Presentation on theme: "H.P. Lovecraft. Basic info. H.P. Lovecraft lived from: 9:00 AM Aug. 20, 1890 – March 15, 1937. He was born at 194 (now numbered 454) Angell Street in."— Presentation transcript:
Basic info. H.P. Lovecraft lived from: 9:00 AM Aug. 20, 1890 – March 15, 1937. He was born at 194 (now numbered 454) Angell Street in Providence, Rhode Island. He died in Jane Brown Memorial Hospital on March 15, 1937 and was buried 3 days later. Howard Philips Lovecraft’s writing have inspired or configured in some way almost all present Sci-fi and weird fiction literature.
Writings H.P. Lovecraft is probably best known for shadow over innsmouth. Though he has written around 100 books and many articles. He is most renouned for the mythology he created. The figurehead for the mythology is Cthulhu Fhtagn, Cthulhu is described as"...an octopus, a dragon, and a human caricature.... A pulpy, tentacled head surmounted a grotesque scaly body with rudimentary wings", and "a mountain walked or stumbled”.
Interesting facts Preferred to work at night or at least in a gloomy environment. He worked as a ghost writer for among others Houdini. Suffered many psychological issues as a boy and because of it did not attend collage.
Obstacles His father went mad with syphilis and lost all of his money early in Lovecraft's life. Did not go to college due to chronic psychological illness when he was young.
Timeline Born Aug. 20, 1890 Started reading 3. Started writing at 6. Father died 1898. Worked as a ghost writer. Started writing in weird fiction magazines. Wrote many books. Died March 15, 1937
Citing Donovan K. Loucks H.P. Lovecraft Site Last Revised 4 January 2012 Viewed march 6 2012 http://hplovecraft.com/