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Sweet Ermengarde, Classics To Go

Sweet Ermengarde or The Heart of a Country Girl is a short comedy ( 2,740 words ) H. P. Lovecraft under the pseudonym "Percy Simple". It was probably written between 1919 and 1921 and is the only work of fiction by Lovecraft that cannot be dated with precision. The story is a parody of romantic melodrama, centring on Ethyl Ermengarde Stubbs and her relationships with various suitors. (Goodreads)

H. P. Lovecraft

Howard Phillips Lovecraft;(August 20, 1890 – March 15, 1937) was an American writer who achieved posthumous fame through his influential works of horror fiction. He was virtually unknown and published only in pulp magazines before he died in poverty, but he is now regarded as one of the most significant 20th-century authors in his genre. Lovecraft was born in Providence, Rhode Island, where he spent most of his life. Among his most celebrated tales are "The Rats in the Walls", "The Call of Cthulhu", At the Mountains of Madness and The Shadow Out of Time, all canonical to the Cthulhu Mythos. Lovecraft was never able to support himself from earnings as author and editor. He saw commercial success increasingly elude him in this latter period, partly because he lacked the confidence and drive to promote himself. He subsisted in progressively strained circumstances in his last years; an inheritance was completely spent by the time he died, at age 46. (Wikipedia)

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