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A Dreamer and a VisionaryH P Lovecraft in His Time$
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S. T. Joshi

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780853239468

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846312991

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Black Woods and Unfathomed Caves (1898–1902)

Black Woods and Unfathomed Caves (1898–1902)

(p.25) Chapter Three Black Woods and Unfathomed Caves (1898–1902)
A Dreamer and a Visionary

This chapter, which focuses on Lovecraft's life and earliest works from 1898 to 1902, details his discovery of Edgar Allan Poe and science; his learning of Latin; and his self-reported nervous breakdowns. It also describes his mother's spoiling and overprotectiveness, and his solitary childhood, with only his adult family members as his companions.

Keywords:   Edgar Allan Poe, science, Latin, nervous breakdown, childhood

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