William Hope Hodgson
English author, photographer, sailor,
and body-builder, Hodgson produced all of his writing in the space of eleven
years before he was killed in World War I.
Praising such novels as The House on the Borderland
and The Night Land, Lovecraft called him "second only to Blackwood
in his serious treatment of unreality," but Hodgson's work remains
undeservedly ignored. But through the interest and efforts of such scholars
as the late Sam Moskowitz, R. Alain Everts, and Sam Gafford, Hodgson may
yet be remembered and revived.
Photo Credit: Dustjacket, Deep Waters
(Arkham House, 1967)
Hope Hodgson: Reporter from the Borderland by Alan Gullette
Biography and brief discussion of his works.
Writing Backwards: The Novels of William Hope Hodgson by Sam Gafford
Evidence that Hodgon's novels were written in the reverse of the published order.
Hodgson on the Web
Bibliography: Works By and About
More Hodgson Photos
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"This series will collect all of Hodgson's novel's and short stories into a matching five volume hardcover set. It will include many stories that have not been available since their initial magazine publication, or only collected in the original Eveleigh Nash collections. Each book shall be over 400 pages long, and will feature over 200,000 words of fiction." Vols. 1, 2 and 5 still in print. Vols. 3 and 4 out of print.
Short Stories Online
The following texts are located at the Gaslight archive at
Mount Royal College, Calgary, Alberta Canada (except as noted)
Other Hodgson Sites
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Works by William Hope Hodgson
- The Boats of the "Glen Carrig" (London: Chapman and
Hall, 1907) -- novel
- The House on the Borderland (London: Chapman and Hall, 1908)
- The Ghost Pirates (London: Stanley Paul, 1909) -- novel
- The Ghost Pirates, a Chanty, and Another Story (chapbook, 1909)
- Carnacki, the Ghost-Finder, and Poem (chapbook, 1910) -- condensed
- The Night Land (London: Eveleigh Nash, 1912) -- novel
- Poems; and A Dream of X (chapbook, 1912) -- poems and condensed
- Carnacki, the Ghost-Finder (London: Eveleigh Nash, 1913) --
- Cargunka and Poems and Anecdotes (1914) -- mixed
- Men of the Deep Waters (1914) -- stories
- The Luck of the Strong (1916) -- stories
- Captain Gault, Being the Exceedingly Private Log of a Sea-Captain
(1917) -- non-fantastic stories
- The Calling of the Sea (1920) -- poems
- The Voice of the Ocean (1921) -- poems
- Deep Waters (Sauk City, Wis.: Arkham, 1967), ed. August Derleth
- Out of the Storm: Uncollected Fantasies (West Kingston, RI:
Donald M. Grant, 1975), ed. Sam Moskowitz -- stories
- Poems of the Sea (1977) -- poems
- Masters of Terror: Volume One: William Hope Hodgson (London:
Corgi, 1977) -- stories
- William Hope Hodgson: A Centenary Tribute (1877-1977) -- stories
- Spectral Manifestations (1984) , ed. Ian Bell -- condensed versions
- Demons of the Sea (Warwick, RI: Necronomicon Press, 1992), ed.
Sam Gafford -- stories and three essays
- At Sea: Four Previously Uncollected Adventures (Warwick, RI:
Necronomicon Press, 1993), ed. Sam Gafford -- stories (in print)
- The Haunted 'Pampero' (West Kingston, RI: Donald M. Grant, 1992,
1996) -- stories (in print)
- Terrors of the Sea (West Kingston, RI: Donald M. Grant, 1996)
-- "unpublished and uncollected fantasies" with notes and a long
introduction by Sam Moskowitz (in print)
Biographical and Critical
- Bell, Ian, ed. Visions and Venturers. 1987.
- Bleiler, E. F. "William Hope Hodgson." In Supernatural
Fiction Writers. New York: Scribner's, 1985, pp. 421-28.
- Everts, R. Alain. "William Hope Hodgson: Master of Phantasy."
Shadow. Birmingham, England, 19, 20 (1973) with photos.
- Gafford, Sam; with Doug Anderson. A William Hope Hodgson Bibliography.
Warwick, RI: Necronomicon Press (forthcoming).
- Moskowitz, Sam. "William Hope Hodgson." In Out of the
Storm. West Kingston, RI: Donald M. Grant, 1975.
- Moskowitz, Sam. Introduction to Terrors of the Sea. West Kingston,
RI: Donald M. Grant, 1996.
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First posted: July 27, 1996
Last updated: January 13, 2011
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