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Title: Peter Schlemihl's wundersame Geschichte Title Record # 1566992
Author: Adelbert von Chamisso
Date: 1814-00-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: novella
Series: Peter Schlemihl
Language: German
Note: The first publication was edited by Baron Friedrich de La Motte Fouqué; the idea for this novella grew on Chamisso on a walk during a conversation with him. The novella was written on a demesne not far from Berlin from August to the end of September in 1913; it was also published in the several editions of Chamisso's collected works.
Synopsis: Peter Schlemihl sells his shadow for a bagful of gold which's supply is never to end. Soon, he has to discover that he is shunned by other people. Now he desperately tries to win his shadow back from the devil.
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Year Title
1814 Peter Schlemihls wundersame Geschichte
Year Language Title
1822 Translated by Hippolyte de Chamisso, the author's older brother; the translation was 'adapted' without Chamisso's consent by the editor / publisher Charles Ladvocat. In a preface dated November 1837, the author says that he has reviewed and corrected the Ladvocat text, for the 1838 edition (see at ISFDB).
French Pierre Schlémihl [as by uncredited]
1823Per Clute/Grant this was mistakenly attributed to Fouqué in this translation (likely because he was the editor & supplier of a fictitious foreword for the original edition). Translated by Sir John Bowring Translator from Bleiler's The Guide to Supernatural Fiction.
English Peter Schlemihl [as by Lamotte Fouqué]
1823Translated by Sir John Bowring, LL.D.
English Peter Schlemihl
1831Translated by D. Bomhoff
Dutch De wonderbare geschiedenis van Peter Schlemihl
1837 Translated by N. Martin
French Histoire merveilleuse de Pierre Schlémihl [as by Adelbert de Chamisso]
1838Translated by an unknown hand
Italian L'uomo senz' ombra [as by uncredited]
1838Translated by Hippolyte de Chamisso; this initial, altered translation was revised by the author
French Merveilleuse histoire de Pierre Schlémihl [as by Adelbert de Chamisso]
1843 Translated by William Howitt This is the third-published English translation, according to its "Preface by the Translator" (see). The novella begins (quote p. 13, viewed at HathiTrust):   The Wonderful History of Peter Schlemihl.   Chapter I.   After a fortunate, but for me very troublesome voyage, we finally reached the port. The instant that I touched land in the boat, I loaded myself with my few effects, and passing through the swarming people, I entered the first, and least house, before which I saw a sign hang. I requested a room; the boots measured me with a look, and conducted me to the garret.
English The Wonderful History of Peter Schlemihl
1845 Translated by an unknown hand The source for this translation is "the Berlin edition, 1839" (1845, p. 69). It has been published in several other editions under different names of the work or the writer. It may have been published before 1845, perhaps by Burns. The novella begins (p. 7, viewed at HathiTrust):   The Shadowless Man.   Chapter I.   After a prosperous, but to me very wearisome, voyage, we came at last into port. Immediately on landing, I got together my few effects; and, squeezing myself through the crowd, went into the nearest and humblest inn which first met my gaze. On asking for a room, the waiter looked at me from head to foot, and conducted me to one.
English The Shadowless Man; or, the Wonderful History of Peter Schlemihl [as by Chamisso]
1899 Translated by an unknown hand The translation text is that published in 1845 by James Burns, as The Shadowless Man; or, The Wonderful History of Peter Schlemihl by Chamisso (see). The novella begins (p. 7, viewed at HathiTrust):   Peter Schlemihl, the Shadowless Man   Chapter I   After a prosperous, but to me very wearisome, voyage, we came at last into port. Immediately on landing I got together my few effects; and, squeezing myself through the crowd, went into the nearest and humblest inn which first met my gaze. On asking for a room the waiter looked at me from head to foot and conducted me to one.
English Peter Schlemihl, the Shadowless Man [as by Adelbert Chamisso]
1899 Translated by Frederic Henry Hedge, D.D. (LCCN n84225038, Wikipedia) Chapters I-XI (same as the original)
English The Wonderful History of Peter Schlemihl: The Man Who Lost His Shadow
1910 Abridged, from ~20,000 to ~3800 words, probably by J. A. Hammerton and/or Arthur Mee.
English Peter Schlemihl, the Shadowless Man (extract) [as by Adalbert von Chamisso]
1913 Translated by an unknown hand The translation text is that published in 1845 by James Burns, as The Shadowless Man; or, The Wonderful history of Peter Schlemihl by Chamisso (see). The novella begins (quote):   Chapter I   After a prosperous, but to me very wearisome, voyage, we came at last into port. Immediately on landing, I got together my few effects; and, squeezing myself through the crowd, went into the nearest and humblest inn which first met my gaze. On asking for a room, the waiter looked at me from head to foot, and conducted me to one.
English The Marvellous History of the Shadowless Man [as by A. von Chamisso]
1923 Translated by Theodore Bolton Bolton also illustrated the 1923 edition, wrote its introductory life of Chamisso, and several years later inscribed the copy viewed at HathiTrust Digital Library. Chapters I-XI (same as the original)
English The Wonderful History of Peter Schlemihl
1957Translated by Leopold Von Loewenstein-Wertheim, first published in 1957
English Peter Schlemihl
1957 English The Man Who Lost His Shadow [as by Adelbert von Chamisso and Gertrude C. Schwebell]
1969Translated by Harry Steinhauer
English The Strange Story of Peter Schlemihl
1973Translated by an anonymous hand Anonymous, undated, romantic French translation, revised by the author, according to Anne Richter in her anthology L'Allemagne fantastique de Goethe à Meyrink, 1973.
