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Lovecraft regularly wrote to friends, family and enthusiastic amateur writers, many of whom adopted themes, style and even characters from his work.
His most regular correspondents were fellow writers Robert Bloch author of Psycho , Henry Kuttner The Dark World , Robert E Howard Conan the Barbarian and the poet Samuel Loveman.
After his death, Sonia Lovecraft told a Lovecraft scholar that he was a virgin when they married in , aged Before their marriage, Lovecraft reportedly bought numerous books about sex and studied them in order to perform on their wedding night.
Sonia later said she had to initiate all sexual activity, saying:. The very mention of the word sex seemed to upset him.
Lovecraft died of cancer on March 15, , in Providence, Rhode Island. He left behind more than 60 short stories and a few novel and novellas, including The Case of Charles Dexter Ward.
Lovecraft's passing was mourned by his devoted following of colleagues and aspiring writers with whom he corresponded and collaborated. Two of these friends, August Derleth and Donald Wandrei, formed a publishing company called Arkham House to promote and preserve Lovecraft's work.
Since his death, Lovecraft has earned greater acclaim than he enjoyed during his lifetime. He has been an inspiration to such writers as Peter Straub, Stephen King and Neil Gaiman.
His stories have also served as the inspiration for numerous films, including 's Hunters of the Dark and 's Cthulhu. As King explained to American Heritage magazine, "Now that time has given us some perspective on his work, I think it is beyond doubt that H.
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Arkham Sanitarium post-production. West of Arkham the hills rise wild, and there are valleys with deep woods that no axe has ever cut.
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In I went into Oklahoma looking for snake lore, and I came out with a fear of snakes that will last me the rest of my life. I admit it is foolish, since there are natural explanations for everything I saw and heard, but it masters me none the less.
If the old story had been all there was to it, I.. Read The Curse of Yig. Writing on what my doctor tells me is my deathbed, my most hideous fear is that the man is wrong.
I suppose I shall seem to be buried next week, but In London there is a man who screams when the church bells ring. He lives all alone with his streaked cat in Gray's Inn, and people call..
Read The Descendant. There is in the land of Mnar a vast still lake that is fed by no stream, and out of which no stream flows.
Ten thousand years ago there stood by its shore the mighty city of Sarnath, but Sarnath stands there no more. It is told that in the immemorial years when the world was young, before..
Read The Doom That Came to Sarnath. Three times Randolph Carter dreamed of the marvelous city, and three times was he snatched away while still he paused on the high terrace above it.
All golden and lovely it blazed in the sunset, with walls, temples, colonnades and arched bridges of veined marble, silver-basined fountains of prismatic..
Read The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath. Whether the dreams brought on the fever or the fever brought on the dreams Walter Gilman did not know.
Behind everything crouched the brooding, festering horror of the ancient town, and of the mouldy, unhallowed garret gable where he wrote and studied and wrestled with flgures and formulae when he was..
Read The Dreams in the Witch House. Gorgons and Hydras, and Chimaeras - dire stories of Celaeno and the Harpies - may reproduce themselves in the brain of superstition - but they were there before.
They are transcripts, types - the archtypes are in us, and eternal Read The Dunwich Horror. Your curiosity makes you irresponsible. We never come here at night,..
Read The Evil Clergyman. Efficiut Daemones, ut quae non sunt, sic tamen quasi sint, conspicienda hominibus exhibeant. Devils so work that things which are not appear to men as if they were real.
Lacantius I was far from home, and the spell of the eastern.. Read The Festival. I have seen the dark universe yawning Where the black planets roll without aim, Where they roll in their horror unheeded, Without knowledge or lustre or name.
Cautious investigators will hesitate to challenge.. Read The Haunter of the Dark. I Not many weeks ago, on a street corner in the village of Pascoag, Rhode Island, a tall, heavily built, and wholesome-looking pedestrian furnished much speculation by a singular lapse of behaviour.
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Among his most celebrated tales are " The Call of Cthulhu ", " The Rats in the Walls ", At the Mountains of Madness , The Shadow over Innsmouth , and The Shadow Out of Time.
His writings form the basis of the Cthulhu Mythos, which has inspired a large body of pastiches across several mediums drawing on Lovecraft's characters, setting and themes, constituting a wider subgenre known as Lovecraftian horror.
Lovecraft was born in his family home on August 20, , in Providence, Rhode Island. In April , after a psychotic episode in a Chicago hotel, Winfield was committed to Butler Hospital in Providence.
Though it is not clear who reported Winfield's prior behavior to the hospital, medical records indicate that he had been "doing and saying strange things at times" for a year before his commitment.
