menu

The Ghost Pirates
by William Hope Hodgson




Overview -
The Mortzestus is reputed to be haunted but the crew dismisses the rumors as preposterous -- at first. Two weeks out of port the rigging suddenly goes slack, a ghostly form arises from the sea, and shadows thicken around the vessel. The frightened sailors, convinced that supernatural powers are afoot, plot mutiny and demand to be set ashore. But a dense mist descends around the ship, threatening to swallow the craft and its men without a trace.
The desperate crew's chilling fate is recounted in this compulsive page-turner by William Hope Hodgson, a master of seafaring yarns. Rich in nautical language and lore, it combines an intriguing view of shipboard life with a suspenseful ghost story. Horror author Robert Weinberg noted the occult classic's compact prose style, hailing it as one of the finest examples of the tightly written novel ever published. And no less an authority than H. P. Lovecraft observed, With its command of maritime knowledge, and its clever selection of hints and incidents suggestive of latent horrors in nature, this book at times reaches enviable peaks of power.

  Read Full Product Description
 
local_shippingFor Delivery
On Order. Usually ships in 2-4 weeks
FREE Shipping for Club Members help
 
storeBuy Online Pickup At Store
search store by zipcode

 
 
New & Used Marketplace 4 copies from $16.57
 
 
 
 

More About The Ghost Pirates by William Hope Hodgson

 
 
 

Overview

The Mortzestus is reputed to be haunted but the crew dismisses the rumors as preposterous -- at first. Two weeks out of port the rigging suddenly goes slack, a ghostly form arises from the sea, and shadows thicken around the vessel. The frightened sailors, convinced that supernatural powers are afoot, plot mutiny and demand to be set ashore. But a dense mist descends around the ship, threatening to swallow the craft and its men without a trace.
The desperate crew's chilling fate is recounted in this compulsive page-turner by William Hope Hodgson, a master of seafaring yarns. Rich in nautical language and lore, it combines an intriguing view of shipboard life with a suspenseful ghost story. Horror author Robert Weinberg noted the occult classic's compact prose style, hailing it as one of the finest examples of the tightly written novel ever published. And no less an authority than H. P. Lovecraft observed, With its command of maritime knowledge, and its clever selection of hints and incidents suggestive of latent horrors in nature, this book at times reaches enviable peaks of power.

 

Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780486811123
  • ISBN-10: 0486811123
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publish Date: January 2017
  • Page Count: 160
  • Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.5 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.48 pounds


Related Categories

 

BAM Customer Reviews