By H.P. Lovecraft
S.T. Joshi and Peter Cannon
Back Cover Text
Did Lovecraft believe in ghosts or paranormal
In what story does the narrator fear riding the Boston
EXPLORE THE MARVELOUS COMPLEXITY OF LOVECRAFT’S WRITING –
INCLUDING HIS USE OF LITERARY ALLUSIONS, BIOGRAPHICAL DETAILS,
AND OBSCURE REFERENCES
pathfinder in the
literary territory of the macabre, H.P. Lovecraft is one of America’s
giants of the horror genre. Now, in this second volume of annotated
tales, Lovecraft scholars S.T. Joshi and Peter Cannon provide another rare
opportunity to look into the mind of a genius. Their extensive notes lift
the veil between real events in the writer’s life – such as the death of
his father – and the words that spill out onto the page in magnificent
grotesquerie. Mansions, universities, laboratories, and dank New England
boneyards appear also as the haunts where Lovecraft’s characters confront
the fabulous and fantastic, or – like the narrator in “Herbert
West – Reanimator” – dig up fresh corpses.
Richly illustrated and scrupulously researched, this
extraordinary work adds exciting levels of meaning to Lovecraft’s chilling
tales . . . and increases our wonder at the magic that transforms life
into a great writer’s art.
More Annotated H.P. Lovecraft. By H.P. Lovecraft, Annotated by S.T. Joshi and Peter
Cannon. New York, NY: Dell Publishing; 1999; ISBN 0-440-50875-4; Paperback.
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