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AYLMER VANCE AND THE VAMPIRE, by Alice and Claude Askew
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Carnacki in "THE WHISTLING ROOM," by William Hope Hodgson
Carnacki in "THE HORSE OF THE INVISIBLE," by William Hope Hodgson
Carnacki in "THE SEARCHER OF THE END HOUSE," by William Hope Hodgson
Carnacki in "THE THING INVISIBLE," by William Hope Hodgson
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* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Hodgson’s life and works
* Concise introductions to the novels and other texts
* ALL 5 novels, with individual contents tables
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* Includes Hodgson’s rare poetry collections – available in no other collection
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THE BOATS OF THE “GLEN CARRIG”
THE HOUSE ON THE BORDERLAND
THE GHOST PIRATES
THE NIGHT LAND
THE DREAM OF X
The Shorter Fiction
CARNACKI, THE GHOST-FINDER
MEN OF THE DEEP WATERS
THE LUCK OF THE STRONG
CAPTAIN GAULT, BEING THE EXCEEDINGLY PRIVATE LOG OF A SEA-CAPTAIN
SARGASSO SEA STORIES
OTHER CARNACKI STORIES
The Short Stories
LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER
LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER
The Poetry Collections
INTRODUCTION TO THE POETRY
THE GHOST PIRATES, A CHAUNTY, AND ANOTHER STORY
“POEMS” AND “THE DREAM OF X”
THE CALLING OF THE SEA
THE VOICE OF THE OCEAN
LIST OF POEMS IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER
LIST OF POEMS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER
THE BAUMOFF EXPLOSIVE
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It was on the Wednesday night, after the five days of talk I have mentioned, that there came, to me and to those who knew, another element of fear. And yet, I can quite understand that, at that time, those who had seen nothing, would find little to be afraid of, in all that I am going to tell you. Still, even they were much puzzled and astonished, and perhaps, after all, a little awed. There was so much in the affair that was inexplicable, and yet again such a lot that was natural and commonplace. For, when all is said and done, it was nothing more than the blowing adrift of one of the sails; yet accompanied by what were really significant details—significant, that is, in the light of that which Tammy and I and the Second Mate knew....
The Adventures of Colonel Clay, by Grant Allen
THE EPISODE OF THE MEXICAN SEER
THE EPISODE OF THE DIAMOND LINKS
THE EPISODE OF THE OLD MASTER
THE EPISODE OF THE TYROLEAN CASTLE
THE EPISODE OF THE DRAWN GAME
THE EPISODE OF THE GERMAN PROFESSOR
THE EPISODE OF THE ARREST OF THE COLONEL
THE EPISODE OF THE SELDON GOLD-MINE
THE EPISODE OF THE JAPANNED DISPATCH-BOX
THE EPISODE OF THE GAME OF POKER
THE EPISODE OF THE BERTILLON METHOD
THE EPISODE OF THE OLD BAILEY
THE COUNT'S CHAUFFEUR, by William Le Queux
BOSTON BLACKIE, by Jack Boyle
THE CHAIR OF PHILANTHROMATHEMATICS, by O. Henry
THUBWAY THAM, by Johnston McCulley
THE EXTRAORDINARY ADVENTURES OF ARSÈNE LUPIN, GENTLEMAN-BURGLAR, by Maurice Leblanc
THE LONE WOLF, by Louis Joseph Vance
ALIAS THE LONE WOLF, by Louis Joseph Vance
A ROGUE'S LIFE, by Wilkie Collins
THE ADVENTURE OF THE SECOND SWAG, by Robert Barr
JEFF PETERS AS A PERSONAL MAGNET, by O. Henry
THE ASSASSINS' CLUB, by Gelett Burgess
MR. CLACKWORTHY TELLS THE TRUTH, by Christopher B. Booth
THE CLUE OF THE SILVER SPOONS, by Robert Barr
JEM BINNEY AND THE SAFE AT LOCKWOOD HALL, by William Hope Hodgson
A COSTUME PIECE, by E.W. Hornung
CONSTANCE DUNLAP, by Arthur B. Reeve
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“The House on the Borderland” is an ancient and crumbling estate, overrun by wild gardens. There resides a man who has a most unusual story to tell--a story that blends horror, fantasy, and science fiction. As a beautifully written work of pure imagination, Hodgson’s work has few equals, and has been compared to the writings of Poe, Machen, and Blackwood. As acclaimed horror writer T. E. D. Klein says, "Never has a book so hauntingly conveyed a sense of terrible loneliness and isolation."
Hodgson’s Trilogy concludes in Gothic Horror 2 which features “The Ghost Pirates” and also includes the chilling account of “Carnacki The Ghost Finder.”
Enjoy a wild ride into the supernatural!
Now we had been five days in the boats, and in all this time made no discovering of land. Then upon the morning of the sixth day came there a cry from the bo'sun, who had the command of the lifeboat, that there was something which might be land afar upon our larboard bow; but it was very low lying, and none could tell whether it was land or but a morning cloud. Yet, because there was the beginning of hope within our hearts, we pulled wearily towards it, and thus, in about an hour, discovered it to be indeed the coast of some flat country.
Then, it might be a little after the hour of midday, we had come so close to it that we could distinguish with ease what manner of land lay beyond the shore, and thus we found it to be of an abominable flatness, desolate beyond all that I could have imagined. Here and there it appeared to be covered with clumps of queer vegetation; though whether they were small trees or great bushes, I had no means of telling; but this I know, that they were like unto nothing which ever I had set eyes upon before.
