Dreams and Fancies

By: Lovecraft, H. P.

Price: $285.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket

Cover Art; Limited to 2000 copies (actually 2030 copies). This book is in Fine condition and has a Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is crisp and clean. The book includes the short works: Dreams and Fancies ( including a series of letters) , Recapture, Night-Gaunts, Memory, The Statement of Randolph Carter, Celephais, The Doom that Came to Sarnath, Nyarlathotep, The Evil Clergyman, The Thing in the Moonlight, and, The Shadow out of Time. "It was in 1908, prior to his high school graduation, when Lovecraft suffered another health crisis of some sort, though this instance was seemingly more severe than any prior. The exact circumstances and causes remain unknown. The only direct records are Lovecraft's own later correspondence wherein he described it variously as a "nervous collapse" and "a sort of breakdown," in one letter blaming it on the stress of high school despite his enjoying it. In another letter concerning the events of 1908 he notes, "I was and am prey to intense headaches, insomnia, and general nervous weakness which prevents my continuous application to any thing." Though Lovecraft maintained that he was to attend Brown University after high school, he never graduated and never attended school again. Whether Lovecraft suffered from a physical ailment, a mental one, or some combination thereof has never been determined. An account from a high school classmate described Lovecraft as exhibiting "terrible tics" and that at times "he'd be sitting in his seat and he'd suddenly up and jump." Harry Brobst, who recorded the account and had a Ph. D. In psychology, claimed that chorea minor was the most likely cause of Lovecraft's childhood symptoms while noting that instances of chorea minor after adolescence are very rare. Lovecraft himself acknowledged in letters that he suffered from bouts of chorea as a child. Brobst further ventured that Lovecraft's 1908 breakdown was attributed to a "hysteroid seizure," a term that today usually denotes atypical depression. In another letter concerning the events of 1908, Lovecraft stated that he "could hardly bear to see or speak to anyone, & liked to shut out the world by pulling down dark shades & using artificial light." " (from Wikipedia)

Title: Dreams and Fancies

Author Name: Lovecraft, H. P.

Illustrator: Illustrated by Richard Taylor

Categories: Horror,

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Publisher: Sauk City, WI, Arkham House: 1962

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket

Seller ID: A37920

Keywords: Horror H. P. Lovecraft Arkham House Limited Editions Small Press Richard Taylor Memoirs Letters Horror,