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Posts Tagged ‘H.P. Lovecraft’

Innsmouth: Teaser

Innsmouth-Teaser

At the Mountains of Madness (1931)

At the Mountains of Madness
Background.
“It is only with vast hesitancy and repugnance that I let my mind go back to Lake’s camp and what we really found there-and to that other thing beyond the frightful mountain wall.” – H.P. Lovecraft “At the Mountains of Madness”.
Written between February 22nd and March 24th 1931, and eventually serialised in “Astounding Stories” February – April 1936, “At the Mountains of Madness” is one of Lovecraft’s more famous pieces of literature and is a culmination of Lovecraft’s lifelong fascination with the Antarctic.  As a young man Lovecraft avidly followed the expeditions of Borchgrevink, Scott and Andmundsen during the early part of the 20th century, as well as the expedition of Admiral Byrd 1928-1930, whose influence can clearly be found during the early sections of the novel.

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