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William Hope Hodgson

(1877-1918)

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)


William Hope Hodgson: Reporter from the Borderland by Alan Gullette
Biography and brief discussion of his works.
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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.
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Hodgson on the Web
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Bibliography: Works By and About
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More Hodgson Photos
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Webography

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First posted: July 27, 1996
Last updated: November 14, 2019



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