French L'extraordinaire histoire de Pierre Schlemihl [as by Adalbert von Chamisso]
2007Translated by an unknown hand
French L'étonnante histoire de Peter Schlemihl [as by Adalbert von Chamisso]
2012Translated by Peter Wortsman
English Peter Schlemiel
unpublishedTranslated by Louis de la Foye, Chamisso's friend. The translation found no publisher.
French Pierre Schlémihl [as by Adelbert de Chamisso]

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Peter Schlemihl's wundersame Geschichte 1814-00-00 Adelbert von Chamisso Schrag     xii+
132
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Pierre Schlémihl 1822-00-00 uncredited Ladvocat      
unknown?The publication record was created from a secondary source and the publication format is unknown.
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Peter Schlemihl 1823-00-00 Lamotte Fouqué G. and W. B. Whittaker     xii+
165
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Peter Schlemihl 1824-00-00 Lamotte Fouqué G. and W. B. Whittaker     xii+
165
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Peter Schlemihl 1824-00-00 Lamotte Fouqué Wells and Lilly     viii+
139
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Peter Schlemihl 1824-00-00 Lamotte Fouqué G. and W. B. Whittaker     xii+
165
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Peter Schlemihl's wundersame Geschichte: Zweite mit den Liedern und Balladen des Verfassers vermehrte Ausgabe 1827-00-00 Adelbert von Chamisso Schrag     xvi+
214
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
De wonderbare geschiedenis van Peter Schlemihl 1831-00-00 Adelbert von Chamisso Wonsleven      
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Peter Schlemihl's wundersame Geschichte 1835-00-00 Adelbert von Chamisso Schrag   Taler 1 1/4  
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Histoire merveilleuse de Pierre Schlémihl 1837-00-00 Adelbert de Chamisso        
unknown?The publication record was created from a secondary source and the publication format is unknown.
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L'uomo senz' ombra 1838-00-00 uncredited Omobono Manini      
unknown?The publication record was created from a secondary source and the publication format is unknown.
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Merveilleuse histoire de Pierre Schlémihl 1838-00-00 Adelbert de Chamisso Schrag      
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Peter Schlemihl's wundersame Geschichte 1839-00-00 Adelbert von Chamisso Schrag   Taler 1/2 xvi+
82
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The Wonderful History of Peter Schlemihl 1843-00-00 Adelbert von Chamisso Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans     xv+
281
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The Wonderful History of Peter Schlemihl 1844-00-00 Adelbert von Chamisso Burgess & Stringer     42
unknown?The publication record was created from a secondary source and the publication format is unknown.
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The Shadowless Man; or, The Wonderful History of Peter Schlemihl 1845-00-00 Chamisso James Burns (Burns' Fireside Library)     75
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.
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The Shadowless Man; or, The Wonderful History of Peter Schlemihl 1845-00-00 Chamisso E. Lumley (Burns' Fireside Library)     vi+
75
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Peter Schlemihl 1861-00-00 Adelbert von Chamisso Robert Hardwicke     122
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Peter Schlemihl, the Shadowless Man 1899-00-00 Adelbert Chamisso George Allen     xxxi+
147
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The Wonderful History of Peter Schlemihl: The Man Who Lost His Shadow 1899-00-00 Adelbert von Chamisso Ginn & Company (Home and School Library)     ix+
115
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The Marvellous History of the Shadowless Man and The Cold Heart 1913-11-00 ed. A. von Chamisso, Wilhelm Hauff Holden & Hardingham   15/- xiv+
93+
ii+
74
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anth  
The Wonderful History of Peter Schlemihl 1923-00-00 Adelbert von Chamisso B. W. Huebsch     113
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
chap Theodore Bolton  
Where Magic Reigns: German Fairy Tales Since Grimm 1957-00-00 ed. Gertrude C. Schwebell Stephen Daye Press   $3.75 318
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Max Barsis  
3 Great Classics 1964-00-00 ed. uncredited Arc Books (Arc Giant #1159)     255
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  
L'Allemagne fantastique de Goethe à Meyrink 1973-00-00 ed. Anne Richter, Hugo Richter Marabout (Anthologie du Fantastique)     443
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.
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The Man Who Lost His Shadow and Nine Other German Fairy Tales 1974-10-00 ed. Gertrude C. Schwebell Dover Publications 0-486-21151-7 $3.00 318
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.
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Twelve German Novellas 1977-00-00 ed. Harry Steinhauer University of California Press 0-520-03002-8   xxiii+
618
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 Schlemihls wundersame Geschichte 2003-11-00 Adelbert von Chamisso Suhrkamp (BasisBibliothek #37) 3-518-18837-2 €4.50 190
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.
chap Checkmark
The World's Greatest Books: Vol. II: Fiction 2004-01-08 ed. J. A. Hammerton, Arthur Mee Project Gutenberg 10643    
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
anth  
Peter Schlemihl 2007-06-26 Adelbert von Chamisso Project Gutenberg 21943 $0.00  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
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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  
Peter Schlemihl 2009-10-19 Adelbert von Chamisso ValdeBooks 978-1-4444-5449-9 $6.49 66
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.
chap  
The Marvellous History of the Shadowless Man and The Cold Heart 2010-05-02 ed. A. von Chamisso, Wilhelm Hauff Project Gutenberg 32219 $0.00  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
anth  
Tales of the German Imagination: From the Brothers Grimm to Ingeborg Bachmann 2012-12-06 ed. Peter Wortsman Penguin Books (Penguin Classics) 978-0-14-119880-4 £12.99 xviii+
361
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 Ernst Ludwig Kirchner Checkmark
Peter Schlemihl 2015-02-15 Adelbert von Chamisso Alma Classics 978-1-84749-450-4 $18.95 120
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.
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Peter Schlemihl 2017-06-27 Adelbert von Chamisso Alma Books 978-0-7145-4775-6    
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
chap  
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