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The Gentleman from Angell Street: Memories of H. P. Lovecraft Paperback – 1 Jun 2001
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Well, you get a few well-reproduced snapshots. And you get several "poems" by Mrs. Eddy, about which the less said the better. And you get a brief note by Mrs. Eddy's daughter, Ruth.
Unless this description makes you want it, I don't think you need it!
However, the book is a treat if you haven't read Joshi's biography. The Eddys were some of Lovecraft's few friends in Providence, and C.M even collaborated with Lovecraft on the necrophilic tale "The Loved Dead" as well as some other, less notable, tales of Eddy's. The Lovecraft that comes through here is a warm, generous man with a sweet tooth and a love of cats, a gifted reader of his own work, haunter of Providence and its surrounding swamps. Muriel's romantic notions of a match between the divorced Lovecraft and his ghostwriting client Hazel Heald bring a smile.
As thin as the book is, it suffers from repeated anecdotes and facts because it is a collection of reminisces and not a single essay.
It does include photos of its authors, Lovecraft's wife and his parents, and a surprisingly pudgy Lovecraft from his doomed sojourn in New York City.