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Title: Le Horla Title Record # 1286814
Author: Guy de Maupassant
Date: 1887-00-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: novelette
Series: Le Horla
Series Number: 3
Webpages: Wikipedia-FR
Language: French
Note: This is the revised and expanded version (1887, about 7,800 words long) of the initial short story by Guy de Maupassant (1886, about 3,500 words long). Both versions were published under the same title, "Le Horla", but differ considerably as far as their narrative structures are concerned.
Synopsis: Unfinished diary written by the victim of hallucinations (or are they real?), slowly sinking into madness.
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Variant Titles Translations
Year Title
1973 Le Horla (Deuxième version)
1980 Le Horla (2ème version)
2008 Le Horla: (seconde version)
2008 Le Horla (1887)
Year Language Title
1890Translated by Jonathan Sturges First English translation, published in Modern Ghosts, 1890; later in Weird Tales, August 1926.
English The Horla
1903Translated by an uncredited translator This record is for translations of "The Horla" by unknown or uncredited translators. One frequently-reprinted translation appeared in The Works of Guy de Maupassant [17 volumes] (Akron, Ohio: St. Dunstan Society, 1903; edited and published by M. Walter Dunne). It is not clear which of the many translators who contributed to the complete edition worked on "Le Horla"; contributing translators include A. E. Henderson, Albert M. Cohn McMaster, Louise Charlotte Garstin Quesada, Percy Fitzhugh, Henri C. Olinger, Adolphe Cohn, and perhaps others. This translation has been reprinted many times, with the collective translator credit or, more often, uncredited.
English The Horla
1907This translation (titled simply "The Horla") was first published in an edition of Maupassant's Complete Works published by M. Walter Dunne in 1903. The subtitle appeared (for the first time as far as is known to this editor) in Julian Hawthorne's Library of the World's Best Mystery and Detective Stories, first edition 1907.
English The Horla, or Modern Ghosts [as by Henri René Albert Guy de Maupassant]
1910This translation was first published in the Miromesnil Edition of the complete works of Guy de Maupassant (Collier, 1910). For it, Dora Knowlton Ranous revised an uncredited translation published in 1903 by M. Walter Dunne.
English The Horla
1910Translated by an uncredited translator and revised by Dora Knowlton Ranous. This translation was first published in the Miromesnil Edition of the complete works of Guy de Maupassant (Collier, 1910). For it, Dora Knowlton Ranous revised an uncredited translation published in 1903 by M. Walter Dunne.
English The Horla, or Modern Ghosts
1923Translated by Marjorie Laurie. This translation first published in Maupassant's Works in 10 volumes, 1923.
English The Horla
1925Translated by Storm Jameson. This translation was first published in The Collected Novels and Stories of Guy de Maupassant, tr. and ed. by Ernest Boyd: V. 12, The Horla and Other Stories (New York: Alfred A Knopf, 1925). According to the copyright record catalog, a copy was deposited on April 10; the catalogue also contains the following note: "The translation of the stories in this volume is by Storm Jameson, edited and seen through the press by Ernest Boyd."
English The Horla
1927Translated by Brian Rhys; the first publication (as far as this editor knows) was in Tales of Mystery: Startling Stories of the Supernatural, edited by Ernest Rhys and C. A. Dawson Scott, in 1927.
English The Horla
1955Translated by Walter Widmer.
German Der Horla
1962Translated by Tim Maran
Dutch De Horla
1971Translated by Roger Colet. This translation was first published in Selected Short Stories by Guy de Maupassant (Penguin, 1971).
English The Horla
1971Translated by Roger Colet
English The Horla
1972Translated by Jenny Tuin
Dutch De Horla
1972Translated by Amanda Forns de Gioia
Spanish El Horla
1972Translated by Arnold Kellett. This translation first published in Tales of Supernatural Terror (Pan, 1972).
English The Horla
1976Translated by an uncredited translator
Dutch De Horla
1976Translated by Lucie Haring and Rob Geuljans
Dutch De Horla (Tweede Versie)
1978Translated by Bernhard Thieme
German Der Horla
1981Translated by Yanik Kuyten
Dutch De Horla
1982Translated by Rudolf Mühlstrasser
German Der Horla
1982Translated by Irina Mavrodin
Romanian Horla
1982 German Der Horla
1990Translated by David Coward
English Le Horla
1995Translated by Joan C. Kessler.
