|Paperback edition from the 1970s|
This week my teaser lines come from The Case of Charles Dexter Ward, by H.P. Lovecraft. Over the years, I've read quite a few of Lovecraft's major works, but somehow managed to miss this one until this year's "RIP" reading event came along and nudged me into finally pulling it off the TBR pile. This snippet comes from Part II: An Antecedent and a Horror, and tells us a bit about one of the book's strangest characters:
Now the first odd thing about Joseph Curwen was that he did not seem to grow much older than he had been on his arrival....always did he retain his nondescript aspect of a man not greatly over thirty or thirty-five....OK, so now we know the secret to eternal youth - just take it very easy!
Curwen always explained it by saying that he came of hardy forefathers, and practiced a simplicity of living which did not wear him out. (Loc.274)
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