These days there's a bazillion editions of Lovecraft's works in print. There's only a couple of them that we find remarkable enough to sell through our store and this new edition is one of them.
In this volume, Leslie S. Klinger reanimates Lovecraft with clarity and historical insight, charting the rise of the erstwhile pulp writer, whose rediscovery and reclamation into the literary canon can be compared only to that of Poe or Melville. Weaving together a broad base of existing scholarship with his own original insights, Klinger appends Lovecraft's uncanny oeuvre and Kafkaesque life story in a way that provides context and unlocks many of the secrets of his often cryptic body of work.
Volume 1 features nearly 300 illustrations, including full-color reproductions of the original artwork and covers from Weird Tales and Astounding Stories, and more than 1,000 annotations spanning over 850 pages.
Volume 2 - Beyond Arkham - reanimates twenty-five additional stories, the balance of Lovecraft’s significant fiction, including “Rats in the Wall,” “The Horror at Red Hook,” and twenty other classic tales In following Lovecraft’s own literary trajectory, readers can witness his evolution from Rhode Island critic to prescient literary genius whose titanic influence would only be appreciated decades after his death. Including hundreds of eye- opening annotations and dozens of rare images in this 490 page volume.
Order either or both of these lovely volumes and give your Lovecraftian library a boost.