Lovecraft's short story 'The Nameless City', a man finds and ventures into The Nameless City, which he believes he is the only man to ever enter. He enters several deteriorated temples before discovering that the largest temple, located far to the south from all the others, has a large corridor that leads extremely far underground. These creatures documented their existence in murals which are shown on the wall of the tomb where the bodies are preserved underground. The only available information about the Inhabitants of the Nameless City is taken from images in vast murals found throughout the immeasurably deep cavern beneath the temple where 'The Nameless City' takes place in the Nameless City.
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Lovecraft in January and first published in the November issue of the amateur press journal The Wolverine. It is often considered the first Cthulhu Mythos story. 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 civil "The Nameless City" is a horror story written by H. 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.
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To ask other readers questions about The Nameless City , please sign up. How did the character escape from the temple? Anyone can help to elaborate? Corentin Gastalle Lovecraft doesn't describe that part, but we might assume that since the main character survived this event, it went like this: when the "ghost" wind …more Lovecraft doesn't describe that part, but we might assume that since the main character survived this event, it went like this: when the "ghost" wind blows the gate closed, he regains some consciousness and escapes.
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More filters. Sort order. Start your review of The Nameless City. Sep 04, Bill Kerwin rated it really liked it Shelves: weird-fiction , weird-pulps. It is a favorite with me too. Is this then the first of the Cthulhu tales? Well, that is stretching things a bit. Weird Tales rejected it twice. View all 4 comments. Dec 08, Lyn rated it liked it. Asmodeus: Ah, I see, the Egyptian references further separate a still earlier allusion to Mesopotamian mythology, thank you for clearing that up.
View 2 comments. Jul 27, Steve rated it really liked it Shelves: horror-and-dark-fiction , e-books. First off, it's a short story. I started reading this story this morning, kind of vaguely thinking I had probably already read it. It was rainy, dark. Lovecraft seemed appropriate. I was probably recalling Lovecraft's "Under the Pyramids. What a nice and creepy surprise! How I missed this over the years is beyond me. It's mentioned as being the first C First off, it's a short story. It's mentioned as being the first Cthulhu Mythos story.
No question. Several references to the "mad Arab" Abdul Alhazred, weird murals in an ancient and abandoned city, with strange creatures portrayed, and an oppressive sense of dread. As a story goes, it's slight, with an unnamed protagonist an archaeologist? Ancient mythology, weird and unclean looking alters, and strange noises all combine into an atmospheric precursor for the later "Mountains of Madness.
That often includes the good and the bad see , for example, Faulkner's Pylon. I was initially thrilled to see Lovecraft make the cut for the Library of America series. Now I just feel ripped off. The above story should have been included. I'm now sure there are quite a few others. View 1 comment. Mar 31, Jo rated it it was ok Shelves: horror.
This is a short story from H. I've read a good few Lovecraft stories, and for me, this one was fairly average. I found that Lovecraft included descriptions including the words "terrible" and "horrendous" which I think is typical of him, but it leaves no room for the reader to think for themselves.
I struggled to feel the atmosphere of the story, and to be honest, it didn't scare me. The ending felt like it was left open, and there was no solid conclusion, which for me, gave an unsat This is a short story from H. The ending felt like it was left open, and there was no solid conclusion, which for me, gave an unsatisfactory end. Nov 09, Joey Woolfardis rated it it was ok Shelves: masculine , bookshelf , shorts , , intriguing-but-ultimately-naff , ce19 , septic. My very first Lovecraft.
It was written supremely well, if inundated with many long, fantastical words that may or may not have been needed. Can't say I was scared or horrified or even that moved by it, but it was definitely intriguing.
A lone narrator wanders the desert and finds himself in a lost-and nameless-city, just screaming to be explored. Great descriptions of what is to be found there, if not altogether easy to follow. I feel like there is a certain way to read Lovecraft that I hopefully My very first Lovecraft. I feel like there is a certain way to read Lovecraft that I hopefully will figure out soon. May 28, Tyler J Gray rated it really liked it.
Weird, atmospheric, intriguing. I liked it. I really liked that omg. Mar 23, Mizuki rated it it was ok Shelves: horror. It is a very standard and typical Lovecraftian horror short story: a lone narrator mumbling about his experience of extreme horror in some ruin of a long-lost ancient city within an Araby desert. He believes this nameless city was built by a race before humans and he may, or may not see something horrible in the dead of the night before he turns tail and flees from this ruin.
The story is short, but the description is long winded and wordy and Lovecraft didn't bother to give you any break by putt It is a very standard and typical Lovecraftian horror short story: a lone narrator mumbling about his experience of extreme horror in some ruin of a long-lost ancient city within an Araby desert.
The story is short, but the description is long winded and wordy and Lovecraft didn't bother to give you any break by putting some dialogues into the story. So, 2. While the cursed book won't actually show itself in Lovecraft's work for a few more years, "The Nameless City" is where it began to grow its pages.
The Necronomicon became so famous and so dreaded, that people began to fear its appearance in real life. Similar to how people thought the Voynich M "That is not dead which can eternal lie, and with strange aeons even death may die. Similar to how people thought the Voynich Manuscript was some kind of lost alien gardening manual, a lot of people thought the Necronomicon was an actual spellbook that you could No doubt in part because of all the fake copies that came out. The only store that would have no qualms about selling evil incarnate would probably be a used bookstore.
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The Nameless City
W hen I drew nigh the nameless city I knew it was accursed. I was traveling 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. 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 antique and sinister secrets that no man should see, and no man else had dared to see.. Remote in the desert of Araby lies the nameless city, crumbling and inarticulate, its low walls nearly hidden by the sands of uncounted ages. It must have been thus before the first stones of Memphis were laid, and while the bricks of Babylon were yet unbaked. There is no legend so old as to give it a name, or to recall that it was ever alive; but it is told of in whispers around campfires and muttered about by grandams in the tents of sheiks so that all the tribes shun it without wholly knowing why. It was of this place that Abdul Alhazred the mad poet dreamed of the night before he sang his unexplained couplet:.
Inhabitant of the Nameless City
Lovecraft in January and first published in the November issue of the amateur press journal The Wolverine. It is often considered the first story set in the Cthulhu Mythos world. Though Lovecraft himself was quite fond of the story, it was roundly rejected by a variety of magazines. The unnamed protagonist of the story goes into the middle of the Arabian Peninsula to seek out and enter a lost city. After hearing a clanging seemingly coming from deep inside the earth, the protagonist inspects mysterious carvings and ruins until nightfall.