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Title: Le tic Title Record # 1733589
Author: Guy de Maupassant
Date: 1884-07-14
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: short story
Language: French
Note: Borderline speculative, dealing as it does with fear, strange mental phenomena, and premature burial. First published in Le Gaulois, 14 July 1883.
Synopsis: At a spa, the narrator notices two patients, a sickly-looking woman and an older man who has a strange repeated habitual gesture of his hand as if pushing something away. He learns their story: She's his daughter, and once died and was buried. A few days later she showed up at his door. He was so shocked he could only feebly push her away. She explained that she'd been buried alive and dug up by grave robbers. But he kept the gesture ever after.
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Translations
Year Language Title
1903Appeared, with the translator uncredited, in an edition of the works of Maupassant published by M. Walter Dunne, 1903.
English The Spasm
1904 English From the Tomb
1904 English From the Tomb [as by uncredited]
1904Translated by E. C. Waggener
English From the Tomb [as by De Maupassant]
1926Translated by Storm Jameson
English Nerves
1976Translated by Lucie Haring and Rob Geuljans
Dutch De Tic
1977 English The Spastic Mannerism
1989Translated by Arnold Kellett
English The Mannerism
1994Translated by Anthony Horowitz
English The Twitch

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Twenty-Five Ghost Stories 1904-00-00 ed. W. Bob Holland J. S. Ogilvie Publishing Co.     256
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Une Vie, Saint Anthony, Minuet, and Other Stories 1910-00-00 Guy de Maupassant P. F. Collier & Son (The Miromesnil Edition of Guy de Maupassant #1)     [372]
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Checkmark
The Pedlar and Other Stories 1926-00-00 Guy de Maupassant Alfred A. Knopf (The Collected Novels and Stories of Guy de Maupassant #18)      
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
The Haunted Hotel and Twenty-Five Other Ghost Stories 1941-00-00 uncredited Avon Book Co. 6 $0.25 240+
255
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.
omni Checkmark
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.
coll Checkmark
Twenty-Five Great Ghost Stories 1943-00-00 ed. uncredited Avon Book Co. (New Avon Library)   $0.25 190
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 Perma Book of Ghost Stories 1950-00-00 ed. W. Bob Holland Permabooks P94 $0.35 188
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
20 Great Ghost Stories 1955-00-00 ed. uncredited Avon 630 $0.25 127
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 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  
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  
Some Things Strange and Sinister 1973-04-00 ed. Joan Kahn Harper & Row 0-06-023087-8   x+
245
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Some Things Strange and Sinister 1974-08-00 ed. Joan Kahn Avon 0-380-00084-9 $0.95 x+
223
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
Some Things Strange and Sinister 1976-00-00 ed. Joan Kahn Coronet 0-340-20138-X   240
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 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  
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
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 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 Puffin Book of Horror Stories 1994-11-00 ed. Anthony Horowitz Viking UK 0-670-85382-8 £9.99 160
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Julian Lee  
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  
Death Walks Tonight: Horrifying Stories 1996-08-00 ed. Anthony Horowitz Puffin / Penguin Books (US) 0-14-038184-8 $3.99 158
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 Jim Carroll  
The Puffin Book of Horror Stories 1996-09-00 ed. Anthony Horowitz Puffin / Penguin Books (UK) 0-14-036883-3 £3.99 159
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 Stephen Player  
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
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  
Twenty-Five Ghost Stories 2016-10-31 ed. W. Bob Holland Project Gutenberg 53419 $0.00  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
anth  
The 7th Ghost Story Megapack: 34 Classic Stories! 2016-11-08 ed. John Gregory Betancourt Wildside Press 978-1-4794-2431-3 $0.99  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
anth  
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