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1934 Letter Handwritten & Signed by Weird Fiction Writer H.P. Lovecraft - NR
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1934 Letter Handwritten & Signed by Weird Fiction Writer H.P. Lovecraft - NR

To young poet Robert Nelson - Fresh Honolulu Estate Find

  • Please refer to photo 3 for a transcription

Howard Phillips Lovecraft (August 20, 1890 – March 15, 1937) — known as H. P. Lovecraft — was an American author of horror, fantasy and science fiction, especially the subgenre known as weird fiction.

Lovecraft’s guiding aesthetic and philosophical principle was what he termed "cosmicism" or "cosmic horror", the idea that life is incomprehensible to human minds and that the universe is fundamentally inimical to the interests of humankind. As such, his stories express a profound indifference to human beliefs and affairs. Lovecraft is best known for his Cthulhu Mythos story cycle and the Necronomicon, a fictional grimoire of magical rites and forbidden lore.

Although Lovecraft's readership was limited during his lifetime, his reputation has grown over the decades, and he is now regarded as one of the most influential horror writers of the 20th century. According to Joyce Carol Oates, Lovecraft—as with Edgar Allan Poe in the 19th century—has exerted "an incalculable influence on succeeding generations of writers of horror fiction".  Stephen King called Lovecraft "the twentieth century's greatest practitioner of the classic horror tale."  King has even made it clear in his semi-autobiographical non-fiction book Danse Macabre that Lovecraft was responsible for King's own fascination with horror and the macabre, and was the single largest figure to influence his fiction writing.  His stories have also been adapted into theater and film, and have inspired an award-winning role-playing game.

  • Letter written to Robert Nelson an aspiring young Illinois poet and fan of the popular pulp magazine "Weird Tales" who had several unusual poems published in the magazine before his suicide at the age of seventeen. Farnsworth Wright thought very highly of his work, all of which has remained unpublished until now
  • Recently discovered in Honolulu estate
  • Paper has the characteristics of age, text is clear and readable
  • Be sure to view our other great estate finds we have listed this week!!

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