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Exploring the Life of H.P. Lovecraft

from 03/17/2007 to 03/18/2007

H.P. Lovecraft as Preservationist: A Walking Tour of Providences East Side

Offered by the Providence Preservation Society, March 18, 2007

Local Providence writer H.P. Lovecraft, whose short stories and books gained fame in the 1920s and 1930s, is considered the godfather of the modern horror genre. Less known are his other writings: his letters. During his short life, he wrote nearly 100,000 letters to fans and writers, speaking about Providence’s rich architectural heritage, its "fountain of deeply genuine beauty... and picturesqueness which most metropolitan districts must envy in vain. We explored Providence through the eyes of Lovecraft the early preservationist.

The tour began at the Shakespeare's Head, 21 Meeting Street, Providence.

H.P. Lovecraft Life and Works Walking Tour

Offered by the Rhode Island Historical Society, March 17, 2007

PPS explored Providence through H.P. Lovecraft's books and short stories. See the site of his former home, as well as the sights mentioned in The Case of Charles Dexter Ward, The Haunter of the Dark, The Shunned House, and The Call of Cthulhu. Tour began at Brown University's Van Wickle Gates (the John Hay Library) and ended downtown at Market Square.

Part of:
How Pulp Fiction Magazines Changed America
March 15-18, 2007
Brown University - Providence, RI -

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