The Dark Chamber

  • Title: The Dark Chamber
  • Author: Leonard Cline
  • ISBN: 9781593600501
  • Page: 247
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Dark Chamber Originally published in August while its author was bound over in jail awaiting trial The Dark Chamber has achieved a legendary status among fans of weird fiction Leonard Cline s third novel it
    Originally published in August 1927 while its author was bound over in jail awaiting trial, The Dark Chamber has achieved a legendary status among fans of weird fiction Leonard Cline s third novel, it is remembered today thanks to H P Lovecraft, who called it extremely high in artistic stature The novel has been called a precursor to Paddy Chayefsky s book Altered StatOriginally published in August 1927 while its author was bound over in jail awaiting trial, The Dark Chamber has achieved a legendary status among fans of weird fiction Leonard Cline s third novel, it is remembered today thanks to H P Lovecraft, who called it extremely high in artistic stature The novel has been called a precursor to Paddy Chayefsky s book Altered States, for it tells the tale of a man, Richard Pride, who, in attempting to recall the lost moments of his life, resorts to stimulation by means of music, smells, and drugs, until he taps into hereditary memory, into the dark chamber of his mind This edition also reprints as an Afterword a rare essay by Cline, Logodaedaly, and includes an Introduction by Douglas A Anderson that discusses the novel s acclaim and influence among H P Lovecraft s circle of friends.

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    1. Here's the 1969 Popular Library mass-market I'm reading (189 pages). Love the creepily evocative, 60s gothic romance-y vibe. Only instead of having the requisite gowned and candle-laden woman running away from the evil, she's heading toward it. One of my favorite vintage covers.

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    2. The Dark Chamber is told from the perspective of Oscar Fitzalan, who has come to a house called Mordance Hall. The book was written in the 1920s, so I'm assuming that's when it was set. Oscar has accepted a somewhat mysterious position where he is to assist the master of the house, a Richard Pride, who is working on some sort of strange psychological experiment involving human memory; also at the house is Miriam Price, Richard's wife, his daughter Janet, and a strange man who is Price's secretar [...]

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    3. A story about an old man who, after travelling all the world, visiting all the places imaginable, having many loves, many experiences, beautiful and terrible, finds out one day all he can remember is just a poor fragment of memories. After this shocking discovery, he decides to get all the forgotten parts of his life, all those lost years and hours, back from oblivion, "the thief" that has stolen them from him, by using certain pseudo-scientific methods, including application of smells, strange [...]

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    4. Leonard Cline was a really superb writer. It's a shame he didn't live to write more masterpieces like this.

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