Saturday, December 30, 2006

Commentary on The Hound Part 6

"St. John" and the locale set in England.

This is another in-joke. Lovecraft usually referred to his friends by cute nicknames. Rheinhart Kleiner was dubbed Randolph St. John after British author and political figure Henry St. John, Viscount Bolingbroke (1678-1751).

Kleinhart was part of the Kleicomo (Kleinhart, Ira Cole, Moe) circle and later the Kalem (K,L,M) club.

n. 2, p. 379, H P Lovecraft, The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories, Penguin, 1999.

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