A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice Selection
"The most exciting and definitive collection of Lovecraft's work out there." â€“Danielle Trussoni, New York Times Book Review
No lover of gothic literature will want to be without this literary keepsake, the final volume of Leslie Klingerâ€™s tour-de-force chronicle of Lovecraftâ€™s canon.
In 2014, The New Annotated H. P. Lovecraft was published to widespread acclaimâ€” vaunted as a â€śtreasure troveâ€ť (Joyce Carol Oates) for Lovecraft aficionados and general readers, alike. Hailed by Harlan Ellison as an â€śOlympian landmark of modern gothic literature,â€ť the volume included twenty-two of Lovecraftâ€™s original stories. Now, in this final volume, best- selling author Leslie S. Klinger reanimates twenty-five additional stories, the balance of Lovecraftâ€™s significant fiction, including â€śRats in the Wall,â€ť a postâ€“ World War I story about the terrors of the past, and the newly contextualized â€śThe Horror at Red Hook,â€ť which recently has been adapted by best- selling novelist Victor LaValle. In following Lovecraftâ€™s own literary trajectory, readers can witness his evolution from Rhode Island critic to prescient literary genius whose titanic influence would only be appreciated decades after his death. Including hundreds of eye- opening annotations and dozens of rare images, Beyond Arkham finally provides the complete picture of Lovecraftâ€™s unparalleled achievements in fiction.