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4.23 of 5 stars 4.23  ·  rating details  ·  616 ratings  ·  22 reviews
This Version is different from other posted, ST Joshi introduction with photo copy of corrected texts at beginning. Most noted for inclusion of The Mound (1929~30)and The Curse of Yig (1928)which some say is more Lovecraft then Zealia Bishop. On the official lovecraft site the entire book may be read
Hardcover, 3rd Edition Note on Text by S.T. Joshi, 450 pages
Published 1989 by Arkham House Publishers, Inc (first published 1970)
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H.P. Lovecraft nunca nadó en la abundancia. Para ir subsistiendo, y visto que sus narraciones no le aportaban la independencia económica que hubiese deseado, se vio obligado a recurrir a trabajos de revisión, corrección y/o reescritura de relatos de autores en ciernes. En ‘Más allá de los eones y otras historias en colaboración’ se recogen una amplia selección de las narraciones que Lovecraft firmó junto a estos escritores.

La presente antología, prologada y traducida estupendamente por José Marí
Nov 16, 2011 Felix rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: die-hard Lovecraftians and completists only
German edition - German review:

Dieser Band versammelt Geschichten verschiedener Autoren, die vom "Meister" H.P. Lovecraft überarbeitet wurden. Insgesamt eine eher durchwachsene Mischung mit keiner einzigen wirklich guten, einigen mittelmäßigen und einigen schlechten Erzählungen. Erzählerisch ragt qualitativ "Das Haar der Medusa" ("Medusa's Coil") heraus, das aber in seinem offenen Rassismus eher degoutant ist. Als Horrorgeschichte funktioniert meines Erachtens "Der Fluch des Yig" ("The Curse of
I begin this review with a confession. I stole this book.

At the age of 12, I found this in my school library. I borrowed it, devoured it and loved it so, so much that I couldn’t bear to part with it. So I lied to the library staff, telling them that I’d lost the book. They charged me a fee, but I was more than happy to pay, because it meant the book was mine. And still is!

This is the book that introduced me to Lovecraftian and Cthulhu fiction. I’ll never forget the thrills, chills and sheer joy
Chris Matney
In my quest to re-read the Lovecraft canon, I just finished The Horror in the Museum. I picked up a copy of the Joshi hardcover addition because I was interested in his editorial notes. This is a solid edition which should be a must read on any Lovecraft list. The book is divided into Primary revisions and Secondary revisions - depending on the amount of "Lovecraft" in each story. Within these broad categories the tales are chronological (starting in 1918 and ending in 1936).

In some ways, my th
Jeremy Reaban
The other side of Lovecraft. His works are well known, but he also ghost wrote or revised many tales for other authors (mostly amateur but even a couple professionals).

About two-thirds of this book are tales he mostly wrote. Some of these works are quite good, up there with his best. The Mound, in particular, about a subterranean city and lost race. Out of the Aeons, about a mummy for pre-historic times is a strong tie in with Robert Howards prehistory (Conan and co). The title story, The Horror
It's something quite different from everything I've read before. To be honest I didn't thought I would like it when I first saw it, since it's about horror and that kind of things. But as I kept reading the short stories of the master of horror H.P. Lovecraft, I really started liking it. As mentioned before, it IS different. The perspective is dark, and the way it's written keeps the classic, formal literature of the time when Lovecraft lived. There are some stories that creep down into the read ...more
Kenton Schassberger
The Mound was extremely vivid in descriptives and so engrossing i ccouldn't put it down. When i first heard of The Mound I had to find it and read it. It is a keeper in any format that it can be found in. Lovecraft may have done most of the writing in this collaboration with Zealia Bishop it only adds to the story its a stand alone story. This Cover image is the same that is also used on the official Lovecraft web page.
Pretty good. It wasn't clear how much this was "Lovecraft inspired," and how much was "Lovecraft originally, but revised." There needs to be an intro or something.

Pretty good stories. I didn't sense the fear of the different characters very much.... it was kind of indicated, as in "I felt horror at the sight of her." etc. Kind of bland horror, but the imagery was cool, and I liked a lot of the stories.
This is a collection of ten stories:

The Crawling Chaos
The Green Meadow
Winged Death
The Horror in the Museum
The Diary of Alonzo Typer
The Horror in the Burying Ground
The Electric Executioner
The Curse of Yig
The Mound
Two Black Bottles

Excellent fiction, including some of my favorites.

It would be hard for me to pick the best, but maybe it is The Diary of Alonzo Typer by a narrow margin.
This book is AMAZING in a very silly way. It seemed that most of the works were penned by someone else - seemingly normal and having absolutely nothing to do with the Cthulhu mythos - but then LOVECRAFT got involved... It's sort of like that SNL comedy sketch about BOC and the cowbell --- "Know what this story calls for? MORE CTHULHU!"
I loved seeing Lovecraft's twist on other people's story ideas. Sometimes you wouldn't know they weren't Lovecraft stories, but in other cases they (such as The Loved Dead) were of a noticeably different intent or direction that his writing. Even in these cases the master made his stamp on the work.
Nathan Shumate
A bunch of substandard Lovecraft that can be blamed on other people.
Dirck de Lint
Some of these collaborations are rather hard to fight through (moreso than unalloyed Lovecraft, even at his more sesquipedalian), but there's usually something in even the most tedious that rewards the effort.
More of a mixed bag than other Lovecraft comps published by Arkham House, still vintage Lovecraft but more one-offs, polishing or revising existing works by other authors. Hit or miss.
I didn't get much out of the Secondary Revisions, but enjoyed the Primary Revisions. My picks are: The Curse of Yig, Medusa's Coil, and The Horror in the Museum.
Mark Singer
H P Lovecraft made money re-writing stories for other authors, and most of them were much better than the original versions. For Lovecraft completests only.
The last in the 4-part collected works of H.P. Lovecraft. Contains revisions and incomplete works for the hardcore fan.
I liked this anthology, especially "The Mound." What do other people have to say about these Lovecraft revisions?
Jeannie Sloan
Loved the book.Not all of the stories are Cthulhu Mythos either.The Mound,I think, was my favorite.Very scary!
Nicholas Hunter
An expanded collection of HPL's revisions and secondary revisions of other authors' work.
Things HPL helped other authors revise. He's good, as usual.
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