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Writings in the United Amateur

H. P. Lovecraft

Book Overview: 

Collection of writings from the United Amateur

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .seriously ungrammatical phrase, which should read: "almost too tired to stand." We note that one of the pupils' names is given as "Robert Elsmere." While it may not be essentially a fault thus to use the name of a famous character of fiction, we feel that the exercise of a little more originality might have avoided this appropriation of Mrs. Humphry Ward's celebrated hero. Miss Guilford's fundamental talent is unmistakable, but needs cultivation and practice before it can shine out in full splendour.

The Tryout for July contains "Cripple George," a beautiful short story by Mrs. Rose L. Elmore, commendable alike in plot and technique. "A Day in the Mountains," by Harry H. Connell, is a very interesting sketch whose style exhibits considerable promise.

The United Amateur for March contains a literary department which will, we hope, remain as a regular feature. "Tobias Smithers, Leading Man" is Miss Ellen Moore's prize-winning attempt at constructin. . . Read More

Community Reviews

Lengthy, wordy, and at times overly critical. There are some of his works like the Alchemist and The White Ship, it also has his raceist essay on being an American; where he goes on to say that we are derived from the best race since we come from England stock. If you are a Lovecraft completist then

I found this difficult to follow as it seems a review of "contemporary" short stories and without any knowledge of the stories or the writers this was not very engaging for me.

Only interesting for possible academic research on the writer as it is just his abstracts of other authors works . . . it is what it is