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Title: La main Title Record # 1723645
Author: Guy de Maupassant
Date: 1883-12-23
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: short story
Series: La main d'écorché
Series Number: 2
Language: French
Note: This is the second version of the story, published in the Le Gaulois, December 23, 1883. Maupassant completely re-wrote his initial tale entitled La main d'écorché, published in 1875 in L'Almanach lorrain de Pont-à-Mousson.
Synopsis: This story takes place in Corsica and is narrated by a magistrate. He visits Sir John Rowell, an Englishman settled in the area having fled his homeland. Sir John shows his collection of arms; among them is a mummified hand chained to the wall. He explains that it's the hand of his greatest enemy and is chained to stop it from getting away (the magistrate takes this for a joke). A year later Sir John is found dead, strangled, with the chain broken and the hand missing.
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Other Titles

Translations
Year Language Title
1903First appeared, with the translator uncredited, in an edition of Maupassant's Complete Works published by M. Walter Dunne, 1903.
English The Englishman
1910Appeared in the Miromesnil edition of Guy de Maupassant's works, 1910. Also translated by Storm Jameson in The Collected Novels and Stories of Guy de Maupassant, Volume 9: Day and Night Stories (Alfred A. Knopf, 1924), and by Arnold Kellet (1977). This record may include other translations as well.
English The Hand
1921 Romanian Mîna
1959Translated by uncredited or unknown
Portuguese A mão
1971Translated by Roger Colet
English The Hand
1976Translated by Lucie Haring and Rob Geuljans
Dutch De Hand
1981Translated by Yanik Kuyten
Dutch De Hand
2003Translated by Joachim Neugroschel
English The Hand
2010This is the uncredited translation first published in 1903 in M. Walter Dunne's edition of the collected works of Maupassant, under the title "The Englishman" (see the title record for that title).
English The Hand
2015Translated by Sandra Smith
English The Hand

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Monsieur Parent, Queen Hortense, Fascination, and Other Stories 1910-00-00 Guy de Maupassant P. F. Collier & Son (The Miromesnil Edition of Guy de Maupassant #8)     [382]
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Checkmark
Povestiri fantastice 1921-00-00 ed. M. Carp
Viaţa Românească?Viata Romaneasca
Viatsa Romaneasca
    193
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  
Day and Night Stories 1924-00-00 Guy de Maupassant Alfred A. Knopf (The Collected Novels and Stories of Guy de Maupassant #9)     vi+
246
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
The Evening Standard Book of Strange Stories 1934-00-00 ed. uncredited Hutchinson   3/6 1024
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
The Complete Short Stories of De Maupassant 1941-00-00 Guy de Maupassant Blue Ribbon     1011
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
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Fiction, #1 1953-10-00 ed. Editors of Fiction OPTA   F100.00 132
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 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  
Os Melhores Contos Fantásticos 1959-00-00 ed. Eurico da Costa Arcádia (Colecção "Antologia" #6)     178
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Santiago Areal Checkmark
An Omnibus of Continental Mysteries, Part I 1960-00-00 ed. George Bisserov Juniper Press (The Classics of Mystery #8)   $5.50 382
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Weird Stories 1961-00-00 ed. Charles Higham Horwitz PB82 3/9 127
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  
Guy de Maupassant's Short Stories 1962-00-00 Guy de Maupassant Everyman's Library (UK)     xiv+
335
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
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Tales of Terror and Suspense 1963-10-00 ed. Stewart H. Benedict Dell 8466 $0.45 288
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  
Tales to Tremble By 1966-00-00 ed. Stephen P. Sutton Whitman Publishing Company 1631 $0.89 214
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Shannon Stirnweis Checkmark
Les chefs-d'œuvre du fantastique?Les chefs-d'oeuvre du fantastique
1967-00-00 ed. Alex Grall, Jacques Sternberg, Jacques Bergier Planète (Anthologie Planète)     480
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Christian Broutin  
Tales of Terror and Suspense 1967-06-00 ed. Stewart H. Benedict Dell 8466 $0.50 288
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 Simpson Checkmark
The 5th Fontana Book of Great Horror Stories 1970-00-00 ed. Mary Danby Fontana   3/6 189
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  
Selected Short Stories 1971-04-30 Guy de Maupassant Penguin Books     367
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 Edgar Degas  
The 5th Fontana Book of Great Horror Stories 1971-08-00 ed. Mary Danby Fontana      
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 5th Fontana Book of Great Horror Stories 1972-01-00 ed. Mary Danby Beagle Boxer 95199 $0.95 189
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
Tales of Terror and Suspense 1972-04-00 ed. Stewart H. Benedict Dell (Laurel-Leaf library) 8466 $0.60 288
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  
La France fantastique de Balzac à Louÿs 1973-00-00 ed. Jean-Baptiste Baronian 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.
