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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And anything else I say about it would be getting into spoiler territory. The moon was gleaming vividly over the primitive ruins, lighting a dense cloud of sand lovectaft seemed blown by a strong but decreasing wind from some point along the cliff ahead of me. Supernatural Horror In Literature. Lists with This Book.

Mar 23, Mizuki rated it it was ok Shelves: As per usual, Lovecraft’s descriptions are gorgeous to devourer. The Desert [Christmas Summary Classics]. Writings In The United Amateur The Door to Saturn. As I thought of the crawling creatures, whose hideous mummified forms were so close to me, I felt a thr throb of fear.

Short Story # The Nameless City by H. P. Lovecraft

Fear spoke from the age-worn stones of this hoary survivor of the deluge, this great-grandfather of the eldest pyramid; and a viewless aura repelled me and bade me retreat from namrless and sinister secrets that no man should see, and no man else had dared to see.

Still nearer the end of the passage was painted scenes of the utmost picturesqueness and extravagance: Primitive altars, pillars, and niches, all curiously low, were not absent; and though I saw no sculptures or frescoes, there were many singular stones clearly shaped into symbols by artificial means.

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The noise awoke his mother who thought that the wobbly headboard on the bed in nameelss attic had fallen on the father. I looked at my watch and saw that sunrise was near, so bracing myself to resist the gale that was sweeping down to its cavern home as it had swept forth at evening. About these shrines I was prying when the noise of a wind and my camel outside broke through the stillness and drew me forth to see what could have frightened the beast.

To convey any idea of these monstrosities is impossible.

The Nameless City

In the Eye of the Storm. I was travelling 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. The Colour Out of Space.

In other projects Wikipedia. I saw that the city cjty been mighty indeed, and wondered at the sources of its greatness. When night and the moon returned I felt a chill wind which brought new fear, so that I did not namsless to remain in the city. Lovecraft’s writing is very atmospheric, and “The Nameless City” is a city so horrible and horrifying that it doesn’t even have a name, hence the title.

I should have known that the Arabs had good reason for shunning the nameless city, the city told of in strange tales but seen by no living man, yet I defied them and went into the untrodden waste with my camel.


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. The Death of Malygris. Dark Poetry, Volume 3: His works were deeply pessimistic and cynical, challenging the values of the Enlightenment, Romanticism and Christianity. Just when my fancy merged into real sight I cannot tell; but there came a gradual glow ahead, nameleess all at once I knew that I saw the dim outlines of a corridor and the cases, revealed by some unknown subterranean phosphorescence.

A lone narrator wanders the desert and finds himself in a lost-and nameless-city, just screaming to be explored. I alone have seen it, and that is why no other face bears such hideous lines of fear as mine; why no other man shivers so horribly when the night wind rattles the windows.

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Bloodcurdling Tales of Horror and the Macabre: The Colossi of Memnon are also mentioned. The Selected Stories of H.

Life had once teemed in these caverns and in the luminous realm beyond; now I was alone with vivid relics, and I trembled to think of the countless ages through which these relics had kept a silent deserted vigil.

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