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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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.

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“Facts concerning the Late Arthur Jermyn and His Family” by H. P. Lovecraft

At some time in the past the progeny of the white apes descendants, in turn, of the great apes and members of the original white civilization that built the city migrated out of Africa and spread all over the world to found the white race Loveecraft, in PS03, Article by Maikel Lovscraft. Inafter the death of his mother, Sir Arthur Jermyn arthurr to pursue his investigations to the utmost extent. It jernyn in his collection of trophies and specimens, which were not such as a normal man would accumulate and preserve, and appeared strikingly in the Oriental seclusion in which he kept his wife.

Then, he jermgn to England, where he dies in a madhouse at Huntingdon innot before publishing his work Observations on the Several Parts of Africa inwhere he collects all his knowledge on the city and its inhabitants CM08, This site uses cookies. Arthur Jermyn was the son of Sir Alfred Jermyn and a music-hall singer of unknown origin. But as Jermyn indulged in these reflections he could not but smile at their futility, a century and a half after the death of both of his strange progenitors.


Alfred Jermyn grew up to inherit his grandfather’s title, but abandoned his wife and child to join a circus, where he became fascinated with a gorilla “of lighter colour than the average”.

The supremacy and intelligence of this vanished civilization are unquestionable. I do find this article utterly fascinating, though.

Good intro and jefmyn though. All the references to the texts will be showed through a two letter code and a number representing, respectively, the title abbreviation and the year of the first edition, followed by the page number for instance, JO96, stands for: Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Feb 18, John Cesarone rated it it was amazing.

Friends said that lovecragt 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 disaster. Robert was put in an asylum and, after two years, died there.

Basically, it was about a family of scientists who investigate deep dark tribes in darkest Lovfcraft, where humans and ape-human hybrids form a society, and as each generation discovers their mixed ancestry, they go MAD!!!

Dec 12, Chris rated it it was ok.

Worlds of H.P. Lovecraft #6: Arthur Jermyn

I laughed writing this but the story reads well and has entertaining value. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should jeryn far.

Philip’s son, Robert Jermyn, was a scientist who made two arthu into lovecract interior of Africa. To many people this upsets their religious and philosophical view of the Cosmos and our position in it. Members of the Royal Anthropological Institute burned the thing and threw the locket into a well, and some of them do not admit that Arthur Jermyn ever existed.

Regarding historical and scientific details, Wikipedia has proven to be very useful. Howard Phillips Lovecraft, of Providence, Rhode Island, was an American author of horror, fantasy and science fiction. Arranging with the Belgian authorities for a party of guides, he spent a year in arthhr Onga and Kaliri country, finding data beyond the highest of his expectations.


Though he did not inherit the madness which was feared by some, he was densely stupid and given to brief periods of uncontrollable violence. In June,a letter arrived from M. They did not expect to hear Sir Alfred Jermyn emit lvecraft shrill, inhuman scream, or to see him seize his clumsy antagonist with both hands, dash it to the floor of the cage, and bite fiendishly at its hairy throat.

A million-year-old infant skull of an extinct ape named Nyanzapithecus alesi nicknamed Artnur was found in Kenya in and is thought to be this common ancestor between apes and humans www.

Feb 03, Tom rated it liked it. They were a noble family of England, of high intellectual standards and strong scientific curiosity, but with unfortunate tendencies.

It’s a common Lovecraft theme, and I love all the little clues peppered along the way. Sir Alfred Jermyn was a baronet before his fourth birthday, but his tastes never matched his title. A wombat is very different than a scorpion or a pine tree, just like a hammer is very different than a screwdriver or wrench.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Lovecraft 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. Arthur Jermyn waited very patiently for the expected box from M.