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  
Tales of Terror and Suspense 1973-10-00 ed. Stewart H. Benedict Dell Laurel-Leaf 8466 $0.75 288
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 5th Fontana Book of Great Horror Stories 1974-05-00 ed. Mary Danby Fontana 0-00-612346-5 30p 189
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
Tales of Terror and Suspense 1974-07-00 ed. Stewart H. Benedict Dell 8466 $0.95 288
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 Simpson Checkmark
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.
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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  
Classic Tales of Horror 1976-10-00 ed. Stephanie Dowrick Constable & Co. Ltd. 0-09-461560-8 £3.75 xiii+
270
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
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
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  
Adventure Stories for Girls 1978-00-00 ed. John Canning Octopus Books 0-7064-0691-5   400
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Ron Sutherland Checkmark
Great Tales of the Supernatural 1978-02-00 ed. Stephanie Dowrick J. M. Dent     206
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  
De Griezeligste Verhalen 1981-00-00 ed. Erik Lankester Loeb 90-6213-254-5   492
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 Kate Higgins Checkmark
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  
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  
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
Selected Short Stories 1987-00-00 Guy de Maupassant Penguin Books 0-14-044243-X   367
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 Edgar Degas  
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
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
The Best Horror Stories (abridged) 1990-04-00 ed. uncredited Mallard Press 0-7924-5250-X $7.98 397
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
The Best Horror Stories 1990-09-00 ed. uncredited Ivy Leaf 0-86363-002-2 £3.99 398
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Contes du jour et de la nuit 1990-09-00 Guy de Maupassant Garnier-Flammarion 2-08-070292-0 / 292   251
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
J. Béraud?J. Beraud
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Contes du jour et de la nuit 1991-04-00 Guy de Maupassant Le Livre de Poche (Le Livre de Poche #6490) 2-253-04654-X   220
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 Matthias Grünewald Checkmark
Great Tales of the Supernatural 1992-05-00 ed. Stephanie Dowrick J. M. Dent (Everyman's Library) 0-460-87165-X £3.99 206
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 Joseph Drivas  
Great Ghost Stories 1993-04-00 ed. uncredited Troll Associates (Watermill Classic) 0-8167-0468-6 $3.95 91
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 Mia Tavonatti  
Horror Stories 1995-09-00 ed. Susan Price Kingfisher (US) 1-85697-592-4 $6.95 255
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 Mark Taylor  
Horror Stories 1995-09-00 ed. Susan Price Kingfisher 1-85697-187-2 £4.99 255
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 Mark Taylor  
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  
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  
100 Twisted Little Tales of Torment 1998-10-00 ed. Stefan Dziemianowicz, Robert Weinberg, Martin H. Greenberg Barnes & Noble Books 0-7607-0855-X $7.98 578
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Lucy Corvino  
Masters of the Macabre 1999-00-00 ed. uncredited Book-of-the-Month Club 0-9650769-7-0   128
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  
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
The Necklace and Other Tales 2003-02-18 Guy de Maupassant Modern Library 0-679-64172-6   xxii+
195
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Checkmark
The Necklace and Other Tales 2003-02-18 Guy de Maupassant Modern Library      
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll  
The Necklace and Other Tales 2003-11-11 Guy de Maupassant Modern Library 0-375-75717-1   xxii+
195
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  
Horror Stories 2005-06-00 ed. Susan Price Kingfisher 0-7534-1154-7 £5.99 255
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 Edwards  
The Dark Side: Truly Terrifying Tales 2007-11-00 ed. Susan Price Kingfisher (US) 978-0-7534-6143-3 $6.95 269
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 John Clucas 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  
Short Ghost and Horror Collection 002 2009-03-23 ed. LibriVox LibriVox      
digital audio download?Digital recording in any format that is downloaded directly from the Internet. This category includes podcasts.
anth  
The Book of the Living Dead 2010-10-00 ed. John Richard Stephens Berkley Books 978-0-425-23706-9 $15.00 xi+
399
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 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  
The Classic Horror Collection 2017-11-30 ed. uncredited Arcturus Publishing 978-1-78888-263-7 $6.99  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
anth  
The Classic Horror Collection 2018-03-15 ed. uncredited Arcturus Publishing 978-1-78828-401-1   928
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
The Classic Horror Collection 2018-05-01 ed. uncredited Sirius 978-1-78828-538-4 $19.99 928
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
The Necklace and Other Tales date unknown Guy de Maupassant Modern Library 978-1-58836-277-3    
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll  
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