Sunday, December 19, 2010
Review: Facts Concerning the Late Arthur Jermyn and His Family
The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories:
FACTS CONCERNING THE LATE ARTHUR JERMYN AND HIS FAMILY
by Howard Phillips Lovecraft
Penguin Classics (1999), Paperback, 448 pages
Short story written in 1920.
In the first part of The Late Arthur Jermyn, Lovecraft describes the ancestors of Sir Arthur Jermyn. They are all explorers and they are fascinated especially by the Congo region.
In the second part Lovecraft tells about Arthur Jermyn and his journey in Congo on a research expedition. Arthur heard stories from his ancestors of a stone city of white apes and the mummified body of a white ape goddess.
Could the mummified white ape be anyone of his ancestors?