16 Surprising Facts about H.P. Lovecraft

Richard Klu

The works and mythos developed by famed author H.P. Lovecraft have been extremely popular in recent years. This has prompted numerous games, books, and movies. With all his popularity who was the man behind the mythos? Here are 16 facts about H.P. Lovecraft.

  1. Virtually unknown and was only published in pulp magazines until his death. Now regarded as one of the most significant authors of the 20th century.
  2. H.P. Lovecraft was born in providence, Rhode Island, where he spent most of his life aside from a short period of time living in another city with his wife.
  3. At 3 H.P. Lovecraft’s father was confined to a mental institution.
  4. H.P. Lovecraft’s grand father was a businessman and avid storyteller.
  5. H.P. Lovecraft started writing horror at age 8.
  6. H.P. Lovecraft was always very precocious but also very sensitive. His own fear of the world is prevalent in his writings.
  7. H.P. Lovecraft’s overbearing…

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