Part of Lovecraft's dream series, Celephaïs was created in a dream by Kuranes (which is his name in dreams - his real name is not given) as a child of the English landed gentry. As a man in his 40s, alone and dispossessed in contemporary London, he dreams it again and then, seeking it, slowly slips away to the dreamworld. Finally knights guide him through medieval England to his ancestral estate, where he spent his boyhood, and then to Celephaïs. He becomes the king and chief god of the city, though his body washes up by his ancestors' tower, now owned by a wealthy fat man.
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