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Title: La peur Title Record # 1733577
Author: Guy de Maupassant
Date: 1882-10-23
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: short story
Series: La peur
Series Number: 1
Language: French
Note:
  • Borderline speculative: this is really a discourse on the fear of the unknown, illustrated by two anecdotes where imagination, atmosphere, and not knowing the cause of perceptions combined to create intense fear.
  • This is the first of two different tales bearing this title, published in the October 23rd 1882 issue of Le Gaulois, and included in the 1883 collection Les contes de la bécasse. It is not to be confused with the second one, published in the July 25th 1884 issue of Le Figaro, and left uncollected by the author.
  • The first sentence is On remonta sur le pont après dîner, "We went back up on deck after dinner".
Synopsis: Some travelers are chatting about fear. One of them says he has known true fear, and tells about two experiences, one occasion in Africa involving mysterious phenomena and a sudden death, and the other being a night spent in a hut with a group of people who were convinced a dead man was returning to haunt them.
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Translations
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 Traveler's Story
1907 English Fear [as by Henri René Albert Guy de Maupassant]
1909Translation of the 1882 story "La peur" ("We went on deck after dinner..."). DO NOT MERGE with translations of the other story with the same title. This record combines multiple translations: an uncredited translation (1909); an uncredited translation revised by Dora Knowlton Ranous (1910); one by Storm Jameson (1922); one by Marjorie Laurie (1923); one by Arnold Kellet (1977); and perhaps others.
English Fear
1962Translated by Marjorie Laurie
English Fear
1976Translated by Lucie Haring and Rob Geuljans
Dutch Angst
1976Only the second part of the story, the return of the dead poacher.
German Die Angst
2015Translated by Sandra Smith and Eleanor Hill
English Fear

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Modern French 1909-00-00 ed. Julian Hawthorne The Review of Reviews Co.     366
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
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
Mademoiselle Fifi and Other Stories 1922-00-00 Guy de Maupassant Alfred A. Knopf (The Collected Novels and Stories of Guy de Maupassant #2)     262
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
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
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  
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.
coll Checkmark
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
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  
18 Gänsehaut-Stories 1976-00-00 ed. Manfred Kluge Heyne (Heyne-Anthologien #53) 3-453-45026-4 DM 6.80 239
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 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
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  
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
The Mammoth Book of Classic Chillers 1986-09-00 ed. Tim Haydock Robinson 0-948164-25-5 $9.95 693
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 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
Contes de la bécasse et autres contes de chasseurs 1991-11-00 Guy de Maupassant Presses Pocket (Lire et voir des classiques #6096) 2-266-04331-5   270
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
Contes de la bécasse 1994-08-00 Guy de Maupassant Gallimard (Folio classique #1144) 2-07-037144-1   214
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 Pierre-Auguste Renoir  
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  
100 Tiny Tales of Terror 1996-09-00 ed. Stefan Dziemianowicz, Martin H. Greenberg, Robert Weinberg Barnes & Noble Books 0-7607-0140-7 $7.98 x+
565
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Cheryl Knippenburg Checkmark
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  
Modern French 1999-07-00 ed. Julian Hawthorne Project Gutenberg 1831    
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
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
Le Horla: et autres nouvelles fantastiques 2008-02-00 Guy de Maupassant Presses Pocket (Presses Pocket #12349) 978-2-266-15920-3 €1.50 100
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 Johann Heinrich Füssli 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  
The Haunts & Horrors Megapack: 31 Modern & Classic Stories 2013-09-19 ed. John Betancourt Wildside Press (Megapack)   $0.99  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
anth Andrey Kiselev 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  
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