By S. T. Joshi
H. P. Lovecraft (1890-1937) is often considered as the major writer of supernatural fiction within the twentieth century. he's precise between writers in having an important renowned following in addition to a substantial and lengthening educational recognition as a author of substance and importance. This encyclopedia is an exhaustive consultant to many facets of Lovecraft's existence and paintings, codifying the specific study on Lovecraft carried out through many students during the last 3 a long time. It contains 1000s of alphabetically prepared entries on Lovecraft and offers broad bibliographical information.The quantity attracts upon infrequent records, together with millions of unpublished letters, in featuring plot synopses of Lovecraft's significant works, descriptions of characters in his stories, tablet biographies of his significant colleagues and kin, and entries on little recognized positive factors in his tales, reminiscent of 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 resources for key parts in Lovecraft's paintings. As Lovecraft's renown keeps to ascend within the twenty first century, this encyclopedia can be necessary to an knowing of his lifestyles and writings.
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Marten (see entry on “Arkham”) to conjecture that HPL coined the name Bolton, unaware of the real town of that name. Its location appears to be near Arkham (Salem), as the real < previous page page_22 next page > < previous page page_23 next page > Page 23 Bolton is not. HPL mentioned passing through Bolton in October 1934, so he may have known of it earlier. Bonner, Marion F. (1883–1952). Neighbor and correspondent of HPL (1936–37). Several of HPL’s letters to her (the originals of which at JHL contain hand-colored illustrations of letterhead for HPL’s imaginary feline fraternity, the Kappa Alpha Tau) are included in SL 5.
He then becomes, in The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath, an ancient patriarch who advises Randolph Carter in his quest for the gods. Atwood, Professor. In At the Mountains of Madness, a professor of physics and a member of the Miskatonic Antarctic Expedition of 1930–31. Aylesbury. Fictitious town in Massachusetts, invented by HPL for “The Dunwich Horror” (1928), where it is presumably near Dunwich. The name is perhaps derived from Amesbury, a town in the far northeastern corner of the state, near Haverhill and Newburyport, and the late home of John Greenleaf Whittier.
Bush was at the time the author of several poetry volumes (not revised by HPL), including Peace Poems and Sausages (1915) and Soul Poems and Love Lyrics (1916). HPL revised many poetry volumes and psychology manuals during the period 1920–25, including Grit and Gumption (1921), Inspirational Poems (1921), Applied Psychology and Scientific Living (1922; HPL admits to writing two or three chapters; other chapters were written by Bush’s staff), Poems of Mastery and Love Verse (1922), Practical Psychology and Sex Life (1922), etc.
An H P Lovecraft Encyclopedia by S. T. Joshi