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Lovecraft’s major inspiration and invention was cosmic horror: Starts out OK, ends poorly. Howard Phillips Lovecraft, of Providence, Rhode Island, was an American author of horror, fantasy and science fiction.

The K’nyan are the alien ancestors of humanity, with “atomic flashlights” and “disintegration” rays.

Sometimes it is a woman. Jun 26, John LaSala rated it really liked it. I like this nested Lovecraft story. They scream and collectively flee from the room, many stumbling blindly with their hands held over their eyes toward the walls in search of an exit.

A long, but decently dark Lovecraft tale. The story may also have been inspired in part by Nathaniel Hawthorne ‘s “Fragments from the Journal of a Solitary Man”, in which a man dreams that he is walking down Broadway in a burial shroud, only understanding the shocked reaction of passersby when he sees his reflection in a shop window.

The narrator in “The Outsider” exists in a perpetual state of loneliness. Nov 02, Nicholas rated it really liked it. Refresh and try again.


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The Mound by H. Nov 28, Bookhode rated it it was ok. I’m glad I stuck with this story to the end. In the eight intervening years no one had been near the place, and few indeed had even cared to level a spy glass at it. Lists with This Book. He realizes that he is in an old churchyard, and he wanders out into the countryside before eventually coming upon another castle.

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Feb 20, Marco rated it it was ok Shelves: He decides to climb the ruined staircase of the high castle tower which seems loveceaft be his only hope for an escape. Although there’s not much of a story in this story, I thought this largely unknown novella that he ghostwrote for Zealia Bishop was pretty great!

There are certain details about the society’s slow decline that are horrific in their very nature and decadence, and would have been more so at the time of Lovecraft’s writing. There is a mound near Binger where a ghost of a warrior appears during the day and a headless woman during the night.

Lovecraft has developed a fumulo following for his Cthulhu Mythos, a series of loosely interconnected fictions featuring a pantheon of human-nullifying entities, as well as the Necronomicon, a fictional grimoire of magical rites wl forbidden lore.

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The narrator is a young and ambitious ethnologist who c Written by H. Preview — The Mound by H. Retrieved from ” https: Let’s connect Contact Details Facebook Twitter.


Horror historian Tumuli Daniels described “The Outsider” as “arguably the author’s finest work”. Oct 30, Sarah rated it really liked it Shelves: Transient cookies are kept in RAM and are deleted either when you close all your browser windows, or when you reboot your computer. Cookies come in two flavours – persistent and transient.

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While the background story offers another interesting take on Lovecraft’s cosmic gods and their activities in the past, the main narration suffers from poor pacing and predictable ending. The novella is about an archeologist who investigates a mysterious haunted mound somewhere in Oklahoma, and discovers it’s actually one of the hidden entrances into a forgotten subterranean realm ruled by an advanced alien race that was brought to Earth aeons ago by The Old Ones, and still worships Cthulhu and Yig.

Time for the Lovecraft drinking game! Lovecraft’s major inspiration and invention was cosmic horror: Open Preview See a Problem?

He has never heard the voice of another human being, nor has he ever spoken aloud. Howard Phillips Lovecraft, of Providence, Rhode Island, was an American author tumupo horror, fantasy and science fiction.

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