By H.P. Lovecraft
Edited by S.T. Joshi and David E. Schultz
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“The Shadow Out Of Time” is H.P. Lovecraft’s last
major story, written in a four-month period from November 1934 to February 1935.
It was first published in Astounding Stories for June 1936. And yet,
this text has never been published as Lovecraft wrote it – until
The recent discovery of Lovecraft’s handwritten manuscript
allows readers to appreciate this magnificently cosmic story exactly as
originally written. All previous editions of the story contain hundreds of
serious errors, including errors in paragraphing, omissions and
mistranscriptions of many words and passages, and erroneous punctuation. But
now, the breathtaking scope of this novella – the story of the Great
Race’s conquest of time and space by means of mind-projection, and the
hapless fate of Professor Nathaniel Wingate Peaslee as a victim of the Great
Race’s quest for all the secrets of the universe – can, for the
first time, be fully understood.
Leading Lovecraft scholars S.T. Joshi and David E. Schultz have
provided an exhaustive introduction and commentary on the story, elucidating
names, places, and other elements in this richly evocative story. A must for
all devotees of Lovecraft and weird fiction.
- The Shadow out of Time
- Notes to “The Shadow out of Time”
- Early draft
- Textual Notes
The Shadow out of Time. By H.P. Lovecraft, Edited by S.T. Joshi and David E. Schultz. New
York, NY: Hippocampus Press; 2001; ISBN 0-9673215-3-0; Softcover.
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