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Great for the end notes
 from San Francisco, CA,  Aug 27, 2009

Lovecraft's fiction is available in a number of editions. For many years, the hardcovers from Arkham House have been the definitive versions of the texts, having been cleaned up and corrected by Lovecraft scholar S.T. Joshi. But these three new editions from Penguin Books (this one, The Dreams in the Witch House, and The Thing on the Doorstep) use the same versions of the texts as the Arkham House editions, only in a more-affordable paperback format. The very best thing, though, is that all the stories in these three books include copious notes by Joshi explaining Lovecraft's obscure references, the background of his life, and connections between various stories. These end notes are not available in any other editions of Lovecraft -- not even the Arkham House hardcovers -- and they make reading the stories very enjoyable, even if you've read them before. Get all three Penguin editions and you'll have a complete collection of Lovecraft's major works (omitting only a few of his more obscure stories).

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