooks"
  • "Introduction" by Mark Wardecker
  • "The Adventure of the Black Narcissus"
  • "The Adventure of the Missing Tenants"
  • "The Adventure of the Broken Chessman"
  • "The Adventure of the Late Mr. Faversham"
  • "The Adventure of the Limping Man"
  • "Two Black Buttons"
  • "The Adventure of the Red Dwarfs"
  • "The Adventure of Gresham Marshes"
  • "The Adventure of the Black Cardinal"
  • "The Adventure of the Norcross Riddle"
  • "The Adventure of the Yarpool Horror"
  • "The Adventure of the Muttering Man"
  • "Notes" by Mark Wardecker
  • "Introduction" by Paul B. Smeadegaard
  • "A Pontine Commentary" by Ted Schulz
  • "Revised List of The Solar Pons Canon Abbreviations"
  • "The Adventure of the Viennese Musician"
  • "The Adventure of the Muttering Man"
  • "The Adventure of the Sinister House" (early and incomplete version of "The Adventure of the Burlstone Horror")
  • "In Re: Solar Pons" by Roger Johnson
  • "A Pontine Competition" by James Turner
  • "The Adventure of the Green Stars" (fragment)
  • "Afterword" George A. Vander

Others Edit

Someone in the Dark (1941) Something Near (1945) Not Long for this World (1948; as Stephen Grenden) The Survivor and Others (1957; with H.P. Lovecraft)
  • "When the Night and House"
  • "Glory Hand" (1937)
  • "Compliments of Spectro" (1941)
  • "A Gift for Uncle Herman"
  • "McGovern's Obsession" (1937)
  • "Three Gentlemen in Black" (1938)
  • "Muggridge's Aunt" (1935)
  • "Bramwell's Guardian" (1940)
  • "Joliper's Gift"
  • "Altimer's Amulet" (1941)
  • "The Shuttered House" (1937)
  • "The Sheraton Mirror" (1932)
  • "The Wind from the River" (1937)
  • "The Telephone in the Library" (1936)
  • "The Panelled Room" (1937)
  • "The Return of Hastur"
  • "The Sandwin Compact"
  • "A Thin Gentleman with Gloves" (1943)
  • "Mr. Ames' Devil" (1942)
  • "A Wig for Miss Devore" (1943)
  • "Mrs. Corter Makes Up Her Mind" (1942)
  • "Pacific 421" (1944)
  • "Headlines for Tod Shayne" (1942)
  • "No Light for Uncle Henry" (1943)
  • "Lansing's Luxury" (1942)
  • "Carousel" (1945)
  • "Lady Macbeth of Pimley Square" (1944)
  • "Here, Daemos!" (1942)
  • "McElwin's Glass" (1943)
  • "An Elegy for Mr. Danielson" (1933)
  • "The Satin Mask" (1936)
  • "Motive"
  • "The Metronome" (1934)
  • "The Inverness Cape" (1945)
  • "The Thing That Walked on the Wind"
  • "Ithaqua"
  • "Beyond the Threshold"
  • "The Dweller in Darkness"
  • "Foreword"
  • "The Shadow on the Sky" (1932)
  • "Birkett's Twelfth Corpse" (1933)
  • "The White Moth" (1933)
  • "Nellie Foster" (1933)
  • "Wild Grapes" (1934)
  • "Feigman's Beard" (1934)
  • "The Drifting Snow" (1939)
  • "The Return of Sarah Purcell" (1936)
  • "Logoda's Heads" (1939)
  • "The Second Print" (1939)
  • "Mrs. Elting Does Her Part" (1939)
  • "A Little Knowledge" (1948)
  • "Mrs. Bentley's Daughter" (1930)
  • "Those Who Seek"
  • "Mr. Berbeck Had a Dream" (1935)
  • "The Tenant" (1928)
  • "The Lilac Bush" (1930)
  • "'Just a Song at Twilight'" (1930)
  • "A Matter of Sight" (1930)
  • "Prince Borgia's Mass" (1931)
  • "A Dinner at Imola" (1929)
  • "Lesandro's Familiar" (1936)
  • "The Bridge of Sighs" (1931)
  • "A Cloak from Messr. Lando"
  • "He Shall Come" (1929)
  • "Mrs. Lannisfree" (1945)
  • "After You, Mr. Henderson" (1940)
  • "Baynter's Imp" (1943)
  • "The Lost Day" (1945)
  • "A Collector of Stones" (1946)
  • "The God-Box"
  • "Saunder's Little Friend" (1948)
  • "The Survivor"
  • "Wentworth's Day"
  • "The Peabody Heritage"
  • "The Gable Window"
  • "The Ancestor"
  • "The Shadow Out of Space"
  • "The Lamp of Alhazred"
Lonesome Places (1962) Mr. George and Other Odd Persons (1963; as Stephen Grenden) Colonel Markesan and Less Pleasant People (1966; with Mark Schorer) Dwellers in Darkness (1976)
  • "The Lonesome Place" (1948)
  • "Pikeman" (1946)
  • "Kingsridge 214" (1949)
  • "The Ebony Stick" (1953)
  • "'Sexton, Sexton, in the Wall'" (1953)
  • "The Closing Door" (1950)
  • "A Room in a House" (1950)
  • "Potts' Triumph" (1950)
  • "Twilight Play" (1949)
  • "The Disc Recorder" (1953)
  • "Hector"
  • "'Who Shall I Say is Calling?'" (1952)
  • "The Extra Child"
