The Wandering Soul – William Hope Hodgson
William Hope Hodgson article at Wiki.
This book, a grouping of unpublished, under-published, and rare stories by an author genuinely postulated “to have had an influence on H.P. Lovecraft”. Of course if you don’t know Lovecraft, you’ll miss the significance 🤔.
But I have this book because I’ve read all his other works. If you like them, the lack of more that occurred due to his early death while serving his country is maddening.
The image shown here is known as a “Book”.
It doesn’t take batteries, recharge, send or receive text messages or email, isn’t self illuminating, you need to flip the pages to read it.
“”Noun: book bûk
A written work or composition that has been published (printed on pages bound together)
A number of pages bound together (regarded as a physical object) • he used a large book as a doorstop””
But stories of William Hope Hodgson are available on the following site and can be read Online on your tablet, phone, or computer, or from a file downloaded and saved, on Computers, Tablets, Phones, etc., as Text, or files downloaded for Kindle, Nook, and more.
Visit the above link, search for William Hope Hodgson (copy and paste the name before this parenthetic sentence) or click on the following, which contained the Search Results when I posted this: William Hope Hodgson
This stuff is All Free. You need to download the Book, and Format, of your choice, 5 are listed for William Hope Hodgson. I’ll give a link to ManyBooks, they have more of his works, and it works the same, read it Online, or download the appropriate Text, Kindle, Nook, or other file, but with Many Books, you need a Free Subscription.
They also offer items for sale, but the Free Books are still offered just the same. There are a plethora of older stories out there, Fun to read. Some are old in an interesting way, one uses writing, in limited sections, such as:
THE HAUNTED AND THE HAUNTERS; OR, THE HOUSE AND THE BRAIN
by Edward Bulwer Lytton
“”Pooh! You speak of Mr. J——. Is he the owner of the house?”
“Where does he live?”
“In G—— Street, No. ——.”
“What is he? In any business?””
Have you ever gone mad trying to remember stupid details in a story, this one is simplified by the author, Initial for a Street Name, who cares the number. It’s used throughout the book, just in limited ways. Same with people’s names. I’ve hot linked to the book that contains the story, if you visit, find the story in the index, click on it (page 83), it takes you to the story. Or download the book.
Another Free Book Site:
“”This site is now an archive and is not being maintained””
Nevertheless, it’s functioning, and it has one of, if not the best, online reading formats of any website I’ve been at for similar purposes. Plus, you can Download Books in Kindle, Nook, and text formats (possibly PDF).
Once you get familiar with browsing the site, things are intuitive. Use the list of authors, I wasn’t successful using search for William Hope Hodgson, perhaps if I searched for Hodgson.
But, from the Author’s List, I found him right away, and some of the stories:
Mark Twain (Some works are missing, but many there. Censorship perhaps, or contention on who really authored a specific story?)
Search by Title:
Le Horla by Guy de Maupassant– Some of the stories I’ve read of his, he supposedly was going insane as he wrote them, dying not long afterwards, it is almost perceptible in the stories.
And tons, and tons, of other authors, and stories.
This book site is a valuable web site, if you can, when you find such sites, do your part to help out.