The New Annotated H P Lovecraft

Category: Book
Edited By: Klinger, Leslie S
By (author): Lovecraft, H P
By (author): McCourt, James
Foreword By: Moore, Alan
Series: Annotated Books
Subject:  FICTION / Classics
  FICTION / General
  FICTION / Horror
  FICTION / Short Stories (single author)
Publisher: WW Norton
Published: October 2014
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 280
Size: 10.29in x 8.84in x 2.19in
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From The Publisher*Howard Phillips Lovecraft is beginning to emerge as one of that tumultuous period's most critically fascinating and yet enigmatic figures, writes Alan Moore. But at the time of his death, Lovecraft was maligned by critics and ignored by the public. Leslie S. Klinger reanimates Lovecraft and charts the rise of the pulp writer. Lovecraft's vast body of work - a mythos in which humanity is a blissfully unaware speck in a cosmos shared by ancient alien beings - is increasingly being recognised as the foundation for American horror and science fiction. With nearly 300 illustrations and more than 1,000 annotations, Klinger illuminates every hidden dimension of 22 of Lovecraft's most canonical works.
Review Quote*The New Annotated H. P. Lovecraft is a towering intellectual feast for devotees of Lovecraft and weird fiction. Hugely informative as well as entertaining, this book is both visually beautiful and academically rigorous. It provides more information on the great New England supernaturalist than almost any other book ever published.

Annotator Les Klinger is the man you want to have by your side, as you explore the Lovecraftian Darkness. - Neil Gaiman

The New Annotated H. P. Lovecraft, with its astonishingly informed and detailed notes and photographs, edited  by Leslie S. Klinger, is a treasure trove for Lovecraft readers, for whom it will be an essential purchase. A pleasure to peruse, encyclopediac in its information, and deeply sympathetic with its subject. - Joyce Carol Oates

I am utterly gobsmacked. The New Annotated H. P. Lovecraft is a work of such readability, easy access, precision, and joy that its publication by Liveright is an Olympian landmark of modern gothic literature. - Harlan Ellison

A book I have profoundly hoped to see for ages, which gave me many very happy hours-thank you, thank you, thank you, Mr. Klinger and Liveright! - Gahan Wilson, author of Gahan Wilson: Fifty Years of Playboy Cartoons

Lovecraft is intriguing for not only the rich substrate of astonishing and sometimes prescient ideas that is the bedrock of his work, but for the sheer unlikelihood of his ascent into the ranks of the respected U.S. literary canon…He is today revered to a degree comparable with that of his formative idol Edgar Allan Poe, a posthumous trajectory from pulp to academia that is perhaps unique in modern letters. - Alan Moore, from the introduction

[W]here does a reader longing to know more about Lovecraft's fiction and philosophy begin when faced with the dozens of critical and interpretative studies and biographies? Thanks to the devoted work of Leslie S. Klinger, an excellent starting point is his The New Annotated H.P. Lovecraft…Klinger has again created a serious work of research and scholarship that is shamelessly intended for fans-and is a joy to read… [A]n absolute essential addition to all horror fiction collections. - Alan Cranis (
Biographical NoteLeslie S. Klinger is one of the world's foremost authorities on Sherlock Holmes. He is the editor of the three-volume set The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes. The first two volumes, The Complete Short Stories, won the Edgar for "Best Critical/Biographical" work. He has just published In the Company of Sherlock Holmes and The New Annotated H. P. Lovecraft. Klinger is a member of the Baker Street Irregulars and lives in Malibu.