Review of “House on the Borderland” by Hodgson


The House on the BorderlandThe House on the Borderland by William Hope Hodgson

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Hard to decide if this is fantasy, horror, or romance (in the classical sense). Hodgson has really written a stunning tale of supernatural power and human madness.

Once you are introduced to the house in the garden and to the mystical happenings surrounding the house and the pit, you are wondering just what kind of mind you’re in.

A tale within a tale well worth reading. Somewhat dated, but not worse for that if you happen to like nineteenth century literature (and I do). Having read this, I’ll be scouting around for some more of Hodgson.

House on the Borderland would fit nicely beside Charles Brockden Brown’s Wieland: Or the Transformation. I recommend BOTH books.

Let me know what you think.

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