Hodgson’s Publishing History


WHH Publishing Timeline

Hodgson has had a long and often difficult publishing history.  To make it easier to understand, I compiled this list of the first appearance of his works and reprints that occurred during his lifetime.  As this is a work in progress, I welcome any input and suggestions/corrections.  Please do not repost or share this without my permission.  Thank you.–Sam Gafford

Books are in italics.

Non-fiction in bold

Reprints (only during Hodgson’s lifetime) signified with an “R”

1901       –              (Aug)     “Dr. Thomas’s Vibration Method versusSandow’s”

(Sep)     “Physical Culture: A Talk with an Expert”

1902       –              (Aug)     “Downstairs on a Bicycle”

(Oct)      “Challenge to the ‘Handcuff King’ at Blackburn”

“The Houdini Exhibition”

                                (Nov)    R – “The Houdini Exhibition”

1903       –              (Aug)     “Hints on Physical Culture”

                             (Feb)     “Physical Culture versus Recreative Culture”

(Nov)    “Health from Scientific Exercise”

1904       –              (April)   “The Goddess of Death”

(June)   “Chair Exercises”

1905       –              (June)   “A Tropical Horror”

(Sept)   “Is the Mercantile Navy Worth Joining?”

1906       –              (Jan)      “Regarding Similar Names”

(Feb)     “The Valley of Lost Children”

“Totems for Authors”

(March)                “The Poet v. the Stonemason; or, Why Not a New Market for Poetry?”

(April)   “From the Tideless Sea”

“A Review of the Totem Question”

(Sept)   “The Trade in Sea Apprentices”

1907       –              The Boats of the “Glen Carrig”

(May)    R – “From the Tidless Sea”

(July)     “The Mystery of the Derelict”

(Aug)     “More News from the Homebird”

(Sept)   “The Terror of the Water-Tank”

(Nov)    “The Voice in the Night”

“Through the Vortex of a Cyclone”

R – “Through the Vortex of a Cyclone”

1908       –              The House on the Borderland

(April)   “The Shamraken Homeward-Bounder”

(Dec)     “Date 1965: Modern Warfare”

1909       –              The Ghost Pirates

The Ghost Pirates, AChaunty and Another Story

(Feb)     “Out of the Storm”

(Nov)    “The Magic of Kipling”


1910       –              Carnacki, the Ghost Finder and a Poem

(Jan)      “The Gateway of the Monster” (Carnacki)

R – “The Voice in the Night”

(Feb)     “The House Among the Laurels” (Carnacki)

(March)  “The Whistling Room” (Carnacki)

(April)   “The Horse of the Invisible” (Carnacki)

“The Peril of the Mine”

(May)    “The Searcher of the End House” (Carnacki)

(Oct)      “Maarten Maartens’ New Novel”

(Dec)     “The Captain of the Onion Boat”

1911       –              The Captain of the Onion Boat

(March)    “Bullion”

“The Smugglers”

(May)    “My House Shall Be Called the House of Prayer”

“The Mystery of the Water-Logged Ship”

R – “More News from the Homebird”

(June)   R – “My House Shall Be Called the House of Prayer”

(July)     “The Albatross”

(Sept)   “In the Wailing Gully”

(Oct)      R – “The Mystery of the Water-Logged Ship”

(Dec)     “The Ghosts of the Glen Doon

1912       –              The Night Land: A Love Tale

Poems” and “The Dream of X”

(Jan)      “The Thing Invisible” (Carnacki)

(Feb)     “The ‘Prentices Mutiny”

(March)  “The Song of the Great Bull Whale” (poem)

(April)   “Mr. Jock Danplank”

“The Real Thing: On the Bridge”

(May)    “Captain Jat: The Island of the Ud”

“The Sobbing of the Freshwater” (poem)

(July)     “Judge Barclay’s Wife”

(Aug)     “The Getting Even of Tommy Dodd”

(Oct)      “The Inn of the Black Crow”

R – “The Albatross”

R – “Captain Jat: The Island of the Ud”

R – “Judge Barclay’s Wife”

(Nov)    “Captain Jat—Adventure of the Headland”

R – “The Shamraken Homeward-Bounder”

(Dec)     “The Derelict”

1913       –              Carnacki, the Ghost-Finder

“The Find” (first published in Carnacki, the Ghost-Finder, not in a magazine)

(Jan)      “The Girl with the Grey Eyes”

“The Thing in the Weeds”

(Feb)     “The Finding of the Graiken”

(March)   “How the Honourable Billy Darrell Raised the Wind”


(April)   “Kind, Kind and Gentle is She”

(May)    “The Second Mate of The Buster

(Oct)      “The Island of the Crossbones”

1914       –              Men of the Deep Waters

Cargunka and Poems and Anecdotes

(Jan)      R – “The Island of the Crossbones”

(April)   “The Bells of the Laughing Sally”

“The ‘Emergency Door’ of the Sea: ‘Out Boats’”

(July)     “The Exploits of Captain Gault: 1. Contraband of War”

“The Stone Ship”

(Aug)     “The Exploits of Captain Gault: 2. The Diamond Spy”

“The Trimming of Captain Dunkan”

(Sep)     “The Exploits of Captain Gault: 3. The Red Herring”

R – “The Bells of the Laughing Sally”

(Oct)      “The Exploits of Captain Gault: 4. The Case of the Chinese Curio Dealer”

“How the French Soldier Deals with Spies”

                                                “An Old French Woman and Her Chickens”

                                                “A Pen Picture of How Frenchmen Fight”

(Nov)    “The Exploits of Captain Gault: 5. The Drum of Saccharine”

