I own several books containing HPL's stories, mostly cheap paperbacks. This book is the opposite end of the spectrum. A truly massive and high-quality book, technically speaking, and the content is top-notch. Leslie Klinger does a great job of explaining lots of interesting details from Lovecraft's stories that are easy to miss for the casual reader.
"Norton's new volume must surely be the definitive collection. It is meticulously and imaginatively edited, beautifully illustrated and immaculately produced, with a thought-stirring introduction by the graphic novel writer Alan Moore." -- New Statesman "The actual book is as vivid as the stories themselves, and beautiful to boot, with its inky black cover and gold embossed tentacles. Perfect for anyone who enjoys exploring the outer regions of the imagination and guaranteed to give you the shivers on a cold winters night." -- Sarah Vine, Christmas Books 2014 - Daily Mail "Lovecraft will now garner increased critical attention because of Leslie S. Klingers sumptuous The New Annotated H. P. Lovecraft. While Klinger has supplied a sensitive introductory overview of the writer and his legacy, as well as marginal notes (mainly identifying the historical elements in the twenty-two selected stories), the great attractiveness of this volume lies in its illustrations." -- The Times Literary Supplement "Annotator Les Klinger is the man you want to have by your side, as you explore the Lovecratfian Darkness." -- Neil Gaiman
H. P. Lovecraft (18901937) is regarded as the most influential twentieth-century American author of weird fiction. Leslie S. Klinger is the multi-award-winning author of The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes, New Annotated Dracula, New Annotated Frankenstein, and The New Annotated H. P. Lovecraft, Volumes I and II. He lives in Los Angeles, California. Alan Moore is a magician and performer, and is widely regarded as the best and most influential writer in the history of comics. His seminal works include From Hell, V for Vendetta, and Watchmen, for which he won the Hugo Award. He was born in 1953 in Northampton, UK, and has lived there ever since.