A Means to Freedom:
The Letters of H. P. Lovecraft and Robert E. Howard Volume Two: 1933-1936
Hippocampus Press
Year :
August 2009 (Hardcover)
March 2011 (Trade paperback)

January 2017 (Trade paperback, 2nd edition)
Book No. : ISBN-13: 9780981488806 (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780984480296 (Trade paperback)
Edition : 1st
Format : Hardcover with dust jacket
Trade paperback
Pages : 493 (Volume 1 & Volume 2 = 1004 pages)
Cover art : David C. Verba
Illustrations : None
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Other editions:
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Notes
Edited by S. T. Joshi, David E. Schultz, and Rusty Burke
Limited edition of 345 hardcover copies.
Limited first edition of 1000 trade paperback copies with sewn signatures and French flaps.
The second edition is perfect bound and Print On Demand. No French flaps.
The second volume of the 2nd edition is 2 pages longer because of the addition of an Addendum with quotations from Lovecraft's letters that appeared in the letters of Robert E. Howard.
There are Lovecraft quotes from:
REH to Tevis Clyde Smith, September 1930,
"Well, Fear Finn: / I hope you’ll sell the duelling story.
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REH to Tevis Clyde Smith, September 1930,
"Well, Fear Finn, me bauld braw Hieland bully . . ."












 
Contents
1933
To H.P. Lovecraft, March 6, 1933,
"I have just read your recent letter . . ."
To H.P. Lovecraft, April 23, 1933,
"I’m enclosing some of the latest views . . ."
Includes:
Untitled ("They were there, in the distance dreaming") (poem)
Untitled ("Under the grim San Saba hills") (poem)
To H.P. Lovecraft, ca. July 1933,
"Glad we got the physical-mental . . ."
To H.P. Lovecraft, ca. August 1933,
"I am sending on to you . . ."
To H. P. Lovecraft, dated July 9, 1933,
"Ruins of Fort McKavett . . ."

To H.P. Lovecraft, ca. September or October 1933,
"I was very sorry to hear . . ."
To H.P. Lovecraft, November 3, 1933,
"Glad you liked the rattles."
To H.P. Lovecraft, ca. November 1933,
"I am so submerged in work. . ."
To H.P. Lovecraft, December 3, 1933,
"Glad you found the cat article . . ."
1934
To H.P. Lovecraft, ca. January 1934,
"I enjoyed very much your account . . ."
To H.P. Lovecraft, ca. January 1934,
"I deeply appreciate your sympathetic expressions . . ."
To H.P. Lovecraft, March 24, 1934,
"Here’s a little item which might interest you . . ."
To H.P. Lovecraft, ca. May 1934,
"Glad you’re having such a good time . . ."
To H.P. Lovecraft, ca. June 1934,
"Glad you’re finding your stay in Florida . . ."
To H.P. Lovecraft, ca. July 1934,
"I started writing this months ago."
To H.P. Lovecraft, ca. September 1934,
"Thanks very much for the post-cards."
To H.P. Lovecraft, ca. December 1934,
"I read your account of your trip . . ."
1935
To H.P. Lovecraft, ca. January 1935,
"I have finally found time . . ."
To H.P. Lovecraft, ca. May 1935,
"The reason I haven’t answered . . ."
To H.P. Lovecraft, ca. July 1935,
"Thanks very much for the fine postcard views . . ."
To H.P. Lovecraft, October 3, 1935,
"Here are some clippings . . ."

To H.P. Lovecraft, December 5, 1935,
"A rather belated reply . . ."
1936
To H.P. Lovecraft, February 11, 1936,
"Glad you enjoyed the dream write-up . . ."
To H.P. Lovecraft, partial draft of May 13 letter.
To H.P. Lovecraft, May 13, 1936,
"I am indeed sorry to hear . . ."
Appendix
"With a Set of Rattlesnake Rattles"
This is from an unidentified letter to HPL along with a set of rattlesnake rattles.
To H.P. Lovecraft, ca. mid-October 1932,
"Here is the emblem of a lethal form of life . . ."

"The Beast from the Abyss"
Addendum (Second softcover edition only)
Quotations from Lovecraft's letters that appeared in the following REH letters:
To Tevis Clyde Smith, September 1930,
"Well, Fear Finn: / I hope you’ll sell the duelling story.
To Tevis Clyde Smith, September 1930,
"Well, Fear Finn, me bauld braw Hieland bully . . ."