Sunday, January 25, 2009

HPL on Dickens and Melville

On this day, 25 January...


In Essential Solitude: 1926-1931 we read [HPL to Derleth} 25 Jan 1927:

I read Dickens in youth, but could never like him on account of his grotesque sentimentality. ... "Moby Dick" I respected more than I enjoyed, & whom I must know better some day.

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