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Title: L'endormeuse Title Record # 1327388
Author: Guy de Maupassant
Date: 1889-09-16
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: short story
Language: French
Note: This story first appeared in L'Écho de Paris, September 16, 1889.
Synopsis: The narrator reads in the newspaper that more than 8,500 people committed suicide in the past year. Shaken by the thought of how much suffering that represents, he begins to ponder what things would be like if progressive democratic society invented an easily available, pleasant means of suicide. He imagines stepping a couple decades into the future and visiting the public establishment for voluntary death-- a bitter, satirical portrait is painted.
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Other Titles

Translations
Year Language Title
1926Translated by Storm Jameson (may be credited to Ernest Boyd)
English The Putter-to-Sleep
1964 German Das Hilfswerk für freiwilligen Tod
1976Translated by Lucie Haring and Rob Geuljans
Dutch De Slaapbank
1982 German Der Einschläferstuhl
2004Translated by Siân Miles
English The Lull-a-bye

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Useless Beauty and Other Stories 1926-00-00 Guy de Maupassant Alfred A. Knopf (The Collected Novels and Stories of Guy de Maupassant #16)      
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
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  
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  
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  
Der Horla 1982-05-00 Guy de Maupassant
Bastei Lübbe?Bastei Luebbe
(Phantastische Literatur #72014)
3-404-72014-8 DM 5.80 203
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
Hilda Büchner?Hilda Buechner
Checkmark
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  
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
Phantastische Begegnungen 1990-05-00 ed. Franz Rottensteiner Suhrkamp (Phantastische Bibliothek #250) 3-518-38241-1 DM 16.00 478
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 Helmut Wenske Checkmark
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
A Parisian Affair and Other Stories 2004-06-23 Guy de Maupassant Penguin Books (Penguin Classics) 0-14-044812-8 £7.99 304
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 Pierre Bonnard  
A Parisian Affair and Other Stories 2004-06-23 Guy de Maupassant Penguin Books (Penguin Classics) 0-14-191529-3    
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll Pierre Bonnard  
A Parisian Affair and Other Stories 2004-12-28 Guy de Maupassant Penguin Books (Penguin Classics) 0-14-044812-8   304
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 Pierre Bonnard  
Nuit rouge: et autres histoires cruelles de Paris 2006-08-00 ed. Éric Vauthier Terre de Brume (Terres Mystérieuses) 2-84362-304-9 €18.00 236
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 Alfred Stevens 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
Future Past and Other Premonitions 2018-11-17 ed. Edouard d'Araille Living Time 978-1-906904-16-6 $9.99  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
anth  
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