A posthumous story of immense power, written by a master of weird fiction—a tale of a revolting horror in the cellar of an old house in New England From even the greatest of horrors irony is seldom absent. Sometimes it enters directly into the composition of the events, while sometimes it relates only to their fortuitous position among persons and places. The latter sort is splendidly exemplified by a case in the ancient city of Providence, where in the late forties Edgar Allan Poe used to sojourn often during his unsuccessful wooing of the gifted poetess, Mrs. Whitman. Poe generally stopped at the Mansion House in Benefit Street—the renamed Golden Ball Inn whose roof has sheltered Washington, Jefferson, and Lafayette—and his favorite walk led northward along the same street to Mrs. Whitman's home and the neighboring hillside churchyard of St. John's, whose hidden expanse of Eighteenth Century gravestones had for him a peculiar fascination.
Howard Phillips Lovecraft or H.P. Lovecraft is one of the most influential horror writers of the 20th century. All most the horror and thriller writers are highly inspired by his writings. Her fiction is also known as Weird fiction due to its bizarre story lines and characters. He was born in Providence, Rhode Island and the only child of Winfield Scott Lovecraft who was travelling sales man and Sarah Susan [nee Phillips] Lovecraft. Young Lovecraft was nurtured and taught by his maternal grandfather Whipple Van Buren Phillips on not only subject like classical literature and English poetry but also weird tales of "winged horrors" and "deep, low, moaning sounds" which he created for his grandchild's entertainment. He was influenced by Gothic novelists like Ann Radcliffe, Matthew Lewis, and Charles Maturin.