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If you're just reading Lovecraft's works for the first time, I recommend The Best of H.P. Lovecraft: Bloodcurdling Tales of Horror and the Macabre. Below these books is a table of contents showing what stories are found in which books, in case you are just looking for certain stories. All are very enjoyable. Note that some of these books contain the same stories as others. Again, check the table below to make sure you're getting the ones you want.

The Best of H. P. Lovecraft:  Bloodcurding Tales of Horror and the Macabre The Best of H.P. Lovecraft: Bloodcurdling Tales of Horror and the Macabre
by H. P. Lovecraft

Paperback, 375 pages
Published by Del Rey
Publication date: July 1987

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The Dream Cycle of H.P. Lovecraft: Dreams of Terror and Death
by H. P. Lovecraft

Paperback, 387 pages
Published by Del Rey
Publication date: October 1995

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The Dream Cycle of H. P. Lovecraft:  Dreams of Terror and Death
The Transition of H. P. Lovecraft: The Road to Madness The Transition of H. P. Lovecraft: The Road to Madness
by H. P. Lovecraft

Paperback, 381 pages
Published by Del Rey
Publication date: October 1996

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At the Mountains of Madness and Other Tales
by H. P. Lovecraft

Paperback, 184 pages
Published by Ballantine Books
Publication date: January 1990

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At the Mountains of Madness
The Doom that Came to Sarnath The Doom That Came to Sarnath
by H. P. Lovecraft

Paperback, 208 pages
Published by Ballantine Books
Publication date: March 1990

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The Lurking Fear and Other Stories
by H. P. Lovecraft

Paperback, 182 pages
Published by Ballantine Books
Publication date: January 1985

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The Lurking Fear
The Tomb The Tomb and Other Tales
by H. P. Lovecraft

Paperback, 190 pages
Published by Ballantine Books
Publication date: January 1982

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The Case of Charles Dexter Ward
by H. P. Lovecraft

Paperback
Published by Ballantine Books
Publication date: May 1995

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The Case of Charles Dexter Ward
The Dreamquest of Unknown KadathThe Dream Quest of Unknown Kadath
by H. P. Lovecraft

Paperback
Published by Ballantine Books
Publication date: July 1996

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Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos
by H. P. Lovecraft and Others

Paperback, 480 pages
Published by Del Rey / Ballantine Books
Publication date: October 1998

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Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos



Stories found in each Book

 BT = Best of H.P. Lovecraft : Bloodcurdling Tales of Horror and the Macabre
 CD = The Case of Charles Dexter Ward
 DC = The Dream Cycle of H.P. Lovecraft : Dreams of Terror and Death
 DQ = The Dream Quest of Unknown Kadath
 DS = The Doom That Came to Sarnath
 LF = The Lurking Fear and Other Stories
 MM = At the Mountains of Madness and Other Tales
 RM = The Transition of H. P. Lovecraft : The Road to Madness
 TT = The Tomb and Other Tales

  • Alchemist, The (1908)   RM  TT
  • At the Mountains of Madness (1931)   MM  RM
  • Azathoth (1922)   D  TT
  • Beast in the Cave, The (1905)   RM  TT
  • Beyond the Wall of Sleep (1919)   DC  DS  LF
  • Book, The (1933)   RM  TT
  • Call of Cthulhu, The (1926)   BT
  • Case of Charles Dexter Ward, The (1927)   CD  DC
  • Cats of Ulthar, The (1920)   DC  DS
  • Celephais (1920)   DC
  • Colour Out of Space, The (1927)   BT
  • Cool Air (1926)   RM
  • Crawling Chaos, The (1921)   DS  RM
  • Dagon (1917)   LF  RM
  • Descendant, The (1926)   DC  TT
  • Doom That Came to Sarnath, The (1919)   DC  DS
  • Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath, The (1927)   DC  DQ
  • Dreams in the Witch House, The (1932)   BT  DC  MM
  • Dunwich Horror, The (1928)   BT
  • Evil Clergyman, The (1933)   MM  RM
  • Ex Oblivione (1921)   DC  DS
  • Facts Concerning the Late Arthur Jermyn and His Family1 (1920)   LF  RM
  • Festival, The (1923)   DS  RM  TT
  • From Beyond (1920)   DC  DS  LF
  • Haunter of the Dark, The (1935)   BT
  • He (1925)   RM  TT
  • Herbert West--Reanimator (1922)   RM
  • Horror at Red Hook, The (1925)   RM  TT
  • Hound, The (1922)   DC  LF
  • Hypnos (1922)   DC  DS
  • In the Vault (1925)   BT
  • In the Walls of Eryx (1936)   DS  RM  TT
  • Lurking Fear, The (1922)   LF  RM
  • Memory (1919)   DS  RM
  • Moon-Bog, The (1921)   LF  RM
  • Music of Erich Zann, The (1921)   BT
  • Nameless City, The (1921)   DC  DS
  • Nathicana (1927)   DS  RM
  • Nyarlathotep (1920)   DC  DS
  • Other Gods, The (1921)   DC  DS
  • Outsider, The (1921)   BT  LF
  • Pickman's Model (1926)   BT  DC
  • Picture in the House, The (1920)   BT
  • Poetry and the Gods (1920)   RM  TT
  • Polaris (1918)   DC  DS
  • Quest of Iranon, The (1921)   DC  DS
  • Rats in the Walls, The (1923)   BT
  • Shadow Out of Time, The (1935)   BT
  • Shadow Over Innsmouth, The (1931)   BT  LF
  • Shunned House, The (1924)   MM  RM
  • Silver Key, The (1926)   BT  DC
  • Statement of Randolph Carter, The (1919)   DC  MM
  • Strange High House in the Mist, The (1926)   DC  TT
  • Street, The (1920)   RM  TT
  • Temple, The (1920)   LF  RM
  • Terrible Old Man, The (1920)   RM
  • Thing in the Moonlight, The (1934)   DC  TT
  • Thing on the Doorstep, The (1933)   BT
  • Through the Gates of the Silver Key (1933)   DC
  • Tomb, The (1917)   DS  RM  TT
  • Transition of Juan Romero, The (1919)   RM  TT
  • Tree, The (1920)   DS  RM
  • Under the Pyramids2 (1924)   DS  RM  TT
  • Unnamable, The (1923)   LF  RM
  • What the Moon Brings (1922)   DC  DS
  • Whisperer in Darkness, The (1930)   BT
  • White Ship, The (1919)    LF  RM

    1Also called Arthur Jermyn or The White Ape
    2Also called Imprisoned with the Pharoahs