THE CASE OF CHARLES DEXTER WARD[BR]
It is a short novel written by Howard Phillips Lovecraft between 1927 and 1928. Of unusual extension in the work of the author, the statement shines for its talented invoicing and plot structure, which they come together in a surrounding terrifying atmosphere that catches intensely the reader.[BR] HISTORY[BR]
This one treats the history of Charles Ward, an eccentric young man made keen by the antiquities and by his particular genealogy, who in his zeal to investigate these questions runs up with an enigmatic forefather, called Joseph Curwen.[BR]The above mentioned individual was an illustrious and wealthy inhabitant of Providence, in New England - natal city of the author-, who came there in the XVIIth century, escaping of the famous pursuit for witchcraft of Salem, which devoted itself in life to cultivate arcane disciplines related to the occultism, as the alchemy and the necromancia. The desaster and mysterious aura of his predecessor attracts magnetically to Charles, who investigates meticulously in files and documents so much contemporary as past, been stubborn in the study of Curwen''s figure, managing to check and recapture his work.
In this process, Ward suffers a series of psychological alterations and of personality, linked narrowly to his obsessive investigations and the extreme obstinacy in deciphering them and to assimilate them, that take him to the limit of his sanity.
The consistent madness of the boy, and its specific origin, is a topic of central discussion between the medical alienists who analyze him, especially the familiar and more nearby doctor to Charles, the Dr. Willet, who will end turning into principal character of the history.[BR] CONCLUSION[BR]
Lovecraft is illuminated in the statement demonstrating his knowledge in the topics that he approaches. His personal style, already developed and mature style, there bases on a fantastic terror mixture of terrible charms and spells, curses and secrets that make the protagonists fall in an irreversible supernatural decadence and an inherent loss of humanity who will take them to the ruin. All these elements shape a solid story in which the sequence of events alternates protagonists and includes prominent figures effectively placed in the different moments, which it achieves to make ourselves read the book of once, to come to a forceful and unexpected end.[BR][BR]