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The Transition of Juan Romero

(1919)
A Novella by

 
 
"The Transition of Juan Romero" is a short story by American horror fiction writer H. P. Lovecraft, written on September 16, 1919, and first published in the 1944 Arkham House volume Marginalia.

Plot: The story involves a mine that uncovers a very deep chasm, too deep for any sounding lines to hit bottom. The night after the discovery of the abyss the narrator and one of the mine's workers, a Mexican called Juan Romero, venture inside the mine, drawn against their will by a mysterious rhythmical throbbing in the ground. Romero reaches the abyss first and is swallowed by it. The narrator peers over the edge, sees something - "but God, I dare not tell you what I saw!" and loses consciousness. That morning he and Romero are both found in their bunks, Romero dead. Other miners swear that neither of them left their cabin that night. The chasm has vanished as well.

Genre: Horror

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Paperback Editions

September 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Transition of Juan Romero
Author(s): Howard Phillips Lovecraft
ISBN: 1-69272-038-4 / 978-1-69272-038-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Independently published
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June 2019 : Paperback
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Title: The Transition of Juan Romero
Author(s): Howard Phillips Lovecraft
ISBN: 1-07-282407-8 / 978-1-07-282407-7
Publisher: Independently published
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May 2019 : Paperback
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Title: The Transition of Juan Romero
Author(s): Howard Phillips Lovecraft
ISBN: 1-09-735911-5 / 978-1-09-735911-0
Publisher: Independently published
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April 2019 : Paperback
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Title: The Transition of Juan Romero
Author(s): Howard Phillips Lovecraft
ISBN: 1-09-557864-2 / 978-1-09-557864-3
Publisher: Independently Published
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Audio Editions

August 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Transition of Juan Romero
Author(s): H P Lovecraft
Publisher: Digital Literature International
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August 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Transition of Juan Romero
Author(s): H P Lovecraft
Publisher: Digital Literature International
Availability: Amazon AU