Drafts to H. P. Lovecraft — Part 3 Essay - Part 3
July 1933 (later draft)
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A much longer draft of the same letter; a comparison shows that Howard decided to remove a significant number of paragraphs before writing the final letter—probably to soften a few polemics, as well as polishing several anecdotes.
Text unique to the draft will be colored red, while text unique to the final letter will be colored blue - Drafts to H. P. Lovecraft — Part 3 Essay introduction. Formatting (paragraph breaks, etc.) have been freely distorted to more clearly show were sections of text match up most closely.
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