His death certificate listed the cause of death as general paresis , a term synonymous with late-stage syphilis.
It is not known whether Lovecraft was simply kept ignorant of his father's illness or whether his later remarks were intentionally misleading.
After his father's hospitalization, Lovecraft resided in the family home with his mother, his maternal aunts Lillian and Annie, and his maternal grandparents Whipple and Robie.
He encouraged the young Lovecraft to have an appreciation of literature, especially classical literature and English poetry. In his old age he helped raise the young H.
Lovecraft and educated him not only in the classics, but also in original weird tales of "winged horrors" and "deep, low, moaning sounds" which he created for his grandchild's entertainment.
The exact sources of Phillips' weird tales have not been identified. Lovecraft himself guessed that they originated from classic Gothic novelists like Ann Radcliffe , Matthew Lewis , and Charles Maturin.
While there is no indication that Lovecraft was particularly close to his grandmother Robie, her death in had a profound effect.
By his own account, it sent his family into "a gloom from which it never fully recovered. Lovecraft's earliest known literary works began at age seven with poems restyling the Odyssey and other mythological stories.
He recalled, at five years old, being told Santa Claus did not exist and retorting by asking why "God is not equally a myth.
He also examined the anatomy books available to him in the family library, learning the specifics of human reproduction that had yet to be explained to him, and found that it "virtually killed my interest in the subject.
In , according to Lovecraft's own correspondence, astronomy became a guiding influence on his world view. He began producing the periodical Rhode Island Journal of Astronomy , of which 69 issues survive, using the hectograph printing method.
The written recollections of his peers described him as both withdrawn yet openly welcoming to anyone who shared his current fascination with astronomy, inviting anyone to look through the telescope he prized.
By , Whipple's various business concerns were suffering a downturn and slowly reducing his family's wealth.
He was forced to let his family's hired servants go, leaving Lovecraft, Whipple, and Susie, being the only unmarried sister, alone in the family home.
Within months, he died due to a stroke at age After Whipple's death, Susie was unable to support the upkeep of the expansive family home on what remained of the Phillips' estate.
Later that year, she was forced to move herself and her son to a small duplex. Lovecraft has called this time one of the darkest of his life, remarking in a letter that he saw no point in living anymore.
Much like his earlier school years, Lovecraft was at times removed from school for long periods for what he termed "near breakdowns. It was in , prior to his high school graduation, when Lovecraft suffered another health crisis of some sort, though this instance was seemingly more severe than any prior.
The exact circumstances and causes remain unknown. The only direct records are Lovecraft's own later correspondence wherein he described it variously as a "nervous collapse" and "a sort of breakdown," in one letter blaming it on the stress of high school despite his enjoying it.
In another letter concerning the events of , he notes, "I was and am prey to intense headaches, insomnia, and general nervous weakness which prevents my continuous application to any thing.
Though Lovecraft maintained that he was to attend Brown University after high school, he never graduated and never attended school again.
Whether Lovecraft suffered from a physical ailment, a mental one, or some combination thereof has never been determined. An account from a high school classmate described Lovecraft as exhibiting "terrible tics" and that at times "he'd be sitting in his seat and he'd suddenly up and jump.
Lovecraft himself acknowledged in letters that he suffered from bouts of chorea as a child. Few of Lovecraft and Susie's activities from late to are recorded.
A friend of Susie, Clara Hess, recalled a visit during which Susie spoke continuously about Lovecraft being "so hideous that he hid from everyone and did not like to walk upon the streets where people could gaze on him.
During this period, Lovecraft revived his earlier scientific periodicals. Called Providence in A. In , Lovecraft's letters to editors began appearing in pulp and weird-fiction magazines, most notably Argosy.
Lovecraft described Jackson's stories as "trivial, effeminate, and, in places, coarse. This sparked a nearly year-long feud in the letters section of Argosy between Lovecraft, along with his occasional supporters, and the majority of readers critical of his view of Jackson.
Lovecraft's biggest critic was John Russell, who often replied in verse, and to whom Lovecraft felt compelled to reply because he respected Russell's writing skills.
Daas , then head editor of the United Amateur Press Association  also known as the UAPA. Daas invited Russell and Lovecraft to the organization and both accepted, Lovecraft in April Lovecraft immersed himself in the world of amateur journalism for most of the following decade.
He contrasted this with his view of "professional publication," which he termed as writing for journals and publishers he considered respectable.
He thought of amateur journalism as training and practice for a professional career. Lovecraft was appointed chairman of the Department of Public Criticism of the UAPA in late Emblematic of the Anglophile opinions he maintained throughout his life, he openly criticized other UAPA contributors for their "Americanisms" and "slang.
