- Lovecraft compares the obliteration of Joseph Curwen's name after his first demise to the silence that surrounded Oscar Wilde's for years after his disgrace. I wonder what else that may imply? I'm tempted to think that the author, probably subconsciously, may have tossed a little subtext in to make his bad guy even badder, or am I just being daft here? Still fun to speculate!
- I can't help feeling that Joseph is kind of pouty in that diary entry mentioning that Simon Orne hasn't written him for 5 weeks!
- Simon Orne takes the alias "Josef Nadeh" when he flees to Prague. Mark the first name well! Hee!
- What was (mentioned in a letter) Orne sending Curwen from a hill tomb in the east that would delight him greatly? And delight how, hmmm?
On a fanfic note, I am so tempted to write fanfic about how Eliza, Curwen's bride, may have got through her wedding-night by imagining herself in the arms of Ezra Weeden, her first betrothed and probable true-love. And how Joseph may have done his duty by imagining the caresses of Simon Orne, in my eyes Joseph's beloved.
I am truly a perv. ;)