BOTH BOOKS SIGNED + DRAWING ON FIRST PAGE
“During his multiple travels over the region of Massachusetts (1920-1936) in search of ancient chapitels, architectural testimonies of the colonial times, Lovecraft poured a lot of his impressions in letters, essays and travelogs. From these, an attentive reader will note how fascinating is the relation between the real landscapes and buildings with his imagined land along the Miskatonic river: Kingsport, Dunwich, Innsmouth and Arkham. A gloomy horizon connects them all. However, it is Providence, where he wrote and dreamt it all, what remains forever as an interregnum between reality and fiction.”
The stories compiled here are the ones that best evoke both urban and rural places that Lovecraft mapped as his weird New England, the so called Lovecraft Country.