The Dreams in the Witch-House

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Author: H.P. Lovecraft
Published: 1933
Language: English
Wordcount: 14,640 / 43 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 36.4
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 13,141
Added to site: 2010.06.29
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a discussion of possible freakish curvatures in space, and of theoretical points of approach or even contact between our part of the cosmos and various other regions as distant as the farthest stars or the transgalactic gulfs themselves--or even as fabulously remote as the tentatively conceivable cosmic units beyond the whole Einsteinian space-time continuum. Gilman's handling of this theme filled everyone with admiration, even though some of his hypothetical illustrations caused an increase in the always plentiful gossip about his nervous and solitary eccentricity. What made the students shake their heads was his sober theory that a man might--given mathematical knowledge admittedly beyond all likelihood of human acquirement--step deliberately from the earth to any other celestial body which might lie at one of an infinity of specific points in the cosmic pattern.

Such a step, he said, would require only two stages; first, a passage out of the three-dimensional sphere we know, and second, a passage b

Reviews

Average Rating of 3.6 from 7 reviews: ****
2014.03.06
JoJo Biggins
*....

Not a shred of dialog in the whole thing. Bored me to tears. Skip it.

2013.11.21
Paulo Respighi
****.

A pretty good Lovecraft story without the overwrought and flabby description of some of his work. The descriptions are clear and evocative. He starts the story in a leisurely way, but once Gilman moves into the house the story picks up. Lovecraft keeps adding to the story long after it has ended, perhaps because he was being paid by the word. It's a good picture of delirium and the blending of the waking and sleeping worlds.

2012.11.23
bhold
****.

A young student finds that his understanding of mathematics and residence in a strange boarding house combine to give him unwilling access to a strange and evil realm. As typical for Lovecraft, he does a great job of providing horrifying hints, your imagination is required to complete the picture.

2012.11.18
Chaz
*****

Of the many Lovecraft stories I have read, this is the one that actually gave me nightmares. There is a certain fevered dream aspect to it. The familiar is just creepy.

2012.09.15
V.D.
*****

Atmospheric and creepy. A student of advanced mathematics discovers a link to other dimensions and hellish beings on the other side through his studies and delving into the sinister past of the room in the house he dwells in.

2012.01.31
Kailee
***..

A million thanks for posting this ifnoramtion.

2010.09.10
azog
***..

I can't put my finger on it, but I had a hard time getting my mind into this story. I've enjoyed most of Lovecraft's works, but this feels, I dunno, different. I probably could have skipped this without missing any real meat of the Lovecraft mythos.


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