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The Night Land

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Described by H. P. Lovecraft as being "one of the most potent pieces of macabre imagination ever written", The Night Land is a classic horror fantasy novel by William Hope Hodgson published in 1912. Telling the story of a dying earth, The Night Land starts with a man from the 17th century who, mourning the death of his true love, is given a vision through the eyes his future incarnation. In that distant time Earth is only dimly lit by the remaining glow of the dead Sun. The last millions of the human race cluster together inside the Last Redoubt, a huge metal pyramid, and are set upon by mysterious forces from the dark outside. Leaving the protection of their refuge means certain death, but our narrator makes mind contact with a survivor in a forgotten Lesser Redoubt. He must journey alone through the evil darkness to find her, knowing that she is the reincarnation of his past precious love.

Writer Clark Ashton Smith said that "In all literature, there are few works so sheerly remarkable, so purely creative, as The Night Land... it impresses the reader as being the ultimate saga of a perishing cosmos, the last epic of a world beleaguered by eternal night and by the unvisageable spawn of darkness. Only a great poet could have conceived and written this story; and it is perhaps not illegitimate to wonder how much of actual prophecy may have been mingled with the poesy."


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Publisher: Duke Classics

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  • Release date: February 20, 2012

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  • ISBN: 9781620111116
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  • ISBN: 9781620111116
  • File size: 489 KB
  • Release date: February 20, 2012

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  • ISBN: 9781620111116
  • File size: 484 KB
  • Release date: February 20, 2012

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  • ISBN: 9781620111116
  • File size: 2346 KB
  • Release date: February 20, 2012

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Described by H. P. Lovecraft as being "one of the most potent pieces of macabre imagination ever written", The Night Land is a classic horror fantasy novel by William Hope Hodgson published in 1912. Telling the story of a dying earth, The Night Land starts with a man from the 17th century who, mourning the death of his true love, is given a vision through the eyes his future incarnation. In that distant time Earth is only dimly lit by the remaining glow of the dead Sun. The last millions of the human race cluster together inside the Last Redoubt, a huge metal pyramid, and are set upon by mysterious forces from the dark outside. Leaving the protection of their refuge means certain death, but our narrator makes mind contact with a survivor in a forgotten Lesser Redoubt. He must journey alone through the evil darkness to find her, knowing that she is the reincarnation of his past precious love.

Writer Clark Ashton Smith said that "In all literature, there are few works so sheerly remarkable, so purely creative, as The Night Land... it impresses the reader as being the ultimate saga of a perishing cosmos, the last epic of a world beleaguered by eternal night and by the unvisageable spawn of darkness. Only a great poet could have conceived and written this story; and it is perhaps not illegitimate to wonder how much of actual prophecy may have been mingled with the poesy."


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  • Details

    Publisher:
    Duke Classics

    Kindle Book
    Release date: February 20, 2012

    OverDrive Read
    ISBN: 9781620111116
    Release date: February 20, 2012

    EPUB ebook
    ISBN: 9781620111116
    File size: 489 KB
    Release date: February 20, 2012

    Open EPUB ebook
    ISBN: 9781620111116
    File size: 484 KB
    Release date: February 20, 2012

    PDF ebook
    ISBN: 9781620111116
    File size: 2346 KB
    Release date: February 20, 2012

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  • Formats
    Kindle Book
    OverDrive Read
    EPUB ebook
    Open EPUB ebook
    PDF ebook
  • Languages
    English