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The Case of Charles Dexter Ward Dear Mr Lovecraft,I, Joseph Curwen, necromancer supreme, have rather a bone to pick forgive my little joke I have noticed many problems with your narrative The Case of Charles Dexter Ward First of all that title Surely you realize that I am the protagonist of the tale not the fey amateur Charles Dexter Ward I do not think it is too much to ask that the title of your document correctly identify its leading personage Second I have noticed a strong bias against scholars of the so called Dear Mr Lovecraft,I, Joseph Curwen, necromancer supreme, have rather a bone to pick forgive my little joke I have noticed many problems with your narrative The Case of Charles Dexter Ward First of all that title Surely you realize that I am the protagonist of the tale not the fey amateur Charles Dexter Ward I do not think it is too much to ask that the title of your document correctly identify its leading personage Second I have noticed a strong bias against scholars of the so called dark arts in your work a bias that clearly and unfairly slants your narrative in favor of such laughable nonentities as that impressionable youth, his hysterical parents, his meddling doctor, etc, as well as towards questionable groups such as the unimaginative bourgeoisie and the overly imaginative lower classes, and various small minded institutions including the Church and the Mental There is about certain outlines and entities a power of symbolism and suggestion which acts frightfully on a sensitive thinker s perspective and whispers terrible hints of obscure cosmic relationships and unnameable realities behind the protective illusions of common visionThat little passage explains why Lovecraft s characters often go mad at the mere sight of blasphemous eldritch monstrosities from beyond something I often wondered about It is also a fine example of his penchant for conThere is about certain outlines and entities a power of symbolism and suggestion which acts frightfully on a sensitive thinker s perspective and whispers terrible hints of obscure cosmic relationships and unnameable realities behind the protective illusions of common visionThat little passage explains why Lovecraft s characters often go mad at the mere sight of blasphemous eldritch monstrosities from beyond something I often wondered about It is also a fine example of his penchant for convoluted sentence structures.When I read At the Mountains of Madness I felt that Lovecraft is preferable in smaller doses, that is when his stories are not novel or even novella length It seems that when he gives himself elbow room with the longer format he overindulges his tendency to ramble, overwrite and include unnecessary details The Case of Charles Dexter Ward reinforces this impression for me The Case of Charles Dexter Ward is basically about an undead necromancer called Jos Let me be clear at the outset of this review that when it comes to the work of H.P Lovecraft, I am definitely one who drinks deep the kool aid Cthulhu aid For me his stories are something to be savored and relished succulent, meaty feasts of atmosphere, hyper lush imagery and dark melodrama dipped in dread If you ve read other works by HPL and have not been impressed or fallen under his spell, this story is not likely to change your mind However, if you are already a wanton Lovecraft gourm Let me be clear at the outset of this review that when it comes to the work of H.P Lovecraft, I am definitely one who drinks deep the kool aid Cthulhu aid For me his stories are something to be savored and relished succulent, meaty feasts of atmosphere, hyper lush imagery and dark melodrama dipped in dread If you ve read other works by HPL and have not been impressed or fallen under his s What the thing was, he would never tell It was like some of the carvings on the hellish altar, but it was alive Nature had never made it in this form, for it was too palpably unfinished The deficiencies were of the most surprising sort, and the abnormalities of proportion could not be described That was just a sample of the type of writing found within this sho The Case of Charles Dexter Ward by H.P Lovecraft is definitely one of his best works and this is a high compliment, as I have liked almost all that I have read from him This work, first published in 1927, combines most of the themes common to his works occult, arcanery, unspeakable nighttime horrors, deep dark pits with unknown creatures, etc even some hints of the Cthulu cult The other element of this book that is noteworthy is the scope of influence that Lovecraft created Innumerable hor The Case of Charles Dexter Ward by H.P Lovecraft is definitely one of his best works and this is a high compliment, as I have liked almost all that I have read from him This work, first published in 1927, combines most of t The blurb says A nameless terror surges through centuries to engulf the soul of Charles Dexter Ward, a brilliant New England antiquarian Rather amusing in retrospect, as the character doesn t seem to realize the danger until near the end if the book were written from Ward s perspective, presumably he would be having a satisfying few years of progressing Incantations Of Black Magic Unearthed Unspeakable Horrors In Providence, Rhode Island Evil Spirits Are Being Resurrected From Beyond The Grave, A Supernatural Force So Twisted That It Kills Without Offering The Mercy Of Death Cover Illustration Michael Whelan METAL INVADER 4.5Lovecraft must be the only author whose works I ve read and don t mind certain things most readers seem to hate Yes, it can be slow Yes, he can be overly descriptive Yes, there is an omniscient narrator Yes, there is lots of retelling And in most cases, some of those annoy me too.However, all of it pales in front of his extraordinary imagination and the atmosphere you find in his stories It doesn t matter if it is a short story or a longer one He is one of a kind and The Case of Charle 4.5Lovecraft must be the only author whose works I ve read and don t mind certain things most readers seem to hate Yes, it can be slow Yes, he can be overly descriptive Yes, there is an omniscient narrator Yes, there is lots of retelling And in most cases, some of those annoy me too.However, all of it pales in front of his extraordinary imagination and the atmosphere you find in his stories It doesn t matter if it is a short story or a longer one He is one of a kind and The Case of Charles Dexter Ward is one of those stories that shows just how great Though Lovecraft is a favorite writer of mine, until now this book one of only two novel length pieces he ever wrote has been one I hadn t gotten around to reviewing It was recently nominated as a common read in my Supernatural Fiction Readers group and though it wasn t the one chosen, that reminded me of it, and I resolved to correct the lapse It s one of my favorite Lovecraft works, and certainly one I high


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About the Author: H.P. Lovecraft

Howard Phillips Lovecraft, of Providence, Rhode Island, was an American author of horror, fantasy and science fiction.Lovecraft s major inspiration and invention was cosmic horror life is incomprehensible to human minds and the universe is fundamentally alien Those who genuinely reason, like his protagonists, gamble with sanity Lovecraft has developed a cult following for his Cthulhu Mythos, a Howard Phillips Lovecraft, of Providence, Rhode Island, was an American author of horror, fantasy and science fiction.Lovecraft s major inspiration and invention was cosmic horror life is incomprehensible to human minds and the universe is fundamentally alien Those who genuinely reason, like his protagonists, gamble with sanity Lovecraft has developed a cult following for his Cthulhu Mythos, a series of loosely interconnected fictions featuring a pantheon of human nullifying entities, as well as the Necronomicon, a fictional grimoire of magical rites and forbidden lore His works were deeply pessimistic and cynical, challenging the values of the Enlightenment, Romanticism and Christianity Lovecraft s protagonists usually achieve the mirror opposite of traditional gnosis and mysticism by momentarily glimpsing the horror of ultimate reality.Although Lovecraft s readership was limited during his life, his reputation has grown over the decades He is now commonly regarded as one of the most influential horror writers of the 20th Century, exerting widespread and indirect influence, and frequently compared to Edgar Allan Poe Wikipedia