The Ghost Pirates

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William Hope Hodgson was one of the finest writers to ver write horror. This tightly plotted novel is both compelling and terrifying. Do not read this one alone on a foggy night. The Ghost Pirates . . . is a powerful account of a doomed and haunted ship on its last voyage, and of the terrible sea-devils (of quasi-human aspect, and perhaps the spirits of bygone buccaneers) that besiege it and finally drag it down to an unknown fate. 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. - H.P. Lovecraft
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Publisher
Simon and Schuster
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Published on
Oct 19, 2015
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Pages
238
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ISBN
9781681464190
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Classics
Fiction / General
Fiction / Horror
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'I was conscious of a most horrible smell of mould, and of a cold kind of face pressed against my own...' Considered by many to be the most terrifying writer in English, M. R. James was an eminent scholar who spent his entire adult life in the academic surroundings of Eton and Cambridge. His classic supernatural tales draw on the terrors of the everyday, in which documents and objects unleash terrible forces, often in closed rooms and night-time settings where imagination runs riot. Lonely country houses, remote inns, ancient churches or the manuscript collections of great libraries provide settings for unbearable menace, from creatures seeking retribution and harm. These stories have lost none of their power to unsettle and disturb. This edition presents all of James's published ghost stories, including the unforgettable 'Oh, Whistle and I'll Come to You, My Lad' and 'Casting the Runes', and an appendix of James's writings on the ghost story. Darryl Jones's introduction and notes provide a fascinating insight into James's background and his mastery of the genre he made his own. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
William Hope Hodgson was a gifted author of horror, fantasy and science fiction, whose experiences at sea gave authentic detail to his horror masterpieces. This comprehensive eBook presents Hodgson’s complete published works in the public domain, with numerous illustrations, rare texts appearing in digital print for the first time, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)

* 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
* Features the rare novella THE DREAM OF X, available in no other collection
* Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts
* Excellent formatting of the texts
* Rare short story collections appearing in digital print for the first time
* Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the poetry and the short stories
* Easily locate the poems or short stories you want to read
* Includes Hodgson’s rare poetry collections – available in no other collection
* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres

Please note: some stories and poems were first published many years after Hodgson's death and cannot appear in the collection due to copyright restrictions.

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CONTENTS:

The Novels
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
MISCELLANEOUS 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

The Poems
LIST OF POEMS IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER
LIST OF POEMS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER

The Non-Fiction
THE BAUMOFF EXPLOSIVE

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