Who is HP Lovecraft?

  • Posted on: 7 June 2014
  • By: Shawn DeWolfe
HP Lovecraft was born on August 20, 1890 in his home at 194 Angell Street in Providence, Rhode Island. He was the only child of Winfield Scott Lovecraft, a traveling salesman of precious things (like gold jewellery), and Sarah Susan Phillips Lovecraft, who could trace her ancestry to the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1631. His parents married when they were in their thirties, unusually late in life for the time period.