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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
unknownTranslated by Friedrich von Oppeln-Bronikowski.
German Die Tote
1903Appeared, with the translator uncredited, in an edition of the works of Maupassant published by M. Walter Dunne, 1903. This record may include other translations also.
English Was It a Dream?
1976Translated by Lucie Haring and Rob Geuljans
Dutch De Dode
1977Translated by Arnold Kellett
English The Dead Girl

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID 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?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll 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
Great Tales of Terror and the Supernatural 1944-00-00 ed. Herbert A. Wise, Phyllis Fraser Modern Library G72 $2.95 xix+
1080
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth George Salter Checkmark
Selected Tales of Guy De Maupassant 1950-00-00 Guy de Maupassant Random House     334
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  
Horror Stories 1961-00-00 ed. uncredited Paul Elek   3/6 255
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.
anth  
The Arrow Book of Horror Stories 1965-00-00 ed. uncredited Arrow Books 799 3/6 255
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.
anth  
Magazine of Horror, November 1965 1965-11-00 ed. Robert A. W. Lowndes Health Knowledge, Inc.   $0.50 132
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 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?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
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?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
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  
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?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Tales of the Occult 1975-06-00 ed. Barbara H. Wolf, Jack C. Wolf Fawcett Crest X2455 $1.75 416
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
A Little Night Reading 1975-09-00 ed. Dave Allen Orbit 0-86007-863-9 £0.75 314
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  
Quickie Thrillers: 25 Mini-Mysteries 1975-10-00 ed. Dr. Arthur Liebman Washington Square Press / Pocket Books 671-48517-2 $1.50 190
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 Roland Descombes 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.
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  
Quickie Thrillers: 25 Mini-Mysteries 1976-01-00 ed. Dr. Arthur Liebman Pocket Books 0-671-48517-2 $1.50 190
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 Roland Descombes Checkmark
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
Great Tales of Terror and the Supernatural 1977-00-00 ed. Herbert A. Wise, Phyllis Fraser Book Club Associates CN 4361   832
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
The Best Ghost Stories 1977-06-00 ed. uncredited Hamlyn 0-600-38242-7 £4.95 750
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
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
Ghost Stories 1988-03-00 ed. Robert Westall Kingfisher 0-86272-323-X £6.95 253
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
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
The Best Ghost Stories (abridged) 1990-03-00 ed. uncredited Mallard Press 0-7924-5249-6 $7.98 397
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Great Tales of Madness and the Macabre 1990-05-00 ed. Charles Ardai Galahad Books 0-88365-750-3 $9.98 518
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Karen Nelson  
The Best Ghost Stories 1990-09-00 ed. uncredited Ivy Leaf 0-86363-008-1 £3.99 397
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Ghost Stories 1991-07-00 ed. Robert Westall Kingfisher 0-86272-802-9 £3.95 253
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  
Ghost Stories 1993-03-00 ed. Robert Westall Kingfisher (US) (Kingfisher Treasury #5) 1-85697-884-2 $6.95 253
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 Graham Potts Checkmark
Creepy Classics 1994-00-00 ed. Mary Hill Random House 0-679-86692-2 $4.99 vi+
122
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 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?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
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?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
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?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Fuseli Checkmark
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  
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?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 Shaun Tan 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  
Ghost Stories 1997-04-00 ed. Robert Westall Kingfisher 0-86272-802-9 £5.99 253
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  
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?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 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?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
Die graue Madonna 2008-07-00 ed. Frank Festa Festa (Festa Horror TB #1521) 978-3-86552-061-6 €13.95 415
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 Markus Vesper 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 Screaming Skull and Other Classic Horror Stories 2010-00-00 ed. Michael Kelahan Fall River Press 978-1-4351-2498-1   xiv+
408
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
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?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 Virgil Finlay Checkmark
Night Terrors Anthology 2012-04-13 ed. Karen Henderson Kayelle Press 978-0-9808642-8-1 $17.99 256
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 Ken Henson  
Horror Short Stories 2017-11-30 ed. Joanna Blythe Arcturus Publishing 978-1-78888-181-4 $4.99  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
anth  
Horror Short Stories 2018-03-15 ed. Joanna Blythe Arcturus Publishing 978-1-78828-406-6   384
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Ghost Stories date unknown ed. Robert Westall Kingfisher (US) 1-85697-884-2 $6.95 253
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 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?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Henry Fuseli Checkmark
Great Tales of Terror and the Supernatural date unknown ed. Phyllis Cerf Wagner, Herbert Wise Modern Library 0-394-60446-6 $9.95 xix+
1034
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Sara Eisenmann Checkmark
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