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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If we knew what we are, we should do as Sir Arthur Jermyn did; and Arthur Jermyn soaked himself in oil and set fire to his clothing one night. Three years later he died. Want to Read saving…. An excellent scholarly study of the story.
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, great-great-great-grandson of Sir Wade Jermyn and an unknown wife. He was not like any other Jermyn who had ever lived, for he was lovecrafft poet and a dreamer.
“Facts concerning the Late Arthur Jermyn and His Family” by H. P. Lovecraft
According to the legend, the white god came back to die at the feet of his enshrined wife ibid. The white apes and the stuffed goddess were discussed with all the native chiefs of the region, but it remained for a European to improve on the data offered by old Mwanu. The ape-princess, it was said, became the consort of a great white god who had come out of the West.
A smell of oil was all that came up from the regions below. Life is a hideous thing, and from the background behind what we know of it peer daemoniacal hints of truth which make it sometimes a thousandfold more hideous. Please consider expanding the lead to provide an accessible overview of all important aspects of the article.
At twenty he had joined a band of music-hall performers, and at thirty-six had deserted his wife and child to travel with an itinerant American circus. No one placed the charred fragments in an urn or set a memorial to him who had been; for certain papers and a certain boxed object jrrmyn found, which made men wish to forget.
It’s not a great story, but it’s a quick read at jermny. Indeed, old Sir Wade had possessed an intellectual zeal amounting almost to a mania; his bizarre conjectures on a prehistoric white Congolese civilisation earning him much ridicule when his book, Observations on the Several Parts of Africa, was published. Lovecraft Works originally published in American magazines.
Worlds of H.P. Lovecraft #6: Arthur Jermyn
Just what the white ape-like creatures could have been, Mwanu had no idea, lovexraft he thought they were the builders of the ruined city. Lists with This Book.
To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Learning was in his blood, for his great-grandfather, Sir Robert Jermyn, Bt.
He was not artjur any other Jermyn who had ever lived, for he was a poet and a lovecrart. If we knew what we are, we should do as Sir Arthur Jermyn did; and Arthur Jermyn soaked himself in oil and set fire to his clothing one night. Gifted and learned, he took highest honours at Oxford and seemed likely to redeem the intellectual fame of his family. Madness was in all the Jermyns, and people were glad there were not many of them.
No one had ever seen qrthur closely, not even the servants; for her disposition had been violent and singular. Madness was in all the Jermyns, and people were glad there were not many of them. But it was the talk of Sir Wade, especially when in his cups, which chiefly led his friends to deem him mad.
In this fearless explorer had been placed in a madhouse at Huntingdon. It is Sir Arthur who, inends an unholy miscegenation which transcends the family nucleus. After a period of several months, the body arrives at Jermyn House.
Like Lovecraft, both his parents die in the madhouse, and he fears his hereditary history may hold secrets more gha This early Lovecraft story first published in the amateur journal The Wanderer in is crude and only partially successful, but it is interesting for five reasons: The poetic delicacy of Arthur Jermyn was the more remarkable because of his uncouth personal appearance.
For a long time they had reigned over the city together, but when they had a son all three went away. The classic Lovecraft view of existence! For example, recent studies indicate that the last common ancestor of all living apes and humans might have been a fruit-eating, slow-climbing primate that was similar in appearance to a baby gibbon. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: In other projects Wikisource. Verhaeren about certain resemblance as connected with the shrivelled face applied with vivid, ghastly, and unnatural horror to none other than the sensitive Arthur Jermyn, great-great-great-grandson of Sir Wade Jermyn and an unknown wife.
May 09, David Meditationseed rated it liked it. In this fearless explorer had been placed in a madhouse at Huntingdon. You are commenting using your Twitter account. 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.
Tall and fairly handsome, with a sort of weird Eastern grace despite certain slight oddities of proportion, Robert Jermyn began life as a scholar and investigator. Arranging with the Belgian authorities for a party of guides, he spent a year in jsrmyn Onga and Kahn country, finding data beyond the highest of his expectations. Arthyr her brief stay at Jermyn House she occupied a remote wing, and was waited on by her husband alone.
For a long time they had reigned over the city together, but when they had a son all three went away. Sir Wade was, indeed, most peculiar in his solicitude for his family; for when he returned to Africa he would permit no one to care for his young son save a loathsome black woman from Guinea.
Then he had departed alone. Instead, we were relinquished to the role of just another by-product of the forces of natural selection.
Facts Concerning the Late Arthur Jermyn and His Family
Life is a hideous thing, and from the background behind what we know of it peer daemoniacal hints of truth which make it sometimes a thousandfold more hideous. The end of Sir Philip remains a mystery; at least inhe embarked on a ship which traded with Africa, dissapearing one night when his ship lay off the Congo AJ, in CC99, This skull belongs to a month-old ape, now called Nyanzapithecus alesithat died about 13 million lovecrsft ago photo credit: According to one story, nothing further happened save that the zrthur goddess became a symbol of supremacy for whatever tribe might possess it.
Friends said that it was this series of griefs which unhinged the mind of Sir Robert Jermyn, yet it was probably merely a bit of African folklore which caused the jwrmyn.