An 06-October-2014 Update!
It Has Arrived!
The Advance Uncorrected Proofs Reading Copy was wonderful, but the just-arrived copy of the actual hardcover First Edition is even far more beautiful with its color inks, and its over 280 full-color images and photos. This is the Book of the Year for all Lovecraftians!
As of today, 06-August-2014, this must-have 852 page massive volume is only $25.27 at Amazon; and is a collector’s bargain for this price. I accidentally ordered two copies (one in February, and one in July), but I am now very glad to have two copies, one for safe-keeping, and one to wear out from handling and showing off to other Lovecraftians!
Here’s The Original Notice I Posted on 30-August-2014:
Coming Soon to a Book Shelf Near You!
The New Annotated H. P. Lovecraft, edited by Leslie S. Klinger, with a hardcover release date of Monday, 13-October-2014, is a must-have treat for every Lovecraftian!
If you are reading this before the release date, get over to Amazon where you can pre-order the hardcover for $28.03 (retail $39.95); and you can also pre-order the Kindle edition (which is being released first on 06-October-2014) for only $19.24.
Hardcover: 928 pages
Product Dimensions: 1 x 0.9 x 0.2 inches
Shipping Weight: 4.8 pounds
Photos and Illustrations by Donovan Loucks, Joseph Morales, Karl Beech, Jason C. Eckhardt, and Yours Truly, Will Hart (aka CthulhuWho1).
My personal contributions to this volume are the Will Hart photos illustrating The Haunter of the Dark, The Call of Cthulhu, and The Case of Charles Dexter Ward; and I was very happy to be invited to be part of this beautiful project!
As a follow-up to his best-selling The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes, Leslie S. Klinger has selected in this new collection twenty-two of Lovecraft’s best, most chilling “Arkham” tales; including “The Call of Cthulhu,” At the Mountains of Madness, “The Whisperer in Darkness,” “The Shadow Over Innsmouth,” “The Colour Out of Space,” and others. With nearly 300 illustrations, including full-color reproductions of the original artwork and covers from Weird Tales and Astounding Stories, plus, more than 1,000 annotations, and 280 color illustrations.
The details from the Advance Uncorrected Proofs Reading Copy:
Introduction by Alan Moore
The Statement of Randolph Carter
Beyond the Wall of Sleep
The Picture in the House
Herbert West: Reanimator
The Nameless City
The Call of Cthulhu
The Silver Key
The Case of Charles Dexter Ward
The Colour Out of Space
The Dunwich Horror
The Whisperer in Darkness
At the Mountains of Madness
The Shadow over Innsmouth
The Dreams in the Witch House
The Thing on the Doorstep
The Shadow Out of Time
The Haunter of the Dark
Appendix 1: Chronological Table (Partial)
Appendix 2: Faculty of Miskatonic University
Appendix 3: History of the Necronomicon
Appendix 4: Genealogy of the Elder Races
Appendix 5: The Works of H. P. Lovecraft (a table)
Appendix 6: The “Revisions” of H. P. Lovecraft (a table)
Appendix 7: H. P. Lovecraft in Popular Culture
Leslie S. Klinger is one of the world’s foremost authorities on Sherlock Holmes and Dracula. He is the editor of the three-volume collection of the short stories and novels, The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes, published by W. W. Norton in 2004 and 2005, winner of the Edgar Award for Best Critical/Biographical Work. The New Annotated Dracula, published by W. W. Norton in 2008, also offers an in-depth examination of Bram Stoker’s haunting classic and its historical context; and it received a starred review in Publishers’ Weekly.
The Selections Chosen for The New Annotated H. P. Lovecraft, in Leslie S. Klinger’s Own Words:
“A reader asked for more information about my next book, coming from Liveright in October. In a perfect world, I would have liked to annotate all of Lovecraft’s stories, numbering about 85. However, this would have made the work almost 2,000 pages and put it into a different price category. As a result, we decided to limit the collection to 22 stories, the key stories in what might be referred to as Lovecraft’s “Arkham cycle.” I was sorry to omit “The Shunned House,” “The Outsider,” “Dream-Quest of Unknown Kaddath,” and a few other fascinating pieces, but what remains is the core of the Cthulhu material.”