“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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Quite a short tale of a man journeying into the depths of the earth and the horror he cater there. Mar 25, Oziel Bispo rated it liked it. I really hate to see new HPL readers start with one of the more “popular” stories from die-hard fans only to get completely turned off, by their dismal pace, overwritten prose, and dismal conclusions.

Share this Rating Title: The tone changed again, this time acquiring a softer quality, as of hopeless resignation. This would be a good introduction for sure. A man’s ambition leads him to walk toward the center of the earth while talking to the narrator through a telephone with a long wire.

Although Lovecraft’s readership was limited during his life, his reputation has grown over the decades.

The Statement of Randolph Carter

Lovecraftt 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. 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.

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:. Everything that I can remember, I have told with perfect candour.


Dreamer on the Nightside Lovecraft: Vision olvecraft nightmare it may h; 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.

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. He’s taken a telephone on a really long wire. Lovecraft I repeat to you, gentlemen, that your inquisition is fruitless. I constantly consulted my watch by the light of my electric lantern, and listened with feverish anxiety at the receiver of the telephone; but for more than a quarter of an hour heard nothing.

This time my voice did not fail me, and I poured into the transmitter a flood of excited questions. Find showtimes, watch trailers, browse photos, track your Watchlist and rate your favorite movies and TV shows on your phone or tablet! But do humans listen? Warren is referred to in other Lovecraft stories.

You say to me that there is nothing in the swamp or near it which could form the setting of that frightful episode. If you could see what I am seeing! And this is what it said: As I have said before, the weird studies of Harley Warren were well known to me, and to some extent shared by me.

Randolph Carter is one of Lovecraft’s most commonly recurring characters. I know not how many interminable aeons I sat stupefied; whispering, muttering, calling, screaming into that telephone.

The Statement of Randolph Carter / H.P. Lovecraft

Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources. It is the first story in which Carter appears and is part of Lovecraft’s Dream Cycle. And now for the first time my memory records verbal discourse, Warren addressing me at length in his mellow tenor voice; a voice singularly unperturbed by our awesome surroundings.


Jun 21, Miriam rated it liked it Shelves: Warren always dominated me, and sometimes I feared him. The stars of Aquaman formed a special bond off-screen that let them push the limits of their rivalry once they were in costume. Our narrator Randolph Carter tells of a night he accompanied Harley Warren–his friend and fellow student of the occult—to the graveyard sattement Big Cypress Swamp. Use the HTML below.

He did not succeed, and motioned to me to come to his assistance. 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. I have said that aeons seemed to elapse after Warren shrieked forth his last despairing warning, and that only my own cries now broke the hideous silence. Randolh Statement of Randolph Carter H. Answer me—are you there?

I remember how I shuddered at his facial expression on the night before the awful happening, when he talked so incessantly of his theory, why certain corpses never decay, but rest firm and fat in their tombs for a thousand years. Let it be known that grave robbing or maybe just grave disturbing? It reads like a Hitchcock or Twilight Zone show.

“The Statement of Randolph Carter” by H. P. Lovecraft

What shall I say? In the graveyard, the two men pry up a stone slab, revealing a flight of stone stairs beneath, and then. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends.

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