The Case of Charles Dexter Ward

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The Case of Charles Dexter Ward by H.P. Lovecraft
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The Case of Charles Dexter Ward is a novella by H. P. Lovecraft written in early 1927, set in Lovecraft's hometown of Providence, Rhode Island. It was first published (in abridged form) in the May and July issues of Weird Tales in 1941 under the title The Madness Out of Time; the first complete publication was in Arkham House's Beyond the Wall of Sleep collection (1943). Excerpted from The Case of Charles Dexter Ward on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

The Case of Charles Dexter Ward

by H. P. Lovecraft

"The essential Saltes of Animals may be so prepared and preserved, that an ingenious Man may have the whole Ark of Noah in his own Studie, and raise the fine Shape of an Animal out of its Ashes at his Pleasure; and by the lyke Method from the essential Saltes of humane Dust, a Philosopher may, without any criminal Necromancy, call up the Shape of any dead Ancestour from the Dust whereinto his Bodie has been incinerated."

—Borellus

This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was legally published within the United States (or the United Nations Headquarters in New York subject to Section 7 of the United States Headquarters Agreement) before 1964, and copyright was not renewed.