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William Hope Hodgson (1877–1918)

Autor(a) de The House on the Borderland

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Obras por William Hope Hodgson

The House on the Borderland (1908) 1,491 exemplares
Carnacki: The Ghost Finder (1947) 571 exemplares
The Night Land (1912) 500 exemplares
The Boats of the "Glen Carrig" (1907) 317 exemplares
The Ghost Pirates (1909) 270 exemplares
The Night Land and Other Romances (2005) 118 exemplares
The Night Land Volume 1 (1900) 107 exemplares
The Night Land Volume 2 (1900) 85 exemplares
Out of the Storm (1975) 38 exemplares
L'orrore del mare (1995) 37 exemplares
The Voice in the Night [SS collection] (1907) — Autor — 32 exemplares
Deep Waters (1967) 31 exemplares
Masters of Terror (1977) 29 exemplares
The Dream of X (1977) 25 exemplares
Terrors of the Sea (1996) 18 exemplares
The Gateway of the Monster (1910) 18 exemplares
The Derelict (1912) 13 exemplares
The House Among the Laurels (1910) 9 exemplares
From The Tideless Sea (1978) 8 exemplares
Trilogía del abismo (2005) 8 exemplares
Men of the Deep Waters (2006) 8 exemplares
The Finding of the Graiken (1913) 6 exemplares
Poems of the Sea (1977) 6 exemplares
Captain Gault (1918) 6 exemplares
The voice of the ocean (2009) 5 exemplares
The Hog (1947) 5 exemplares
The Stone Ship (2014) 5 exemplares
The Baumoff Explosive 5 exemplares
The Thing Invisible (1912) 5 exemplares
The Find (1947) 4 exemplares
The Haunted Jarvee (1929) 4 exemplares
The Searcher Of The End House (1910) 4 exemplares
Ghost Pirates and Others (2012) 4 exemplares
A Tropical Horror (1905) 3 exemplares
The Terror Of The Water-tank (1907) 3 exemplares
I den ondes makt (1977) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Jack Grey Second Mate (2014) 3 exemplares
Sea Horses (2004) 2 exemplares
The Inn of the Black Crow (1915) 2 exemplares
The Storm 2 exemplares
La entrada del monstruo (2004) 2 exemplares
Una voz en la noche (2003) 2 exemplares
Sinirdaki Ev (2022) 2 exemplares
The Island of the Ud 2 exemplares
The Mystery Of The Derelict (1907) 2 exemplares
Vraket : [fem ruggiga skräcknoveller] (1980) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Bullion! (1911) 2 exemplares
The Red Herring (2014) 1 exemplar
Contraband Of War 1 exemplar
From Information Received (2013) 1 exemplar
The Diamond Spy 1 exemplar
The Drum Of Saccharine (2014) 1 exemplar
The German Spy 1 exemplar
The Painted Lady 1 exemplar
My Lady's Jewels (2013) 1 exemplar
Creature dal mare profondo (2021) 1 exemplar
Ballade 1 exemplar
My Babe, My Babe 1 exemplar
The Silent Ship 1 exemplar
The Albatross 1 exemplar
A Timely Escape 1 exemplar
The Smugglers 1 exemplar
On The Bridge 1 exemplar
By The Lee 1 exemplar
Sailormen 1 exemplar
The Riven Night 1 exemplar
Old Golly 1 exemplar
In The Danger Zone 1 exemplar
Merciful Plunder 1 exemplar
Horror on the High Seas (2014) 1 exemplar
Les spectres pirates (2014) 1 exemplar
Os Botes Do Glen Carrig (2013) 1 exemplar
Mr. Jock Danplank 1 exemplar
The Raft 1 exemplar
Heathen's Revenge 1 exemplar
Captain Dang 1 exemplar
The Promise 1 exemplar
The Room Of Fear 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Tales Before Tolkien: The Roots of Modern Fantasy (2003) — Contribuidor — 614 exemplares
100 Hair-Raising Little Horror Stories (1993) — Contribuidor — 446 exemplares
The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes: Early Detective Stories (1970) — Contribuidor — 317 exemplares
H.P. Lovecraft's Book of Horror (1993) — Contribuidor — 311 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Haunted House Stories (2000) — Contribuidor — 298 exemplares
A Treasury of Short Stories (1947) — Contribuidor — 292 exemplares
Weird Tales (1988) — Contribuidor — 268 exemplares
Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Stories for Late at Night (1961) — Contribuidor — 263 exemplares
Hauntings: Tales of the Supernatural (1968) — Contribuidor — 233 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Historical Detectives (1995) — Contribuidor — 223 exemplares
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror 2007: 20th Annual Collection (2007) — Contribuidor — 211 exemplares
100 Creepy Little Creature Stories (1994) — Contribuidor — 185 exemplares
The Penguin Book of Gaslight Crime (2009) — Contribuidor — 180 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Victorian and Edwardian Ghost Stories (1995) — Contribuidor — 169 exemplares
The Big Book of Classic Fantasy (2019) — Contribuidor — 168 exemplares
The Penguin Book of Horror Stories (1984) — Contribuidor — 143 exemplares
Chilling Horror Short Stories (2016) — Contribuidor — 139 exemplares
The Dragon Done It (2008) — Contribuidor — 135 exemplares
Irish Tales of Terror (1988) — Contribuidor — 128 exemplares
Phantastic Book of Ghost Stories (1990) — Contribuidor — 111 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Extreme Fantasy (2008) — Contribuidor — 109 exemplares
Miraculous Mysteries: Locked Room Mysteries and Impossible Crimes (2017) — Contribuidor — 106 exemplares
The Dark Horse Book of Monsters (2006) — Contribuidor — 102 exemplares
Dark Detectives: An Anthology of Supernatural Mysteries (1999) — Contribuidor — 93 exemplares
Evil Roots: Killer Tales of the Botanical Gothic (2019) — Contribuidor — 92 exemplares
Deep Waters: Mysteries on the Waves (2019) — Contribuidor — 87 exemplares
Murder Mayhem Short Stories (Gothic Fantasy) (2016) — Contribuidor — 86 exemplares
65 Great Spine Chillers (1988) — Contribuidor — 81 exemplares
Great Short Tales of Mystery and Terror (1982) — Contribuidor — 80 exemplares
Foreign Devils (2002) — Contribuidor, algumas edições80 exemplares