  • "The Place in the Woods" (1954)
  • "Hallowe'en for Mr. Faulkner" (1959)
  • "House—With Ghost"
  • "The Slayers and the Slain" (1949)
  • "The Dark Boy" (1956)
  • "Introduction" by August Derleth
  • "Mr. George" (1947)
  • "Parrington's Pool" (1947)
  • "A Gentleman From Prague" (1944)
  • "The Man on B-17" (1950)
  • "Blessed Are the Meek" (1948)
  • "Mara" (1948)
  • "The Blue Spectacles" (1949)
  • "Alannah" (1945)
  • "Dead Man's Shoes" (1946)
  • "The Tsantsa in the Parlor" (1948)
  • "Balu" (1949)
  • "The Extra Passenger" (1947)
  • "The Wind in the Lilacs" (1948)
  • "Miss Eperson" (1962)
  • "The Night Train to Lost Valley" (1948)
  • "Bishop's Gambit" (1947)
  • "Mrs. Manifold" (1949)
  • "In the Left Wing" (1932)
  • "Spawn of the Maelstrom"
  • "The Carven Image" (1933)
  • "The Pacer" (1930)
  • "The Lair of the Star-Spawn"
  • "Colonel Markesan" (1934)
  • "The Return of Andrew Bentley" (1933)
  • "The Woman at Loon Point" (1936)
  • "Death Holds the Post" (1936)
  • "Laughter in the Night" (1932)
  • "The Vengeance of Aï" (1939)
  • "Red Hands" (1932)
  • "They Shall Rise" (1936)
  • "Eyes of the Serpent"
  • "The Horror from the Depths"
  • "The Occupant of the Crypt" (1947)
  • "The House in the Magnolias" (1932)
  • "The Ghost Walk" (1947)
  • "The Ormolu Clock" (1950)
  • "A Knocking in the Wall" (1951)
  • "The Lost Path" (1952)
  • "The Place of Desolation" (1952)
  • "The Patchwork Quilt"
  • "The Island Out of Space" (1950)
  • "The Night Road" (1952)
  • "Come to Me" (1941)
  • "Memoir for Lucas Payne"
  • "The Passing of Eric Holm"
  • "Man in the Dark"
  • "The Song of the Peewee" (1949)
  • "Open, Sesame!" (1949)
  • "Ghost Lake"
  • "The Element of Chance"
  • "Fool Proof"
Harrigan's File (1975) Uncollected stories
  • "McIlvaine's Star" (1952)
  • "A Corner for Lucia" (1953)
  • "Invaders from the Microcosm" (1953)
  • "Mary VII" (1954)
  • "The Other Side of the Wall" (1951)
  • "An Eye for History" (1975)
  • "The Maugham Obsession" (1953)
  • "A Traveler in Time" (1953)
  • "The Detective and the Senator" (1953)
  • "Protoplasma" (1975)
  • "The Mechanical House" (1954)
  • "By Rocket to the Moon" (1965)
  • "The Man Who Rode the Saucer" (1951)
  • "Ferguson's Capsules" (1966)
  • "The Penfield Misadventure" (1954)
  • "The Remarkable Dingdong" (1954)
  • "The Martian Artifact" (1957)
  • "Bat's Belfry" (1926)
  • "The Coffin of Lissa" (1926)
  • "The Devil's Pay" (1926)
  • "The Night Rider" (1927)
  • "The River" (1927)
  • "The Sleepers" (1927)
  • "The Turret Room" (1927)
  • "The Conradi Affair" (1928; with Carl W. Ganzlin)
  • "The Philosophers' Stone" (1928)
  • "The Statement of Justin Parker" (1928)
  • "The Tenant at Number Seven" (1928)
  • "The Three-Storied House" (1928)
  • "'Melodie in E Minor'" (1929)
  • "The Deserted Garden" (1929)
  • "The House on the Highway" (1929)
  • "The Inheritors" (1929)
  • "An Occurrence in an Antique Shop" (1929)
  • "Old Mark" (1929)
  • "Scarlatti's Bottle" (1929)
  • "Across the Hall" (1930)
  • "The Portrait" (1930)
  • "The Whistler" (1930)
  • "The Captain Is Afraid" (1931)
  • "The Bishop Sees Through" (1932)
  • "The Vanishing of Simmons" (1933)
  • "A Cloak From Messer Lando" (1934)
  • "The Fifth Child" (1950)
  • "Century Jumper" (1953)
  • "Thinker, Mark VII" (1954)
  • Lovecraft and "The Pacer" (excerpt) (1959)
  • "The Elixir of Life" (1926; with Marc R. Schorer)
  • "The Marmoset" (1926; with Marc R. Schorer)
  • "The Black Castle" (1927; with Marc R. Schorer)
  • "The Owl on the Moor" (1928; with Marc R. Schorer)
  • "Riders in the Sky" (1928; with Marc R. Schorer)
  • "A Matter of Faith" (1934; with Mark Schorer)
  • "The Figure with the Scythe" (1973; with Mark Schorer)
  • "The Churchyard Yew" (1947; as Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu)
  • "Omega" (1934; poetry)
  • "To a Spaceship" (1934; poetry)
  • "Man and the Cosmos" (1935; poetry)
  • "'Only Deserted'" (1937; poetry)
  • "The Shores of Night" (1947; poetry)
  • "A Boy's Way" (1947; poetry; Illustrated by Claire Victor Dwiggins)
  • "Jacksnipe Over" (1971; poetry)
  • "Something Left Behind" (1971; poetry)

