The Crawling Chaos

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"The Crawling Chaos" is a short story by American writers H. P. Lovecraft and Winifred V. Jackson (first published April 1921 in the United Cooperative. As in their other collaboration, "The Green Meadow", the tale was credited to "Elizabeth Berkeley" (Jackson) and "Lewis Theobald, Jun" (Lovecraft).[1] Lovecraft wrote the entire text[citation needed], but Jackson is also credited since the story was based on a dream she experienced.[citation needed]

Despite the title's similarity to the character's epithet, Lovecraft's monster Nyarlathotep (who is, indeed, harbinger of the apocalypse[citation needed]) does not appear in this story. The name was used because Lovecraft liked "the ring of it".[citation needed]


The tale was published in Beyond the Wall of Sleep.[citation needed]

The corrected text[citation needed] is collected in Lovecraft's revisions volume The Horror in the Museum and Other Revisions (Arkham House, 1970).


  1. ^ "The Crawling Chaos" By Elizabeth Berkeley and Lewis Theobald, Jun.,

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