So much as this I gathered as we pulled slowly along the coast, seeking an opening whereby we could pass inward to the land; but a weary time passed or ere we came upon that which we sought. Yet, in the end, we found it—a slimy-banked creek, which proved to be the estuary of a great river, though we spoke of it always as a creek. Into this we entered, and proceeded at no great pace upwards along its winding course; and as we made forward, we scanned the low banks upon each side, perchance there might be some spot where we could make to land; but we found none—the banks being composed of a vile mud which gave us no encouragement to venture rashly upon them.
"This to be Love, that your spirit to live in a natural holiness with the Beloved, and your bodies to be a sweet and natural delight that shall be never lost of a lovely mystery…. And shame to be unborn, and all things to go wholesome and proper, out of an utter greatness of understanding; and the Man to be an Hero and a Child before the Woman; and the Woman to be an Holy Light of the Spirit and an Utter Companion and in the same time a glad Possession unto the Man…. And this doth be Human Love…."
"…for this to be the especial glory of Love, that it doth make unto all Sweetness and Greatness, and doth be a fire burning all Littleness; so that did all in this world to have met The Beloved, then did Wantonness be dead, and there to grow Gladness and Charity, dancing in the years."
And the MS. itself—You must picture me, when first it was given into my care, turning it over, curiously, and making a swift, jerky examination. A small book it is; but thick, and all, save the last few pages, filled with a quaint but legible handwriting, and writ very close. I have the queer, faint, pit-water smell of it in my nostrils now as I write, and my fingers have subconscious memories of the soft, "cloggy" feel of the long-damp pages.
I read, and, in reading, lifted the Curtains of the Impossible that blind the mind, and looked out into the unknown. Amid stiff, abrupt sentences I wandered; and, presently, I had no fault to charge against their abrupt tellings; for, better far than my own ambitious phrasing, is this mutilated story capable of bringing home all that the old Recluse, of the vanished house, had striven to tell.
Of the simple, stiffly given account of weird and extraordinary matters, I will say little. It lies before you. The inner story must be uncovered, personally, by each reader, according to ability and desire. And even should any fail to see, as now I see, the shadowed picture and conception of that to which one may well give the accepted titles of Heaven and Hell; yet can I promise certain thrills, merely taking the story as a story...
“The Ghost Pirates” tells the captivating tale of the ship "Mortzestus", an unlucky vessel haunted by "too many shadows". The palpable sense of creeping fear grows into climactic scenes, each one leaving the reader wondering how anyone will survive. This novel has been called ‘totally engrossing’, ‘a cross between an old-fashioned sea story and the cosmic horrors of H.P. Lovecraft.’
As an added bonus, Gothic Horror 2 also includes the chilling account of “Carnacki The Ghost Finder.” Hodgson’s stories blend horror, fantasy, and science fiction. As a beautifully written work of pure imagination, his work has few equals, and has been compared to the writings of Poe, Machen, and Blackwood.
Enjoy a wild ride into the supernatural!
Table of Contents:
The Voice in the Night
From the Darkness and the Depths
The Sea Fit
The Grain Ship
The Ghost Pirates
The Wreck of the Titan
Appendix 1- Commentary
Appendix 2- The Titan and The Titanic: When Life and Art Collide
Appendix 3- A Tryst: A Poem by Celia Thaxter
A manuscript is found: filled with small, precise writing and smelling of pit-water, it tells the story of an old recluse and his strange home – and its even stranger, jade-green double, seen by the recluse on an otherworldly plain where gigantic gods and monsters roam.
Soon his more earthly home is no less terrible than this bizarre vision, as swine-like creatures boil from a cavern beneath the ground and besiege it. But a still greater horror will face the recluse – more inexorable, merciless and awful than any creature that can be fought or killed.
Soon his more earthly home is no less terrible than his bizarre vision, as swine-like creatures boil from a cavern beneath the ground and besiege it. But a still greater horror will face the recluse - more inexorable, merciless and awful than any creature that can be fought or killed.
The desperate crew's chilling fate is recounted in this compulsive page-turner by William Hope Hodgson, a master of seafaring yarns. Rich in nautical language and lore, it combines an intriguing view of shipboard life with a suspenseful ghost story. Horror author Robert Weinberg noted the occult classic's compact prose style, hailing it as "one of the finest examples of the tightly written novel ever published." And no less an authority than H. P. Lovecraft observed, "With its command of maritime knowledge, and its clever selection of hints and incidents suggestive of latent horrors in nature, this book at times reaches enviable peaks of power."
The tale of a heroic search for life beyond the darkness, this groundbreaking 1912 story was the first work of modern fantasy to feature a dying Earth. The inspiration for countless science fiction, fantasy, and horror novels, the book's legions of fans included Clark Ashton Smith, who remarked that "In all literature, there are few works so sheerly remarkable, so purely creative, as The Night Land."
In rural Ireland, two travelers stumble upon the ruins of a lakeside home. Inside, they discover a diary detailing the terrible final days of a man known only as the Recluse. A scholar who bought the house for its isolation, the Recluse is plagued by strange sounds and terrible hallucinations soon after he moves in. He dreams of an eerie “Plain of Silence,” where a jade-green version of the house is surrounded by ominous mountains populated with mythical beasts and gargantuan monsters. Exploring a nearby ravine known locally as the Pit, the Recluse and his loyal dog, Pepper, are attacked by a creature that appears to be half human and half swine. A fantasy reunion with his long-lost lover proves that the house has powers beyond the Recluse’s comprehension. And just when he thinks that the horror is finally over, the real nightmare begins.
Dripping with tension and atmosphere, The House on the Borderland is a landmark of supernatural horror and one of the scariest stories ever told.
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