The House On The Borderland

 
9781502443212: The House On The Borderland

“Eerie.... The haunting tale of an accursed mansion teetering metaphorically between hallucinatory human visions and the dark bottomless pit of the human subconscious. Potent reading.” -Publishers Weekly

"Never has a book so hauntingly conveyed a sense of terrible loneliness and isolation.” -T. E. D. Klein

In 1877, two men visit the Irish village of Kraighten for a week of fishing. In the ruins of a very curious house, they discover the moldering diary of its previous owner. Its torn pages hint at an evil beyond anything that exists on this side of the curtain of possibility. This classic novel bridged the gap between the British fantasy and supernatural authors of the later 19th century and modern horror fiction. Classic American horror writer H. P. Lovecraft cites this and other works by Hodgson among his greatest influences.

This classic novel of the weird supernatural, first published in 1908, was an important influence on H. P. Lovecraft. In the ruins of an ancient stone house in Ireland is found the diary of an elderly man who lived alone with his sister and their pets, and who longed for his lost love. The diary tells of how the man explores a cyclopean cavern beneath the house and fights off swarms of white pig-like monsters pouring up from below. Then, in a visionary sequence, he breaks through to an alternate space-time dimension and sees a doppelganger of his house on a vast desolate plain. The prose is hokey at times, but the strange mood evoked by the other-dimensional setting is powerful indeed. As acclaimed horror writer T. E. D. Klein says, "Never has a book so hauntingly conveyed a sense of terrible loneliness and isolation.”

CONTENTS TO MY FATHER

AUTHOR'S INTRODUCTION TO THE MANUSCRIPT I. THE FINDING OF THE MANUSCRIPT II. THE PLAIN OF SILENCE III. THE HOUSE IN THE ARENA IV. THE EARTH V. THE THING IN THE PIT VI. THE SWINE-THINGS VII. THE ATTACK VIII. AFTER THE ATTACK IX. IN THE CELLARS X. THE TIME OF WAITING XI. THE SEARCHING OF THE GARDENS XII. THE SUBTERRANEAN PIT XIII. THE TRAP IN THE GREAT CELLAR XIV. THE SEA OF SLEEP

THE FRAGMENTS

XV. THE NOISE IN THE NIGHT XVI. THE AWAKENING XVII. THE SLOWING ROTATION XVIII. THE GREEN STAR XIX. THE END OF THE SOLAR SYSTEM XX. THE CELESTIAL GLOBES XXI. THE DARK SUN XXII. THE DARK NEBULA XXIII. PEPPER XXIV. THE FOOTSTEPS IN THE GARDEN XXV. THE THING FROM THE ARENA XXVI. THE LUMINOUS SPECK XXVII. CONCLUSION

GRIEF

Les informations fournies dans la section « Synopsis » peuvent faire référence à une autre édition de ce titre.

Review :

This classic novel of the weird supernatural, first published in 1908, was an important influence on H. P. Lovecraft. In the ruins of an ancient stone house in Ireland is found the diary of an elderly man who lived alone with his sister and their pets, and who longed for his lost love. The diary tells of how the man explores a cyclopean cavern beneath the house and fights off swarms of white pig-like monsters pouring up from below. Then, in a visionary sequence, he breaks through to an alternate space-time dimension and sees a doppelganger of his house on a vast desolate plain. The prose is hokey at times, but the strange mood evoked by the other-dimensional setting is powerful indeed. As acclaimed horror writer T. E. D. Klein says, "Never has a book so hauntingly conveyed a sense of terrible loneliness and isolation."

About the Author :

William Hope Hodgson (1877-1918) was a British author of horror, fantasy, and science fiction. He loved to blend genres, and some of his novels are now considered classics in the literature of the fantastic. The House on the Borderland, and The Night Land, in particular are still well-loved, and The Boats of the 'Glen Carrig' is a forgotten gem of the fantastic. He was killed by an artillery shell in World War I.

Les informations fournies dans la section « A propos du livre » peuvent faire référence à une autre édition de ce titre.

(Aucun exemplaire disponible)

Chercher:



Créez une demande

Si vous ne trouvez pas un livre sur AbeBooks, nous le rechercherons automatiquement pour vous parmi les livres quotidiennement ajoutés au catalogue.

Créez une demande