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The Call of Cthulhu and Other Stories

By H.P. Lovecraft
Edited with an Introduction and Notes by Leslie S. Klinger

From the Back Cover

An indispensable collection of the best of one of
literature’s “most critically fascinating and
yet enigmatic figures” (Alan Moore).

Though he died an unknown, dejected pulp-magazine writer in 1937, Howard Phillips Lovecraft is now considered the first great “genius of weird fiction” (Peter Straub). There is no better guide through the peculiarities of his universe than Leslie S. Klinger, whose work as annotator of the “exciting and definitive” (Danielle Trussoni, New York Times Book Review) New Annotated H. P. Lovecraft has proven him a leading Lovecraft scholar. Keenly aware of the author’s inspiration of “dozens—hundreds—of stories written by others playing in [his] galactic sandbox,” Klinger now presents this essential reader’s edition for both fanatics and newcomers to the canon. Equipped with explanatory annotations and sharp historical insight, this highly accessible collection features Lovecraft’s ten most profound and unnerving short stories. From the early tale “Dagon” to the mature and sprawling “The Haunter of the Dark,” these expertly curated stories built a Lovecraftian sense of dread that has reverberated in the world of horror literature for generations: that all of us are “outsiders” in the universe.

Leslie S. Klinger is the best-selling editor of The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes, The New Annotated Dracula, The New Annotated Frankenstein, The New Annotated H. P. Lovecraft, and The New Annotated H. P. Lovecraft: Beyond Arkham. He is a practicing lawyer in Los Angeles, California, where he lives with his wife.


Bibliographic Information

The Call of Cthulhu and Other Stories. By H.P. Lovecraft, Edited with an Introduction and Notes by Leslie S. Klinger. New York, NY: Liveright; 2022; ISBN 978-1-63149-839-8; 409 pages; paperback.

Purchasing This Book

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