My latest burst of reading included "Facts Concerning the Late Arthur Jermyn and His Family." And to think i had regarded his earlier stories as racist . . .
Still, I'm starting to appreciate the flip side of his views towards racial minorities, which his depiction of WASP decline. "Facts" is a perfect example of this as it charts the decay of a British family over the course of several generations. The Jermyns work as a nice metaphor for what Lovecraft sees as happening in the Old World, which was probably the greatest horror of all to him.