The Complete Fiction of H.P. Lovecraft

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The Complete Fiction of H.P. Lovecraft, Knickerbocker
The Complete Fiction of H.P. Lovecraft, Chartwell

The Complete Fiction of H.P. Lovecraft, with Slipcase

Details

Publisher: Knickerbocker Classics, Race Point Publishing (and also Chartwell Publishing)

Copyright: 2008 & 2011 Barnes & Noble

Publication Date: 10/27/2014 (Knickerbocker) and 07/01/2016 (Chartwell)

ISBN: 9781631060014 (Knickerbocker) and 9780785834205 (Knickerbocker)

Page Count: 1112

Author(s): H.P. Lovecraft (author), Eric Carl Link (editor)

Fiction: (see contents below)

Non-Fiction: introduction by Eric Carl Link


Contents


Summary

Another excellent edition in the Knickerbocker Classic series, The Complete Fiction of H.P. Lovecraft collects the author's novel, four novellas, and fifty-three short stories. Written between the years 1917 and 1935, this collection features Lovecraft's trademark fantastical creatures and supernatural thrills, as well as many horrific and cautionary science-fiction themes, that have influenced some of today's writers and filmmakers, including Stephen King, Alan Moore, F. Paul Wilson, Guillermo del Toro, and Neil Gaiman. Included in this volume are The Case of Charles Dexter Ward, "The Call of Cthulhu," "The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath," "At the Mountains of Madness," "The Shadow Over Innsmouth," "The Colour Out of Space," "The Dunwich Horror," and many more hair-raising tales.

The Knickerbocker Classics bring together the works of classic authors from around the world in stunning gift editions to be collected and enjoyed. Complete and unabridged, these elegantly designed cloth-bound hardcovers feature a slipcase and ribbon marker, as well as a comprehensive introduction providing the reader with enlightening information on the author's life and works.

Comments / Trivia

  • This is allegedly a variation on the 2011 second printing of the Barnes & Noble "H.P. Lovecraft: The Complete Fiction" text (even using the same font), which corrected "hundreds, maybe thousands" of typos found in the 2008 first printing, but somehow introduced many new typos. An attempt was made to identify all the new errors, and it seems this Knickerbocker version started making those corrections, and then stopped part of the way through. This variant apparently replaced S.T Joshi's introduction and commentary, along with some curiosities (the Juvenalia and discarded draft of "Shadow Over Innsmsouth") with a new introduction by the new editor, plus a "recommended reading" list and a short biography of Lovecraft.

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