Altberg-Ehrenstein, Karl Heinrich, Graf von
- The narrator of “The Temple.” The Lieutenant-Commander of the German submarine U-29, he is the last surviving crew member when his stricken vessel sinks to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean, where he apparently finds the ruins of Atlantis. He leaves behind his written account on August 20, 1917— HPL’s twenty-seventh birthday.
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“Temple, The“ — Short story (5,430 words); written sometime after “The Cats of Ulthar” (June 15, 1920) but before “Celephais” (early November). First published in WT(September 1925); rpt. WT(February 1936); first collected in O;corrected text in D; annotated… … An H.P.Lovecraft encyclopedia