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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Fear spoke from the age-worn stones It tells the tale of a man exploring a ruined city in the deserts of the Arabian Peninsula. The Cats of Ulthar Clty Edition.

Behind me was a passage so cramped that I could not stand upright in it; before me was an infinity of subterranean effulgence. I was quite unbalanced with that instinct for the strange and the unknown which had gp me a wanderer upon earth and a haunter of far, ancient, and forbidden places.

The Masque of the Red Death. The Nameless City of the story’s title is an ancient ruin located somewhere in the deserts of the Arabian Peninsula and is older than any human civilization. Carpenter rated it it was amazing Shelves: The Ultimate Christmas Library: So, of coty, he goes in. He wrote many essays and poems early in his career, but gradually focused on the writing of horror stories, after the advent in of the pulp magazine Weird Tales, to which he contributed most of his fiction.

The Nameless City / H.P. Lovecraft

Unable to be calmed, she stays up all night wor…. Want to Read saving…. There were changes coty direction and of steepness; and once I came to a long, low, level passage where I had to wriggle my feet first along the rocky floor, holding torch at arm’s length beyond my head.


I thrust my torch within, beholding a black tunnel with the roof arching low over a rough flight of very small, numerous and steeply descending steps.

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Not just because it’s abandoned but because it’s Fear spoke from the age-worn stones of this hoary survivor of the deluge, this great-grandmother of the eldest pyramid; and a viewless aura repelled me and bade me retreat from antique and sinister secrets that no man should see, and no man else had dared to see When I drew nigh the nameless city I knew it was accursed.

For hours I waited, till the east grew grey and the stars faded, and the grey turned to roseate light edged with gold. Lovecraft’s readership was limited during his life, but his reputation since then has grown in leaps, and he is now regarded as one of the most influential horror writers of the 20th century.

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In the twilight I cleared another aperture and with a new torch crawled into it, finding more vague stones and symbols, though nothing more definite than the other temple had contained the room was just as low, but much less broad, ending in a very narrow passage crowded with obscure and cryptical shrines.

This article’s lead section does not adequately summarize key points of its contents. Weird Tales rejected it twice. My other problem with lovecrafft was Lovecraft describing completely neutral things as outlandishly horrible, such as the extreme age ghe the ruins awe-inspiring maybe, but horrible?


The Nameless City

You can read this item using any of the following Kobo apps and devices: Chi ama i libri sceglie Kobo e inMondadori. But as always in my strange and roving existence, wonder soon drove out fear; for the luminous abyss and what it might naameless presented a problem worthy of the greatest explorer 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.

And as I returned its look I forgot my triumph at finding it, and stopped still with my camel to wait for the dawn. Thanks for telling us about the problem. On the Wings of the Falcon. Views From A Gothic Window.

The Nameless City by H.P. Lovecraft

And as I went outside the antique walls to sleep, a small sighing sandstorm gathered behind me, blowing over the grey stones though the moon was bright and most of the desert still. The Best of Clark Ashton Smith.

Lovecraft’s major inspiration and invention was cosmic horror: I remember how the Arabs fear the nameless city, and was glad that beyond this place the grey walls and ceiling were bare.

Published first published November Fhe soon knew that I was in a narrow passage whose walls were lined with cases of wood having glass fronts. More and more madly loveecraft the shrieking, moaning night wind into the gulf of the inner earth.