2 Extreme Nightmares: The Night Land and The Boats of the Glen Carrig [NOOK Book]

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This 1,000-plus page volume of nightmarish horror contains two terror/ fantasy masterpieces by William Hope Hodgson, the man the great H.P. Lovecraft modeled his work after.

The first novel is "The Night Land," which is a classic horror novel first published in 1912. As a work of fantasy it belongs to the Dying Earth subgenre.
The importance of The Night Land was recognized by its later revival in paperback ...
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2 Extreme Nightmares: The Night Land and The Boats of the Glen Carrig

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Overview

This 1,000-plus page volume of nightmarish horror contains two terror/ fantasy masterpieces by William Hope Hodgson, the man the great H.P. Lovecraft modeled his work after.

The first novel is "The Night Land," which is a classic horror novel first published in 1912. As a work of fantasy it belongs to the Dying Earth subgenre.
The importance of The Night Land was recognized by its later revival in paperback by Ballantine Books, which republished the work in two parts as the forty-ninth and fiftieth volumes of its celebrated Ballantine Adult Fantasy series in July, 1972.
H. P. Lovecraft's essay "Supernatural Horror in Literature" describes the novel as "one of the most potent pieces of macabre imagination ever written."

The second novel in this dual nightmare edition is "The Boats of the 'Glen Garrig.'" First published in 1907. Its importance was recognized in its later revival in paperback by Ballantine Books as the twenty-fifth volume of the celebrated Ballantine Adult Fantasy series in February, 1971.

The novel is written in an archaic style, and is presented as a true account, written in 1757, of events occurring earlier. The narrator is a passenger who was traveling on the ship Glen Carrig, which was lost at sea when it struck "a hidden rock." The story is about the adventures of the survivors, who escaped the wreck in two lifeboats.

Boats is primarily a survival and adventure story with elements of horror, in the form of monsters.Boats in its strong use of concrete detail evokes a lost world, and is also an interesting case study in human relationships and class mores, as the class distinctions between the narrator and the crew members are broken down by the shared situation they find themselves in, but are eventually re-established.

Both stories are gems of horror and so much more.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012368874
  • Publisher: Publisher of One
  • Publication date: 3/24/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 476 KB

Meet the Author

William Hope Hodgson (Nov. 15, 1877 – Apr. 1918) was a prolific English author who wrote in the Gothic/sci-fi style, which the great H.P. Lovecraft said greatly influenced him. Early in Hodson's career he wrote unique and dark poetry, although few of his poems were published during his lifetime. He was also a talented photographer and a bodybuilder. He died in World War I at the age of 40.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2011

    Strange, Dark Brew

    These two-book compilation earns 5 in my book, but it is definitely not for those who are looking for a quick, simple read.

    This stuff is like a horror maze that takes you to a fantastical world and terrifying place in some dark hole. Beware. It can give certain people nightmares. For the impatient or novice horror fans, it will open a deep tunnel in the recesses of pure Hell.

    Not for everyone.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 25, 2011

    Nice find for this horror fan

    I have read a lot of H.P. Lovecraft, but when I discovered these two novels were written by his idol -- I downloaded it.

    So far, I have not been disappointed. I have just finished the first novel and found it a classic in terror and slow-building horror. Now, I am on to the second novel.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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