By H.P. Lovecraft
Edited and with an Introduction
by S.T. Joshi
Back Cover Text
WHERE IS THE CITY OF ARKHAM LOCATED?
WHAT ARE THE ORIGINS OF LOVECRAFT’S
WHAT STORY FEATURES HIS OWN CAT?
WHERE IS THE NECRONOMICON FIRST
WHAT IS THE NARRATOR’S NAME IN AT THE
MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS?
acknowledged master of the horror genre, left a legacy of great short
fiction. Unsurpassed in their richness of imagination and range of
knowledge, these chilling tales are a brilliant writer’s creative response
to a world in which he was often an outsider. Now readers have an
opportunity to scrutinize and further appreciate the greatness of
Lovecraft’s strange genius as Lovecraft scholar S.T. Joshi annotates, for
the first time, some of Lovecraft’s most famous tales.
S.T. Joshi’s text illuminates the more
obscure references throughout Lovecraft’s writings, from an explanation of
the chemicals referred to in “The Dunwich Horror” to the definition of one
of his favorite adjectives, “eldritch.” Readers will also discover which
story details are wholly fabricated by H.P. Lovecraft and which are taken
from real life, such as the “Moodus Noises” and “Garden of the
Generously illustrated, this remarkable work
lets us fully appreciate the awesome details of the author’s imagined
reality while it helps deepen our enjoyment of the unrivaled master of the
The Annotated H.P. Lovecraft. By H.P. Lovecraft, Edited and with an Introduction by S.T.
Joshi. New York, NY: Dell Publishing; 1997; ISBN 0-440-50660-3; Paperback.
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