A Reminiscence of Dr. Samuel Johnson

A Reminiscence of Dr Samuel Johnson Howard Phillips Lovecraft was the master of American weird fiction First published in A Reminiscence of Dr Samuel Johnson is one of his best known stories This ebook also contains Memo

  • Title: A Reminiscence of Dr. Samuel Johnson
  • Author: H.P. Lovecraft
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  • Page: 264
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  • A Reminiscence of Dr. Samuel Johnson

    Howard Phillips Lovecraft 1890 1937 was the master of American weird fiction First published in 1917, A Reminiscence of Dr Samuel Johnson is one of his best known stories.This ebook also contains Memory 1919 , a Lovecraft s extra story the essay Supernatural Horror Fiction 1927 , in which Lovecraft depicts the history of horror fiction.

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    1. José Monico

      "I am old, very old, and it's time for my afternoon nap."Ah, a man after my own heart. I am very surprised at the low ratings for this story. I found it to be endearing, and quite comical. The story is a parody in every facet of its composition. I kept that in mind, and made sure to not take it seriously. I found myself entertained at what is supposed to be a dull set of anecdotes about intellectuals jabbering the day away.I can't say such a narrative would have made for interesting book-materia [...]

    2. Joshua Shioshita

      This is another strange one, outside the box of Lovecraft's normal output. It's about an immortal, and is slightly comedic, if that's your thing, but you'll be disappointed if your looking for something scary.

    3. Sean Kottke

      An imitation of Boswell that isn't parody? Why? And what of the narrator's freakishly long life (228 years)? What's that all about? It feels more like a writing exercise than a complete story.

    4. J.B.M. Patrick

      This whole story could be summarized as the story of a very old man, who happens to be quite old. Also, he is elderly. Just don't forget that he is very old as well.This old, close-to-death-but-never-dying man is so old that he has lived for centuries. And while being old, he talked to a great many other old men and writers and philosophers and those who appreciated his oldness. Instead of doing literally anything else with his infinite age, he spends his life as an old man. I'm not really sure [...]

    5. R.J. Salem

      "Those who lose their hold do so from their own Want of Strength; but desiring to conceal their weakness, they attribute the Absence of Success to the first Critick that mentions them."Written as a spoof of his own antiquarian style, "A Reminiscence" was Lovecraft's second published work (following The Alchemist), and was published under the pseudonym Humphrey Littlewit, Esq. It is a simple recollection of Littlewit's relation to an old friend, and the effect that friend had on the circle of com [...]

    6. Oleksandr

      Оповідач запевняє, що йому 228 років і він був знайомий зі Свіфтом, Поупом і Драйденом. І справді, його мова перевантажена архаїзмами. На думку йому приходить доктор Семюел Джонсон, письменник і критик, автор першого загальновживаного словника англійської мови. У своїй розпо [...]

    7. Rick West

      A Reminiscence of Dr. Samuel Johnson is a short story ( 2,060 words ) written in 1917 by H. P. Lovecraft. It was first published in the September 1917 under the pseudonym Humphrey Littlewit.Being a comedy, this work is very different from the weird tales Lovecraft is usually known for. Reminiscence might not be particularly funny for a modern audience, but has some funny moments for the reader who is well versed in classic literature. It is a reminder that Lovecraft wasn't at all above having an [...]

    8. Alyssa

      Lovecraft considered himself a man who was born two hundred years too late. So, the existence of this story shouldn't be a surprise. While it is normal for Lovecraft to write a story based in the 18th century, have a character from that century, or draw influence from the past, this story is clearly an indulgence. It is like a daydream of Lovecraft's written down and published to the public. And, very much like a daydream, it interests the dreamer, but bores the large majority of waking minds.

    9. Andrew Pixton

      Meh, I couldn't really appreciate his point here. I get that he's taking a light jab at himself and the literary community at large but I still didn't really follow or get it. But I'll hand it to him for branching out and being good humored.

    10. Carlyle Laurent

      Of all the incredible things an immortal being could talk about, this one talks about starting a book club.

    11. Scott

      "A Reminiscence of Dr. Samuel Johnson" is a short story written in 1917 by H. P. Lovecraft. It was first published in the September 1917 when Lovecraft was 27 and is unlike any of his earlier works. The story begins by our narrator Littlewit stating that he is a much older man than people belive and then instantaly begins name-dropping. We as the reader are made aware of all the famous English writers Littlewit has been acquainted with over the years. I will admit I never really got this one, ma [...]

    12. Sohail

      This is not a short story for everyone. If you are looking for Lovecraftian horror here, then leave. You'll find none. It is not an enjoyable work either. This is a literary piece about a certain real person, that even I (a graduate of English literature) did not find interesting.

    13. Claire Ulthar Sideral

      Es un relato muy raro pero me ha recordado a Oscar Wilde con tantos intelectuales en reuniones bohemias. <3

    14. Stasha

      When compared to TV shows like Forever or other long lived persons, this is a quick story which came before many of the others.

    15. Javier Muñoz albornoz

      Lovecraft profesa su admiración por el Dr Johnson, en una parodia sobre un club de intelectuales.

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