The House On The Borderland.

By: Hodgson, William Hope

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Grading: Page edges browning, part-browning to both pastedowns, corner tips bruised, a VG copy in a VG+ (bright, unfaded colour Hannes Bok) dustjacket.


Collects four novels, THE HOUSE ON THE BORDERLAND, THE BOATS OF THE 'GLEN CARRIG,' THE GHOST PIRATES, and THE NIGHT LAND, with introductory essay by H. C. Koenig and bibliography by A. Langley Searles. The title story is in Jones and Newman, Horror: 100 Best Books no 29.

''UK writer (1877-1918) who ran away to sea in his youth and was deeply affected by his experiences aboard ship: he never lost a profound fascination, reflected in all his poetry and most of his stories and essays, for the mysteries of the sea. His fantastic sea stories -- the first was ''From the Tideless Sea'' (1906 The London Magazine) -- owe an obvious debt to the traditions of supernatural fiction, but he derived his horrific imagery mainly from the scientific imagination; notable examples are ''The Voice in the Night'' (1907), in which castaways are transformed by a fungus they have been obliged to eat, and ''The Stone Ship'' (1914), in which an ancient wreck is raised to the surface by a volcanic eruption, bringing many weird creatures with it. His second novel, THE HOUSE ON THE BORDERLAND (1908), is a remarkable visionary fantasy in which a man living in a house which apparently co-exists in two worlds undertakes an allegorical spiritual odyssey through time and space, witnessing the destruction of the Solar System'' (Brian Stableford/Encyclopedia of SF).

Title: The House On The Borderland.

Author Name: Hodgson, William Hope

Categories: Current Catalogue, Arkham House: Sauk City, Wisconsin.,

Edition: First edition thus (& 1st printing).

Publisher: Arkham House: Sauk City, Wisconsin.: 1946.

Binding: Oversize hardcover.

Grading: Page edges browning, part-browning to both pastedowns, corner tips bruised, a VG copy in a VG+ (bright, unfaded colour Hannes Bok) dustjacket.

Seller ID: 01705