Welcome back to the Lovecraft reread, in which two modern Mythos writers Today we’re looking at “Facts Concerning the Late Arthur Jermyn. The precise appearance of the “white apes” is never clearly defined. Based on the context of the story Facts Concerning the Late Arthur Jermyn and His Family. (EXP: An H. P. Lovecraft Encyclopedia) Critic William Fulwiler suggests that the plot of “Arthur Jermyn” may have been inspired by Edgar Rice Burroughs’ novels .

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A smell of oil was all that came up from the regions below.

The mummy is removed and burnt by the Royal Anthropological Institute. Certain similarities that jumped out at me. Notify me of new comments via email.

“Facts concerning the Late Arthur Jermyn and His Family” by H. P. Lovecraft

To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Lovecraft wanted to rip the mask off the human family in gothic fiction the same way Anderson ripped the mask off small town American hypocrisy in Winesburg, Ohio: When Sir Wade arrives to Africa on his second voyage, he makes contact with the trader, meets his daughter and marries her.

Verhaeren about a certain resemblance as connected with the shrivelled face applied with vivid, ghastly, and unnatural horror to none other than the sensitive Arthur Jermyn, lovcraft of Sir Wade Jermyn and an unknown wife. Lovecraft, letter to Edwin Baird, c. May 25, Brian rated it really liked it Shelves: For a long time they had reigned over the city together, but when they had a son all three jermyj away.

I’m not even going to touch the racial issues here. Alfred Jermyn grew up to inherit his grandfather’s title, but abandoned his wife and lovecrfat to join a circus, where he became fascinated with a gorilla “of lighter colour than the average”.

Sir Robert himself, after repeated attempts at suicide and a stubborn refusal to utter any articulate sound, died of apoplexy in the second year of his confinement. May 16, A. It did not disappear, because its descendants still lived in the decadent city. The classic Lovecraft view of existence! It’s like going into Ancestry. In addition to this supposed racism, this is really not one of the best tales of the author.


This is one of the more racist entries in the Lovecraft mythos and highly skippable. His son Sir Philip Jermyn, now a baronet, was a sailor and had a descendant, Robert Jermyn, born in The telling of it was good, with adequate horror at the end.

Second, species were thought to be distinctly separate populations, discrete categories of life. Here are 10 new Lovecraftian books you should know about! 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. This tribe, after destroying most of the edifices and killing the live beings, had carried off the stuffed goddess which had been the object of their quest; the white ape-goddess which the strange beings worshipped, and which was held by Congo tradition to be the form of one who had reigned as a princess among those beings.

The unfortunate titular Arthur Jermyn was wife-free and childless, but he did have a family history dating back six generations or so, and that is the family that was being referred to.

Dec 01, Tempo de Ler rated it liked it. This was a very disturbing tale, well I guess then it was supposed to be, but not in a good way. I only read it for the articles….

Facts Concerning The Late Arthur Jermyn and his Family

Moving review to separate work to make room under collection for review, September His great-great-great-grandmother, he recalled, was said to have been the daughter of a Portuguese trader in Africa. I laughed writing this but the story reads well and has entertaining value. Feb 03, Tom rated it liked it. The story was first published in the journal The Wolverine in March and June of After dark a rattling was heard at the door leading from the cellar into the courtyard; and a stable-boy saw Arthur Jermyn, glistening from head to foot with oil and redolent of that fluid, steal furtively out and vanish on the black moor surrounding the house.


First, how can evolution be correct in the light of the biblical stories of creation? In the son of Jeermyn Philip Jermyn the now accepted family peculiarity took a strange and fatal turn. Details remain a mystery, just like the origin of the city. This ancient confirmed every tale which Jermyn had heard, adding his own account of the stone city and the white apes as it had been told to him.

And view spoiler [bestiality is a bad idea; hybridization doubly so hide spoiler ]. Then he had departed alone. Howard Conan story to which you refer. Wade’s son, Philip Jermyn, was a sailor that joined the navy after fathering his son, and lovdcraft from his ship one night as it lay off the Congo llvecraft.

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The lineage below belongs to the Jermyn family and is based upon the information provided by AJ. The story was riddled with Lovecraftian racism, and anti immigrant ideology Jermyn- German. Such fear and skepticism was quite common in the early 20 th century, particularly in the United States, which led it culminating in the initiation of the Scopes Trial on the 21 st lovecrfat July And finally he had spoken of the living things in such a manner that he was taken to the madhouse.

He had been confined to an asylum in It was the mind and character of Arthur Jermyn which atoned for his aspect.