Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Lovecraftian Thing a Day No.230: H.P. Lovecraft in Britain
Lovecraft, sadly, never had the opportunity to visit Britain; indeed, there hasn't been a great deal (as far as I'm aware) written about Lovecraft's Anglophilia and it's influence on his weird fiction (there are a fair number of references to British locales in his work, such that I have pondered the possibility of doing a walking tour of Lovecraftian London). Whilst Stephen Jones' H.P. Lovecraft in Britain doesn't address these issues directly, it is notheless one of the few pieces that deals with the publication history of Lovecaft's work in the UK, and as such offers intriguing insights into this often-ignored facet of Lovecraft scholarship.