Title: La Grande Bretèche

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Title: La Grande Bretèche Title Record # 1287338
Author: Honoré de Balzac
Date: 1832-00-00
Type: SHORTFICTION [non-genre]
Length: novelette
Language: French
Note: This record is for the original French language version. DO NOT ENTER any English language publications under this record, even if they use the same name. A horrific non-speculative tale that belongs among sensational literature but not fantastic literature.
Synopsis: A traveler hears the story of the titular manor house, which has been deserted since the death of its owner Madame de Merret. She once had a lover, and was entertaining him in her bedroom when her husband arrived unexpectedly. She hid her lover in a closet, and when her husband became suspicious, swore on the crucifix that no one was in there but forbade her husband to open it. Thereupon he ordered the closet walled up. Madame de Merret could not say anything, and she and her husband silently listened for days to noises from the walled-off space.
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Translations
Year Language Title
1934 English The Mysterious Mansion
1944 English La Grande Bretêche
1982 Romanian Casa de la Grande-Bretèche
2008 Portuguese A Grande Bretèche

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog# Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
A Century of Creepy Stories 1934-00-00 ed. uncredited Hutchinson   3/6 xi+
1178
hc anth  
More Tales of Terror and Surprise 1943-06-00 ed. uncredited Mitre Press   2/- 127 pb anth  
Great Tales of Terror and the Supernatural 1944-00-00 ed. Herbert A. Wise, Phyllis Fraser Modern Library #G72 $2.95 xix+
1080
hc anth George Salter Checkmark
Terribly Strange Tales 1967-11-00 ed. Elizabeth Hough Sechrist, Janette Woolsey Macrae-Smith Company     253 hc anth  
Great Tales of Terror and the Supernatural 1971-00-00 ed. Herbert A. Wise, Phyllis Fraser Hammond, Hammond & Co. 0-242-78551-4   832 hc anth Stein Checkmark
The 6th Fontana Book of Great Horror Stories 1971-00-00 ed. Mary Danby Fontana 0-00-612686-3 3/6 189 pb anth  
Great Tales of Terror and the Supernatural 1977-00-00 ed. Herbert A. Wise, Phyllis Fraser Book Club Associates #CN 4361   832 hc anth Checkmark
The 6th Fontana Book of Great Horror Stories 1978-00-00 ed. Mary Danby Fontana 0-00-615353-4 £0.65 189 pb anth John Holmes  
65 Great Tales of Horror 1981-09-00 ed. Mary Danby Octopus Books 0-7064-1729-1   688 hc anth  
Elixirul de viață lungă: Proză fantastică franceză, Vol. 1.Question mark 1982-00-00 ed. Irina Mavrodin Editura Minerva (Biblioteca pentru toțiQuestion mark #1109)     264 pb anth Domó István  
The Penguin Book of Horror Stories 1984-00-00 ed. J. A. Cuddon Penguin Books 0-14-006799-X £4.95 607 tp anth Steve Crisp Checkmark
The Penguin Book of Horror Stories 1985-00-00 ed. J. A. Cuddon Viking UK 0-670-81034-7 £10.95 607 hc anth  
The Mammoth Book of Classic Chillers 1986-09-00 ed. Tim Haydock Robinson 0-948164-25-5 $9.95 693 pb anth  
Classic Stories of Mystery, Horror and Suspense 1987-06-00 ed. Simon Petherick Robert Hale 0-7090-2933-0 £9.95 224 hc anth  
The Penguin Book of Horror Stories 1987-10-00 ed. J. A. Cuddon Penguin Books 0-14-006799-X £5.95 607 tp anth  
Great Tales of Terror 1991-08-00 ed. uncredited Chancellor Press 1-85152-106-2 £2.99 638 hc anth  
The Penguin Book of Horror Stories 1991-00-00 ed. J. A. Cuddon Bloomsbury 1-870630-94-7 £4.99 607 hc anth  
Tales of Horror and Mystery 1993-10-00 ed. uncredited Dean & Son 0-603-55222-6 £2.99 378 hc anth  
Tales of Terror and the Supernatural 1994-10-00 ed. uncredited Bracken Books 1-85891-137-0 £5.99 611 hc anth  
Great Tales of Terror and the Supernatural 1994-10-00 ed. Phyllis Cerf Wagner, Herbert Wise Modern Library 0-679-60128-7 $21.00 xix+
1034
hc anth Fuseli Checkmark
Creepy Stories 1994-11-00 ed. uncredited Bracken Books 1-85891-136-2 £5.99 614 hc anth  
Great Tales of Terror and the Supernatural 1994-00-00 ed. Phyllis Cerf Wagner, Herbert Wise Modern Library 0-679-60128-7 $25.95 xix+
1034
hc anth Henry Fuseli Checkmark
The Wordsworth Book of Horror Stories 2004-00-00 ed. uncredited Wordsworth Editions 1-84022-056-2   1149 tp anth Checkmark
Classic Tales of Horror 2006-04-10 ed. Adele Hartley Bloody Books 0-9549476-8-1 £9.99 251 tp anth  
O Festim da Aranha 2008-10-00 ed. Aníbal Fernandes Assírio&Alvim (Beltenebros #10) 978-972-37-1331-2   314 tp anth Francisco Goya Checkmark
The Best Horror Short Stories 1800-1849: A Classic Horror Anthology 2010-00-00 ed. Andrew Barger Bottletree Classics 978-1-933747-22-4 $12.98 250 tp anth  
Short Ghost and Horror Collection 021 2013-07-18 ed. LibriVox LibriVox       digital audio download anth  
Great Tales of Terror and the Supernatural date unknown ed. Phyllis Cerf Wagner, Herbert Wise Modern Library 0-679-60128-7 $25.95 xix+
1034
hc anth Henry Fuseli Checkmark
Great Tales of Terror and the Supernatural date unknown ed. Phyllis Cerf Wagner, Herbert Wise Modern Library #394-60446-6 $9.95 xix+
1034
hc anth Sara Eisenmann Checkmark
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