By S. T. Joshi
H. P. Lovecraft (1890-1937) is usually considered as the best writer of supernatural fiction within the twentieth century. he's distinct between writers in having a massive well known following in addition to a substantial and lengthening educational attractiveness as a author of substance and importance. This encyclopedia is an exhaustive consultant to many points of Lovecraft's lifestyles and paintings, codifying the particular learn on Lovecraft carried out via many students during the last 3 a long time. It comprises hundreds and hundreds of alphabetically prepared entries on Lovecraft and provides wide bibliographical information.The quantity attracts upon infrequent files, together with millions of unpublished letters, in featuring plot synopses of Lovecraft's significant works, descriptions of characters in his stories, pill biographies of his significant colleagues and relations, and entries on little recognized beneficial properties in his tales, resembling his imaginary booklet of occult lore, the Necronomicon. the amount refers to present scholarship at the matters in query and likewise provides the literary, topographical, and biographical assets for key parts in Lovecraft's paintings. As Lovecraft's renown maintains to ascend within the twenty first century, this encyclopedia may be necessary to an realizing of his existence and writings.
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Castroâ s wild tale of the Great Old Ones makes allusions to cryptic secrets that â deathless Chinamenâ told himâ a nod to the theosophistsâ accounts of Shamballah, the Tibetan holy city (the prototype of Shangri-La) whence the doctrines of theosophy are supposed to have originated. Merrittâ s â The Moon Poolâ (1918), which takes place on or near the island of Ponape in the Carolines. Merrittâ s mention of a â moon-doorâ that, when tilted, leads the characters into a lower region of wonder and horror, seems similar to the huge door whose inadvertent opening by the sailors causes Cthulhu to emerge from Râ lyeh.
Bonner, Marion F. (1883â 1952). Neighbor and correspondent of HPL (1936â 37). Several of HPLâ s letters to her (the originals of which at JHL contain hand-colored illustrations of letterhead for HPLâ s imaginary feline fraternity, the Kappa Alpha Tau) are included in SL 5. â (1945; in LR). Barlow). Story fragment (1,200 words); probably written c. October 1933. First published in Leaves (1938); first collected in Marginalia; corrected text in D. The unnamed first-person narrator, whose â memories are very confused,â tells of coming upon a â worm-riddled bookâ in an obscure bookstall near the river.
He was a prolific writer of articles on medicine, natural history, and genealogy; collections of his magazine articles and of his manuscripts are held in the University Archives at Brown. He married Lillian Delora Phillips on April 10, 1902; they had no children. 38). â ([Providence] Evening News, April 29, 1915). Dr. Elihu Whipple in â The Shunned Houseâ (1924), Dr. George Gammell Angell in â The Call of Cthulhuâ (1926), and Dr. Marinus Bicknell Willett in The Case of Charles Dexter Ward (1927) are probably based in part on Clark; perhaps also Dr.