Arthur Jermyn was a noble man whose family was full of strange people such as adventurers, sailors and people who joined the circus. But the family members were not only strange – madness was in all the Jermyns. People were glad there were not many of them. The line put forth no branches – and Arthur was the last of it.
‘Facts concerning the Late Arthur Jermyn and His Family’ is a horror short story written by H.P. Lovecraft. As Lovecraft’s both parents died in a mental hospital, it is believed that Lovecraft handled some of his own family issues in this very story.
H.P. Lovecraft (1890–1937) was an American horror writer. His best known works include ‘The Call of Cthulhu’ and ‘the Mountains of Madness’. Most of his work was originally published in pulp magazines, and Lovecraft rose into fame only after his death at the age of 46. He has had a great influence in both horror and science fiction genres.