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Title: Le Horla (early version) Title Record # 1703495
Author: Guy de Maupassant
Date: 1886-10-26
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: short story
Series: Le Horla
Series Number: 2
Language: French
Note: This is the first version of the story written by Guy de Maupassant (1886, about 3,500 words long), initially published on October 26 1886 in the daily newspaper Gil Blas. A revised and lengthened version of it (about about 7,800 words long) was published the following year under the same title, "Le Horla", differring considerably as far as its narrative structure was concerned.
Synopsis: Mental specialist Dr. Marrande tells a few of his collegues about the curious case of a man who believes he is haunted by an invisible being. The patient is ushered, made to tell his story and answer questions. The doctor then states his inability to decide whether the man is mad or telling the truth.
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Other Titles

Variant Titles Translations
Year Title
1886 Le Horla
1947 Le Horla (1re version)
1973 Le Horla (première version)
1980 Le Horla (1ère version)
2008 Le Horla (1886)
Year Language Title
1976Translated by Lucie Haring and Rob Geuljans
Dutch De Horla (Eerste Versie)
1987Translated by uncredited
German Der Horla
2004Translated by Siân Miles
English The Horla

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Gil Blas, October 26, 1886 1886-10-26 ed. Editors of Gil Blas Gil Blas   F0.15 4
other?The publication format is non-standard. The details are usually provided publication notes.
mag  
Anthologie du conte fantastique français 1947-06-00 ed. Pierre Castex Librairie José Corti     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 S.o'B.  
Anthologie du conte fantastique français 1947-06-00 ed. Pierre Castex Librairie José Corti     326
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Anthologie du conte fantastique français (revised edition) 1963-09-00 ed. Pierre Castex Librairie José Corti     348
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  
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  
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  
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
Anthologie du conte fantastique français (revised edition) 1977-09-00 ed. Pierre Castex Librairie José Corti     348
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  
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
Vampires de Paris 1981-00-00 ed. Francis Lacassin Union générale d'éditions (Les maîtres de l'étrange et de la peur) 2-264-00364-2   250
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 Alain Tercinet  
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
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
 
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
Anthologie du conte fantastique français (revised edition) 2004-01-02 ed. Pierre Castex Librairie José Corti (Les Massicotés)     375
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  
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 2004-06-23 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 2004-12-28 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  
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
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