Item #63577 The House On The Borderland. And Other Novels. William Hope HODGSON.
The House On The Borderland. And Other Novels.
The House On The Borderland. And Other Novels.

The House On The Borderland. And Other Novels.

Sauk City, WI: Arkham House, 1946. [Strange tales] FIRST U.S. EDITION. Octavo (24 x 16cm), pp.xii; 639; [1], colophon. Publisher's black cloth covers with gilt titles to spine, pastel-hued pictorial dust-wrapper priced at $5.00. Text block slightly toned, jacket bright and fresh with some minor edgewear; near fine. Not merely containing the House On The Borderland, which the word 'seminal' only begins to describe, but also The Night Land (which makes the vision of Lovecraft look cramped and unambitious by comparison) in convoy with The Ghost Pirates and The Boats Of Glen Carrig, tales packed to the top-sails with giant octopods, Sargasso weed and ghostly ships that pass in the night. Hyperbole aside (I believe that's also a place invented by Robert E. Howard), William Hope Hodgson has to rate as one of the best and most underrated writers of the weird and bizarre. His short but eventful life contained much in the way of adventure and invention, and the greater part of that leaps from his tales like the spray from a following sea. Item #63577

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