Brown University holds the typed manuscript of “The Nameless City” and has scans of the entire manuscript on the Brown Digital Repository. “The Nameless City” is a horror story written by H. P. Lovecraft in January and first published in the November issue of the amateur press journal The . H.P. Lovecraft Reread Today we’re looking at “The Nameless City,” written in January and first published in the November issue.

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The Nameless City by H.P. Lovecraft

The Chain of Aforgomon. But as always in my strange and roving existence, wonder soon drove out fear; for the luminous abyss and what it might contain presented a problem worthy of the greatest explorer.

Your display name should be at least 2 characters long. Classic Tales of Horror. Lovecraft’s writing is very atmospheric. We appreciate your feedback.

Lovecraft in January and first published in the November issue of the amateur press journal The Wolverine. He is now commonly regarded as one of the most influential horror writers of the 20th Century, exerting widespread and indirect influence, and frequently compared to Edgar Allan Poe. In namelses projects Wikisource. By Lance Eaton – August 28, Dreams of Terror and Death.

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And lizardmen are sooo 80s. Critic William Fulwiler argues that Edgar Rice Burroughs ‘ At the Earth’s Core was one of Lovecraft’s primary inspirations for “The Nameless City”, citing “the reptile race, the tunnel to the interior of the earth, and the ‘hidden world of eternal day'” as elements common to both tales. In this case, the story is about a lone explorer finding ancient ruins, and descending into them on his own.

Such fury I had not expected, and as I grew aware of an actual slipping of my form toward the abyss I was beset by a thousand new terrors of apprehension and imagination. When I tried to move two or three for further examination, I found that they were firmly fastened. That is not dead which can eternal lieAnd with strange aeons even death may die.


An ancientness so vast that measurement is feeble seemed to leer down from the primal stones and rock-hewn temples of the nameless city, while the very latest of the astounding maps in the frescoes shewed oceans and continents that man has forgotten, with only here and there some vaguely familiar outlines. Anyone can help to elaborate?

There is no legend so old as to give it a name, or to recall that it was ever alive; but it is told of in whispers around campfires and muttered about by grandams in the tents of sheiks so that all the tribes shun it without wholly knowing why. I shuddered oddly in some of the far corners; for certain altars and stones suggested forgotten rites of terrible, revolting and inexplicable nature and made me wonder what manner of men could have made and frequented such a temple.

I heard a moaning and saw a storm of sand stirring among the antique stones though the sky was clear and the vast reaches of desert still.

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The Selected Stories of H. The paragraph goes on to quote the Irish poet Thomas Moore.

It was accepted by The Fantasy Fanwhich folded before publishing it. The paradisal scenes were almost too extravagant to kovecraft believed, portraying a hidden world of eternal day filled with glorious cities and ethereal hills and valleys.

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Now I just feel ripped off. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. It poured madly out of the dark door, sighing uncannily as it ruffled the sand and spread among the weird ruins. Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos. This astonished me and made me fearful again, but I immediately recalled the sudden local winds that I had seen and lofecraft before at sunrise and sunset, and judged it was a normal thing.


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I was traveling in a parched and terrible valley under the moon, and afar I saw it protruding uncannily above the sands as parts of a corpse may protrude from an ill-made grave. In the frescoes the nameless city had been shewn in proportions fitted to the reptiles.

That a weird world of mystery lay far down that flight of peculiarly small steps I could not doubt, and I hoped to find there those human memorials which the painted corridor had failed to give.

Tales of the Lovecraft Mythos. The Door to Saturn. At the very last I thought I saw signs of an artistic anticlimax. Not Jove himself had had so colossal and protuberant a jp, yet the horns and the noselessness and the alligator-like jaw placed things outside all established categories. Writings In The United Amateur When I came upon it in the ghastly stillness of unending sleep it looked at me, chilly from the rays of a cold moon amidst the desert’s heat.

You can read this item olvecraft any of namelesz following Kobo apps and devices: The Cats of Ulthar Illustrated Edition. Please consider expanding the lead to provide an accessible overview of all important aspects of the article. I have said that the fury of the rushing blast was infernal — cacodaemoniacal — and that its voices were hideous with the pent-up viciousness of nameleds eternities.