Title: La morte

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Title: La morte Title Record # 1937302
Author: Guy de Maupassant
Date: 1887-05-31
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: short story
Language: French
Note: First published in Gil Blas, 31 May 1887.
Synopsis: The narrator's wife has died. Grieving, he wanders into the cemetery one night. He sees all the dead begin to rise from their graves; each one erases the pious words written on their gravestones about how they were loving spouses and beloved parents, and instead write the truth: they were hypocrites, bullies, thieves, tyrants, backbiters, adulterers...
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Other Titles

Translations
Year Language Title
unknown German Die Tote
1903 English Was It a Dream?
1976 Dutch De Dode
1977 English The Dead Girl

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog# Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Strong as Death, Useless Beauty, Who Knows? and Other Stories 1910-00-00 Guy de Maupassant P. F. Collier & Son (The Miromesnil Edition of Guy de Maupassant #7)     [382] hc? coll Checkmark
The Complete Short Stories of De Maupassant 1941-00-00 Guy de Maupassant Blue Ribbon     1011 hc? coll Checkmark
Great Tales of Terror and the Supernatural 1944-00-00 ed. Herbert A. Wise, Phyllis Fraser Modern Library G72 $2.95 xix+
1080
hc? anth George Salter Checkmark
Selected Tales of Guy De Maupassant 1950-00-00 Guy de Maupassant Random House     334 hc? coll Checkmark
The Complete Short Stories of Guy de Maupassant 1955-00-00 Guy de Maupassant Hanover House     xvii+
1339
hc? coll  
Horror Stories 1961-00-00 ed. uncredited Paul Elek   3/6 255 pb? anth  
The Arrow Book of Horror Stories 1965-00-00 ed. uncredited Arrow Books 799 3/6 255 pb? anth  
Magazine of Horror, November 1965 1965-11-00 ed. Robert A. W. Lowndes Health Knowledge, Inc.   $0.50 132 digest? mag Carl Kidwell Checkmark
Great Tales of Terror and the Supernatural 1971-00-00 ed. Herbert A. Wise, Phyllis Fraser Hammond, Hammond & Co. 0-242-78551-4   832 hc? anth Stein Checkmark
The Supernatural in Fiction 1973-00-00 ed. Leo P. Kelley McGraw-Hill (Patterns in Literary Art) 0-07-033497-8 $3.96 [iv]+
313
tp? anth Checkmark
Contes fantastiques complets 1973-00-00 Guy de Maupassant Marabout (Bibliothèque Marabout - Fantastique #464)     384 pb? coll  
A Little Night Reading: Twenty Tales of Horror and the Supernatural 1974-00-00 ed. Dave Allen Schlesinger Yeatman Ltd 0-85093-191-6   315 hc? anth  
Tales of the Occult 1975-06-00 ed. Barbara H. Wolf, Jack C. Wolf Fawcett Crest X2455 $1.75 416 pb? anth Checkmark
A Little Night Reading 1975-09-00 ed. Dave Allen Orbit 0-86007-863-9 £0.75 314 pb? anth  
Quickie Thrillers: 25 Mini-Mysteries 1975-10-00 ed. Dr. Arthur Liebman Washington Square Press / Pocket Books 671-48517-2 $1.50 190 pb? anth Roland Descombes 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  
Quickie Thrillers: 25 Mini-Mysteries 1976-01-00 ed. Dr. Arthur Liebman Pocket Books 0-671-48517-2 $1.50 190 pb? anth Roland Descombes Checkmark
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
Great Tales of Terror and the Supernatural 1977-00-00 ed. Herbert A. Wise, Phyllis Fraser Book Club Associates CN 4361   832 hc? anth Checkmark
The Best Ghost Stories 1977-06-00 ed. uncredited Hamlyn 0-600-38242-7 £4.95 750 hc? 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
