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Joseph Conrad vs. Lovecraft

More Lovecrafty vocabulary terms I found in Joseph Conrad's Lord Jim:

ACCURSED: 4 hits.
INDESCRIBABLE: 1 hit.
LOATH: 1 hit.
LOATHSOME: 2 hits.
MADNESS: 6 hits.
MORTAL: 2 hits.
NAMELESS: 1 hit.
NOISOME: 1 hit.
UNUTTERABLE: 1 hit.

TERROR is not uniquely Lovecrafty, but it's worth noting that the word is used 14 times in Lord Jim, and repeated ("strike terror . . . terror, terror I tell you . . . ." [sic]) in a single sentence by Gentleman Brown, which reminds me of "The horror! The horror!" from Heart of Darkness.

BATRACHIAN: Chapter V. "Traditionally he ought to see snakes, but he doesn't. Good ol' tradition's at a discount nowadays. Eh! His--er--visions are batrachian. Ha! ha! No, seriously, I never remember being so interested in a case of the jim-jams before."

Also fourteen mentions of the Necronomicon and two of the Pnakotic Scripts. ;)

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