Supernatural Horror Short Stories (2017) — Contribuidor — 79 exemplares
Classic Ghost Stories (2010) — Contribuidor — 77 exemplares
Haunted House Short Stories (Gothic Fantasy) (2019) — Contribuidor — 72 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Thrillers, Ghosts and Mysteries (1936) — Contribuidor — 67 exemplares
Famous Fantastic Mysteries (1991) — Contribuidor — 66 exemplares
Chamber of Horrors: Great Tales of Terror and the Supernatural (1984) — Contribuidor — 65 exemplares
The World's Greatest Horror Stories (1994) — Contribuidor — 65 exemplares
From the Depths and Other Strange Tales of the Sea (2018) — Contribuidor — 61 exemplares
The Fontana Book of Great Ghost Stories (1964) — Contribuidor — 61 exemplares
65 Great Tales of the Supernatural (1979) — Contribuidor — 60 exemplares
Supernatural Sleuths: 14 Mysterious Stories of Uncanny Crime (1996) — Contribuidor — 57 exemplares
Pirates & Ghosts Short Stories (Gothic Fantasy) (2017) — Contribuidor — 55 exemplares
The Century's Best Horror Fiction Volume 1 (2011) — Contribuidor — 51 exemplares
The Black Veil and Other Tales of Supernatural Sleuths (2007) — Contribuidor — 49 exemplares
Ten Tales Calculated to Give You Shudders (1972) — Contribuidor — 48 exemplares
Fighters of Fear: Occult Detective Stories (2020) — Contribuidor — 48 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Thrillers, Ghosts and Mysteries (1936) — Contribuidor — 47 exemplares
The Ghost Slayers: Thrilling Tales of Occult Detection (2022) — Contribuidor — 46 exemplares
Horror Stories: Classic Tales from Hoffmann to Hodgson (2014) — Contribuidor — 45 exemplares
Endless Apocalypse Short Stories (Gothic Fantasy) (2018) — Contribuidor — 41 exemplares
Hauntings and Horrors: Ten Grisly Tales (1969) — Contribuidor — 39 exemplares
The Screaming Skull and Other Classic Horror Stories (2010) — Contribuidor — 37 exemplares
Great Horror Stories: Tales by Stoker, Poe, Lovecraft and Others (2008) — Contribuidor — 37 exemplares
Terror by Gaslight: More Victorian Tales of Terror (1975) — Contribuidor — 35 exemplares
The Baen Big Book of Monsters (2014) — Contribuidor — 35 exemplares
Over the Edge (1964) — Contribuidor — 34 exemplares
The Steampunk Megapack: 26 Modern and Classic Steampunk Stories (2013) — Contribuidor — 33 exemplares
Dark Mind, Dark Heart (1962) — Contribuidor — 32 exemplares
Sea-Cursed: Thirty Terrifying Tales of the Deep (1994) — Contribuidor — 31 exemplares
Heavy Weather: Tempestuous Tales of Stranger Climes (2021) — Contribuidor — 30 exemplares
Mysterious Sea Stories (1985) — Contribuidor — 30 exemplares
Horror Hunters (1971) — Contribuidor — 30 exemplares
The Science Fiction Galaxy (1950) — Contribuidor — 30 exemplares
King Solomon's Mines and Other Adventure Classics (2016) — Contribuidor — 29 exemplares
A Skeleton At the Helm (2008) — Contribuidor — 29 exemplares
Rogues' Gallery: The Great Criminals of Modern Fiction (1945) — Contribuidor — 27 exemplares
The Occult Detective Megapack: 29 Classic Stories (2013) — Contribuidor — 25 exemplares
A Dying Planet Short Stories (Gothic Fantasy) (2020) — Contribuidor — 25 exemplares
The Black Lizard Big Book of Locked-Room Mysteries (2019) — Contribuidor — 24 exemplares
Tales of Dungeons and Dragons (1986) — Contribuidor — 24 exemplares
Travellers by Night (1967) — Contribuidor — 23 exemplares
Murhamystiikkaa : okkulttisia etsivätarinoita (2014) — Autor — 22 exemplares
A century of horror stories (1935) — Contribuidor — 20 exemplares
The Horror Megapack: 25 Modern and Classic Horror Stories (2011) — Contribuidor — 17 exemplares
Monster Mix (1968) — Contribuidor — 17 exemplares
Wild Night Company: Irish Tales of Terror (1970) — Contribuidor — 17 exemplares
Lost Souls Short Stories (Gothic Fantasy) (2018) — Contribuidor — 17 exemplares
Gaslit Nightmares: No. 2 (1991) — Contribuidor — 17 exemplares
Dark Holidays: A Collection of Ghost Stories (2006) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
The Taste of Fear: Thirteen Eerie Tales of Horror (1976) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
Creature!: A Chrestomathy of "Monstery" (1981) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
William Hope Hodgson's Night Lands: Eternal Love (2003) — Contribuidor — 12 exemplares
Voices from the Radium Age (MIT Press / Radium Age) (2022) — Contribuidor — 12 exemplares
Brighton Shock (2010) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
Cries of Terror (1976) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
M Is for Monster: A Modern Bestiary of Classic Monsters (2011) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
The Thrill of Horror: 22 Terrifying Tales (1975) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
Forgotten Tales of Terror (1978) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
Matango [1963 film] (1963) — Original story — 8 exemplares
I grandi romanzi dell'orrore (1996) — Autor — 8 exemplares
Haunts, Haunts, Haunts (1977) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
Ghostly, grim and gruesome: An anthology (1976) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
They Walk Again (1932) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
Creepies, Creepies, Creepies (1977) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Flere chokalgumas edições3 exemplares
Por los mares encantados (2004) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Enjoying Stories (1987) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Adventure [Vol. 4 No. 6, October 1912] (1912) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Adventure [Vol. 2 No. 3, July 1911] (1911) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar


