Happy Birthday H.P. Lovecraft!
124 years ago today, the famous American author H. P. Lovecraft was born in Providence, Rhode Island. He died March 15, 1937 at the age of 46 in poverty, as his stories were virtually unknown at the time. It wasn’t until after his death that he became regarded as one of the most significant 20th-century authors in his genre.
Lovecraft wrote horror stories throughout most of his life, beginning at the age of 8. He was 31 at the time of his first publication in a professional magazine, and by age 34 he was a regular contributor to the newly founded Weird Tales magazine. His most famous works were composed when he returned to Providence from New York in 1926, where he produced what is arguably his most famous story: The Call of Cthulhu.
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