The House on the Borderland (Version 2)

William Hope HODGSON (1877 - 1918)

This story helped propel 19th Century gothic fiction in the direction of “cosmic” horror. In fact, H.P. Lovecraft lists it as among his greatest influences. It begins simply enough: with two friends stumbling upon a ruined and curious house while vacationing in a remote village. After reading the tattered journal of the old recluse who lived there, they are shocked to discover an interdimensional, reality-bending nightmare full of nearly-indescribable horrors that range from demons, to bestial (somewhat Lovecraftian) monsters, and devastating parasitic fungal diseases. - Summary by jvanstan

Genre(s): Horror & Supernatural Fiction, Science Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Dedication and Author's Introduction John Van Stan
00:03:36
Play 01 The Finding of the Manuscript John Van Stan
00:23:37
Play 02 The Plain of Silence John Van Stan
00:12:48
Play 03 The House in the Arena John Van Stan
00:14:08
Play 04 The Earth John Van Stan
00:07:05
Play 05 The Thing in the Pit John Van Stan
00:13:44
Play 06 The Swine-Things John Van Stan
00:20:15
Play 07 The Attack John Van Stan
00:11:10
Play 08 After the Attack John Van Stan
00:09:45
Play 09 In the Cellars John Van Stan
00:08:15
Play 10 The Time of Waiting John Van Stan
00:06:40
Play 11 The Searching of the Gardens John Van Stan
00:13:55
Play 12 The Subterranean Pit John Van Stan
00:21:37
Play 13 The Trap in the Great Cellar John Van Stan
00:09:40
Play 14 The Sea of Sleep John Van Stan
00:09:10
Play 15 The Noise in the Night John Van Stan
00:23:01
Play 16 The Awakening John Van Stan
00:11:50
Play 17 The Slowing Rotation John Van Stan
00:14:05
Play 18 The Green Star John Van Stan
00:17:02
Play 19 The End of the Solar System John Van Stan
00:09:54
Play 20 The Celestial Globes John Van Stan
00:07:45
Play 21 The Dark Sun John Van Stan
00:11:00
Play 22 The Dark Nebula John Van Stan
00:11:00
Play 23 Pepper John Van Stan
00:02:20
Play 24 The Footsteps in the Garden John Van Stan
00:08:26
Play 25 The Thing from the Arena John Van Stan
00:19:05
Play 26 The Luminous Speck John Van Stan
00:05:55
Play 27 Conclusion John Van Stan
00:09:11
Play 28 Grief John Van Stan
00:02:30