HODGSON’S PUBLISHERS


It can be difficult to keep track of all of Hodgson’s different publishers.  Unlike some writers, he was published by more than one company.  This is, perhaps, a sign of his inability to create an audience and sell high numbers of books.  In his biography of Hodgson, noted scholar Sam Moskowitz often makes reference to WHH’s disappointment over his low sales.  It is likely because of this that WHH didn’t write any more novels and took to the more lucrative field of short stories.

I’ve compiled a short list of Hodgson’s publishers and their editions.  Due to the lack of manuscripts, the first editions of each work is generally considered to be the primary text.  The reasoning behind this is that theoretically Hodgson would have edited and/or revised each work before publication.  We cannot speculate, however, on how much (or little) in-house editors may have changed his texts.

(Note: This list only goes up to the Arkham House editions.  For later editions, that information is covered in the bibliography compiled by S.T. Joshi and myself along with others that will hopefully see print from Hippocampus Press as part of a collection of Hodgson essays in 2014.)

CHAPMAN & HALL

THE BOATS OF THE “GLEN CARRIG” (1907)

THE HOUSE ON THE BORDERLAND (1908)

STANLEY PAUL & CO.

THE GHOST PIRATES (1909)

GEORGE BELL & SONS

THE NIGHT LAND (1912)

EVELEIGH NASH

THE NIGHT LAND (1912)

CARNACKI, THE GHOST FINDER (1913)

MEN OF THE DEEP WATERS (1914)

LUCK OF THE STRONG (1916)

CAPTAIN GAULT (1917)

MCBRIDE & SONS

CAPTAIN GAULT (1918)

SELWYN & BLOUNT

THE CALLING OF THE SEA (1920)

THE VOICE OF THE OCEAN (1921)

HOLDEN & HARDINGHAM

THE BOATS OF THE “GLEN CARRIG” (1920)

THE GHOST PIRATES (1920)

THE LUCK OF THE STRONG (1920)

THE HOUSE ON THE BORDERLAND (1921)

THE NIGHT LAND (1921)

CARNACKI, THE GHOST-FINDER (1921)

MEN OF THE DEEP WATERS (1921)

CAPTAIN GAULT (1921)

ARKHAM HOUSE

THE HOUSE ON THE BORDERLAND AND OTHER NOVELS (1946)

CARNACKI, THE GHOST-FINDER (1947)

DEEP WATERS (1967)

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