Collected Fiction Volume 1 (1905-1925): A Variorum Edition PAPERBACK



  • Volume 1 (1905-1925)
  • Edited by S. T. Joshi
  • Cover artwork by Fergal Fitzpatrick
  • ISBN 9781614981091



In this first volume, Lovecraft’s earliest stories are printed in chronological order by date of writing. Included are such early triumphs as “Dagon” and “The Outsider,” along with the many tales Lovecraft wrote under the inspiration of Lord Dunsany. The celebrated “Herbert West—Reanimator” and “The Rats in the Walls” show Lovecraft experimenting with longer narratives—a tendency that will culminate in the novelettes and novellas of his final decade of writing.


In the thirty years since S. T. Joshi prepared revised editions of H. P. Lovecraft’s stories for Arkham House, Joshi has continued to do research on the textual accuracy of Lovecraft’s stories, and this comprehensive new edition is the result.


For the first time, students and scholars of Lovecraft can see at a glance all the textual variants in all relevant appearances of a story—manuscript, first publication in magazines, and first book publications. The result is an illuminating record of the textual history of the tales, along with how Lovecraft significantly revised his stories after initial publication.


The result is the definitive text of Lovecraft’s fiction—an edition that supersedes all those that preceded it and should endure as the standard text of Lovecraft’s stories for many years.


S. T. Joshi is a leading Lovecraft scholar and author of H. P. Lovecraft: The Decline of the West (1990), I Am Providence: The Life and Times of H. P. Lovecraft (2010), Lovecraft and an Age in Transition (2014), and other critical and biographical works. He has also done significant research on such writers as Lord Dunsany, Ambrose Bierce, Arthur Machen, and Ramsey Campbell.



The Beast in the Cave  
The Alchemist
The Tomb  
A Reminiscence of Dr Samuel Johnson  
Beyond the Wall of Sleep  
Old Bugs  
The Transition of Juan Romero  
The White Ship  
The Street  
The Doom That Came to Sarnath  
The Statement of Randolph Carter  
The Terrible Old Man  
The Tree  
The Cats of Ulthar  
The Temple  
Facts concerning the Late Arthur Jermyn and His Family  
From Beyond  
The Picture in the House  
Ex Oblivione  
Sweet Ermengarde; or, The Heart of a Country Girl  
The Nameless City  
The Quest of Iranon  
The Moon-Bog  
The Outsider  
The Other Gods  
The Music of Erich Zann  
Herbert West—Reanimator  
What the Moon Brings  
The Hound  
The Lurking Fear  
The Rats in the Walls  
The Unnamable  
The Festival  
Under the Pyramids  
The Shunned House  
The Horror at Red Hook  
In the Vault


This product was added to our catalog on Friday 10 March, 2017.