Ï O Fortunate Floridian↠ Kindle Ebook By ☆ H.P. Lovecraft saint helena – groundhogwalking.co.uk

O Fortunate Floridian H P Lovecraft 1890 1937 is almost as famous for his letters as for his supernatural fiction Of the estimated one hundred thousand letters that he wrote, one hundred and fifty nine of them collected for the first time in this volume were written to Robert H Barlow 1918 1951 Barlow was only a teenager, living with his family in DeLand, Florida, when the famous writer began corresponding with him He was enthusiastic for all things related to weird fiction, the pulp magazines and the people who wrote for them, and the emerging community of active fans Like other fans of the period, Barlow published a fanzine, wrote stories and poems, and even tried his hand at printing All of these endeavors the equally precocious Lovecraft encouraged The reader will find references to familiar names like Weird Tales, Robert E Howard, Clark Ashton Smith, and Harry Houdini Lovecraft s letters to Barlow record much about that vanished time and prove to be among the liveliest of all his published correspondence While the letters in this volume touch mainly on literary matters, they also record Lovecraft s love of Florida He visited the state several times twice as Barlow s guest and was enthralled by the vistas of live oaks and Spanish moss He occasionally felt homesick for Florida when he was at home in Rhode Island, and he never yearned to be in the Sunshine State than during cold New England winters There was no doubt where he wished to be when he addressed a letter to Barlow, during the depths of one winter, as O Floridian More Fortunate than you can Realise In addition to letters, the reader will find an insightful introduction by the editors providing details and anecdotes about the friendship between Lovecraft and Barlow The book is further enriched by Barlow s poignant memoir of Lovecraft in Florida, a glossary of notable people mentioned in the letters, autobiographical pieces by Barlow, and an invaluable index. Read O Fortunate Floridian author H.P. Lovecraft – groundhogwalking.co.uk

Ï O Fortunate Floridian↠ Kindle Ebook By ☆ H.P. Lovecraft saint helena – groundhogwalking.co.uk
  • Hardcover
  • 465 pages
  • O Fortunate Floridian
  • H.P. Lovecraft
  • English
  • 06 June 2018
  • 159732034X

    10 thoughts on “Ï O Fortunate Floridian↠ Kindle Ebook By ☆ H.P. Lovecraft saint helena – groundhogwalking.co.uk

  1. One of the physically most beautiful HPL letters publications Haven t readthan 1 3 of the contents, and probably won t finish it before Summer it s in between stuff reading , but so far it s very nice indeed If you re an HPL geek like me

  2. The early letters are astonishingly revealing, the later ones much less so This is HPL at his most mature and engaging, but one wishes Barlow s letters had been included as well perhaps they do no not survive