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Title: Sur l'eau Title Record # 1288902
Author: Guy de Maupassant
Date: 1876-03-10
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: short story
Language: French
Note: First published 1876-03-10 in Le Bulletin français as "En canot".
Synopsis: A man is making his way homeward along the Seine in a small boat. He drops his anchor to smoke for a while. At once he is disturbed by strange turbulence in the water. He tries to raise the anchor and is unable to. A thick mist appears along with an intense sensation of terror. After he endures this for a while it dissipates, but a grisly discovery suggests the reason for it.
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Other Titles

Translations
Year Language Title
1890Translated by Jonathan Sturges.
English On the River
1903Translated by an unknown or an uncredited translator. One uncredited translation appeared in an edition of the works of Maupassant published by M. Walter Dunne, 1903. It was revised by Dora Knowlton Ranous in 1910.
English On the River
1928 English Moonlight on the Riviera
1976Translated by Lucie Haring and Rob Geuljans
Dutch Op het Water
1977Translated by Arnold Kellett
English On the River
1983Translated by Brigitte Borngässer
German Auf dem Wasser
1990Translated by David Coward
English Out on the River
2003Translated by Joachim Neugroschel
English On the Water
2015Translated by Sandra Smith and Eleanor Hill
English On the Water

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Modern Ghosts 1890-00-00 ed. uncredited Harper & Brothers (The Continental Classics #15)     xv+
225
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
Une Vie, Saint Anthony, Minuet, and Other Stories 1910-00-00 Guy de Maupassant P. F. Collier & Son (The Miromesnil Edition of Guy de Maupassant #1)     [372]
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Checkmark
Boule de Suif and Other Stories 1922-00-00 Guy de Maupassant Alfred A. Knopf (The Collected Novels and Stories of Guy de Maupassant #1)      
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Ghosts, Grim and Gentle: A Collection of Moving Ghost Stories 1926-00-00 ed. Joseph Lewis French Dodd, Mead & Co.   $2.00 v+
292
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
The Golden Book Magazine, July 1928 1928-07-00 ed. Editors of The Golden Book Magazine Review of Reviews   $0.25 144
pulp?Magazine using the common pulp size: 6.5" by 9.5". For ISFDB purposes this may also be used as a designation for the quality of the paper. There are some untrimmed pulps that are as large as 8" by 11.75
mag  
Weird Tales, February-March 1931 1931-02-00 ed. Farnsworth Wright Popular Fiction Publishing Co.   $0.25 148
pulp?Magazine using the common pulp size: 6.5" by 9.5". For ISFDB purposes this may also be used as a designation for the quality of the paper. There are some untrimmed pulps that are as large as 8" by 11.75
mag C. B. Petrie, Jr. Checkmark
The Ghost Story Omnibus 1933-00-00 Joseph Lewis French Dodd, Mead & Co.   $2.00 vii+
365+
292
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
omni  
The Complete Short Stories of De Maupassant 1941-00-00 Guy de Maupassant Blue Ribbon Books     1011
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Checkmark
The Complete Short Stories of Guy de Maupassant 1955-00-00 Guy de Maupassant Hanover House     xvii+
1339
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Shapes of the Supernatural 1969-00-00 ed. Gogo Lewis, Seon Manley Doubleday 0-385-04116-0 $5.95 371
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Paul Covington Checkmark
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
Fantastische Verhalen 1976-00-00 Guy de Maupassant Het Spectrum (Prisma #1726) 90-274-0853-X   153
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  
Tales of Supernatural Terror 1977-00-00 Guy de Maupassant Pan Books 0-330-23397-1 £0.50 xi+
160
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 Josh Kirby 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  
Phantastische Literatur 84 1983-12-00 ed. uncredited
Bastei Lübbe?Bastei Luebbe
(Phantastische Literatur #72033)
3-404-72033-4 DM 6.80 346
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 Stephen Fabian Checkmark
Beroemde Fantastische Verhalen 1985-00-00 uncredited Hema 1-132-92303-4   153+
221+
135
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
omni Checkmark
The Dark Side of Guy de Maupassant 1989-00-00 Guy de Maupassant Xanadu 0-947761-97-7 £10.99 320
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Checkmark
The Dark Side of Guy de Maupassant 1989-06-00 Guy de Maupassant Carroll & Graf 0-88184-459-4 $18.95 xvi+
252
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Luigi Loir Checkmark
A Day in the Country and Other Stories 1990-04-19 Guy de Maupassant Oxford University Press (Oxford World's Classics) 0-19-282642-5   338
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  
The Mammoth Book of Ghost Stories 2 1991-09-00 ed. Richard Dalby Carroll & Graf 0-88184-701-1 $9.95 658
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 Peter Kettle  
The Mammoth Book of Ghost Stories 2 1991-10-00 ed. Richard Dalby Robinson 1-85487-102-1 £5.99 658
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 Peter Kettle  
Campfire Thrillers: The Short and Scary Ones 1994-00-00 ed. Rebecca K. Rizzo Globe Pequot Press 1-56440-371-8   168
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  
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  
The Dark Side 1997-04-00 Guy de Maupassant Carroll & Graf 0-7867-0419-5 $10.95 xvi+
252
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 Maurice de Vlaminck  
A Day in the Country and Other Stories 1998-09-10 Guy de Maupassant Oxford University Press (Oxford World's Classics) 0-19-283863-6   336
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  
100 Twisted Little Tales of Torment 1998-10-00 ed. Stefan Dziemianowicz, Martin H. Greenberg, Robert Weinberg Barnes & Noble Books 0-7607-0855-X $7.98 578
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Lucy Corvino Checkmark
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
The Necklace and Other Tales 2003-02-18 Guy de Maupassant Modern Library 0-679-64172-6   xxii+
195
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Checkmark
The Necklace and Other Tales 2003-02-18 Guy de Maupassant Modern Library      
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll  
The Necklace and Other Tales 2003-11-11 Guy de Maupassant Modern Library 0-375-75717-1   xxii+
195
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  
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
Tales of Terror 2008-12-11 Guy de Maupassant Tartarus Press 978-1-905784-12-7 £32.50 xiv+
283
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
The Necklace and Other Stories: Maupassant for Modern Times 2015-08-00 Guy de Maupassant W. W. Norton & Company 978-0-87140-368-1 $29.95 xii+
322
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Checkmark
H. P. Lovecraft Selects: Classic Horror Stories 2016-00-00 Stefan Dziemianowicz Fall River Press 978-1-4351-6281-5 $7.98 760
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
omni Checkmark
LampLight, March 2016 2016-03-00 ed. Jacob Haddon Apokrupha 978-1-5327-3811-1 $11.99 146
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.
mag  
Guy de Maupassant's Selected Works 2016-08-00 Guy de Maupassant W. W. Norton & Company (Norton Critical Editions) 978-0-393-92327-8   448
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  
LampLight: Volume 4 2017-06-29 ed. Paul Michael Anderson, Jacob Haddon Apokrupha 978-1-5470-2022-5 $22.99 388
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  
Weird Tales (Volumes 11 - 20) 2019-00-00 ed. uncredited        
unknown?The publication record was created from a secondary source and the publication format is unknown.
anth  
The Necklace and Other Tales date unknown Guy de Maupassant Modern Library 978-1-58836-277-3    
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll  
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