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Letters to Alfred Galpin

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The letters of American master of horror H. P. Lovecraft to his friend Alfred Galpin tell of his youthful interests in chemistry and astronomy, his extensive involvement in amateur journalism, and his later conversion to moderate socialism. Also included are the surviving letters to the Gallomo, a round-robin correspondence cycle including Galpin, Lovecraft, and Maurice W. ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published January 1st 2002 by Hippocampus Press
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This is the first volume of Lovecraft letters by Hippocampus press published in 2003. The letters cover over two decades starting in 1918 and the last letter by Lovecraft written in 1936. Altogether there are only 27 letters from Lovecraft to Galphin that survive - Galphin himself destroyed the others. From these 27 surviving letters we get an insight into a rich correspondence; from chemistry and astronomy to discussions about amature journalism, shared literary interests as well as some Lovecr ...more
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Howard Phillips Lovecraft, of Providence, Rhode Island, was an American author of horror, fantasy and science fiction.

Lovecraft's major inspiration and invention was cosmic horror: life is incomprehensible to human minds and the universe is fundamentally alien. Those who genuinely reason, like his protagonists, gamble with sanity. Lovecraft has developed a cult following for his Cthulhu Mythos, a
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