The Descendant

The Descendant The Descendant is a story fragment by H P Lovecraft believed to have been written in It was first published in the journal Leaves in after Lovecraft s death Lovecraft may have been referri

  • Title: The Descendant
  • Author: H.P. Lovecraft
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 179
  • Format: ebook
  • The Descendant is a story fragment by H.P Lovecraft, believed to have been written in 1927 It was first published in the journal Leaves in 1938, after Lovecraft s death.Lovecraft may have been referring to this attempt at a story when he wrote that he was making a very careful study of London order to get background for tales involving richer antiquities than Ame The Descendant is a story fragment by H.P Lovecraft, believed to have been written in 1927 It was first published in the journal Leaves in 1938, after Lovecraft s death.Lovecraft may have been referring to this attempt at a story when he wrote that he was making a very careful study of London order to get background for tales involving richer antiquities than America can furnish.

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    About “H.P. Lovecraft

    • H.P. Lovecraft

      Howard Phillips Lovecraft, of Providence, Rhode Island, was an American author of horror, fantasy and science fiction.Lovecraft s major inspiration and invention was cosmic horror life is incomprehensible to human minds and the universe is fundamentally alien Those who genuinely reason, like his protagonists, gamble with sanity Lovecraft has developed a cult 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 and forbidden lore His works were deeply pessimistic and cynical, challenging the values of the Enlightenment, Romanticism and Christianity Lovecraft s protagonists usually achieve the mirror opposite of traditional gnosis and mysticism by momentarily glimpsing the horror of ultimate reality.Although Lovecraft s readership was limited during his life, his reputation has grown over the decades 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.



    916 thoughts on “The Descendant

    • 3.5There is an old man living at Gray’s Inn for the past ten years. He doesn't allow anyone to get near him and he starts screaming when the church bells ring. Nobody knows what happened to him. Nobody knows how he ended up like that. Only one person, Williams, a 'dreamer' like him, got close enough to find out his story.That would have never happened happen if Williams' thirst for forbidden knowledge hadn't taken him to a place where he found something he searched for a long time. 'Necronomic [...]



    • I really enjoyed this one! Which was nice the past few hadn't really been working for me was nice to get back to some weird super out there stuff.


    • Дивакуватий лорд Нортем, який постійно до чогось дослухається і волає, коли дзвенять дзвони церкви, розповідає своєму сусіду Вільямсу про себе. Колись він жив у родинному маєтку і з того часу у нього залишилися лише тіні спогадів. В чому він тільки не шукав допомоги, до чого [...]


    • An unfinished short story, described by one reviewer as "chicken scraps" in Lovecraftian anthologies. Ha ha ha! I love the comparison.So, I read the chicken scrap, as it was all of two pages. Nice build up about a crazy old guy, and a young fellower 'dreamer', William, who gets to know him through questions regarding that zany tome we love so much, the Necronomicon of the Mad Arab Abdul Alhazred. And then of course, as an unfinished tale, we come to coitus interruptus. Oh well.



    • I was confused by how truncated this was. Not that the story itself was short - it just read like it was unfinished.






    • Yes, it is incomplete. This story was never finished; anthologies like to be succinct so they include the authors chicken scraps if they can. Which is fine, really. I'll rate this based on what we did read. It started off incredibly well, and I was most definitely not satiated. So I take this as a plus. I suggest you skip it. You won't find much aside from a set-up of one William who finds his past novel life of intellectualism and scholarship to bemething (well, a positive at the very least)? I [...]


    • This just felt hurried and shallow compared to most of the Lovecraft tales I've read.I've enjoyed almost everything so far, but this felt more like a jotted idea than a fully formed story.It's only redeeming feature is that it's SO short I didn't feel too swizzed, but then that's the crux of the problem, the brevity and lack of detail!


    • As I have this as an e-book I couldn't help but feel that my version was truncated, despite ending on a full sentence. The narrative simply drops off without ever really getting what was going on. Ah well Perhaps I should find a hard copy and check, but what I did have didn't grip me that much.


    • After, all the book is pretty strange one It's Unifished at first as a second the words are odd when they are odd less stars should get the book. Third the Style is pretty strange, sample is awesome, complex why?


    • As it is not a whole story but only a very short fragment, it is hard to rate it but I give it three stars all the same because I trust Lovecraft would have made it worthwile


    • it seems to be incomplete. it starts off with good promise as always promised with the entry of necromicon, but it just doesn't move on and it ends abruptly.


    • so what's up with the book Necronomicon? Guess I'll never know since the tale was never finished. It would have been quite interesting though


    • Fragment of what could have been a promising story. It had a really great beginning, but then ended rather abruptly.






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