Thursday, May 13, 2010

Lovecraft: Druggist? What might have been ...

Lovecraft spent most of the years between 1903 and 1906 preparing to be an astronomer, which failed. His back up plan was to be a chemist, first begun about 1899, and resumed in 1909 and 1910, only to be abandoned.

If Lovecraft had become a chemist, he probably would have frowned upon the smelly chemical companies in East Providence. Perhaps he would have next become a high school teacher? Or if he applied himself, a phamacist? If so, he would have used and prescribed these items from a 1912 bill of goods.

1 comment:

Graphophobic German Guy said...

I'm sure Lovecraft being a druggist would have netted us some interesting stories. He could have used the professional knowledge gathered from his work in his stories. He might even have built a whole story around the theme, who knows.


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