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William Hope Hodgson em The Weird Tradition (Setembro 2011)
Carnacki - Ghost Finder by W H Hodgson em Baker Street and Beyond (Abril 2008)


"Tudo que Jessop queria era voltar para casa após um longo período no mar. Mas essa pode ser sua última viagem, pois estranhas criaturas vão desafiar a realidade e a razão, conduzindo a tripulação do navio Mortzestus a um destino sombrio. Embarque você também nesse amaldiçoado veleiro do século XIX e sinta a emoção da vida dura no mar, seus perigos e seus mistérios."
Naves3516 | Apr 22, 2024 |
An entertaining, almost Lovecraftian, tale about a visit to a derelict ship that turns out to have a few surprises aboard.
Unkletom | 1 outra crítica | Jan 17, 2024 |
DNF at 20%. This is a personal reflection more than a review.

I fully respect the history and influence of this book and absolutely cannot imagine what it must have been like for HP Lovecraft and others to have read this at the time, as well as the more recent effect on a young and impressionable Terry Pratchett.

This is one of those books I want to love, but just can't. It falls perfectly in that period that has moved out of the verbose and decadent gothic sensibility into the weird and cosmic I genuinely love the descendents of, but can't find the enjoyment in the strangely long-winded in text, yet terse of emotion and description of the time. Saying pale pig faced people are coming to get me is a scary concept and the idea must have been wild at the time, but when the writing of it happening is not conveying the character's feelings in a way that is accessible for me and the events of the action ate bracing, while the manner it is described is dry and instructional it just doesn't move me.

