“The Doom That Came to Sarnath”

Well I work on getting some new stuff out, I’ll continue with the Lovecraft series.

Raw Feed (2005): “The Doom That Came to Sarnath”, H. P. Lovecraft, 1919.

This story seems to feature some of the same places — given the names (and with the questionable assumption that Lovecraft self-consciously created a consistent dream geography) as the later “The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath“. It seems Dunsanian in style, but, in the collection’s introduction, T. E. D. Klein makes the point that the plot itself is similar to what Lovecraft’s idol Edgar Allan Poe used in his “The Masque of the Red Death” in that both stories feature the strange deposition of a tyrannical ruler.Dagon and Other Macabre Tales

 

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