April 14, 2023

At the Mountains of Madness: Part X (1931) by H. P. Lovecraft

Many people will probably judge us callous as well as mad for thinking about the northward tunnel and the abyss so soon after our somber discovery...
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April 11, 2023

At the Mountains of Madness: Part IX (1931) by H. P. Lovecraft

I have said that our study of the decadent sculptures brought about a change in our immediate objective.
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March 23, 2023

Berenice (1835) by Edgar Allan Poe

MISERY is manifold. The wretchedness of earth is multiform.
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December 8, 2022

At the Mountains of Madness: Part VIII (1931) by H. P. Lovecraft

Part VIII Naturally, Danforth and I studied with especial interest and a peculiarly personal sense of awe everything pertaining to the immediate district in which we were. Of this local material there was naturally a vast abundance; and on the tangled ground level of the…
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November 30, 2022

The Masque of the Red Death (1842) by Edgar Allan Poe

The story follows Prince Prospero's attempts to avoid a dangerous plague known as the Red Death by hiding in his abbey. He, along with many other wealthy nobles, has a masquerade ball within seven rooms of his abbey, each decorated with a different color.
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November 4, 2022

At the Mountains of Madness: Part VII (1931) by H. P. Lovecraft

Part VII The full story, so far as deciphered, will eventually appear in an official bulletin of Miskatonic University. Here I shall sketch only the salient highlights in a formless, rambling way. Myth or otherwise, the sculptures told of the coming of those star-headed things…
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October 15, 2022

At the Mountains of Madness: Part VI (1931) by H. P. Lovecraft

Part VI It would be cumbrous to give a detailed, consecutive account of our wanderings inside that cavernous, aeon-dead honeycomb of primal masonry—that monstrous lair of elder secrets which now echoed for the first time, after uncounted epochs, to the tread of human feet. This…
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October 3, 2022

The Pit and the Pendulum (1842) by Edgar Allan Poe

Impia tortorum longos hic turba furoresSanguinis innocui, non satiata, aluit.Sospite nunc patria, fracto nunc funeris antro,Mors ubi dira fuit vita salusque patent. [Quatrain composed for the gates of a market to be erected upon the site of the Jacobin Club House at Paris.] I WAS…
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October 1, 2022

At the Mountains of Madness: Part V (1931) by H. P. Lovecraft

Part V I think that both of us simultaneously cried out in mixed awe, wonder, terror, and disbelief in our own senses as we finally cleared the pass and saw what lay beyond. Of course, we must have had some natural theory in the back…
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September 24, 2022

At the Mountains of Madness: Part IV (1931) by H. P. Lovecraft

Part IV It is only with vast hesitancy and repugnance that I let my mind go back to Lake’s camp and what we really found there – and to that other thing beyond the mountains of madness. I am constantly tempted to shirk the details,…
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