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Title: La torture par l'espérance Title Record # 1570930
Author: Villiers de l'Isle-Adam
Date: 1883-00-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: short story
Language: French
Note: Borderline speculative, in spite of the fact that it has an epigraph from "The Pit and the Pendulum;" it belongs to the class of non-speculative contes cruels (stories with nasty final twists).
Synopsis: A Jew imprisoned and tortured by the Spanish Inquisition for his refusal to convert to Catholicism is subjected to the ultimate torture, by being led to believe he is escaping the day before he is to be burned.
User Rating: 6.00 (1 vote) Including variants and translations: 6.50 (2 votes) Your vote: Not cast VOTE
Current Tags: Suspense (1), torture (1), fantasy (1), horror (1), realism (1), Spanish Inquisition (1) Add Tags

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Translations
Year Language Title
1883 English The Torture by Hope
1891Translated by M. P. Shiel. Published in the Strand, June 1891.
English A Torture by Hope
1894Translated by Mary J. Safford. First published in the July 1894 edition of Short Stories magazine.
English The Torture by Hope [as by Villiers de l'Isle Adam]
1894Translated by Mary J. Safford
English The Torture by Hope [as by Villiers de l'Isle Adam]
1894Translated by Mary J. Safford
English Torture by Hope
1897Translated by Charlotte Porter and Helen A. Clarke
English The Torture by Hope [as by Villiers de l'Isle Adam]
1909Translated by Mary J. Safford
English The Torture of Hope
1915Translated by N. Davidescu.
Romanian
Tortura prin Speranță?Tortura prin Speranta
Tortura prin Sperantsa
1920Translated by Hanns Heinz Ewers
German Die Marter der Hoffnung
1940Translated by Adolfo Bioy Casares and/or Jorge Luis Borges
Spanish La esperanza [as by Villiers de l'Isle Adam]
1945Translated by uncredited
English The Torture of Hope
1945 English Torture by Hope
1946Translated by Mary J. Safford. First published as The Torture by Hope in July 1894.
English Torture by Hope [as by Auguste Villiers de l'Isle-Adam]
1959Translated by Lydia Belinfante
Dutch De Hoop Als Martelwerktuig [as by Villiers de l'Isle Adam]
1966Translated by Jean A. Schalekamp
Dutch Foltering door Hoop [as by A. de Villiers de l'Isle Adam]
1967Translated by Helene Kühn & Herbert Kühn
German Die Marter der Hoffnung [as by Jean Marie Villiers de L'Isle-Adam]
1970Translated by G. Marcuson
Romanian
Tortura speranței?Tortura sperantsei
Tortura sperantei
1972Translated by Gretl Friedmann
German Folter der Hoffnung
1976 German Folter durch Hoffnung
1980Translated by Frans Blankenstein
Dutch De Foltering van de Hoop [as by Villiers de l'Isle Adam]
1980Translated by Alexandru George.
Romanian
Tortura speranței?Tortura sperantei
1981Translated by uncredited
English The Salvationists [as by Villiers de l'Isle Adam]
1982Translated by unknown
Dutch De Foltering van de Hoop
1988Translated by Надежда Рыкова / Nadezhda Rykova.
Russian [as by
Огюст Вилье де Лиль-Адан?Ogyust Vil'ye de Lil'-Adan
Auguste Villiers de l'Isle-Adam
]
1988Translated by Lydia Belinfante
Dutch De Hoop als Martelwerktuig

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Clever Tales 1897-00-00 ed. Helen A. Clarke, Charlotte Porter Copeland and Day     242
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Modern French 1909-00-00 ed. Julian Hawthorne The Review of Reviews Co.     366
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Vestitorul 1915-00-00 Villiers de l'Isle-Adam Editura Minerva (Biblioteca Minervei #171)   Lei 0.30 80
unknown?The publication record was created from a secondary source and the publication format is unknown.
coll  
Geschichten vom Jenseits 1920-00-00 Villiers de l'Isle-Adam Thespis     320
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 Checkmark
Geschichten vom Jenseits 1920-00-00 Villiers de l'Isle-Adam Thespis     318
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Masterpieces of Mystery in Four Volumes: Riddle Stories 1920-00-00 ed. Joseph Lewis French Doubleday, Page & Company     ix+
258
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
Tales of Terror 1925-00-00 ed. Joseph Lewis French Small, Maynard & Co.     224
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Weird and Uncanny Tales 1945-00-00 ed. uncredited Gulliver Books   1/6 94
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  
"Come Not, Lucifer!" A Romantic Anthology 1945-07-00 ed. uncredited John Westhouse   12/6 267
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Shocking Tales 1946-00-00 ed. Robert K. Brunner Wyn   $2.95 viii+
323
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Strange and Fantastic Stories: Fifty Tales of Terror, Horror, and Fantasy 1946-00-00 ed. Joseph A. Margolies Whittlesey House   $3.75 x+
762
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth George Salter Checkmark
Nachtelijke Cavalcade 1959-00-00 ed. B. Jessurun Lobo Querido (Salamander #48) 48   191
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 Hans Bishoff Checkmark
Nachtelijke Cavalcade 1963-00-00 ed. B. Jessurun Lobo Querido (Salamander #48) 48   191
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 Hans Bishoff Checkmark
Récits fantastiques et contes nocturnes 1965-01-00 ed. Hubert Juin Le Livre-club du libraire 180   261
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Magazine of Horror, August 1965 1965-08-00 ed. Robert A. W. Lowndes Health Knowledge, Inc.   $0.50 132
digest?Digest-size magazine, including both standard digest size, at about 7" by 4.5", and also large digest, such as recent issues of Asimov's, which are about 8.25" by 5.125".
