Check out my The Call of Cthulhu book summary and review that I created to help you understand the basics of this great book. The Call of Chattulhu: One of the most famous stories by Howard Phillips Lovecraft and named the Chattulhu Bicycle that inspired other writers on the horror-science fiction narrative to see cosmopolitanism in the background.

The Call of Cthulhu

  Lovecraft itself in the twenties and thirties. The short story was written in 1926 and first published in 1928 in Strange Story.

The Call of Cthulhu book summary :

The call narrative frame follows Francis Wayland Thurston, who unveils the diaries and documents of his late great-uncle, linguist George Gamel Angel, who apparently died in an accident. Reading Angel's account, Thurston tells the story which is divided into three parts.

In the first (The Clay Horror), Thurston finds a bus-relief given to Angel in March 1925 by a sculptor named Wilcox. An earthquake unleashed a nightmare about a huge city of cyclopedic architecture, and under the song "Cthulhu Efhtagon", the voice angel interrogates Wilcox, who continues to share his artistic inspiration until he falls ill.

When he recovers, his dreams stop. During this time Angel collected newspaper articles from around the world: in March 1925, other artists in different places had similar nightmares, like going crazy. The bus-relief has unknown hieroglyphs and depicts an ethnographic monster with a head that looks like a dragon wing and an octopus.

In the second part (the story of Inspector Legras), Thurston reads the report of New Orleans Police Inspector John Raymond Legras, who in 1908 showed a statue made of a strange black stone depicting the same monstrous creature depicted in Wilcox's bus-relief. A research meeting.

Lagras says he found the statue the year before, when he and his men, during a search in Louisiana swamps, witnessed the secret ceremony of a troubled community of all men who sacrificed women and children for the statue. In Lagras and police members killed five cultists and arrested forty-seven others, discovering from one of them that the community was devoted to the worship of the "great elders" and waiting for the return of the "Chatulhu" depicted in the statue.

 An educator who showed the statue in Lagras, Professor William Channing Webb, revealed that he had seen a group of Eskimos with similar beliefs. In the third and final part (Madness from the Sea), Thurston finds the diary of Gustaf Johansen, a Norwegian sailor, the only surviving crew on a ship that was rescued in 1925 in Australia.

Johansen told the press that Emma was attacked by an armed steamship alert, which sank the ship, but Johansen and his companions defeated the attackers and took command of the enemy ship, on the basis of which they found the coordinates for an undiscovered island. With the exception of Johansen and another sailor, the crew died on the island. Johansen did not specify the cause of death. During a trip to Australia, Thurston discovered that another Chatulhu statue had been found on top of the caution.

Thurston travels to Norway and meets Johansen's widow, who explains that her husband was murdered by strangers and gives him a Johansen manuscript that describes what happened to his crew: the ship landed on a ship. From somewhere an island arose, where there were survivors.

R'lyeh's horrible dead city is found, then trying to understand the non-Euclidean geometry of the city. However, they accidentally woke up Cthulhu, the priest of the Great Ancients, who killed the crew, in fact, without a sailor and Johansen, who brought him back to the rescue ship and fled, tearing Chattulhu's head with a bow.

 The ship .. Cthulhu quickly resurfaced and healed from his wounds and Johansen's companion died before they could reach the ground. In the end, Thurston finished reading the manuscript and realized that he himself would now be one of the next targets of the Chattulhu worshipers who caused the deaths of Angel and Johansen: “I know a lot, and religion still survives. And even Chathulhu is still alive, I believe, in that abyss of rock that protected him from the age of the sun. '

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