Non-fiction Edit

History Edit
  • The Wisconsin: River of a Thousand Isles (1942)
  • The Milwaukee Road: Its First Hundred Years (1948)
Religious History Edit
  • Saint Ignatius and the Company of Jesus (1956)
  • Father Marquette and the Great River (1959)
Essays/articles Edit
  • Introduction (The Mask of Cthulhu) (unknown)
  • Foreword (Who Knocks?) (1946)
  • Foreword (The Night Side) (1947)
  • Introduction (The Sleeping and the Dead) (1947)
  • Foreword (Not Long for This World) (1948)
  • Introduction (Strange Ports of Call) (1948)
  • Introduction (The Other Side of the Moon) (1949)
  • Introduction (Beyond Time and Space) (1950)
  • Foreword (The Outer Reaches) (1951)
  • Introduction (The Haunter of the Dark) (1951)
  • Introduction (Beachheads in Space) (1952)
  • Introduction (Worlds of Tomorrow) (1953)
  • Foreword (Time to Come) (1954)
  • Introduction (Beachheads in Space) (1954)
  • Introduction (Portals of Tomorrow) (1954)
  • Introduction (Worlds of Tomorrow) (1955)
  • Foreword (Dark Mind, Dark Heart) (1962)
  • Foreword (Time to Come) (1963)
  • H.P. Lovecraft And His Work (1963)
  • H.P. Lovecraft And His Work (1963)
  • Introduction (Mr. George and Other Odd Persons) (1963)
  • Introduction (Worlds of Tomorrow) (1963)
  • Introduction (Beachheads in Space) (1964)
  • Introduction (From Other Worlds) (1964)
  • Foreword (The Night Side) (1966)
  • Foreword (The Unspeakable People) (1969)
  • Clark Ashton Smith: Master of Fantasy (1974) with Donald Wandrei

As Editor Edit

From Arkham House's founding till his death, Derleth acted as editorial director, approving of which story or not was to be published and therefore part of the Derleth Mythos.

Cthulhu Mythos Anthologies/Collections Edit

  • Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos (1969)
  • The Survivor and Others (1957) "with H. P. Lovecraft"
  • The Mask of Cthulhu (1958)
  • The Trail of Cthulhu (1962)
  • The Watchers Out of Time and Others (1974) "with H. P. Lovecraft"
  • Dwellers in Darkness (1976)
  • In Lovecraft's Shadow (1998)

Anthologies Edit

  • Sleep No More (1944)
  • Who Knocks? (1946)
  • The Night Side (1947)
  • The Sleeping and the Dead (1947)
  • Strange Ports of Call (1948)
  • The Other Side of the Moon (1949)
  • Beyond Time and Space (1950)
  • Far Boundaries (1951)
  • The Outer Reaches (1951)
  • Beachheads in Space (1952)
  • Night's Yawning Peal: A Ghostly Company (1952)
  • Worlds of Tomorrow (1953)
  • Portals of Tomorrow (1954)
  • Time to Come (1954)
  • Dark Mind, Dark Heart (1962)
  • New Worlds for Old (1963)
  • The Sleeping and the Dead (abridged) (1963)
  • The Time of Infinity (1963)
  • The Unquiet Grave (1963)
  • From Other Worlds (1964)
  • Over the Edge (1964)
  • Travellers by Night (1967)
  • Dark Things (1971)
  • New Horizons: Yesterday's Portraits of Tomorrow (1998)

Collections Edit

  • Place of Hawks (1935)
  • Consider Your Verdict (1937) as Tally Mason
  • Country Growth (1940)
  • Someone in the Dark (1941)
  • Something Near (1945)
  • Wisconsin Earth: A Sac Prarie Sampler (1948)
  • Sac Prarie People (1948)
  • Not Long for this World (1948)
  • Wisconsin in Their Bones (1961)
  • This Wound (1962)
  • Lonesome Places (1962)
  • Mr. George and Other Odd Persons (1963) as Stephen Grendon
  • Colonel Markesan and Less Pleasant People (1966) with Mark Schorer
  • A Praed Street Dossier (1968)
  • Wisconsin Murders (1968)
  • Harrigan's File (1975)

ReferencesEdit