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The Night Land

By: William Hope Hodgson
Published By: Double9 Books
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"The Night Land" is a classic technology fiction and horror novel written through British creator William Hope Hodgson. This novel is famend for its unique and eerie imaginative and prescient of a far-future Earth wherein darkness has enveloped the sector. Set in an unimaginably remote future, the story is narrated by using an unnamed protagonist who lives in a significant pyramid-like shape referred to as the Last Redoubt. The global outdoor is plunged into perpetual darkness, and abnormal and malevolent creatures roam the land. Humanity is on the brink of extinction, and the Last Redoubt is one of the remaining bastions of civilization. The protagonist embarks on a perilous adventure to rescue a female he loves, venturing beyond the safety of the Last Redoubt into the desolate and treacherous Night Land. Along the manner, he faces unspeakable horrors and battles supernatural entities. Hodgson's writing in "The Night Land" is characterized by using its archaic and poetic language, which adds to the tale's feel of otherworldly dread. The novel is a masterclass in atmospheric and existential horror, exploring subject matters of isolation, courage, and the indomitable human spirit inside the face of incomprehensible darkness.

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William Hope Hodgson

English writer William Hope Hodgson lived from 15 November 1877 to 19 April 1918. He wrote a lot of essays, short stories, and novels that fall under a variety of overlapping genres, such as science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Many of Hodgson's short horror stories are set on the water, particularly his collection of interconnected pieces known as the "Sargasso Sea Stories," and he exploited his experiences at sea to add realistic detail. The Night Land (1912) and The House on the Borderland (1908), two of his books, have more cosmic themes, although he also wrote other books about the horrors of the sea. Hodgson put a lot of effort into poetry towards the beginning of his literary career, albeit not many of his poems were published while he was alive. He also gained notoriety as a bodybuilder and some attention as a photographer. Aged 40, he passed away in World War I. The son of the Reverend Samuel Hodgson, an Anglican priest, and Lissie Sarah Brown, Hodgson was born in the Essex hamlet of Blackmore End, close to the city of Braintree. He was the second of 12 kids, three of them passed away before they could walk.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 382Pages
  • ISBN-10:9359329207
  • ISBN-13:9789359329208
  • Item Weight: 573g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 21.0mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Science / General