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Вий?Viy
Title Record # 1300195
Author:
Date: 1835-00-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: novelette
Webpages: FantLab, Wikipedia-EN, Wikipedia-RU
Language: Russian
Note: The title reads Viy, which refers to a kind of demon, the King of the Gnomes. It is presented by Gogol as an actual character from Ukrainian folklore, but doesn't seem to have existed outside his imagination.
Synopsis: A young Cossack philosophy student in a seminary falls under the spell of an old witch who uses him as a mount to ride the country roads. He eventually manages to throw her off and wound her, only to discover she is a young and beautiful girl. Some time later the dying creature, in fact the daughter of a local squire, asks for him to be brought to the hall and pray for three nights next to her corpse. The reluctant seminarist is forced to come, and soon undestands the reason of this wish...
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Translations
Year Language Title
1845Translated by Louis Viardot, first in Gogol's collection Nouvelles russes, Paris, Paulin, 1845.
French Le roi des gnomes [as by Nikolaj Gogol]
1916Translated by Claud Field
English The Ivy [as by Nicholas Gogol]
1929 English Black Sunday [as by Nikolai Gogol]
1946 English The Viy [as by Nikolai Gogol]
1958French translation [incomplete and lightened] (1958). Translated by Gabriel Arout and Georges Arout
French Viï [as by Nikolaj Vasil'evic Gogol]
1958French translation [incomplete and lightened] (1958). Translated by Gabriel Arout and Georges Arout
French Viï [as by Nicolas Gogol]
1962Translated by Tim Maran
Dutch De Wij [as by Nikolai Gogolj]
1963 English Viy [as by Nikolai Gogol]
1965Translated by Louis Viardot, first in Gogol's collection Nouvelles russes, Paris, Paulin, 1845, under the title "Le roi des gnômes".
French Vij [as by Nicolas Gogol]
1966Translated by Sonia Lescaut
French Viy [as by Nicolas Gogol]
1974Translated by Juan Antonio Molina Foix
Spanish El Viyi [as by Nikolái Vasilievich Gógol]
1976Translated by Peter Gissy.
Swedish Svart söndag [as by Nikolai Gogol]
1981 Italian La maschera del demonio [as by Nikolaj Gogol']
1988 Italian Vij [as by Nikolaj Gogol']
1995 French Vij [as by Nikolaï Vassilievitch Gogol]
2001 English Viy [as by Nikolai Gogol]
2017Translated by an unkonwn hand
English Viy [as by Nikolai Gogol]

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
The Mantle and Other Stories 1916-00-00 Nicholas Gogol T. Werner Laurie     249
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
And the Darkness Falls 1946-04-00 ed. Boris Karloff World Publishing Co.   $2.75 ix+
631
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
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  
Dr. Jekyll en Mr. Hyde en andere beroemde gruwelverhalen 1962-00-00 ed. Tim Maran H. Meulenhoff (Flamingo-Reeks #36)     192
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 Khing Checkmark
The Vampire 1963-00-00 ed. Valeria Riva, Ornella Volta Neville Spearman     286
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
The Vampire 1965-00-00 ed. Valeria Riva, Ornella Volta Pan Books M112 5/- 316
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 W. F. Phillipps Checkmark
Histoires étranges et récits insolites 1965-00-00 ed. Hubert Juin Le Livre-club du libraire 189   241
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Nouvelles histoires étranges 1966-00-00 ed. Jean Palou Casterman     345
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
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  
The Ghouls 1971-02-15 ed. Peter Haining W. H. Allen 0-491-00027-8 £2.50 383
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
The Ghouls 1971-03-00 ed. Peter Haining Stein and Day     383
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Mark Abraham  
The Ghouls 1971-06-00 ed. Peter Haining Stein and Day / BCE 3378   382
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Mark Abraham Checkmark
The Vampire 1972-00-00 ed. Valeria Riva, Ornella Volta Pan Books 0-330-20112-3 £0.30 316
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 Checkmark
The Ghouls 1972-04-00 ed. Peter Haining Pocket Books 78182 $1.25 xv+
[1]+
400
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 A. Magee Checkmark
Horrorscope: Volumen 2 1974-00-00 ed. Juan Antonio Molina Foix Alfaguara (Nostromo #8) 84-85118-16-2   247
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 Diego Lara  
The Ghouls: Book Two 1974-10-00 ed. Peter Haining Orbit 0-86007-808-6 £0.60 201
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  
Fem öppna gravar 1976-00-00 ed. uncredited B. Wahlström (
Kalla Kårar, ryslig midnattsläsning?Kalla Kaarar, ryslig midnattsläsning
#36)
91-32-41146-4 SEK 5.50 158
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 Josep Marti Ripoll  
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 d'occultisme 1977-03-08 ed. Jacques Goimard, Roland Stragliati Presses Pocket (La grande anthologie du fantastique #2) 2-266-00289-9   434
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
Russian Romantic Prose: An Anthology 1979-00-00 ed. Carl R. Proffer Translation Press 0-931556-00-7   272
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
La veille de la Saint-Jean 1980-00-00 Nikolaj Gogol Union générale d'éditions (Les maîtres de l'étrange et de la peur) 2-264-00306-5   294
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 Alain Tercinet  
Al cinema con il mostro. Volume secondo 1981-11-11 ed. Peter Haining Arnoldo Mondadori Editore (Oscar #1434) 20570-8 3,750 Lit 260
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  
Racconti fantastici nella Russia dell'ottocento 1988-04-00 ed. Giovanna Spendel Arnoldo Mondadori Editore (Oscar #2020) 88-04-30792-7 8,000 Lit 222
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 Vasilij Surikov  
The Ghouls 1994-04-00 ed. Peter Haining Bounty Books 1-85152-373-1 £4.99 384
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Vampires 1995-08-00 ed. Francis Lacassin Christian de Bartillat (Les Belles Pages) 2-84100-054-0 F110.00 458
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
La grande anthologie du fantastique: 3 1997-02-00 ed. Jacques Goimard, Roland Stragliati Omnibus (France) (La grande anthologie du fantastique (Omnibus) #3) 2-258-03654-2 F155.00 1350
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
Arnold Böcklin?Arnold Boecklin
 
Darkling Plain #2, Fall 2001 2001-00-00 ed. David M. Cox Stone Dragon Press   $6.00 132
unknown?The publication record was created from a secondary source and the publication format is unknown.
mag Philip Hoffman  
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  
The Mantle and Other Stories 2011-05-27 Nicholas Gogol Project Gutenberg 36238 $0.00  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll  
Viy: English and Russian Language Edition 2014-01-15 Nikolai Gogol Sovereign 978-1-910150-47-4 $16.99 98
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  
Dracula's Brethren 2017-05-23 ed. Richard Dalby, Brian J. Frost Harper 978-0-00-821648-1 $14.99 368
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  
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