(urth) Wolfe and Lovecraft and Twain (and Bunyan)

Matthew Groves matthewalangroves at gmail.com
Thu Jun 21 13:55:21 PDT 2007

> "The Friendship Light" is, I believe, a Lovecraft mythos story.

I would never have picked up on that.  But then I've read very little
by Lovecraft.  What are the clues?

> It's in "Innocents Abroad."

Couldn't let that pass without picking a nit:  Wolfe's collection is
"Innocents *Aboard*"  Wolfe's title is a pun on Mark Twain's
"Innocents *Abroad*," which is subtitled "The New Pilgrim's Progress,"
and recounts Twain's visit to the Holy Land.

The last story in Wolfe's collection is "The Lost Pilgrim."

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