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The New Annotated H. P. Lovecraft (Annotated Books)
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20 Reddit comments about The New Annotated H. P. Lovecraft (Annotated Books):

u/Equeon · 21 pointsr/greentext

Rare that anon gets a wholesome birthday, good for him!

If it's the one I'm thinking of, that HP lovecraft collection is some good shit, annotated with useful notes and explanations and ordered in a way that almost tells an overarching narrative across all the short stories.

I highly recommend it to anyone who likes or think they may like Lovecraft's work.

u/SirLaxer · 7 pointsr/comicbooks

Here it is. It's fantastic, full of background info and pictures for the stories

u/TheDuskMan · 7 pointsr/SecretWorldLegends

Ever Since /u/DrunkColdStone has mentioned some things, I'll touch upon a few things they haven't. Much of the lore behind the game is influenced by fiction, but I'll try to touch upon Non-fiction sources, unless I cannot find any.
> The Island of Dead Ships in the Sargasso Sea

While much of of the story in Solomon Island seems to be influenced by The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, The Sargasso Sea does have some mysteries surrounding it. There have been reports of sailors finding ships with their sails set, but no trace of the crew. These mysterious disappearances combined with it's close proximity to The Bermuda Triangle have created an aura of mystery around the place. As for books, I have not found anything that specifically covers these aspects of the Sargasso Sea, so your best bet would be books about the Bermuda Triangle.

> The Wabanaki

The Wabanaki tribe is actually a group of native american tribes known as The Wabanaki Confederacy. They have, since the first days of the U.S, helped out in conflicts and wars, including in Modern day Iraq and Afghanistan. There are many books covering the tribes in this group, so take your pick.

Books on The Wabanaki on Amazon

> Inspiration for the Dragon faction

As far as I can tell, it seems that The Dragon is an original creation. My research leads me to believe it is inspired by either The Gen'yosha or the Black Dragon Society with a LOT of Chaos Theory and Complex Systems thrown into the mix.

As for one of the best "Reference" Books for much of the inspiration of the lore for the game, I'll have to bring up a point that /u/just-passin made.

> The OP expressed interest mainly in non-fiction although in this case even most of the non-fiction sources will be about fiction. In that case for completeness you have to acknowledge Lovecraft and the Cthulhu Mythos (to which many authors have contributed). For info about Lovecraft and the origins of the mythos the go-to author is probably S.T. Joshi although you need a working knowledge (or better) of Lovecraftian fiction to get the best from him.

I would suggest looking into The New Annotated H.P. Lovecraft While it is mainly fiction, it contains page after page of non-fiction references and explanations behind many of the concepts and events that appear in the stories.

u/Haplo781 · 3 pointsr/Lovecraft

Sorry, based on the title I thought you were talking about the New Annotated H.P. Lovecraft but it doesn't match the description.

Maybe it was an older edition of this?

u/HammocksRUS · 3 pointsr/books

I don't know if you're a Game of Thrones fan but The Wold of Ice & Fire is a beautiful book and I doubt the digital version could ever compare.

There's also some good Lord of the Rings hardcover collector editions out there.

Finally, when Amazon did the 33% off any book a few weeks ago I picked up this:
The New Annotated HP Lovecraft, it's also a beautiful book.

u/MesozoicMan · 3 pointsr/kindle

The New Annotated HP Lovecraft

Hot damn do I love the way they're handling footnotes nowadays.

u/badskut · 3 pointsr/horrorlit

I don't think it's comprehensive but I love this annotated collection by Leslie S. Klinger. Here.


Edit: And apparently he's coming out with a followup to it soon.

u/attacktei · 2 pointsr/horror

This (26 bucks).

u/km816 · 2 pointsr/Lovecraft

In that case you may want to check out some of the annotated editions. I know ST Joshi's Annotated Lovecraft (Vol. 1 and Vol. 2) are popular here. This annotated collection by Klinger looks solid as well, and includes more illustrations than Joshi's. Neither of these are 100% complete collections but are pretty close and cover all of the best/most popular/most influential writings. I'm not sure there are any annotated editions that include all of his works.

u/Philipede · 2 pointsr/creepy

A few years back I found this book at Barnes and Noble that was extremely helpful. It doesn't have all of his works, but it has all of the most well known and even a few of the lesser known ones. Lovecraft does use a lot of words that tend to be archaic to us, but there are also a lot of references he makes that aren't easily understandable anymore. This book helps with both.

u/SomewhatResentable · 1 pointr/arkhamhorrorlcg

I actually was looking at getting that, but I also saw a lot of people raving about this annotated version. Any Lovecraft fans that can comment on whether this or OP's version is the one to pick up for a newcomer?

u/Vindsvelle · 1 pointr/Lovecraft

This'll be buried, but I strongly recommend these (this's a picture of my Lovecraft collection) for a good combination of his complete fiction (including revisions & ghostwriting) and literary criticism / enthusiasm - his Supernatural Horror in Literature remains AFAIK the most authoritative overview of the genre from modernity to the first half of the 20th century.

The titles pictured are:

u/Sonomatic · 1 pointr/bloodborne

They could get the annotated lovecraft, Considering the book myself.

u/iamnobody23 · 1 pointr/Lovecraft

Try reading an annoated version.

This one is quite good, especially the photos.

u/Sotavasara · 1 pointr/Lovecraft

Glad I could help. If you want something that has only the major stories check this edition out:

The New Annotated H. P. Lovecraft

Or even more fancy:

The Call of Cthulhu & Other Weird Stories by Folio Society

Limited Edition


Or something very, very abridged:

The Necronomicon Pop Up book

u/AerThreepwood · 1 pointr/MovieDetails

Truth. I got this for my birthday from my ex a couple years ago and it's one of my favorite things. If you haven't, check out August Derleth's stuff on the Cthulhu Mythos, as well.

u/BosAnon · 1 pointr/horror

The New Annotated book is pretty great as well.

u/Wurzag · 1 pointr/Lovecraft

I bought this book, but did not get around to reading it yet. I hope that the stories are arranged well. It has a lot of information about Lovecraft and his life as well. And it looks quite nice ;)