Hay Library http://ripr.org en Artscape: Providence Loves HP Lovecraft http://ripr.org/post/artscape-providence-loves-hp-lovecraft <p>As a 10-year-old child, Howard Phillips Lovecraft would tuck himself into his grandfather’s library and read. Lovecraft’s father had gone mad and his mother eventually would too, making his wealthy grandfather – and all of those books –the center of Lovecraft’s world. Then his world fell apart. Lovecraft’s grandfather died and the estate was badly managed, wiping away his comfortable life in Providence. To earn much needed income Lovecraft, at 13-years-old, carefully crafted astronomy pamphlets and sold them, essentially starting his career as a published writer.</p> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 08:08:00 +0000 Catherine Welch 24036 at http://ripr.org Artscape: Providence Loves HP Lovecraft