The Voice in the Night, a short story by William Hope Hodgson, has been adapted by the cinema a number of times, most prominently in the 1963 Japanese film "Matango". It also appeared in Alfred Hitchcock's paperback anthology "Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Stories They Wouldn't Let Me Do on TV". William Hope Hodgson (1877 - 1918) was an English author that produced essays and novels, that mixes horror, fantastic fiction and science fiction. Hodgson used his experiences at sea to his short stories, many of which are set on the ocean. Hodgson's single most famous story is probably The Voice in the Night", where a fisherman's aboard a ship in the North Pacific, on night watch in a fog-bank, hears a voice call out from the sea. The voice asks for food, but it insists it can come no closer, that it fears the light, and that God is merciful. In payment for the food it tells a frightening tale... The Voice in the Night integrates the collection "Classics of World Literature", developed by Atlântico Press, a publisher company present in the global editorial market, since 1992.