“The Getting Even of ‘Parson’ Guyles”

(Dec)     “The Exploits of Captain Gault: 6. From Information Received”

1915       –              (Jan)      “The Advenure with the Claim Jumpers”

“The Exploits of Captain Gault: 7. He ‘Assists’ the Enemy”

(March)  “The Regeneration of Captain Bully Keller”

(May)    “The Exploits of Captain Gault: 8. The Problem of the Pearls”

(Aug)     “The Friendship of Monsieur Jeynois”

(Nov)    “The Exploits of Captain Gault: 9. The Painted Lady”

R – “The Adventure with the Claim Jumpers”

(Dec)     “The Mystery of Missing Ships”

1916       –              The Luck of the Strong

                              “We Two and Billy Dunkan” (1st appearance in LooS)

(Jan)      “What Happened in the Thunderbolt”

(Feb)     R – “The Derelict”

R – “The Getting Even of ‘Parson’ Guyles”

R – “The Thing in the Weeds”

(May)    “How Sir Jerrold Treyn Dealt with the Dutch in Caunston Cove”

(Sept)   “The Adventure of the Garter” (CG)

R – “The Real Thing: On the Bridge”

(Oct)      “JemBinney and the Safe at Lockwood Hall”

(Dec)     “My Lady’s Jewels” (CG)

1917       –              Captain Gault: Being the Exceedingly Private Log of a Sea-Captain

(Jan)      “The Real Thing: S.O.S.”

(April)   “The Mystery of Captain Chappell”

(July)     “Jack Grey, Second Mate”

(Oct)      “Trading with the Enemy” (CG)

1918       –              (Jan)      “A Fight with a Submarine”

(Feb)     “The Haunted Pampero

(May)    “The Home-Coming of Captain Dan”

(Sept)   R – “The Mystery of the Derelict”

(Nov)    “Captain Dan Danblasten”

(Dec)     R – “The Stone Ship”

1919       –              (Jan)      “Diamond Cut Diamond with a Vengeance”

R – “The Real Thing: ‘S.O.S’”

(March)   R – “The Haunted Pampero

(June)   “In the Danger Zone”

(July)     “The Waterloo of a Hard-Case Skipper”

(Sept)   “The Baumoff Explosive”

(Dec)     “Old Golly”

“The Storm”

1920       –              The Calling of the Sea

                              (Nov)    “The Voice in the Dawn”              

1921       –              The Voice of the Ocean

1922       –              (June)   “A Timely Escape”

1923       –              (Oct)      “The Apprentices Mutiny”

“Demons of the Sea”

1925       –              “Merciful Plunder”

1926       –              (May)    “The Wild Man of the Sea”

1929       –              (March)  “The Haunted Jarvee” (Carnacki)

1946       –              The House on the Borderland and other Novels (Arkham House)

1947       –              (Jan)      “The Hog” (Carnacki)

1962       –              “The Habitants of Middle Islet”

1964       –              “The Crew of the Lancing”

1973       –              (April)   “The Riven Night”

(Oct)      “The Phantom Ship”

1975       –              “The Haunting of the Lady Shannon

1983       –              “The Room of Fear”

1988       –              “Fifty Dead Chinamen All in a Row”

“The Heaving of the Log”

“The Ways of the Heathens”

“The Dreaded Derelict”

1995       –              “Captain Dang”

“The Plans of the Reefing Bi-Plane”

“The Promise”

“R.M.S. Empress of Australia

“By the Lee”


                              “Writers of Ghost Stories”

2005       –              “Down the Long Coast”

“A Cyclonic Storm”

                              “A Sailor and His Camera”

                              “Ten Months at Sea”

                              “Through the Heart of a Cyclone”

“When the Sea Gets Cross”



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2 responses to “Hodgson’s Publishing History

  1. Micky


    I read somewhere that “The Hog” was written by August Derleth and after reading the story I am in two minds about the matter; for my money the writing is slightly different from Hodgson’s style; also the mention about The Hog ruling the world before the advent of man in the medieval manuscript reminds strongly of the Cthulhu mythos which was invented by Lovecraft several years after Hodgson’s death. The uncertainity about Hodgson’s autorship is also propped up by the fact the story (with another piece, The Find, I think) was published several decades after W.H.H.’s exit in the trenches. Who’s the author? My money’s on … well, I cannot tell 🙂

    • Oh, have you touched on an old debate! LOL There have been many who believed that “The Hog” was either written by Derleth or, at least, heavily revised. I admit that I believed that myself. Mostly for many of the same reasons you state plus the fact that it seemed far too in line with Lovecraft’s cosmicism to be purely WHH. Since then, my opinion has changed. “The Hog” was an unpublished story which Derleth included in the Arkham House edition of CARNACKI. Before that, he was able to get it published in WEIRD TALES (January, 1947). The best way to settle the issue would be to examine the original manuscript. I have it on good authority that a copy of this manuscript resides in a private collection but it is questionable if it will ever see the light of day. However, a VERY reliable scholar has told me that he has SEEN this manuscript and, as he recollects, it is virtually identical to the printed version. In addition, “The Hog” was likely one of the unpublished stories that H. C. Koenig had gotten from Hodgson’s family and provided to Derleth. Jane Frank has also confirmed to me that “The Hog” is listed in a log which WHH kept listing all of his stories, when they were written, where they were submitted and how much he was paid if they sold. I think we have to admit that “The Hog” existed in at least SOME form from Hodgson’s pen. Only a careful examination of WHH’s manuscript can answer the question about how much, if at all, Derleth revised it.

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