Facts Concerning HP Lovecraft And His Environs

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Today, HP Lovecraft’s name is a byword for the mysterious, the arcane and the bizarre. His stories of fantasy and horror are revered, and his creations are still vivid. Yet during his short, unhappy life, he was all but unknown. Physically weak and tormented by his own eccentricities, his was a hand-to-mouth existence spent in shabby dwellings in Providence and Brooklyn. From childhood, he fantasised about life in pre-Revolutionary America; as an adult, he undertook long sojourns up and down the eastern seaboard, visiting sites he associated with an age of lost glory. All of this is documented in the map and guide within, along with the real-life locations that formed the basis for his most famous fictional creations – Arkham, Innsmouth, Dunwich and Kingsport. Welcome to the world of HP Lovecraft: you might say it’s an interesting place to visit, but we wouldn’t want to live there.

Facts Concerning HP Lovecraft And His Environs is written by Gary Lachman, author of books on topics ranging from the evolution of consciousness to literary suicides and the history of the occult. He has also written numerous biographies, including those of Aleister Crowley, Rudolf Steiner, C. G. Jung, and Colin Wilson. As Gary Valentine, he was a founding member of the pop group Blondie.

Design by Grey Haas

Folder contents
Map (400 x 690mm) and postcard
Litho-printed in Sussex, England, using vegetable oil-based inks on sustainably sourced paper