I Am Providence: The Life and Times of H. P. Lovecraft (2- Volume Set)
By S. T. Joshi
In 1996, S. T. Joshi's H. P. Lovecraft: A Life was published to universal acclaim. Joyce Carol Oates called it the "definitive" biography, and it won the British Fantasy Award and the Horror Writers Association Award. But that 1996 edition was abridged from the manuscript that Joshi wrote in 1993-95; in all, more than 150,000 words were cut due to space constraints.
Hippocampus Press presents the complete, uncut edition of Joshi's biography, I Am Providence: The Life and Times of H. P. Lovecraft. In addition to restoring every word of Joshi's original manuscript, the entire text has been thoroughly revised and updated in light of the new information on Lovecraft that has emerged since 1996. As such, this book can now truly be said to be the definitive biography of H. P. Lovecraft, written by the world's leading authority on Lovecraft. Readers will find countless details about Lovecraft's life and work not included in the earlier edition, along with important updates on new publications by and about Lovecraft in the last 15 years and on Lovecraft's increasing worldwide reputation. This book constitutes S. T. Joshi's final word on Lovecraft the man, the writer, and the thinker.
"I received Joshi's monumental biography of Lovecraft the other day and have been poring over it since. ... Every major library in world should have in its holdings these volumes. And Joshi should be recognized as the major biographer he has proven himself to be, his single volume biography alone having already well made this case." —Thomas Ligotti