The Lovecraft series continues.
Raw Feed (2005): “The Tomb”, H. P. Lovecraft, 1917.
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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