The Shadow out of Time: The Corrected Text


  • By H. P. Lovecraft
  • Edited by S. T. Joshi and David E. Schultz
  • July 2003 (2nd ed)
  • ISBN 0967321530
  • 136 pages
  • Paperback


Voted one of the top ten Science Fiction and Fantasy Books of 2001 by Cinescape Magazine.

"The Shadow out of Time" is H. P. Lovecraft's last major story. It was first published in Astounding Stories for June 1936. And yet, this text has never been published as Lovecraft wrote it -- until now. The recent discovery of Lovecraft's handwritten manuscript allows readers to appreciate this magnificently cosmic story exactly as originally written.

All previous editions of the story contain hundreds of serious errors, including errors in paragraphing, omissions and mistranscriptions of many words and passages, and erroneous punctuation. Leading Lovecraft scholars S. T. Joshi and David E. Schultz have provided an exhaustive introduction and commentary on the story, elucidating names, places and other elements in this richly evocative story. A must for all devotees of Lovecraft and weird fiction!

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