In mid, Lovecraft was elected to the position of first vice-president of the UAPA. Lovecraft published multiple criticisms of the U.
In , Lovecraft published his early short story " The Alchemist " in the main UAPA journal, a departure from his usual verse.
Due in no small part to the encouragement of W. Paul Cook , another UAPA member and future lifelong friend, Lovecraft began writing and publishing more fiction.
In , Lovecraft's term as president of the UAPA elapsed, and he took his former post as chairman of the Department of Public Criticism.
Though he passed the physical exam,  he told Kleiner that his mother "has threatened to go to any lengths, legal or otherwise, if I do not reveal all the ills which unfit me for the army".
In the winter of —, Susie, exhibiting symptoms of a "nervous breakdown" of some sort, went to live with her elder sister Lillian.
It is unclear what Susie may have been suffering from. Neighbour and friend Clara Hess, interviewed in , recalled instances of Susie describing "weird and fantastic creatures that rushed out from behind buildings and from corners at dark.
Late saw Lovecraft become more outgoing. After a period of isolation, he began joining friends in trips to writer gatherings; the first being a talk in Boston presented by Lord Dunsany , whom Lovecraft had recently discovered and idolized.
It was later in that Lovecraft began publishing the earliest stories that fit into the Cthulhu Mythos. The Cthulhu Mythos, a term likely coined by August Derleth , encompasses Lovecraft's stories that share a commonality in the revelation of cosmic insignificance, initially realistic settings, and recurring entities and texts.
In it is found one of Lovecraft's most enduring bits of writing, a couplet recited by his creation Abdul Alhazred, "That is not dead which can eternal lie; And with strange aeons even death may die.
On May 24, , Susie died in Butler Hospital, due to complications from a gall bladder surgery five days earlier. Lovecraft's initial reaction, expressed in a letter nine days after Susie's death, was that of an "extreme nervous shock" that crippled him physically and emotionally, again remarking that he found no reason he should continue living.
It was at one such convention in July that Lovecraft met Sonia Greene. Lovecraft's aunts disapproved of this relationship with Sonia.
Lovecraft and Greene married on March 3, , and relocated to her Brooklyn apartment at Flatbush Avenue; she thought he needed to leave Providence to flourish and was willing to support him financially.
She attributed Lovecraft's passive nature to a stultifying upbringing by his mother. He was enthralled by New York, and, in what was informally dubbed the Kalem Club, he acquired a group of encouraging intellectual and literary friends who urged him to submit stories to Weird Tales ; editor Edwin Baird accepted many otherworldly 'Dream Cycle' Lovecraft stories for the ailing publication, though they were heavily criticized by a section of the readership.
On New Year's Day of , Sonia moved to Cleveland for a job opportunity, and Lovecraft left Flatbush for a small first-floor apartment on Clinton Street "at the edge of Red Hook "—a location which came to discomfort him greatly.
Loveman was Jewish, but he and Lovecraft became close friends in spite of the latter's nativist attitudes. Not long after the marriage, Greene lost her business and her assets disappeared in a bank failure; she also became ill.
Lovecraft made efforts to support his wife through regular jobs, but his lack of previous work experience meant he lacked proven marketable skills.
After a few unsuccessful spells as a low-level clerk, his job-seeking became desultory. The publisher of Weird Tales attempted to put the loss-making magazine on a business footing and offered the job of editor to Lovecraft, who declined, citing his reluctance to relocate to Chicago; "think of the tragedy of such a move for an aged antiquarian," the year-old writer declared.
Baird was replaced with Farnsworth Wright , whose writing Lovecraft had criticized. Lovecraft's submissions were often rejected by Wright. This may have been partially due to censorship guidelines imposed in the aftermath of a Weird Tales story that hinted at necrophilia, although after Lovecraft's death, Wright accepted many of the stories he had originally rejected.
Greene, moving to where the work was, relocated to Cincinnati, and then to Cleveland; her employment required constant travel. Added to the daunting reality of failure in a city with a large immigrant population, Lovecraft's single-room apartment at Clinton Street in Brooklyn Heights , not far from the working-class waterfront neighborhood Red Hook , was burgled, leaving him with only the clothes he was wearing.
In August , he wrote " The Horror at Red Hook " and " He ", in the latter of which the narrator says "My coming to New York had been a mistake; for whereas I had looked for poignant wonder and inspiration [ With a weekly allowance Greene sent, Lovecraft moved to a working-class area of Brooklyn Heights , where he subsisted in a tiny apartment.