I understand that this is vastly a me problem and I DNF'd early, so maybe it gets wild and visceral later, but I don't care. I want to and personally feeling it is a failing of myself that there is so much are out there that I can intellectually enjoy the idea of and respect, but utterly fail to be moved by. The neurodivergences play their part, but I'm just a fussy bugger. It's funny, I read a book I don't enjoy and I question whether I even know how to read or whether I even enjoy reading, but then I find something I like and I'm up in the wee hours reading and then reaching for that book first thing upon waking.

Ultimately, for historians of fantasy and horror, especially cosmic and weird tales this is essential reading. Many thoroughly enjoy this, from the virulently racist Lovecraft to the gorgeously progressive and loving Pratchett. If you love Lovecraft and Wells, and their drier offerings still do it for you then I do think you'll love this. If the ponderous and bland of prose, regardless of the excitement and nightmares of the content, fail to keep you entertained maybe you won't. All I know is this wasn't my cup of tea in actuality, despite being a full mug of coffee in theory. Does that work even in the slightest? I truly don't care.
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RatGrrrl | 46 outras críticas | Dec 20, 2023 |
“And then, all at once, I had a horrible sense that something was moving in the place.” — The Thing Invisible

First published in 1912, and a year later collected in English writer William Hope Hodgson’s, Carnacki, Ghost-Finder, The Thing Invisible is a fun and atmospheric read perfect for a dark and stormy night. Thomas Carnacki was a detective who specialized in investigating crimes and events which, at least on the surface, appeared to have only a supernatural explanation. He apparently neither believed nor disbelieved, and as shown in this story, was as fearful as the next man when confronted with an otherworldly possibility. This is the only story in the series I really felt this way about. The others seemed darker, and there were always pentagrams and other occult things of the time. To me, they had a darker tone, but not the fun mystery atmosphere of this one.

Hodgson uses an after-the-fact explanation to great effect as he invites four friends by note (not three, as stated in Penzler’s Locked-Room Mysteries) to join him for an accounting of his most recent hair-raising case. The device is a touch of genius by Hodgson, giving the reader a sense of sitting next to Jessop, Arkwright, Taylor and the unnamed narrator who begins the story before Carnacki recounts the ghostly case.

The setting is wonderful: a chapel next to the castle of Sir Alfred Jarnock in South Kent. Carnacki has just returned and spins an atmospheric tale for his friends, detailing his adventure as he attempted to get to the bottom of a knife attack on Jarnock’s butler, Bellet. The attack happened at night, but in full view of the Rector, Jarnock and his son. No one else was in the chapel. More disturbing, the weapon which hangs in the church and struck Bellet’s left breast with great force, is the Waeful Dagger, which has a reputation for being haunted. On the dagger is an inscription about vengeance and striking, and a carved talisman. The dagger is said to have the ability to act on its very own…

After speaking with the principals, and concluding from an inspection of the roof that there is no secret, obscured way into the chapel to explain the presence of an outsider, Carnacki knows he must spend an evening in there alone. Jarnock Sr. believes it’s too dangerous, and he may be correct. But Carnacki finds a way around his objection. Armed with a revolver, and protected only by a knight’s suit of armor, he waits in the dark, hoping to discover one way or the other whether there is a supernatural explanation, or an earthly one. This is where Hodgson is at his very best:

“I stepped out of the pew into the aisle, and here I came to an abrupt pause, for an almost invincible, sick repugnance was fighting me back from the upper part of the Chapel. A constant, queer prickling went up and down my spine, and a dull ache took me in the small of the back, as I fought with myself to conquer this sudden new feeling of terror and horror.”

Will Carnacki survive the night? What happens when the knife goes missing, on its own? Will either of the plates from the camera Carnacki has set up capture what lurks in the Void? Only those four men Carnacki shoos out the door once his tale is told — and of course the reader — will ever know the truth.

Fun, spooky, humorous and exciting, this is a wonderful story which had me wanting to read more of Carnacki’s accounts. The Thing Invisible, however, turned out to be the only one up my alley as per mood, content, and solution; the other Carnacki stories had too much occult stuff, and were extrememly repetitive in nature. The Thing Invisible however, is a fun little novelette, an old-fashioned tale perfect with some hot chocolate on a dark and stormy night. Enjoy.
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Matt_Ransom | Oct 6, 2023 |



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