At the Mountains of Madness

186 pages

English language

Published Nov. 6, 2005

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At the Mountains of Madness is a science fiction-horror novella by American author H. P. Lovecraft, written in February/March 1931 and rejected that year by Weird Tales editor Farnsworth Wright on the grounds of its length. It was originally serialized in the February, March, and April 1936 issues of Astounding Stories. It has been reproduced in numerous collections. The story details the events of a disastrous expedition to Antarctica in September 1930, and what is found there by a group of explorers led by the narrator, Dr. William Dyer of Miskatonic University. Throughout the story, Dyer details a series of previously untold events in the hope of deterring another group of explorers who wish to return to the continent. These events include the discovery of an ancient civilization older than the human race, and realization of Earth's past told through various sculptures and murals. The story was inspired by Lovecraft's …

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Les montagnes hallucinées

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Le livre contient 2 grosses nouvelles : « Les montagnes hallucinées » et « Dans l’abîme du temps » qui ont des thèmes assez similaires. On y perçoit particulièrement bien que la source première de l’horreur chez Lovecraft, c’est moins les monstres qu’il décrit que le sentiment de l’insignifiance de l’être humain à l’échelle de l’univers.

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