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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It’s a common Lovecraft theme, and I love all the little clues peppered along the way. For example, lovexraft 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 adthur. Arthur became a scholar, eventually visiting the Belgian Congo on a research expedition, where he heard tales of a stone city of white apes and the stuffed body of a white ape goddess, which had since gone missing.

Like Lovecraft, both his parents die in the madhouse, and he fears his hereditary history may hold secrets more gha This early Lovecraft arthyr first published in the amateur journal The Wanderer in is crude and only partially successful, but it is interesting for five reasons: According to this trustworthy man, Sir Arthur Jermyn dismissed everyone from the room before opening the box, though the instant sound of lovecrfat and chisel shewed that he did not delay the operation. The past explains his peculiar appearance and the way and reason he died.

Bleiler, too, has commented that it “undoubtedly owes much to Edgar Rice Burrough’s Opar in his Tarzan series”. Learning was in his blood, for his great-grandfather, Sir Robert Jermyn, Bt.


The descriptions of the things found in Africa also appear to be the harbingers o Written inpublished in8 pages. If so, the novel you are referring to is also related to a tale by Robert E.

This is a weird little story, with lots of historical information on the Jermyn family. Essentially both paragraphs cited above state that science will reveal things about the Universe or ourselves that will result in humanity going mad, falling into a new dark age or killing ourselves.

For some time, Sir Wade and his ape-wife reigned over the ruins as gods ibid. Want to Read saving…. 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.

jfrmyn A wombat is very different than a scorpion or a pine tree, just like a hammer is very different than a screwdriver or wrench. 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. Lists with This Book. The story was riddled with Lovecraftian racism, and anti immigrant ideology Jermyn- German.

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Arthur accepts his offer, and returns to England. I had to give his story three stars rather than the more deserved two because, even now, the story creeps up on the reader building from his assertion that “Life is a hideous thing” and dragging the reader inch by inch through the ravaged lineage of Jer This isn’t Lovecraft’s finest work.

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Facts Concerning The Late Arthur Jermyn and his Family

But we know from Arthur Jermyn that science is really unreliable. May 16, A. May 25, Brian rated it really liked it Shelves: It is Sir Arthur who, inends an unholy miscegenation which transcends the family nucleus.

Not at all what I expected, which was a little disappointing. Howard Conan story to which you refer. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Of the various tales that of aged Soames, the family butler, is most ample and coherent. This article’s lead section does not adequately summarize key points of its contents. The family resources were now sadly slender, and Jermyn House had fallen into woeful disrepair, but young Arthur loved the old edifice and all its contents.

Sir Alfred Jermyn was a baronet before his fourth birthday, but his tastes never matched his title. Lovecraft refers several times to people, monkeys, gods and subjects by the color of their skins: Wade’s son, Philip Jermyn, was a sailor that joined the navy after fathering his son, and disappeared from his ship one night as it lay off the Congo coast. The poetic delicacy of Arthur Jermyn was the more remarkable because of his uncouth personal appearance.

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