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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Of the various tales that of aged Soames, the family butler, is most ample and coherent. One morning in Chicago, as the gorilla and Alfred Jermyn were rehearsing an exceedingly clever boxing match, the former delivered a blow of more than usual force, hurting both the body and dignity of the amateur trainer.

He had shewn little regret when shut into jermmyn barred room at Huntingdon, for his mind moved curiously.

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

Basically, it loevcraft about a family of scientists who investigate deep dark tribes in darkest Africa, where humans and ape-human hybrids form a society, and as each generation discovers their mixed ancestry, they go MAD!!! For the nebulous utterances concerning a nameless, unsuspected race of jungle hybrids he had a peculiar feeling of mingled terror and attraction; speculating on the possible basis of such a fancy, and seeking to obtain light among the more recent data gleaned by his great-grandfather jermy Samuel Seaton amongst the Ongas.

Just what the white ape-like creatures could have been, Mwanu had no idea, but he thought they were the builders of the ruined city. We come now to a loveceaft in the story of AJ that deserves special care.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: After a period of several months, the body arrives at Jermyn House. You are commenting using your Facebook account.

Nov 28, Ernesto rated it really liked it. It shewed 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.


This ancient confirmed every tale which Jermyn had heard, adding his own account of the jermym city and the white apes as it had been told to him.

The family resources were now sadly slender, and Jermyn House had fallen into woeful disrepair, but young Arthur loved the old edifice and all its contents. I like the way he writes.

A Separate Species: The Origin of the Jermyn | Lovecraft eZine

Lovecraft then describes the contents of the stuffed goddess’ coffin—the ape goddess has a golden locket around her neck with the Jermyn arms on it, and bears a striking resemblance to Arthur Jermyn.

Twelve years after succeeding to his title he married the daughter of his gamekeeper, a person said to be of gypsy extraction, but before his son was born joined the navy as a common sailor, completing the general disgust which his habits and mesalliance had begun. Life is a hideous thing, and from the background behind what we know of it peer daemoniacal hints lobecraft truth which make it sometimes a thousandfold more hideous.

The telling of it was good, with adequate horror at the end. 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.

Arthur Jermyn is described as having a very unusual appearance, and supposedly the strangest in the line descended from Sir Wade Jermyn. The Case of Charles Dexter Ward. Therefore, the so described ruins of the city have to be located at some point inland beyond the northern shore of oovecraft Congo river, a place close to an blank area from a map dated Email required Address never made public.

It is Sir Arthur who, inends an unholy miscegenation which transcends the family nucleus.

Lovecraft, letter to Edwin Baird, c. If we knew what we are, we should do as Sir Arthur Jermyn did; and Arthur Jermyn soaked himself in oil and set fire to his clothing one night. In this fearless explorer had been placed in a madhouse at Huntingdon. 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.


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

Philip’s son, Robert Jermyn, was a scientist who made two expeditions into the interior of Africa. The majority is somewhat full setup. However, this event connects with one of the legends of the Kaliri, a tribe settled near the ruins of the city.

Unfortunately no carvings could be found, and the small size of the expedition prevented operations toward clearing the one visible passageway that seemed to lead down into the system of vaults which Sir Wade had mentioned.

Despite a strong physical resemblance to his father, his appearance and conduct were in many particulars so coarse that he was universally shunned. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here He became its trainer, but was killed in Chicago after an incident in which he attacked the gorilla and the latter fought back.

Jun 16, Colleen rated it liked it Shelves: The descriptions of the things found in Africa also appear to be the harbingers of Lovecraft’s future Cthulhu stories. Dec 26, Adam rated it did not like it.

This is sort of a genealogical mystery with a big reveal at the end. Sir Alfred Jermyn was a baronet before his fourth birthday, but his tastes never matched his title.

Facts Concerning the Late Arthur Jermyn and His Family

Both of Lovecraft’s parents died in a mental hospital, and some writers have seen a concern with having inherited a propensity for physical and mental degeneration reflected in the plot of his stories, especially his novella, The Shadow Over Innsmouthwhich shares some themes with Facts Concerning the Late Arthur Jermyn and His Family. Philip Jermyn saw the light in the Congo, probably among the ruins discovered by his Portuguese grandfather. If not please correct it for me.