Weird facts about Lovecraft #1

Before we go and read some weird facts about Lovecraft, let’s see some info about him.

Howard Phillips Lovecraft was born on August 20 1890 and died on March 15, 1937.

Lovecraft was an American writer of weird and horror fiction, known for creating the Cthulhu Mythos.

Throughout his adult life, Lovecraft was never able to support himself from earnings as an author, editor, and ghostwriter. He was virtually unknown

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during his lifetime, but is now regarded as one of the most significant 20th-century authors of supernatural horror fiction.

His interest started from his childhood days when his grandfather, who preferred Gothic stories, would tell him stories of his own design. Lovecraft’s childhood home on Angell Street had a large library. This library contained classical literature, scientific works, and early weird fiction. At the age of five, Lovecraft enjoyed reading One Thousand and One Nights and was reading Hawthorne a year later. He was also influenced by the travel literature of John Mandeville and Marco Polo.


7 Thinks you might not know about H.P. Lovecraft #1

He was Racist

“On the Creation of Niggers”, Lovecraft describes black people not as a human but as “beast[s] … in semi-human figure, filled with vice.” source 

His work is Everywhere

Just think about Gotham’s asylum Arkham. A lot of Lovecraft stories take place in a fictional city called Arkham

Struggling to make ends

Just like his idol E.A.Poe, Lovecraft spends all his life struggling to make enough money to even put food on the table.

Shouting matches

The neighbors were alarmed by often hearing sounds at night coming from Lovecraft’s house, but a few knew Lovecraft and his mother were quoting Shakespeare

Lovecraft’s Romantic Comedy

Sweet Ermengarde follows the bizarre story of a farmer’s daughter named Ethyl Ermengarde. She’s taken in by a villainous landlord and separated from her beloved, a man named Jack Manly.

The Call of Cthulhu

Lovecraft thoughts about the story “Call of Cthulhu”

…rather middling. Full of cheap and cumbrous touches…

He never finished high school

Lovecraft never had a chance to get his high school diploma, due to poor health and never completed his studies.