History Creator / WilliamHopeHodgson

18th Dec '16 2:48:05 PM Xtifr
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'''William Hope Hodgson''' (1877 1918) was an Englishman who held many careers throughout his short life: sailor, soldier, personal trainer, and so on. However, he is ''best'' remembered for his career as an author - specifically, an author of horror, fantasy and SF works, particularly the novels ''Literature/TheHouseOnTheBorderland'' and ''Literature/TheNightLand''.

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'''William William Hope Hodgson''' Hodgson (1877 1918) was an Englishman who held many careers throughout his short life: sailor, soldier, personal trainer, and so on. However, he is ''best'' remembered for his career as an author - specifically, an author of horror, fantasy and SF works, particularly the novels ''Literature/TheHouseOnTheBorderland'' and ''Literature/TheNightLand''.
1st Nov '16 9:49:02 AM Morgenthaler
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* RatedMForManly: A large chunk of his output consisted of stories best classified as "Action-Horror" rather than simply "Horror"; these stories typically featured small groups of men (often experienced sailors with a fatherly, {{Badass}} leader) who faced off against {{Eldritch Abomination}}s (or, in the case of ''The House on the Borderland'', it's just ''one'' man (and his faithful dog) who faces off against the horrors). Even in the yarns where they didn't win (or died), they sure didn't go down without a fight.

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* RatedMForManly: A large chunk of his output consisted of stories best classified as "Action-Horror" rather than simply "Horror"; these stories typically featured small groups of men (often experienced sailors with a fatherly, {{Badass}} badass leader) who faced off against {{Eldritch Abomination}}s (or, in the case of ''The House on the Borderland'', it's just ''one'' man (and his faithful dog) who faces off against the horrors). Even in the yarns where they didn't win (or died), they sure didn't go down without a fight.
23rd Sep '16 4:15:01 AM Morgenthaler
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At age 40, while serving in WorldWarI, he was killed by an exploding shell.

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At age 40, while serving in WorldWarI, UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, he was killed by an exploding shell.
21st Aug '16 3:38:55 PM Delphi
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* EldritchAbomination: ''Out of the Storm'' turns the ''ocean'' into one.
31st Mar '15 12:38:35 AM PaulA
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* Theory Before Phenomenon: "Eloi Eloi Lama Sabachthani", "The Derelict"
30th Mar '15 12:28:36 PM LahmacunKebab
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* TheoryBeforePhenomenon: "Eloi Eloi Lama Sabachthani", "The Derelict"

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* TheoryBeforePhenomenon: Theory Before Phenomenon: "Eloi Eloi Lama Sabachthani", "The Derelict"
8th May '14 9:41:47 AM Paireon
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* CosmicHorrorStory: A notable forerunner of the genre, with ''Literature/TheHouseOnTheBorderland'' and ''Literature/TheNightLand'' especially significant.
19th Apr '14 9:17:26 PM Angeldeb82
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* DamselInDistress: As well as the occasional DamselOutOfDistress.



* DistressedDamsel: As well as the occasional BadassDamsel



* RatedMForManly: A large chunk of his output consisted of stories best classified as "Action-Horror" rather than simply "Horror"; these stories typically featured small groups of men (often experienced sailors with a fatherly, BadAss leader) who faced off against {{Eldritch Abomination}}s (or, in the case of ''The House on the Borderland'', it's just ''one'' man (and his faithful dog) who faces off against the horrors). Even in the yarns where they didn't win (or died), they sure didn't go down without a fight.

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* RatedMForManly: A large chunk of his output consisted of stories best classified as "Action-Horror" rather than simply "Horror"; these stories typically featured small groups of men (often experienced sailors with a fatherly, BadAss {{Badass}} leader) who faced off against {{Eldritch Abomination}}s (or, in the case of ''The House on the Borderland'', it's just ''one'' man (and his faithful dog) who faces off against the horrors). Even in the yarns where they didn't win (or died), they sure didn't go down without a fight.
19th Jan '14 7:43:26 AM SharleeD
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* AlienKudzu: The lichen from "The Voice In The Night".
4th Nov '13 3:52:00 PM Vasha
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* ActionGirl / ActionMom: The ship's cook in ''The Boats of the Glen Carrig''; [[spoiler:the captain's widow too, to an extent]].

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* ActionGirl / ActionMom: The ship's cook in ''The Boats of the Glen Carrig''; "Glen Carrig"''; [[spoiler:the captain's widow too, to an extent]].



* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: Different stories occupied different parts of the scale, with ''The Boats of the Glen Carrig'' being far on the idealism side and ''The House on the Borderland'' (which was a precursor to the CosmicHorrorStory) being as far on the cynicism side as a work of fiction can be. ''The Night Land'' and most of his other stories fall somewhere between the extremes of these two novels.

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* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: Different stories occupied different parts of the scale, with ''The Boats of the Glen Carrig'' "Glen Carrig"'' being far on the idealism side and ''The House on the Borderland'' (which was a precursor to the CosmicHorrorStory) being as far on the cynicism side as a work of fiction can be. ''The Night Land'' and most of his other stories fall somewhere between the extremes of these two novels.
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