Lost H. P. Lovecraft Manuscript Uncovered

By Maryann Yin Comment

Lovecraft (GalleyCat)A lost H. P. Lovecraft manuscript entitled The Cancer of Superstition has been uncovered. Harry Houdini, the famous magician, commissioned the horror author (pictured, via) to ghostwrite the story in 1926.

Bustle reports that the 31-page manuscript was never completed because the magician passed away that same year. This item will be auctioned off on April 9.

Here’s more from The Guardian: “According to Potter & Potter Auctions of Chicago, the 31-page typewritten manuscript was discovered in a large collection of memorabilia from a now-defunct magic shop. Part of the collection consisted of papers kept by Houdini’s widow, Beatrice, and her manager, Edward Saint.” Click here to download the digital editions of three Lovecraft works.