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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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Translations
Year Language Title
1903 English The Englishman
1910 English The Hand
1921 Romanian Mîna
1959 Portuguese A mão
1971 English The Hand
1976 Dutch De Hand
1981 Dutch De Hand
2003 English The Hand
2015 English The Hand

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog# 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? coll Checkmark
Povestiri fantastice 1921-00-00 ed. M. Carp Viaţa Românească?     193 pb? 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? coll  
The Evening Standard Book of Strange Stories 1934-00-00 ed. uncredited Hutchinson   3/6 1024 hc? anth  
The Complete Short Stories of De Maupassant 1941-00-00 Guy de Maupassant Blue Ribbon     1011 hc? coll Checkmark
Fiction, #1 1953-10-00 ed. Editors of Fiction OPTA   F100.00 132 digest? mag Checkmark
The Complete Short Stories of Guy de Maupassant 1955-00-00 Guy de Maupassant Hanover House     xvii+
1339
hc? coll  
Os Melhores Contos Fantásticos 1959-00-00 ed. Eurico da Costa Arcádia (Colecção "Antologia" #6)     178 hc? 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? anth  
Weird Stories 1961-00-00 ed. Charles Higham Horwitz PB82 3/9 127 pb? anth  
Guy de Maupassant's Short Stories 1962-00-00 Guy de Maupassant Everyman's Library (UK)     xiv+
335
hc? coll Checkmark
Tales of Terror and Suspense 1963-10-00 ed. Stewart H. Benedict Dell 8466 $0.45 288 pb? anth  
Tales to Tremble By 1966-00-00 ed. Stephen P. Sutton Whitman Publishing Company 1631 $0.89 214 hc? anth Shannon Stirnweis Checkmark
Les chefs-d'œuvre du fantastique? 1967-00-00 ed. Alex Grall, Jacques Sternberg, Jacques Bergier Planète (Anthologie Planète)     480 hc? anth Christian Broutin  
Tales of Terror and Suspense 1967-06-00 ed. Stewart H. Benedict Dell 8466 $0.50 288 pb? anth Simpson Checkmark
The 5th Fontana Book of Great Horror Stories 1970-00-00 ed. Mary Danby Fontana   3/6 189 pb? anth  
Selected Short Stories 1971-04-30 Guy de Maupassant Penguin Books     367 tp? coll Edgar Degas  
The 5th Fontana Book of Great Horror Stories 1971-08-00 ed. Mary Danby Fontana       pb? anth  
The 5th Fontana Book of Great Horror Stories 1972-01-00 ed. Mary Danby Beagle Boxer 95199 $0.95 189 pb? anth Checkmark
Tales of Terror and Suspense 1972-04-00 ed. Stewart H. Benedict Dell (Laurel-Leaf library) 8466 $0.60 288 pb? anth  
La France fantastique de Balzac à Louÿs 1973-00-00 ed. Jean-Baptiste Baronian Marabout (Anthologie du Fantastique)     443 tp? anth  
Contes fantastiques complets 1973-00-00 Guy de Maupassant Marabout (Bibliothèque Marabout - Fantastique #464)     384 pb? coll  
Tales of Terror and Suspense 1973-10-00 ed. Stewart H. Benedict Dell Laurel-Leaf 8466 $0.75 288 pb? anth Checkmark
The 5th Fontana Book of Great Horror Stories 1974-05-00 ed. Mary Danby Fontana 0-00-612346-5 30p 189 pb? anth Checkmark
Tales of Terror and Suspense 1974-07-00 ed. Stewart H. Benedict Dell 8466 $0.95 288 pb? anth Simpson Checkmark
Contes fantastiques complets 1976-00-00 Guy de Maupassant Marabout (Bibliothèque Marabout - Fantastique #464)     380+
[4]
pb? coll Checkmark
Fantastische Verhalen 1976-00-00 Guy de Maupassant Het Spectrum (Prisma #1726) 90-274-0853-X   153 pb? coll  
Classic Tales of Horror 1976-10-00 ed. Stephanie Dowrick Constable & Co. Ltd. 0-09-461560-8 £3.75 xiii+
270
hc? anth  
Tales of Supernatural Terror 1977-00-00 Guy de Maupassant Pan Books 0-330-23397-1 £0.50 xi+
