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The Night Land
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The Night Land

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Author: William Hope Hodgson
Publisher: Sphere, 1979
Hyperion, 1976
Ballantine Books, 1972
Arkham House, 1946
Eveleigh Nash, 1912
Series: Hyperion Classics of Science Fiction: Book 24
Book Type: Novel
Genre: Horror
Sub-Genre Tags: Dying Earth
Lovecraftian/Cthulhu Mythos
Weird (Horror)
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The Night Land is a classic horror novel by William Hope Hodgson, first published in 1912. As a work of fantasy it belongs to the Dying Earth subgenre. H. P. Lovecraft's described the novel as "one of the most potent pieces of macabre imagination ever written". According to critical consensus, in this work, despite his often laboured and clumsy language, Hodgson achieves a deep power of expression, which focuses on a sense not only of terror but of the ubiquity of potential terror, of the thinness of the invisible bound between the world of normality and an underlying reality for which humans are not suited.


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