The Horror in the Museum and Other Revisions

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The Horror in the Museum and Other Revisions
Horror in the museum.jpg
Dust-jacket illustration by Gahan Wilson for The Horror in the Museum and Other Revisions
Author H. P. Lovecraft
Cover artist Gahan Wilson (original), Raymond Bayless (revised)
Country United States
Language English
Genre Fantasy, Horror, Science fiction short stories
Publisher Arkham House
Publication date
1970 (original), 1989 (revised)
Media type Print (Hardback)
Pages ix., 383 p. (original), x. 450 (revised)
ISBN 0-87054-040-8
OCLC 18715164
813/.52 19
LC Class PS3523.O833 H6 1989

The Horror in the Museum and Other Revisions is a collection of stories revised or ghostwritten by American author H. P. Lovecraft. It was originally published in 1970 by Arkham House in an edition of 4,058 copies.

The collection was revised in 1989 by S. T. Joshi adding an introduction by Joshi, correcting the texts and expanding the contents.

In 2007, Del Rey published a trade paperback version with a new introduction by Stephen Jones, and a brief biography of Lovecraft at the end.

Contents[edit]

Original[edit]

The Horror in the Museum and Other Revisions (original 1970 edition) contains the following tales:

  1. "Lovecraft's 'Revisions'" by August Derleth
  2. "The Crawling Chaos" with Elizabeth Berkely
  3. "The Green Meadow" with Elizabeth Berkely
  4. "The Invisible Monster" by Sonia Greene
  5. "Four O'Clock" by Sonia Greene
  6. "The Man of Stone" by Hazel Heald
  7. "Winged Death" by Hazel Heald
  8. "The Loved Dead" by C. M. Eddy, Jr.
  9. "Deaf, Dumb, and Blind" by C. M. Eddy, Jr.
  10. "The Ghost-Eater" by C. M. Eddy, Jr.
  11. "To All the Seas" by Robert H. Barlow
  12. The Horror in the Museum by Hazel Heald
  13. Out of the Eons by Hazel Heald
  14. "The Diary of Alonzo Typer" by William Lumley
  15. "The Horror in the Burying-Ground" by Hazel Heald
  16. "The Last Test" by Adolphe de Castro
  17. "The Electric Executioner" by Adolphe de Castro
  18. The Curse of Yig by Zealia Bishop
  19. Medusa's Coil by Zealia Bishop
  20. The Mound by Zealia Bishop
  21. "Two Black Bottles" by Wilfred Blanch Talman

Revised[edit]

Cover by Raymond Bayless of the 1989 corrected third printing of The Horror in the Museum and Other Revisions

The Horror in the Museum and Other Revisions (revised 1989 edition) contains the following tales:

  1. "A Note on the Texts" by S.T. Joshi
  2. "Lovecraft's 'Revisions'" by August Derleth
  3. "The Green Meadow" with Elizabeth Berkely
  4. "The Crawling Chaos" with Elizabeth Berkely
  5. "The Last Test" by Adolphe de Castro
  6. "The Electric Executioner" by Adolphe de Castro
  7. "The Curse of Yig" by Zealia Bishop
  8. "The Mound" by Zealia Bishop
  9. "Medusa's Coil" by Zealia Bishop
  10. "The Man of Stone" by Hazel Heald
  11. "The Horror in the Museum" by Hazel Heald
  12. "Winged Death" by Hazel Heald
  13. "Out of the Aeons" by Hazel Heald
  14. "The Horror in the Burying-Ground" by Hazel Heald
  15. "The Diary of Alonzo Typer" by William Lumley
  16. "The Horror at Martin’s Beach" by Sonia H. Greene
  17. "Ashes" by C. M. Eddy, Jr.
  18. "The Ghost-Eater" by C. M. Eddy, Jr.
  19. "The Loved Dead" by C. M. Eddy, Jr.
  20. "Deaf, Dumb, and Blind" by C. M. Eddy, Jr.
  21. "Two Black Bottles" by Wilfred Blanch Talman
  22. "The Trap" by Henry S. Whitehead
  23. "The Tree on the Hill" by Duane W. Rimel
  24. "The Disinterment" by Duane W. Rimel
  25. "'Till A’ the Seas" by R. H. Barlow
  26. "The Night Ocean" by R. H. Barlow

Reprints[edit]

Arkham House[edit]

  • 2nd printing, 1976 - 3,958 copies.
  • corrected 3rd printing, 1989 - 5,062 copies.
  • corrected 4th printing, 1992 - 4,994 copies.
  • corrected 5th printing, 2002 - 2,500 copies.

Others[edit]

2007 softcover edition

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Books Received". Locus. November 2007. p. 52. 

References[edit]

  • Jaffery, Sheldon (1989). The Arkham House Companion. Mercer Island, WA: Starmont House, Inc. pp. 95–96. ISBN 1-55742-005-X. 
  • Nielsen, Leon (2004). Arkham House Books: A Collector's Guide. Jefferson, NC and London: McFarland & Company, Inc. pp. 107, 135–136. ISBN 0-7864-1785-4. 
  • Chalker, Jack L.; Mark Owings (1998). The Science-Fantasy Publishers: A Bibliographic History, 1923-1998. Westminster, MD and Baltimore: Mirage Press, Ltd. pp. 45, 57. 
  • Joshi, S.T. (1999). Sixty Years of Arkham House: A History and Bibliography. Sauk City, WI: Arkham House. pp. 109, 159–160. ISBN 0-87054-176-5.