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The House on the Borderland

William Hope Hodgson (1877-1918)

00:00(1/27) 01 – Author’s Introduction & The Finding of the Manuscript00:00
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1. 01 – Author’s Introduction & The Finding of the Manuscript
2. 02 – The Plain of Silence
3. 03 – The House in the Arena
4. 04 – The Earth
5. 05 – The Thing in the Pit
6. 06 – The Swine-Things
7. 07 – The Attack
8. 08 – After the Attack
9. 09 – In The Cellars
10. 10 – The Time of Waiting
11. 11 – The Searching of the Gardens
12. 12 – The Subterranean Pit
13. 13 – The Trap in the Great Cellar
14. 14 – The Sea of Sleep
15. 15 – The Noise in the Night
16. 16 – The Awakening
17. 17 – The Slowing Rotation
18. 18 – The Green Star
19. 19 – The End of the Solar System
20. 20 – The Celestial Globes
21. 21 – The Dark Sun
22. 22 – The Dark Nebula
23. 23 – Pepper
24. 24 – The Footsteps in the Garden
25. 25 – The Thing From the Arena
26. 26 – The Luminous Speck
27. 27 – Conclusion

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Summary

In 1877, two gentlemen, Messrs Tonnison and Berreggnog, head into Ireland to spend a week fishing in the village of Kraighten. While there, they discover in the ruins of a very curious house a diary of the man who had once owned it. Its torn pages seem to hint at an evil beyond anything that existed on this side of the curtains of impossibility. This is a classic novel that worked to slowly bridge the gap between the British fantastic and supernatural authors of the later 19th century and modern horror fiction. Classic American horror writer H. P. Lovecraft lists this and other works by Hodgson among his greatest influences.

Reviews

Diane.30/8/16

- The house on the borderland .

Excellent reader, more science fiction than ghost story though

Heather

- Fabulous story and narrator.

This is a great and fantastical story that is very eventful and thought-provoking. The narrator does a great job as well. Highly recommended!

JieYu

- Stunning

A most unusual, amazing, wonderful story. Great reader!

Granny Smith

- The House on the Borderland

Gothic atmosphere plus strange creatures and an unexpected slingshot into the spaces between worlds make for a nightmarish vacation for the protagonists.

Keith

- Blew me away

I was doubly entertained by this story. First by the spooky atmosphere and then by the philosophical delving and an adventure that took me much farther than I expected to go.

bookguy

- Interesting & Unusual

A story that will hold your attention. One excellent reader for all chapters of the book.