Welcome back to the Lovecraft reread, in which two modern Mythos writers get Today we’re looking at “The Haunter of the Dark,” written in. The Haunter of the Dark has ratings and reviews. Alejandro said: Dark knowledge! DARKNESS FROM A CERTAIN POINT OF VIEWThis tale is se. Title: The Haunter of the Dark Author: H.P. Lovecraft * A Project Gutenberg of Australia eBook * eBook No.: Language: English Date first posted .

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One of his aunts fears the day when someone will chloroform her bedroom to get her belongs. Here for the first time he received a positive shock of objective horror, for the titles of those books told him much.

The Haunter of the Dark by H.P. Lovecraft

Before he knows it, he’s being stalked by a dark beings out of space and time Lovecraft Collected Short Stories 3 by H. The nuclear actions within the sun generate EM-radiation across most of the EM-spectrum, generating high energy photons packets of light or EM-radiation called photons.

However, the possible use of hydrofluoric acid or similar compound should not be completely ruled out as will be discussed at the end of this article. Aug 30, Anton rated it it was amazing.

Against these, some lovecratf miles away, rose the spectral hump of Federal Hill, bristling with huddled roofs and steeples whose remote outlines wavered mysteriously, taking fantastic forms as the smoke of the city swirled up and enmeshed them. Brian Lumley borrowed the title The Burrowers Beneath for his first novel This continuous range of frequencies is known as the EM-spectrum. They had run away like rats after the threatening talk in ’77, when people began to mind the way thd vanished now and then in the neighborhood.

Better it be left alone for the years to topple, lest things be stirred that ought to rest forever in their black abyss.

So what is the relationship between Nephren-Ka and Nyarlathotep? Lovecraft’s protagonists usually achieve the mirror-opposite of traditional gnosis and mysticism by momentarily glimpsing the horror of ultimate reality.

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He deduced these latter qualities from the books, paintings, and manuscripts found in the apartment, and from the blindly scrawled entries in the diary on the desk. Lillibridge”, and a paper covered with penciled memoranda. He felt a peculiar sense of oppression at being actually within the great spectral building, but kept it in check as he cautiously scouted about —finding a still-intact barrel amid the dust, and rolling it over to the open window to provide for his exit.


While no evidence was found to connect the Church to the disappearances, the City was convinced they were to blame. This paper held much of a puzzling nature, and Blake read it carefully at the dim westward window. Father Merluzzo, always a precise man, looked at his watch repeatedly. Popular posts from this blog Short Story Diary entries from someone very interested in folklore and the occult; strange, unavoidable pulls towards odd locations or items, excitable over-active imaginations that are all too obsessed with The Other, and countless others besides.

There had been a bad sect there in the old days—an outlaw sect that called up awful things from some unknown gulf of night. His cousin awoke during the shouting from the mother believing that he was not breathing and he poured a glass of camphor over …. Every evening the old impulse to gaze westwards returned, and he saw the black steeple as of yore amongst the bristling roofs of a distant and half- fabulous world.

The Life and Times of H. It features economical, atmospheric description, a subtle balance between humor and terror, and it ends with a memorable and chilling four word phrase. It was then that his nerves broke down. An avatar is a manifestation or representation of a deity or other entity.

The final instalment of the three Lovecraft Omnibuses, this collects together his mid-length work. They are inclined to take much of Blake’s diary at its face value, and point significantly to certain facts such as the undoubted genuineness of the old church record, the verified existence of the disliked and unorthodox Starry Wisdom sect prior tothe recorded disappearance of an inquisitive reporter named Edwin M.

The idea of folklore being as recent as 50 years is quite ridiculous, and yet it works so well. All of the few observers, however, agree as to the violent gust from the west and the flood of intolerable stench which preceded the belated stroke, whilst evidence concerning the momentary burned odor after the stroke is equally general.

However, when the city’s electrical power is weakened during a thunderstorm, the local people are terrified by the sounds coming from the church and call on their Catholic priests to lead prayers against the demon.

It was agreed that the lone, sudden lightning-bolt must have struck somewhere in this neighborhood, though no trace of its striking could afterwards be found.

The ascent was a choking experience, for darm lay thick, while the spiders had done their worst in this constricted place. Don’t be afraid to read back in time. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. From his few local acquaintances he learned that the far-off lovecraf was a vast Italian quarter, though most of the houses were remnant of older Yankee and Lovecdaft days.


There was a nightmare flight through a vast cobwebbed nave whose ghostly arches readied up to realms of leering shadow, a sightless scramble through a littered basement, a climb to regions of air and street lights outside, and a mad racing down a spectral hill of gibbering gables, across a grim, silent city of lovexraft black towers, daek up the steep eastward precipice to his own ancient door.

The trapezohedron rests in a metal box with a hinged lid; the box is incised with designs representing living but distinctly alien creatures.

Once the stone was on Earth it was treasured and placed in a curious box by the crinoid things of Antarctica.

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He could go up the steps and walk round on the narrow coping outside the fence till he came to the gap. Wikisource has original text related to this article: He did not dress, and ordered all his food by telephone. Thus, this is the connection that was cited by Joshi earlier in this article.

Must be retinal impression left by flashes. Lovecravt Case of Charles Dexter Ward. Blake had prolonged his frenzied jottings to the last, and the broken-pointed pencil was found clutched in his spasmodically contracted right hand. Is it possible that this unknown Egyptian priest was a thf or direct ancestor of none other than the Pharaoh Nephren-Ka? Another short story by H P.

I think thinking years as being a decent history is pathetic, but in the interest of these stories and the enjoyment of them, it works superbly well. Additionally, other bones were strangely yellowed, with suggestions of being charred. Eventually the strange entity manipulates him from afar, using his sleeping body to arrange its escape from the ruined church. Such experiments would involve summoning the Haunter through the Shining Trapezohedron and then exposing the entity to varying forms of radiation, both ionizing and non-ionizing.