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Rhode Island , officially the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, is a state in the New England region of the United States. It is the smallest state in area, the seventh least populous, and is the second most densely populated. It has the longest official name of any state. Rhode Island is bordered by Connecticut to the west, Massachusetts to the north and east, and the Atlantic Ocean to the south via Rhode Island Sound and Block Island Sound. It also shares a small maritime border with New York. Providence is the state capital and most populous city in Rhode Island.

On May 4, 1776, the Colony of Rhode Island was the first of the Thirteen Colonies to renounce its allegiance to the British Crown, and it was the fourth among the newly independent states to ratify the Articles of Confederation on February 9, 1778. The state boycotted the 1787 convention which drew up the United States Constitution and initially refused to ratify it; it was the last of the states to do so on May 29, 1790.

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H. P. Lovecraft
H. P. Lovecraft (August 20, 1890-March 15, 1937) was an American author who achieved posthumous fame through his influential works of horror fiction. He was virtually unknown and published only in pulp magazines before he died in poverty, but he is now regarded as one of the most significant 20th-century authors in his genre. He was born in Providence, Rhode Island where he spent most of his life. Among his most celebrated tales are "The Call of Cthulhu" and "The Shadow over Innsmouth," both canonical to the Cthulhu Mythos. Lovecraft was never able to support himself from earnings as author and editor. He subsisted in progressively straitened circumstances in his last years; an inheritance was completely spent by the time that he died at age 46. According to Joyce Carol Oates, Lovecraft exerted "an incalculable influence on succeeding generations of writers of horror fiction." Stephen King called him "the twentieth century's greatest practitioner of the classic horror tale," and lists him as having the largest influence in his fiction writing.

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