The Call of Cthulhu

The Call of Cthulhu

by H.P. Lovecraft (Author)

"The Call of Cthulhu" is a short story by the American writer H. P. Lovecraft. The narrator, Francis Wayland Thurston, recounts his discovery of notes left behind by his grand-uncle, Brown University linguistic professor George Gammell Angell after his death in the winter of 1926–27. Among the notes is a small bas-relief sculpture of a scaly creature which yields "simultaneous pictures of an octopus, a dragon, and a human caricature." The sculptor, a Rhode Island art student named Henry Anthony Wilcox, based the work on delirious dreams of "great Cyclopean cities of titan blocks and sky-flung monoliths." Frequent references to Cthulhu and R'lyeh are found in Wilcox's papers. Angell also discovers reports of mass hysteria around the world.

Book Details

Publication Date
May 08, 2017
Publisher
ISBN
9788826088075
File size
48 KB