160
pb? coll Josh Kirby Checkmark
The Best Horror Stories 1977-09-00 ed. uncredited Hamlyn 0-600-38244-3 £2.95 751 hc? anth  
Adventure Stories for Girls 1978-00-00 ed. John Canning Octopus Books 0-7064-0691-5   400 hc? anth Ron Sutherland Checkmark
Great Tales of the Supernatural 1978-02-00 ed. Stephanie Dowrick J. M. Dent     206 pb? anth  
De Griezeligste Verhalen 1981-00-00 ed. Erik Lankester Loeb 90-6213-254-5   492 tp? anth Kate Higgins Checkmark
65 Great Tales of Horror 1981-09-00 ed. Mary Danby Octopus Books 0-7064-1729-1   688 hc? anth  
De Beste Griezelverhalen 1982-00-00 ed. Erik Lankester, Peter Loeb Loeb 90-349-0041-X   243 tp? anth  
Contes fantastiques complets 1983-01-00 Guy de Maupassant Marabout (Bibliothèque Marabout - Fantastique #464) 2-501-00040-4   384 pb? coll  
Beroemde Fantastische Verhalen 1985-00-00 uncredited Hema 1-132-92303-4   153+
221+
135
hc? omni Checkmark
Selected Short Stories 1987-00-00 Guy de Maupassant Penguin Books 0-14-044243-X   367 tp? 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? 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? coll Luigi Loir Checkmark
The Best Horror Stories (abridged) 1990-04-00 ed. uncredited Mallard Press 0-7924-5250-X $7.98 397 hc? anth  
The Best Horror Stories 1990-09-00 ed. uncredited Ivy Leaf 0-86363-002-2 £3.99 398 hc? anth  
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? 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? anth Joseph Drivas  
Great Ghost Stories 1993-04-00 ed. uncredited Troll Associates (Watermill Classic) 0-8167-0468-6 $3.95 91 tp? anth Mia Tavonatti  
Horror Stories 1995-09-00 ed. Susan Price Kingfisher (US) 1-85697-592-4 $6.95 255 tp? anth Mark Taylor  
Horror Stories 1995-09-00 ed. Susan Price Kingfisher 1-85697-187-2 £4.99 255 tp? anth Mark Taylor  
Contes fantastiques complets 1996-01-00 Guy de Maupassant Marabout (Bibliothèque Marabout #9001) 2-501-00948-7   384 pb? coll  
The Dark Side 1997-04-00 Guy de Maupassant Carroll & Graf 0-7867-0419-5 $10.95 xvi+
252
tp? 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? anth Lucy Corvino  
Masters of the Macabre 1999-00-00 ed. uncredited Book-of-the-Month Club 0-9650769-7-0   128 tp? 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? coll Léon Spilliaert Checkmark
The Necklace and Other Tales 2003-02-18 Guy de Maupassant Modern Library 0-679-64172-6   xxii+
195
hc? coll Checkmark
The Necklace and Other Tales 2003-02-18 Guy de Maupassant Modern Library       ebook? coll  
The Necklace and Other Tales 2003-11-11 Guy de Maupassant Modern Library 0-375-75717-1   xxii+
195
tp? coll  
Horror Stories 2005-06-00 ed. Susan Price Kingfisher 0-7534-1154-7 £5.99 255 tp? 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? 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? coll  
Short Ghost and Horror Collection 002 2009-03-23 ed. LibriVox LibriVox       digital audio download? anth  
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? 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? coll  
The Classic Horror Collection 2017-11-30 ed. uncredited Arcturus Publishing 978-1-78888-263-7 $6.99   ebook? anth  
The Classic Horror Collection 2018-03-15 ed. uncredited Arcturus Publishing 978-1-78828-401-1   928 hc? anth  
The Classic Horror Collection 2018-05-01 ed. uncredited Sirius 978-1-78828-538-4 $19.99 928 hc? anth  
The Necklace and Other Tales date unknown Guy de Maupassant Modern Library 978-1-58836-277-3     ebook? coll  
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