All Gothic 2(2000)
The Ghost Pirates and Carnacki the Ghost Finder
A collection of stories by William Hope Hodgson
Gothic Horror 2 concludes William Hope Hodgson's Trilogy with "The Ghost Pirates." The first two books, "The Boats of the Glen Carrig" and "The House on the Borderland" were published in Gothic Horror 1. Though very different in scope, each of the three books deals with certain conceptions that have an elemental kinship. The unifying theme seems to be the dreadful forces that lurk just beneath the veneer of what we, in immense folly, believe to be "reality". Malign forces may surface at any moment to drag us to destruction or worse. "The Ghost Pirates" tells the captivating tale of the ship "Mortzestus", an unlucky vessel haunted by "too many shadows". The palpable sense of creeping fear grows into climactic scenes, each one leaving the reader wondering how anyone will survive. This novel has been called 'totally engrossing', 'a cross between an old-fashioned sea story and the cosmic horrors of H.P. Lovecraft.' As an added bonus, Gothic Horror 2 also includes the chilling account of "Carnacki The Ghost Finder." Hodgson's stories blend horror, fantasy, and science fiction. As a beautifully written work of pure imagination, his work has few equals, and has been compared to the writings of Poe, Machen, and Blackwood. Enjoy a wild ride into the supernatural!
Used availability for William Hope Hodgson's All Gothic 2
December 2000 : USA Paperback