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A forgotten classic, William Hope Hodgson’s THE BOATS OF THE GLEN CARRIG is a haunting nautical “lost world” novel with intimations of Poe’s Arthur Gordon Pym, Dante’s Inferno, and H. P. Lovecraft’s The Call of Cthulhu. This is one of the mostMoreA forgotten classic, William Hope Hodgson’s THE BOATS OF THE GLEN CARRIG is a haunting nautical “lost world” novel with intimations of Poe’s Arthur Gordon Pym, Dante’s Inferno, and H. P. Lovecraft’s The Call of Cthulhu. This is one of the most engaging and disturbing tales of maritime adventure ever written. As Lovecraft noted in his essay Supernatural Horror in Literature, “In The Boats of the ‘Glen Carrig’ (1907) we are shown a variety of malign marvels and accursed unknown lands as encountered by the survivors of a sunken ship. The brooding menace in the earlier parts of the book is impossible to surpass.”In this harrowing story, the grim survivors of the shipwreck face the terrors of Deep One-like sea-devils, gargantuan crabs, tentacled squids, squirming fungoid horrors and much worse as they struggle to escape from the clutches of the Sargasso Sea. The story may well remind you of Skull Island in King Kong, shunted into a maritime setting of unparalleled Gothic atmosphere. It is a tale you will not soon forget.This work is one of the volumes of the LOVECRAFTIAN LIBRARIUM, a treasury of the masterworks which H.P. Lovecraft modeled his own writings upon in his development of the Cthulhu Mythos. For readers interested in the very best tales of the supernatural, the Librarium will prove to be one of the finest collections of classic essentials!This Wonderland Imprints edition of Hodgson’s arcane work includes 19 illustrations, and has been carefully re-edited. This work includes 17 chapters, 61,000 words, approximately 170 pages. From Wonderland Imprints, Only the Finest Works of Fantasy.