Images from HPL’s “At the Mountains of Madness”

September 16, 2013

If you’re passing through Providence, RI, you should drop by the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library at Brown University before Oct. 24 to see their exhibit of H.P. Lovecraft’s notes. You’ll see mind-bending plot notes for At the Mountains of Madness such as this one on an envelope:

HPL's plot notes for "At the Mountains of Madness"

HPL’s plot notes for At the Mountains of Madness. Click for more info on the exhibit.

This picture reminds me of the one I have of his draft of the same story. Years ago, I capitalized on my connections gained while managing the reprint of Lovecraft at Last: The Master of Horror in His Own Words for the Willis Conover estate to obtain the following photocopy. It hangs on a wall over my computer:

HPL's draft of "At the Mountains of Madness"

HPL’s draft of At the Mountains of Madness. Click to enlarge.

Now that was a guy who knew how to conserve paper. If you happen to take in this exhibit in Providence, please drop me a line and let me know how it was.