Lord of A Visible World

Lord of A Visible World

An Autobiography in Letters

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In Lord of a Visible World, the editors have amassed and arranged the letters of this prolific writer into the story of his life. The volume traces Lovecraft's upbringing in Providence, Rhode Island, his involvement with the pulp magazine Weird Tales, his short-lived marriage, and his later status as the preeminent man of letters in his field.

In addition to conveying the candid details of his life, the volume also traces the evolution of his wide-ranging opinions. Lovecraft shows himself to be deeply engaged in the social, political, and cultural milieu of his time.

The editors, two of the leading Lovecraft scholars, have meticulously edited the text, transcribing the letters from manuscript sources and supplying explanatory annotations throughout. Lord of a Visible World is of interest to both the general reader and the scholar, presenting for the first time a well-rounded portrait, in his own words, of a writer whose work has fascinated millions of readers.


Publisher: Athens : Ohio University Press, c2000
ISBN: 9780821413326
0821413325
9780821413333
0821413333
Characteristics: xix, 385 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Schultz, David E. 1952-
Joshi, S. T. 1958-

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RolandDekker
Oct 14, 2019

If you are interested in knowing the whole story about the life and career of weird-fiction writer, Howard Philip Lovecraft (1890-1937), then, "Lord of A Visible World" is a well-presented work of non-fiction that should prove to be quite a fascinating read for you.

This completely accessible autobiography not only draws upon excerpts from Lovecraft's personal correspondence with himself and others in his life - But, it also takes an in-depth look at the man behind the myth who died in relative obscurity at the age of 46.

This engrossing biography also includes numerous illustrations taken from every phase of Lovecraft's life.

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