Ghost Stories 1988-03-00 ed. Robert Westall Kingfisher 0-86272-323-X £6.95 253 hc? anth  
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 Ghost Stories (abridged) 1990-03-00 ed. uncredited Mallard Press 0-7924-5249-6 $7.98 397 hc? anth  
Great Tales of Madness and the Macabre 1990-05-00 ed. Charles Ardai Galahad Books 0-88365-750-3 $9.98 518 hc? anth Karen Nelson  
The Best Ghost Stories 1990-09-00 ed. uncredited Ivy Leaf 0-86363-008-1 £3.99 397 hc? anth  
Ghost Stories 1991-07-00 ed. Robert Westall Kingfisher 0-86272-802-9 £3.95 253 tp? anth  
Ghost Stories 1993-03-00 ed. Robert Westall Kingfisher (US) (Kingfisher Treasury #5) 1-85697-884-2 $6.95 253 tp? anth Graham Potts Checkmark
Creepy Classics 1994-00-00 ed. Mary Hill Random House 0-679-86692-2 $4.99 vi+
122
tp? anth Dominick R. Domingo  
Great Tales of Terror and the Supernatural 1994-00-00 ed. Phyllis Cerf Wagner, Herbert Wise Modern Library 0-679-60128-7 $25.95 xix+
1034
hc? anth Henry Fuseli Checkmark
Tales of Terror and the Supernatural 1994-10-00 ed. uncredited Bracken Books 1-85891-137-0 £5.99 611 hc? anth  
Great Tales of Terror and the Supernatural 1994-10-00 ed. Phyllis Cerf Wagner, Herbert Wise Modern Library 0-679-60128-7 $21.00 xix+
1034
hc? anth Fuseli Checkmark
Contes fantastiques complets 1996-01-00 Guy de Maupassant Marabout (Bibliothèque Marabout #9001) 2-501-00948-7   384 pb? coll  
Crew's 13: Classic Tales of the Macabre & Fantastic 1997-00-00 ed. Gary Crew ABC Books (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) 0-7333-0564-4 A$14.95 211 tp? anth Shaun Tan Checkmark
The Dark Side 1997-04-00 Guy de Maupassant Carroll & Graf 0-7867-0419-5 $10.95 xvi+
252
tp? coll Maurice de Vlaminck  
Ghost Stories 1997-04-00 ed. Robert Westall Kingfisher 0-86272-802-9 £5.99 253 tp? anth  
Who Knows? and, Was It a Dream? 1998-00-00 Guy de Maupassant Books of Wonder (Classic Frights) 0-929605-80-2 $5.95 56 tp? coll Jennifer Dickson  
One Dark Night: 13 Masterpieces of the Macabre 2000-09-00 ed. Kathleen Blease Ballantine Books 0-345-44044-7 $10.00 xiii+
206
tp? anth Checkmark
Die graue Madonna 2008-07-00 ed. Frank Festa Festa (Festa Horror TB #1521) 978-3-86552-061-6 €13.95 415 pb? anth Markus Vesper 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 Screaming Skull and Other Classic Horror Stories 2010-00-00 ed. Michael Kelahan Fall River Press 978-1-4351-2498-1   xiv+
408
hc? anth Patrice Kaplan Checkmark
Zombies! Zombies! Zombies! 2011-09-20 ed. Otto Penzler Vintage Crime/Black Lizard / Vintage Books 978-0-307-74089-2 $25.00 xii+
810
tp? anth Virgil Finlay Checkmark
Night Terrors Anthology 2012-04-13 ed. Karen Henderson Kayelle Press 978-0-9808642-8-1 $17.99 256 tp? anth Ken Henson  
Horror Short Stories 2017-11-30 ed. Joanna Blythe Arcturus Publishing 978-1-78888-181-4 $4.99   ebook? anth  
Horror Short Stories 2018-03-15 ed. Joanna Blythe Arcturus Publishing 978-1-78828-406-6   384 hc? anth  
Ghost Stories date unknown ed. Robert Westall Kingfisher (US) 1-85697-884-2 $6.95 253 tp? anth Graham Potts Checkmark
Great Tales of Terror and the Supernatural date unknown ed. Phyllis Cerf Wagner, Herbert Wise Modern Library 0-679-60128-7 $25.95 xix+
1034
hc? anth Henry Fuseli Checkmark
Great Tales of Terror and the Supernatural date unknown ed. Phyllis Cerf Wagner, Herbert Wise Modern Library 394-60446-6 $9.95 xix+
1034
hc? anth Sara Eisenmann Checkmark
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