Back in Providence, Lovecraft lived in a "spacious brown Victorian wooden house" at 10 Barnes Street until Willett in Lovecraft's The Case of Charles Dexter Ward.
The period beginning after his return to Providence—the last decade of his life—was Lovecraft's most prolific; in that time he produced short stories, as well as his longest works of fiction: The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath , The Case of Charles Dexter Ward , and At the Mountains of Madness.
He frequently revised work for other authors and did a large amount of ghostwriting , including The Mound , Winged Death , and The Diary of Alonzo Typer.
Client Harry Houdini was laudatory, and attempted to help Lovecraft by introducing him to the head of a newspaper syndicate. Plans for a further project were ended by Houdini's death.
Although he was able to combine his distinctive style allusive and amorphous description by horrified though passive narrators with the kind of stock content and action that the editor of Weird Tales wanted—Wright paid handsomely to snap up " The Dunwich Horror " which proved very popular with readers—Lovecraft increasingly produced work that brought him no remuneration.
Affecting a calm indifference to the reception of his works, Lovecraft was in reality extremely sensitive to criticism and easily precipitated into withdrawal.
He was known to give up trying to sell a story after it had been once rejected. Sometimes, as with The Shadow over Innsmouth which included a rousing chase that supplied action he wrote a story that might have been commercially viable but did not try to sell it.
Lovecraft even ignored interested publishers. He failed to reply when one inquired about any novel Lovecraft might have ready: although he had completed such a work, The Case of Charles Dexter Ward , it was never typed up.
Greene moved to California in and remarried in , unaware that Lovecraft, despite his assurances to the contrary, had never officially signed the final decree.
Lovecraft was never able to provide for even basic expenses by selling stories and doing paid literary work for others. He lived frugally, subsisting on an inheritance that was nearly depleted by the time he died.
He sometimes went without food to be able to pay the cost of mailing letters. As a result of the Great Depression , he shifted towards socialism, decrying both his prior beliefs and the rising tide of fascism.
Roosevelt , but he thought that the New Deal was not sufficiently leftist. In late , he witnessed the publication of The Shadow over Innsmouth as a paperback book.
It sold slowly and only approximately copies were bound. The remaining copies were destroyed after the publisher went out of business.
By this point, Lovecraft's literary career had reached its end. Shortly after having written his last original short story, " The Haunter of the Dark ", he stated that the hostile reception of At the Mountains of Madness had done "more than anything to end my effective fictional career.
On June 11, Robert E. Howard committed suicide after being told that his mother would not awaken from her coma.
His mother died shortly thereafter. This deeply affected Lovecraft, who consoled Howard's father. Almost immediately, Lovecraft wrote a brief memoir titled "In Memoriam: Robert Ervin Howard".
He was suffering from an affliction that he referred to as "grippe". Due to his fear of doctors, Lovecraft was not examined until a mere month before his death.
After seeing a doctor, he was diagnosed with terminal cancer of the small intestine. He remained hospitalized until he died. He lived in constant pain until his death on March 15, , in Providence.
In accordance with his lifelong scientific curiosity, he kept a diary of his illness until he was physically incapable of holding a pen.
Lovecraft began his life as a Tory. This is likely the result of his conservative upbringing. His family supported the Republican Party for the entirety of his life.
While it is unclear how consistently he voted, he voted for Herbert Hoover in the presidential election.
Rhode Island as a whole remained politically conservative and Republican into the s. He opposed democracy and thought that America should be governed by an aristocracy.
As a result of the Great Depression , Lovecraft reexamined his political views. His Writings explores his wide variety of works, including his fiction and letters, and includes many electronic texts;.
His Creations outlines his fictional elements including Lovecraftian locations in New England, a bestiary, and a list of grimoires;. His Study has information on biographies, literary criticism, bibliographies, periodicals, and online articles;.
Internet Resources gives information on other Lovecraft-related sites, newsgroups, and FTP sites; and.A complete list of all the electronic texts of Lovecraft’s writings available on The H.P. Lovecraft Archive. Collections of Lovecraft’s Works (Bookstore) A list of books (and the companies that publish them) in which Lovecraft’s works may be found, as well as links to online bookstores where these books may be purchased. 7/17/ · H.P. Lovecraft was born in , in Providence, Rhode Island. The horror magazine Weird Tales bought some of his stories in His story "The Call of Cthulhu" came out in in Weird Tales. Welcome to planetmut.com, your digital Necronomicon. This is the online compendium of information about the Cthulhu Mythos, the s cosmic horror writer Howard Phillips Lovecraft, and the ongoing growth of the Mythos in literature and popular culture.