His Own Most Fantastic Creation: Howard Phillips Lovecraft
His Own Most Fantastic Creation: Howard Phillips Lovecraft
Winfield Townley Scott
Marginalia (1944)


Important early biographical examination of H. P. Lovecraft. Scott drew on Lovecraft's letters, autobiographical writings, the memoirs from his friends, accounts from Lovecraft's surviving friends and family, and some relatively obscure literary reviews and references. While not completely accurate and largely superseded by later biographies, it remains an influential source of original research. First published in Marginalia (1944), which version Scott noted as highly deficient with regard to Lovecraft's marriage. Subsequent to being published, Scott made contact with Sonia Davis, Lovecraft's ex-wife, and revised the essay in accordance with her memoirs, the revised version first appearing in Exiles and Fabrications (1961).

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