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The Boats of the 'Glen Carrig' : A Classic Horror Novel
by William Hope Hodgson


Overview - The Boats of the 'Glen Carrig' - A Classic Horror Novel - By William Hope Hodgson The Boats of the "Glen-Carrig" is a horror novel by William Hope Hodgson, first published in 1907. Its importance was recognised in its later revival in paperback by Ballantine Books as the twenty-fifth volume of the celebrated Ballantine Adult Fantasy series in February 1971.  Read more...

 
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The Boats of the 'Glen Carrig' - A Classic Horror Novel - By William Hope Hodgson The Boats of the "Glen-Carrig" is a horror novel by William Hope Hodgson, first published in 1907. Its importance was recognised in its later revival in paperback by Ballantine Books as the twenty-fifth volume of the celebrated Ballantine Adult Fantasy series in February 1971. The novel is written in an archaic style, and is presented as a true account, written in 1757, of events occurring earlier. The narrator is a passenger who was travelling on the ship Glen Carrig, which was lost at sea when it struck "a hidden rock." The story is about the adventures of the survivors, who escaped the wreck in two lifeboats. Modern readers may find the writing style more tedious to read than Hodgson's other works, because there is no dialogue in the usual sense, and Hodgson's sentences often become very long, using semicolons and numerous prepositional phrases. The style is similar to the style Hodgson uses in his novel The Night Land, although Boats is a much shorter novel and easier to complete. While The Night Land is an early example of science fiction, Boats is primarily a survival and adventure story with elements of horror, in the form of monsters. The monsters do not necessarily require a supernatural explanation (i.e., are no ghosts, as in Hodgson's novel The Ghost Pirates or some of his Carnacki stories), but there are also few explanations given. Boats in its strong use of concrete detail evokes a lost world, and is also an interesting case study in human relationships and class mores, as the class distinctions between the narrator and the crew members are broken down by the shared situation they find themselves in, but are eventually re-established.


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  • ISBN-13: 9781497466562
  • ISBN-10: 1497466563
  • Publisher: Createspace
  • Publish Date: March 2014
  • Page Count: 120


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