mag Carl Kidwell Checkmark
Terror! 1966-00-00 ed. Larry T. Shaw Lancer Books 72-139 $0.50 192
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 Checkmark
Foltering door Hoop en Andere Griezelverhalen 1966-00-00 A. de Villiers de l'Isle Adam Meulenhoff (Meesters der Fantastische Vertelkunst #3) F3 ƒ2.50 154
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 Sanne Sannes Checkmark
Les chefs-d'œuvre du fantastique?Les chefs-d'oeuvre du fantastique
1967-00-00 ed. Jacques Bergier, Alex Grall, Jacques Sternberg Planète (Anthologie Planète)     480
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Christian Broutin  
Povestiri fioroase 1970-00-00 Villiers de l'Isle-Adam Editura Univers (Zenit)     xvii+
325
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 Done Stan  
Terror 1972-00-00 ed. Larry T. Shaw Heyne (Heyne Allgemeine Reihe #960) 960 DM 2.80 125
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 Mauritius Checkmark
18 Gänsehaut-Stories 1976-00-00 ed. Manfred Kluge Heyne (Heyne-Anthologien #53) 3-453-45026-4 DM 6.80 239
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  
Antología de la literatura fantástica 1977-00-00 ed. Adolfo Bioy Casares, Jorge Luis Borges, Silvina Ocampo Edhasa + Sudamericana (Pocket Edhasa #8) 84-350-0165-2   435
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 Best Horror Stories 1977-09-00 ed. uncredited Hamlyn 0-600-38244-3 £2.95 751
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Van Edgar Allan Poe tot Roald Dahl: De Vijftig Beste Griezel-Verhalen 1980-00-00 ed. Erik Lankester Publiboek / Baart 90-6513-012-8   514
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Kate Higgins Checkmark
Povestiri crude și insolite?Povestiri crude si insolite
1980-00-00 Villiers de l'Isle-Adam Editura Minerva (
Biblioteca pentru toți?Biblioteca pentru totsi
Biblioteca pentru toti
#1036)
    271
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 Vasile Olac  
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  
65 Great Tales of Horror 1982-00-00 ed. Mary Danby Octopus Books 0-7064-1729-1   688
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
De Beste Griezelverhalen 1982-00-00 ed. Erik Lankester, Peter Loeb Loeb 90-349-0041-X   243
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  
Isaac Asimov Presents the Best Horror and Supernatural of the 19th Century 1983-05-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg, Charles G. Waugh Beaufort Books 0-8253-0128-9 $16.95 368
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Beroemde Gruwelverhalen 1988-00-00 ed. B. Jessurun Lobo Elsevier 90-10-01996-9   274
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Walt de Rijk  
1989-00-00 ed. 5-289-00450-5   491
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Anthologie de la peur: Entre chien et loup 1989-04-00 ed. Éric Jourdan Seuil (Points #L202) 2-02-010687-6   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.
anth Salvador Dali  
The Best Horror Stories (abridged) 1990-04-00 ed. uncredited Mallard Press 0-7924-5250-X $7.98 398
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
The Best Horror Stories (abridged) 1990-09-00 ed. uncredited Ivy Leaf 0-86363-002-2 £3.99 398
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Strange Tales from the Strand 1991-11-00 ed. Jack Adrian Oxford University Press 0-19-212305-X £15.95 xxiii+
373
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Mick Brownfield Checkmark
Strange Tales from the Strand 1992-10-00 ed. Jack Adrian Oxford University Press 0-19-282997-1 £6.99 xxiii+
373
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 Mick Brownfield  
Horror by Lamplight 1993-08-00 ed. uncredited Chancellor Press 1-85152-315-4 £4.99 504
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Paul Williams (II) Checkmark
100 Tiny Tales of Terror 1996-09-00 ed. Stefan Dziemianowicz, Martin H. Greenberg, Robert Weinberg Barnes & Noble Books 0-7607-0140-7 $7.98 x+
565
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Cheryl Knippenburg Checkmark
Lovecrafts dunkle Idole 1999-03-00 ed. Frank Festa Blitz (H. P. Lovecrafts Bibliothek des Schreckens #1) 3-932171-98-5 DM 19.80 171
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 Babbarammdass  
Modern French 1999-07-00 ed. Julian Hawthorne Project Gutenberg 1831    
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
anth  
Lovecrafts dunkle Idole 2000-05-00 ed. Frank Festa Blitz (H. P. Lovecrafts Bibliothek des Schreckens #1) 3-932171-98-5 DM 19.80 171
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 Babbarammdass Checkmark
Lovecrafts dunkle Idole 2002-06-00 ed. Frank Festa Festa (H. P. Lovecrafts Bibliothek des Schreckens #2601) 3-935822-38-3 €16.00 172
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Babbarammdass Checkmark
H. P. Lovecraft's Book of the Supernatural: Classic Tales of the Macabre 2007-06-25 ed. Stephen Jones Fall River Press 978-0-7607-9123-3   xxvi+
354
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
The Night Season: Lost Tales from the Golden Age of Macabre 2012-08-10 ed. Duane Parsons Wildside Press 978-1-4344-4108-9 $14.99 286
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 Macabre Megapack: 25 Lost Tales from the Golden Age 2012-08-14 ed. Duane Parsons Wildside Press 978-1-4344-4828-6 $0.99  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
anth  
Lovecrafts dunkle Idole: Band I & II 2018-07-04 Frank Festa Festa 978-3-86552-663-2 €13.99 608
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.
omni Timo Wuerz  
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