Ward, Charles Dexter


Ward, Charles Dexter
   (1902–1928).
   In The Case of Charles Dexter Ward, the great-great-great-grandson of Joseph Curwen. Ward’s discovery of a colonial portrait of Curwen (who is an exact double of Ward) spurs his search, beginning in 1919, for more information about a man so despised and feared that nearly all information about him had disappeared from the public record. Ward’s quest takes him to Europe to investigate Curwen’s correspondents overseas. He unearths Curwen’s papers and is able to resurrect Curwen from his “essential Saltes.” But Curwen kills Ward and attempts unsuccessfully to adopt his identity. Ward is not quite an autobiographical character, but his celebrated homecoming from Europe parallels HPL’s own joyous return to Providence shortly before the novel was written.

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