“The Statement of Randolph Carter” is a short story by H. P. Lovecraft. Written in December , it was first published in The Vagrant, May It tells of a. Randolph Carter is one of the most frequently appearing characters in the He first appearance was in the short story “The Statement of Randolph Carter,” in. H.P. Lovecraft Reread Today we’re looking at “The Statement of Randolph Carter,” written in December and first published in the May.
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Nothing has been distorted or concealed, and if anything remains vague, it is only because of the dark cloud which has statemeng over my mind—that cloud and the nebulous nature of the horrors which brought it upon me. And Carter gets told off. Speechless, I could only wait. Refresh and try again. Finally our combined strength loosened the stone, which we raised and tipped to one side. Don’t be poking your nose into places that you don’t belong.
He encourages Carter to travel with him to the location of one such portal, an ancient graveyard near Big Cypress Swamp. I never dreamed of THIS! Aug 03, Brian rated it it was amazing Shelves: Heard it as I sat petrified in that unknown cemetery in the hollow, amidst the crumbling stones and the falling tombs, the rank vegetation and the miasmal vapours.
A quick read that did make me scared. Also, view spoiler [the nameless terror at least talks, sstatement that helps hide spoiler ]. Had no idea there was some sort of order, because there really isn’t an order, but there is all at the same time.
So ignore everyone else’s top ten list, and start with this one. Finally our combined strength loosened the stone, which we raised and tipped to one side. Lovecraft is known loevcraft the father of the cosmic horror, and he delivers as always. Jun 04, Javier Divalero rated it really liked it.
Warren would never tell me just what was in that book. Detain me here forever if you will; confine or execute me if you must have a victim to propitiate the illusion you call justice; but I can say no more than I have said already.
Despite being almost years old, this tale feels fresh and alive. Apr 07, Ringman Roth rated it really liked it. The last time he saw Harley was before he entered an underground crypt.
But my friend was in greater danger than I, and through my fear I felt a vague resentment that he should deem me capable of deserting him under such circumstances. Lovecraft probably could have done wonders with cellphones, horror-wise.
The picture seared into my soul is of one scene only, and the hour must have been loecraft after midnight; for a waning crescent moon was high in the vaporous heavens. The Statement of Randolph Carter. At the Mountains of Madness and Other Novels 7th corrected printing ed.
But his next whisper found me still held inert in the chains of stark horror.
“The Statement of Randolph Carter” by H. P. Lovecraft
Certainly, it had much to do with something in the book which Warren carried with him — that ancient book in undecipherable characters which had come to him from India a month before — but I swear I do not know what it was that we expected to find. Lovecraft based the story on a dream that he transcribed, adding only a preamble to make it more fluid as a narrative,  and wrote it in the form of a testimony given to the police.
The Magazine of Supernatural Cowboy Stories. HP sets the scene in jagged cliffs into the underground with ancient runes. Nothing has been distorted or concealed, and if anything remains vague, it is only because of the dark cloud which has come over my mind — that cloud and the nebulous nature of the horrors which brought it upon me. On every hand were the signs of neglect and decrepitude, and I seemed haunted by the notion that Warren and I were the first livi An unsettling and perfectly crafted short from the master of weird horror fiction.
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The Statement of Randolph Carter
Quotes from The Statement of Warren always dominated me, and sometimes Yp feared him. More clicking, and after a pause a piteous cry from Warren: Its short, but worth getting your imagination in the right gear while reading it. Once more came the voice of my friend, still hoarse with fear, and now apparently tinged with despair:.