“The Tomb”

The Lovecraft series continues.

Raw Feed (2005): “The Tomb”, H. P. Lovecraft, 1917.Dagon and Other Macabre Tales

In a sense this story, like a lot of Lovecraft’s earlier tales, is a miniature study for a later story. Specifically, the plot of this 1917 story, with its narrator under the compulsive call of a dead ancestor laying in a locked crypt, foreshadows the similar plot (with a different conclusion) of 1927’s The Case of Charles Dexter Ward.  I was also interested to see the poet Lovecraft sneak one of his compositions — a Colonial drinking song — into the story.


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