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Title: Apparition Title Record # 1617446
Author: Guy de Maupassant
Date: 1883-04-04
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: short story
Language: French
Note: This story first appeared in Le Gaulois, April 4, 1883.
Synopsis: The Marquis de la Tour-Samuel tells of an experience that has troubled him ever since: He met an old friend who looked prematurely aged. This friend, saying that since the death of his wife he hadn't been able to bring himself to go into his house, asked the Marquis to go there and fetch some papers. When he did, a woman in white appeared and asked him to comb her hair. The Marquis overcame his desire to flee and obliged her. She disappeared but some of her hairs remained clinging to his coat.
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Other Titles

Variant Titles Translations
Year Title
1980 Apparitions
Year Language Title
1903Translated by an uncredited translator, appeared in an edition of the works of Maupassant published by M. Walter Dunne, 1903.
English The Specter
1910Translated by an uncredited translator and revised by Dora Knowlton Ranous.
English The Apparition
1921From "Famous Modern Ghost Stories". Translated by M. Charles Sommer.
English A Ghost
1923This record collects multiple translations. Translated by Storm Jameson (Alfred A. Knopf, 1923); Translated by Arnold Kellett (1977); perhaps others. First appeared under this title in The Collected Novels and Stories of Guy de Maupassant, Volume 3: That Pig Morin and Other Stories.
English An Apparition
1929 English Bewitched Love Letters
1940 English The Ghost
1977Translated by Arnold Kellet
English Apparition
1987 German Erscheinung
2007Translated by Anonymus. First publication date unknown.
German Eine Erscheinung
2015Translated by Sandra Smith
English The Apparition

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
The Horla, Miss Harriet, Little Louise Roque, and Other Stories 1910-00-00 Guy de Maupassant P. F. Collier & Son (The Miromesnil Edition of Guy de Maupassant #6)      
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Checkmark
Famous Modern Ghost Stories 1921-00-00 ed. Dorothy Scarborough G. P. Putnam's Sons   $3.50 xxii+
419
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
That Pig Morin and Other Stories 1923-00-00 Guy de Maupassant Alfred A. Knopf (The Collected Novels and Stories of Guy de Maupassant #3)     vi+
262
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Ghost Stories, August 1929 1929-08-00 ed. George Bond Constructive Pub. Corp.   $0.25 100
bedsheet?8.5" by 11.25" magazines, e.g. early issues of Amazing; or the 1942-43 issues of Astounding.
mag Jean Oldham  
Weird Tales, February 1930 1930-02-00 ed. Farnsworth Wright Popular Fiction Publishing Co.   $0.25 148
pulp?Magazine using the common pulp size: 6.5" by 9.5". For ISFDB purposes this may also be used as a designation for the quality of the paper. There are some untrimmed pulps that are as large as 8" by 11.75
mag Hugh Rankin  
Great Ghost Stories 1940-00-00 ed. uncredited New Era 22 $0.25 48
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  
The Complete Short Stories of De Maupassant 1941-00-00 Guy de Maupassant Blue Ribbon Books     1011
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Checkmark
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
Selected Tales of Guy De Maupassant 1950-00-00 Guy de Maupassant Random House     334
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Checkmark
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  
Fantastic Stories of Imagination, March 1963 1963-03-00 ed. Cele Goldsmith Ziff-Davis Publishing Company   $0.35 132
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 Jack Gaughan Checkmark
Thin Air: An Anthology of Ghost Stories 1966-10-00 ed. Alan C. Jenkins Blackie   15/- 412
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Terribly Strange Tales 1967-11-00 ed. Elizabeth Hough Sechrist, Janette Woolsey Macrae-Smith Company     253
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Thin Air 1972-01-00 ed. Alan C. Jenkins Blackie 0-216-89345-3 £2.50 384
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
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
Tales of Supernatural Terror 1977-00-00 Guy de Maupassant Pan Books 0-330-23397-1 £0.50 xi+
160
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 Josh Kirby Checkmark
Les grands maîtres de la littérature fantastique: Tome I 1980-00-00 ed. uncredited Éditions Vernoy / Éditions Famot (Les grands maîtres de la littérature fantastique #1)     286
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
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  
Ghost Stories 1982-00-00 ed. uncredited Octopus Books 0-86178-242-9 £3.99 302
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
The Nineteenth Fontana Book of Great Ghost Stories 1983-00-00 ed. R. Chetwynd-Hayes Fontana 0-00-616826-4 £1.50 192
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  
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  
Ghost Stories 1984-00-00 ed. uncredited Cathay Books 0-86178-242-9   302
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Das GeisterHausBuch: Band 2 1987-00-00 ed. Klaus Seehafer Ravensburger (Ravensburger Taschenbuch #1652) 3-473-51652-X    
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
Jindra Čapek?Jindra Chapek
 
