Through the Gates of the Silver Key

Through the Gates of the Silver Key❰Epub❯ ❧ Through the Gates of the Silver Key Author H.P. Lovecraft – Bluevapours.co.uk At a gathering to decide the fate of Randolph Carter s estate which has been held in trust since his disappearance the mysterious Swami Chandraputra, who wears curious mittens and enveloping robes, te At a gathering to Gates of PDF/EPUB ì decide the fate of Randolph Carter s estate which has been held in trust since his disappearance the mysterious Swami Chandraputra, who wears curious mittens and enveloping robes, tells Carter s Through the PDF or acquaintances of his ultimate fate He explains that the key took Carter to a type of higher dimension There, Carter, on an ill defined mission or out of sheer curiosity , travelled strange sections of the the Gates of Kindle Ò cosmos by first meeting with Umr at Tawil, a dangerous being warned of in the Necronomicon, saying those who deal with it never return.

Howard Phillips Lovecraft, of Gates of PDF/EPUB ì Providence, Rhode Island, was an American author of horror, fantasy and science fictionLovecraft s major inspiration and invention was cosmic horror life is incomprehensible to human minds and the universe is Through the PDF or fundamentally alien Those who genuinely reason, like his protagonists, gamble with sanity Lovecraft has developed a cult following for his Cthulhu Mythos, a series of loosely interconnected fictions featuring a pantheon of human nullifying entities, as the Gates of Kindle Ò well as the Necronomicon, a fictional grimoire of magical rites and forbidden lore His works were deeply pessimistic and cynical, challenging the values of the Enlightenment, Romanticism and Christianity Lovecraft s protagonists usually achieve the mirror opposite of traditional gnosis and mysticism by momentarily glimpsing the horror of ultimate realityAlthough Lovecraft s readership was limited during his life, his reputation has grown over the decades He is now commonly regarded as one of the most influential horror writers of the th Century, exerting widespread and indirect influence, and frequently compared to Edgar Allan Poe Wikipedia.

Through the Gates of the Silver Key eBook ↠ Gates of
  • Paperback
  • 48 pages
  • Through the Gates of the Silver Key
  • H.P. Lovecraft
  • English
  • 08 September 2019
  • 1409961230

10 thoughts on “Through the Gates of the Silver Key

  1. Bill Kerwin says:

    H.P Lovecraft didn t like sequels, and had misgivings about collaborating on this sequel to The Silver Key Turns out he was right Through the Gates of the Silver Key, a long short story 14,000 words written in collaboration with E Hoffman Price a Buddhist and a writer of Oriental tales for the pulps, a Republican with a day job at Union Carbide is a disappointment in many respects It stains the Randolph Carter cycle in much the same way that Derleth albeitcleverly marred the Ct H.P Lovecraft didn t like sequels, and had misgivings about collaborating on this sequel to The Silver Key Turns out he was right Through the Gates of the Silver Key, a long short story 14,000 words written in collaboration with E Hoffman Price a Buddhist and a writer of Oriental tales for the pulps, a Republican with a day job at Union Carbide is a disappointment in many respects It stains the Randolph Carter cycle in much the same way that Derleth albeitcleverly marred the Cthulhu mythos it takes a few uncanny suggestions and makes them philosophically and technically explicit, thus robbing them of most of their terror and all of their romance.Price s original manuscript constitutes almost half this tale, and he is responsible for the worst of the tedious stuff the elaborate theosophical explanations of the working of the gates that lead to the countless planes of existence I fear I maligned Derleth, for this stuff is worse than Derleth Painfully esoteric, it is like the overly detailed manual for a bad role paying game based on a poetic flight of fancy.Lovecraft, is, however, responsible for the two best things about the story 1 beginning with the meeting in New Orleans and using it as a framing tale, and 2 the introduction of Swami Chandraputra aka Zkauba, Wizard of Yaddith , and his peculiar coffin shaped clock

  2. ᴥ Irena ᴥ says:

    3.5What really happened to Randolph Carter and the Silver key after he disappeared Even though you get an explanation for that, Lovecraft ends this story with another mystery.

  3. Michelle Bacon says:

    People have told me what a bizarre trip H.P Lovecraft stories can be and those people knew what they were talking about Randolph Carter has passed on and the fight for his estate is onor has he passed on The story then takes us through a different dimension through space and time in which Carter travels and meets with other creatures and his own time traveling self I think in order to better understand this section of the story, you must take some kind of hallucinogenic drug because it s i People have told me what a bizarre trip H.P Lovecraft stories can be and those people knew what they were talking about Randolph Carter has passed on and the fight for his estate is onor has he passed on The story then takes us through a different dimension through space and time in which Carter travels and meets with other creatures and his own time traveling self I think in order to better understand this section of the story, you must take some kind of hallucinogenic drug because it s indeed a bit on the weird side.The story is very short and quite a trip and the ending is indeed no different

  4. Quirkyreader says:

    This wasn t one of the better dream cycle stories, but it does complete the sequence.

