With the much-anticipated follow-up to his "Olympian landmark of modern gothic literature" (Harlan Ellison), Leslie Klinger completes his tour-de-force annotation of HP Lovecraft's canon of weird fiction.
In 2014, The New Annotated H.P. Lovecraft was published and absolutely devoured by both the large Lovecraft community and general readers alike. The landmark volume included twenty-two of Lovecraft's original stories and even a collection of the Cthulhu Mythos fan-fiction based around Lovecraft's universe. But there were many other Lovecraft stories worthy of attention, including Lovecraft's own personal favourites.
In this long-awaited follow-up, twenty-five more Lovecraft stories will be published as well as a number of never-before-seen revisions and his collaborations with other authors. The stories, sometimes appearing in fragments, magnify the creative ideas and writing processes of the beloved literary genius. Best-selling author and editor Leslie Klinger reanimates Lovecraft with clarity and historical insight, offering a revelatory volume in which the beloved author's story-writing method is uncovered, his vivid dreams are recorded and first drafts of beloved stories are seen in immaturity. In addition to his ground-breaking writing, we glimpse a personal side of Lovecraft: his own favourite stories are highlighted and his vulnerability as a young writer are obvious as he deliberately mimics authors of influence, while fighting to find his own voice.