THE CENTIPEDE PRESS LIBRARY OF WEIRD FICTION: William Hope Hodgson


hodgson cpI have just received a copy of the new Hodgson anthology from Centipede Press!  It is indeed a handsome volume (as are all volumes in this series).  This is a very nice hardcover that weighs in at over 700 pages.  There are some photographs which may be new to some readers highlighting S.T. Joshi’s introduction.  I will be doing an in-depth review of this book soon but, first, for those who have wondered, here is the table of contents:

 

Introduction by S.T. Joshi

THE HOUSE ON THE BORDERLAND

THE GHOST PIRATES

“The Goddess of Death”

“A Tropical Horror”

“From the Tideless Sea”

“The Mystery of the Derelict”

“The Voice in the Night”

“Out of the Storm”

“The Gateway of the Monster”

“The House Among the Laurels”

“The Whistling Room”

“The Horse of the Invisible”

“The Searcher of the End House”

“The Thing Invisible”

“The Finding of the Graiken

“The Haunted Pampero

“Demons of the Sea”

“The Haunted Jarvee

“The Hog”

“The Riven Night”

“The Room of Fear”

Bibliography

That’s a pretty meaty collection for only $60 and Amazon currently lists it at only $38.  It’s a great introduction for readers new to Hodgson so spread the word!

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5 responses to “THE CENTIPEDE PRESS LIBRARY OF WEIRD FICTION: William Hope Hodgson

  1. Brad

    How’s the proofreading in this book? I hear the larger “Masters of the Weird Tale” book is full of errors. I want to make sure this volume is clean before I drop $45 on it. Thanks!

  2. Is there any advantage to owning this if you already own the NightShade Collected Works?

    • Possibly not. The NS volumes contain all of the fiction presented here. However, I have not done a textual analysis between the NS and the Centipede versions. My feeling is that there is likely not a great difference between them, however. But, the Centipede Press collection is a handsome one and collects the primary ‘weird’ stories into one volume.

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