Alfred Delapore

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Alfred Delapore is a fictional character created by H.P. Lovecraft in his story The Rats in the Walls. Alfred is the son of Mr. Delapore, the last member of their family, and restorer of their ancestral home Exham Priory. When his grandfather died in 1904 Alfred was a motherless boy of ten. in 1917 the Great War took him to England as an aviation officer. There he met Edward Norrys of the Royal Flying Corps. Capt. Norrys told him about the Exham Priory, now included in Norrys' family lands. Capt. Norrys related many of the local legends about the Priory and the de la Poer family. During the war Alfred was injured and became an invalid. He was taken care of by his father between 1918 and 1921 when he died.

Reference

  • Lovecraft, H. P. Tales. New York: Library of America, 2005. Print.