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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
1934Translated by Andrew Lang and Paul Sylvester. First published, under the title "The Doctor's Story," in The Dead Leman and Other Tales from the French (Swan, Sonnenschein & Company, 1889).
English The Mysterious Mansion
1944 English La Grande Bretêche
1982Translated by Irina Mavrodin.
Romanian Casa de la Grande-Bretèche
2008Translated by Aníbal Fernandes
Portuguese A Grande Bretèche

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
A Century of Creepy Stories 1934-00-00 ed. uncredited Hutchinson   3/6 xi+
1178
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
More Tales of Terror and Surprise 1943-06-00 ed. uncredited Mitre Press   2/- 127
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  
Great Tales of Terror and the Supernatural 1944-00-00 ed. Herbert A. Wise, Phyllis Fraser Modern Library G72 $2.95 xix+
1080
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth George Salter Checkmark
Terribly Strange Tales 1967-11-00 ed. Elizabeth Hough Sechrist, Janette Woolsey Macrae-Smith Company     253
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
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?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
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?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  
Great Tales of Terror and the Supernatural 1977-00-00 ed. Herbert A. Wise, Phyllis Fraser Book Club Associates CN 4361   832
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
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?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 John Holmes  
65 Great Tales of Horror 1981-09-00 ed. Mary Danby Octopus Books 0-7064-1729-1   688
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Elixirul de viață lungă: Proză fantastică franceză, Vol. 1.?Elixirul de viata lunga: Proza fantastica franceza, Vol. 1.
1982-00-00 ed. Irina Mavrodin Editura Minerva (
Biblioteca pentru toți?Biblioteca pentru totsi
Biblioteca pentru toti
#1109)
    264
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 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?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 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?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
The Mammoth Book of Classic Chillers 1986-09-00 ed. Tim Haydock Robinson 0-948164-25-5 $9.95 693
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  
Classic Stories of Mystery, Horror and Suspense 1987-06-00 ed. Simon Petherick Robert Hale 0-7090-2933-0 £9.95 224
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
The Penguin Book of Horror Stories 1987-10-00 ed. J. A. Cuddon Penguin Books 0-14-006799-X £5.95 607
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  
The Penguin Book of Horror Stories 1991-00-00 ed. J. A. Cuddon Bloomsbury 1-870630-94-7 £4.99 607
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Great Tales of Terror 1991-08-00 ed. uncredited Chancellor Press 1-85152-106-2 £2.99 638
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Tales of Horror and Mystery 1993-10-00 ed. uncredited Dean & Son 0-603-55222-6 £2.99 378
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
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?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Henry Fuseli Checkmark
Tales of Terror and the Supernatural 1994-10-00 ed. uncredited Bracken Books 1-85891-137-0 £5.99 611
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
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?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Fuseli Checkmark
Creepy Stories 1994-11-00 ed. uncredited Bracken Books 1-85891-136-2 £5.99 614
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
The Wordsworth Book of Horror Stories 2004-00-00 ed. uncredited Wordsworth Editions 1-84022-056-2   1149
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 Checkmark
Classic Tales of Horror 2006-04-10 ed. Adele Hartley Bloody Books 0-9549476-8-1 £9.99 251
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  
O Festim da Aranha 2008-10-00 ed. Aníbal Fernandes Assírio&Alvim (Beltenebros #10) 978-972-37-1331-2   314
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 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?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  
Short Ghost and Horror Collection 021 2013-07-18 ed. LibriVox LibriVox      
digital audio download?Digital recording in any format that is downloaded directly from the Internet. This category includes podcasts.
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?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Henry Fuseli Checkmark
Great Tales of Terror and the Supernatural date unknown ed. Phyllis Cerf Wagner, Herbert Wise Modern Library 0-394-60446-6 $9.95 xix+
1034
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Sara Eisenmann Checkmark
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