English The Horla
1996Translated by Stephen Jupiter
English The Horla
2003Translated by Joachim Neugroschel
English The Entity (The Horla)
2005Translated by Ludovica Cirrincione d'Amelio for her anthology Il racconto fantastico francese, 2005.
Italian Lo Horla
2015Translated by Sandra Smith
English Le Horla

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Fantastique, soixante récits de terreur 1958-07-00 Roger Caillois Club français du livre (Récits #25)     575
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Le Horla 1964-00-00 Guy de Maupassant Le Livre de Poche (Le Livre de Poche #840)     240
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Checkmark
Les chefs-d'œuvre de l'épouvante?Les chefs-d'oeuvre de l'épouvante
1965-00-00 ed. Jacques Bergier, Alex Grall, Jacques Sternberg Planète (Anthologie Planète)     472
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Jean Gourmelin  
Anthologie du fantastique: Tome II : France Espagne Italie Amérique latine Haïti Pologne Russie Finlande Extrême-Orient 1966-04-16 Roger Caillois Gallimard   F32.00 612
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll  
Contes fantastiques complets 1973-00-00 Guy de Maupassant Marabout (Bibliothèque Marabout - Fantastique #464)     384
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll  
Contes fantastiques complets 1976-00-00 Guy de Maupassant Marabout (Bibliothèque Marabout - Fantastique #464)     380+
[4]
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Checkmark
Anthologie du fantastique: Tome II : France Espagne Italie Amérique latine Haïti Pologne Russie Finlande Extrême-Orient 1977-00-00 Roger Caillois Gallimard     612
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll  
Histoires de monstres 1978-04-07 ed. Jacques Goimard, Roland Stragliati Presses Pocket (La grande anthologie du fantastique #3) 2-266-00290-2   405
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth C. Broutin Checkmark
Les grands maîtres de la littérature fantastique: Tome I 1980-00-00 ed. uncredited Éditions Vernoy / Éditions Famot (Les grands maîtres de la littérature fantastique #1)     286
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
Qui sait ?: et autres histoires étranges 1981-00-00 Guy de Maupassant Union générale d'éditions (Les maîtres de l'étrange et de la peur) 2-264-00345-6   297
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll Frank Sérac  
Contes fantastiques complets 1983-01-00 Guy de Maupassant Marabout (Bibliothèque Marabout - Fantastique #464) 2-501-00040-4   384
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll  
Contes fantastiques complets 1996-01-00 Guy de Maupassant Marabout (Bibliothèque Marabout #9001) 2-501-00948-7   384
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll  
Le Horla: et autres récits fantastiques 2000-00-00 Guy de Maupassant Le Livre de Poche (Le Livre de Poche - Classique #840) 2-253-00539-8 F20.00 381
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Léon Spilliaert Checkmark
Chefs-d'œuvre du fantastique: de E.T.A. Hoffmann à Stephen King?Chefs-d'oeuvre du fantastique: de E.T.A. Hoffmann à Stephen King
2007-08-00 ed. Jacques Goimard Omnibus (France) (Collection Omnibus) 978-2-258-07526-9 €25.00 xxiv-1121
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
anth Yan' Dargent  
Le Horla: et autres nouvelles fantastiques 2008-02-00 Guy de Maupassant Presses Pocket (Presses Pocket #12349) 978-2-266-15920-3 €1.50 100
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Johann Heinrich Füssli Checkmark
Petit musée des horreurs: Nouvelles fantastiques, cruelles et macabres 2008-08-00 ed. Nathalie Prince Robert Laffont (Bouquins) 978-2-221-11014-0 €30.00 xxvii+
1104
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
anth Steve Beck Checkmark
Best Short Stories — Les meilleurs contes date unknown Guy de Maupassant Dover Publications 0-486-28918-4 $10.95 x+
245
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll Checkmark
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