The Dark Side of Guy de Maupassant 1989-00-00 Guy de Maupassant Xanadu 0-947761-97-7 £10.99 320
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Checkmark
Masters of Horror & Suspense 1989-00-00 ed. uncredited Houghton Mifflin 0-395-45996-6 $ 64
ph?Pamphlet. Used for short (in page count), unbound, staple-bound, or otherwise lightly bound publications.
anth  
The Dark Side of Guy de Maupassant 1989-06-00 Guy de Maupassant Carroll & Graf 0-88184-459-4 $18.95 xvi+
252
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Luigi Loir 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  
Great Ghost Stories 1997-00-00 ed. Editors of Reader's Digest Reader's Digest 0-276-42330-5   527
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
The Dark Side 1997-04-00 Guy de Maupassant Carroll & Graf 0-7867-0419-5 $10.95 xvi+
252
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 Maurice de Vlaminck  
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
Great Ghost Stories 2004-07-00 ed. R. Chetwynd-Hayes, Stephen Jones Carroll & Graf 0-7867-1363-1 $13.00 xxiii+
326
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 Michael Gesinger  
Famous Modern Ghost Stories 2005-02-22 ed. Dorothy Scarborough, Ph.D. Project Gutenberg 15143 $0.00  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
anth Checkmark
Great Ghost Stories: Tales of Mystery and Madness 2005-06-00 ed. R. Chetwynd-Hayes, Stephen Jones Cemetery Dance Publications 1-58767-103-4 $40.00 356
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Les Edwards  
Die Pflanzen des Dr. Cinderella 2007-03-00 ed. Frank Festa Festa (Festa Allgemeine Reihe #1609) 978-3-86552-046-3 €14.00 446
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 Dave Kendall 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
Tales of Terror 2008-12-11 Guy de Maupassant Tartarus Press 978-1-905784-12-7 £32.50 xiv+
283
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Horror Masters Vol. 13 2010-02-01 ed. Sons of Horror River Styx Publishing 978-1-61704-049-8 $11.97 156
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  
Short Ghost and Horror Collection 013 2011-04-14 ed. LibriVox LibriVox      
digital audio download?Digital recording in any format that is downloaded directly from the Internet. This category includes podcasts.
anth  
Short Ghost and Horror Collection 019 2013-01-30 ed. LibriVox LibriVox      
digital audio download?Digital recording in any format that is downloaded directly from the Internet. This category includes podcasts.
anth  
The Second Ghost Story Megapack: 25 Classic Ghost Stories 2013-01-31 ed. John Gregory Betancourt Wildside Press (Megapack) 978-1-4344-4731-9 $0.99 538
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
anth Checkmark
The Necklace and Other Stories: Maupassant for Modern Times 2015-08-00 Guy de Maupassant W. W. Norton & Company 978-0-87140-368-1 $29.95 xii+
322
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Checkmark
Guy de Maupassant's Selected Works 2016-08-00 Guy de Maupassant W. W. Norton & Company (Norton Critical Editions) 978-0-393-92327-8   448
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  
Weird Tales (Volumes 11 - 20) 2019-00-00 ed. uncredited        
unknown?The publication record was created from a secondary source and the publication format is unknown.
anth  
Clair de lune date unknown Guy de Maupassant Ollendorff (Œuvres complètes illustrées de Guy de Maupassant)     291
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Checkmark
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