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Lovecraft, H. P.: Letters in the Argosy

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H. P. Lovecraft in the Argosy: Collected Correspondence from the Munsey Magazines, edited by S. T. Joshi (ISBN 0-940884-62-3), $5.95
In 1913 Lovecraft was so incensed at the sentimental stories of Fred Jackson in the Argosy that he wrote several harsh letters about them; Jackson’s many fans immediately bombarded the magazine with rebuttals and with personal attacks on Lovecraft. His dozen letters to the Argosy and All-Story are among his rarest publications, and this volume is the first to collect them, along with the many letters commenting on them. Recent research has also revealed that two of these letters — signed “Augustus T. Swift”, long thought to be a Lovecraft pseudonym — are not in fact by Lovecraft. They are included here for the sake of completeness. With an introduction and notes by S. T. Joshi.

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