  5. Michael Kress says:

    This story has been given some bad reviews and even Lovecraft himself was not entirely happy with it, but I don t see why I thought it was great It s a sequel to The Silver Key, which I don t recall reading, but it doesn t matter It still has a good flow to it Randolph Carter is the main character in the story Carter was also in The Statement of Randolph Carter, which was good, but not as good as this He is Lovecraft s alter ego, so it was cool to envision Lovecraft himself floating ar This story has been given some bad reviews and even Lovecraft himself was not entirely happy with it, but I don t see why I thought it was great It s a sequel to The Silver Key, which I don t recall reading, but it doesn t matter It still has a good flow to it Randolph Carter is the main character in the story Carter was also in The Statement of Randolph Carter, which was good, but not as good as this He is Lovecraft s alter ego, so it was cool to envision Lovecraft himself floating around in all the different dimensions that the story depicts.Carter has a silver key that allows him to pass through gates that go to different time periods and also outside of Earth s realm As a grown man, he goes through one of the gates and travels back several decades to when he was a boy Then he passes through another gate that leads to outer dimensions, and things get pretty bizarre from there The author s vivid descriptions of these worlds can really stimulate the imagination I see how he could have influenced contemporary fantasy authors Finally he is struggling to get back to Earth and to the time period where he left off One of Lovecraft s greatest skills is that he can write a epic ending, and this one does not disappoint I won t spoil it for you here though

  6. Thor The Redbeard says:

    3 Nice conclusion to the Randolph Carter cycle

  7. Forked Radish says:

    Interesting, though horror sci fi or whatever it is, shouldn t be so dull.

  8. Sam says:

    While rather lengthy for Lovecraft, this story is exciting and gripping with just a touch of mystery Lovecraft fingers upon those misty memories we call dreams with a fascinating premise.

  9. Koi N. says:

    Surprisingly futuristic for a story written in 1920s Lovecraft is the Boss.

  10. Patrick Green says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here When you walk in your dreams, you don t often find yourselves conversing with an interdimensional being that grants you the ability to travel between planets, split your identity between your Earth self and an alien body, and unravel the mysteries of the universe Lovecraft saw fit to create a dream of this nature in this horribly boring and poorly written gibberish Randolph Carter s disappearance in The Silver Key did not need an explanation, especially with the ridiculous excuse given i When you walk in your dreams, you don t often find yourselves conversing with an interdimensional being that grants you the ability to travel between planets, split your identity between your Earth self and an alien body, and unravel the mysteries of the universe Lovecraft saw fit to create a dream of this nature in this horribly boring and poorly written gibberish Randolph Carter s disappearance in The Silver Key did not need an explanation, especially with the ridiculous excuse given in this story.It is my firm belief that Lovecraft is better off telling horror stories with science fiction elements Anytime Lovecraft ventures into fantastical ideas centered around dreams, his stories fall to pieces His philosophical ramblings are dull, and they make little sense These lackluster dream hypotheses are not helped by the pulpy nature of the story, flinging us into an assortment of unpronounceable names that would have been made up in a poorly written game of DnD Yaddith, Dholes, Kled, Thran, Zkauba, etc These are all terms, locations, and creatures that exist in this Mythos, but they are just thrown at the reader in a desperate attempt to make the universe feel real.Lovecraft s previous works, The Whisperer in the Dark, The Dunwich Horror, and The Call of Cthulu, did a much better job of introducing the complexity of this Mythos without drowning us in the details This story utterly fails to accomplish this There are no corners left unturned, and it renders the tension of the story completely ineffective The writing is also substantially worse in this tale than any of Lovecraft s other works I could see Carter s big reveal at the end from a mile away, and it felt embarrassing to read when it finally happened.I do not know what happened with this story Whether it comes from Lovecraft s collaboration with Hoffman Price, a forced need to cater to his audience members who were disappointed with The Silver Key, or sheer ambivalence, this story is terrible If I were to say one good thing, I would say the images of the dream world are interesting I can only say this if this story is being considered an absurd pulp magazine tale Most of Lovecraft s stories do not feel this way, and it is disappointing that this story succumbs to this shameful disposition I now despair at the thought of visiting another one of Lovecraft s dream storylinesthan I do his actual horror stories

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