Maybe I'm crazy, but as of late I've been noticing a preponderance of characters in Lovecraft's fiction whose name starts with the letter W
. Obviously, he has plenty of other characters with different initials, and I've not done any sort of quantitative cataloguing, but it still seems to jump out at me.
Just off the top of my head:
olejko family (The Dreams in the Witch-House)
Henry Anthony W
ilcox (The Call of Cthulhu)
William Channing W
eb (The Call of Cthulhu)
ingate (The Shadow Out Of Timel
ingate Peaslee (The Shadow Out Of Time)W
illiamson family (The Shadow over Innsmouth)W
hatley family (The Dunwich Horror)
illiam Dyer (At the Mountains of Madness)W
illiam J. Monahan (The Haunter in the Dark)
ilson (The Shadow out of Time)
I also seem to recall a Widener Library, but can't put my finger on the story.
Has anyone else noticed this, or do I need to adjust my medication again?