The House on the Borderland
By William Hope Hodgson
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A manuscript is found: filled with small, precise writing and smelling of pit-water, it tells the story of an old recluse and his strange home - and its even stranger, jade-green double, seen by the recluse on an otherworldly plain where gigantic gods and monsters roam.
Soon his more earthly home is no less terrible than his bizarre vision, as swine-like creatures boil from a cavern beneath the ground and besiege it. But a still greater horror will face the recluse - more inexorable, merciless and awful than any creature that can be fought or killed.
William Hope Hodgson (1877-1918)
William Hope Hodgson was an English author who produced a large body of work spanning the horror, fantasy and science fiction genres. He ran away as a youth and worked at sea aboard ships. This influenced much of his later writing. His first published story was The Goddess of Death. He is also known for his Sargasso Sea Stories and novels such as The House on the Borderland and The Night Land. He died in World War I, aged 40.
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