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Title: La mère aux monstres Title Record # 1576306
Author: Guy de Maupassant
Date: 1883-06-12
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: short story
Webpages: online-literature.com, pseudopod.org
Language: French
Note: First published in Gil Blas, 12 June 1883, with the signature Maufrigneuse.
Synopsis: The narrator's friend proposes to show him one of the curiosities of the region: the "Mother of Monsters," a woman who keeps giving birth to deformed children. In her youth she became pregnant and disguised her shape with a tight corset; the child was born a monster and she sold him to a sideshow for good money. Realizing that this is a source of income, she deliberately creates more monster pregnancies with this method. The narrator compares her to an equally monstrous mother who wore corsets while pregnant in order to be fashionable.
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Translations
Year Language Title
1903Appeared, with the translator uncredited, in an edition of the works of Maupassant published by M. Walter Dunne, 1903. Also translated by Storm Jameson, 1924.
English The Mother of Monsters
1976Translated by Lucie Haring and Rob Geuljans
Dutch De Monstermoeder
2008Translated by Aníbal Fernandes
Portuguese A Mãe Dos Monstros
2011Translated by Marta Lila Murillo
Spanish La madre de los monstruos
2012Translated by Uncredited
English A Mother of Monsters

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Yvette and Other Stories 1924-00-00 Guy de Maupassant Alfred A. Knopf (The Collected Novels and Stories of Guy de Maupassant #8)      
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  
Victorian Tales of Terror 1974-11-11 ed. Hugh Lamb W. H. Allen 0-491-01781-2 £3.50 287
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Victorian Tales of Terror 1975-03-00 ed. Hugh Lamb Taplinger 0-8008-7986-4   287
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
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  
Victorian Tales of Terror 1976-11-00 ed. Hugh Lamb Coronet 0-340-20817-1 £0.80 287
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
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  
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 Monster Book of Monsters 1988-05-00 ed. Michael O'Shaughnessy Xanadu 0-947761-42-X £9.95 352
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Hannes Bok Checkmark
The Monster Book of Monsters 1988-08-00 ed. Michael O'Shaughnessy Bonanza Books 0-517-66293-0 $7.98 352
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Hannes Bok Checkmark
100 Creepy Little Creature Stories 1994-08-00 ed. Stefan Dziemianowicz, Martin H. Greenberg, Robert Weinberg Barnes & Noble Books 1-56619-511-X $7.98 xx+
585
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Kevin McGuinness  
100 Creepy Little Creature Stories 1995-07-00 ed. Stefan Dziemianowicz, Martin H. Greenberg, Robert Weinberg Barnes & Noble Books 1-56619-919-0 $4.98 xx+
585
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  
O Festim da Aranha 2008-10-00 ed. Aníbal Fernandes Assírio&Alvim (Beltenebros #10) 978-972-37-1331-2   314
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 Francisco Goya Checkmark
La cabeza de la Gorgona y otras transformaciones terroríficas 2011-00-00 ed. uncredited Valdemar (Gótica #85) 978-84-7702-697-6   492
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio  
Pseudopod, #282 2012-05-19 ed. Shawn Garrett Escape Artists, Inc.   $0.00  
digital audio download?Digital recording in any format that is downloaded directly from the Internet. This category includes podcasts.
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Supernatural Short Stories 2018-04-15 ed. Joshua Perry Arcturus Publishing 978-1-78828-407-3   384
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Supernatural Short Stories 2018-06-01 ed. Joshua Perry Sirius 978-1-78828-543-8 $14.99 384
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Victorian Tales of Terror 2019-10-31 ed. Hugh Lamb Kingsbrook Publishing 978-1-69903-307-4 $11.99 353
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 Richard Lamb Checkmark
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