“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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Mad MartianSean Strauss. And now for the first statemebt my memory records verbal discourse, Warren addressing me at length in his mellow tenor voice; a voice singularly unperturbed by our awesome surroundings.
Vision or nightmare it may have been—vision or nightmare I fervently hope it was—yet it is all that my mind retains of what took place in those shocking hours after we left the sight of men.
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Randolph Carter Sean Strauss But do humans listen? Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Lovecraft’s major inspiration and invention was cosmic horror: To ask other readers questions about The Statement of Randolph Carterplease sign up.
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Our adventurous duo decide to explore an underground crypt in the dead of night. Had no idea there was some sort of order, because there really isn’t an order, but there is all at the same time.
At one time he threatened to abandon the expedition if I remained insistent; a threat which proved effective, since he alone held the key to the thing. Ugh poor Harley the things he had to see. In other projects Wikisource. The rest should be experienced by the reader. This is technically book 1 of the “series”.
If you are still interested after that, and are willing to take on something longer, read the Dunwich Horror. I reply that I know nothing beyond what I saw.
Jan 10, Netanella rated it really liked it Shelves: Our lanterns disclosed the top of a flight of stone steps, dripping with some detestable ichor of the inner earth, and bordered by moist walls encrusted with nitre. But after a while there was a further clicking in the receiver, and I strained my ears to listen. 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.
Warren is referred to in other Lovecraft stories.
Our lanterns disclosed the top of a flight of stone steps, dripping with some detestable ichor of the inner earth, and bordered by moist walls encrusted with niter. On every hand were the signs of neglect and decrepitude, and I seemed haunted by the notion that Warren and I were the first living creatures to invade a lethal silence of centuries.
He went there with his friend. It tells of a traumatic event in the life of Randolph Carter, a student of the occult loosely representing Lovecraft himself.
Yes, this is a simple story, but it scared me the first time I read it, and it scares me now just thinking about it. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Lists with This Book. Once more came the voice of my friend, still hoarse with fear, and now apparently tinged with despair:.
But of what followed, and of the reason I was found alone and dazed on the edge of the swamp next morning, I must insist that I know nothing save what I have told you over and over again. Carter mentions that Warren has other “strange, rare books on forbidden subjects”, several of which are in Arabic.
Then he returned to the sepulchre, and using his spade as a lever, sought to pry up the slab lying nearest to a stony ruin which may have been a monument in its day. I repeat to you, gentlemen, that your inquisition is fruitless. Warren has come into the possession of a book, written in an unknown language, that he forbids Carter from seeing. He who had so calmly left me a little while previously, now called from below in a shaky whisper more portentous than the loudest shriek: He never came out.
I never dreamed of this! Everything that I lovecrart remember, I have told with perfect candour. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Again I say, I do not know what has become of Harley Warren; though I think—almost hope—that he is in peaceful oblivion, if there be anywhere so blessed a thing. Shall I say that the voice was deep; hollow; gelatinous; remote; unearthly; inhuman; disembodied? At one time he threatened to abandon the expedition if I remained insistent; a threat which proved effective, since he alone held the key to the thing.
Then he shook my hand, shouldered the coil of wire, and disappeared within that indescribable ossuary. The picture seared into my soul is of one scene only, and the hour must have been long after midnight; for a waning crescent moon was high in the vaporous heavens.
The Statement of Randolph Carter
Photos Add Image Add an image Do you have any images for this title? Randolph CarterHarley Warren. It is true that I have for five years been his closest friend, and a partial sharer of his terrible researches into the unknown.
And why Harley Warren did not return, he or his shade — or some nameless thing I cannot describe — alone can tell. Refresh and try again. Then the lovecraaft of Warren in staatement pitch of wilder consternation:. Despite being almost years old, this tale feels fresh and alive.
I love how Warren dies especially because of the mysticism which Lovecraft uses at the end to describe the dead scene More clicking, and after a pause a piteous cry from Warren: