By H.P. Lovecraft
Edited by S.T. Joshi & David E. Schultz
Illustrated by Jason Eckhardt
Back Cover Text
H.P. Lovecraft never achieved a greater atmosphere of insidious
decay than in “The Shadow over Innsmouth”: one can almost smell the
overwhelming stench of fish, see the physical anomalies of the inhabitants, and
perceive the century-long dilapidation of an entire town in the story’s
evocative prose. And once again he has produced a narrative that progresses
from first word to last without a false note to a cataclysmic
conclusion – a conclusion that simultaneously focuses on the pitiable
fate of a single human being and hints tantalisingly of the future destruction
of the entire race.
For the very first time, this classic Lovecraft story is being
presented in a critical edition, edited by S.T. Joshi and David E. Schultz, and
featuring extensive footnotes, an exhaustive introduction, textual notes, as
well as Lovecraft’s original notes and discarded draft to “The Shadow
over Innsmouth”. Rounding out this special edition are Jason
Eckhardt’s fantastic illustrations, created specifically for this
The Shadow over Innsmouth. By H.P. Lovecraft, Edited by S.T. Joshi & David E. Schultz.
West Warwick, RI: Necronomicon Press; 1994, 1997; ISBN 0-940884-66-6; Softcover.