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Title: The People of the Pit Title Record # 37542
Author: A. Merritt
Date: 1918-01-05
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: short story
Webpages: librivox.org, YouTube
Language: English
Note:
  • First published in the January 5, 1918 All-Story Weekly
  • Amazing Stories, March 1927, illustrated by Martin Gambee.
Synopsis: Available on page 291, Bleiler (Gernsback).
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Other Titles

Variant Titles Translations
Year Title
1918 The People of the Pit [as by Abraham Merritt]
Year Language Title
1970Translated by Z. Álvarez
Spanish Los habitantes del pozo [as by Abraham Merritt]
1974Translated by France-Marie Watkins
French Les êtres de l'abîme [as by Abraham Merritt]
1980Translated by Lore Straßl
German Das Volk der Tiefe [as by Abraham Merrit]
1981Translated by Giuseppe Lippi
Italian Il Popolo dell'Abisso [as by Abraham Merritt]
1988Translated by Rosemarie Hundertmarck
German Die Wesen der Tiefe [as by Abraham Merritt]
1991Translated by И. Невструев / I. Nevstruev. Russian title means "The Tribe From the Abyss".
Russian [as by
Абрахам Меррит?Abrakham Merrit
Abraham Merritt
]

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
All-Story Weekly, January 5, 1918 1918-01-05 ed. Editors of All-Story Magazine Frank A. Munsey   $0.10  
pulp?Magazine using the common pulp size: 6.5" by 9.5". For ISFDB purposes this may also be used as a designation for the quality of the paper. There are some untrimmed pulps that are as large as 8" by 11.75
mag  
Amazing Stories Annual, Vol. 1 1927-00-00 ed. Hugo Gernsback Experimenter Publishing Co.   $0.50 132
bedsheet?8.5" by 11.25" magazines, e.g. early issues of Amazing; or the 1942-43 issues of Astounding.
mag Frank R. Paul Checkmark
Amazing Stories, March 1927 1927-03-00 ed. Hugo Gernsback Experimenter Publishing Co.   $0.25 108
bedsheet?8.5" by 11.25" magazines, e.g. early issues of Amazing; or the 1942-43 issues of Astounding.
mag Paul Checkmark
The Third Omnibus of Crime 1935-00-00 ed. Dorothy L. Sayers Coward-McCann   $2.50 808
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Leaves, Summer 1937 1937-00-00 ed. Robert H. Barlow Robert H. Barlow   $0.35 84
quarto?8.5" by 11" magazine, usually saddle-stapled, instead of side-stapled or glued
fanzine  
Fantastic Novels Magazine, January 1941 1941-01-00 ed. Mary Gnaedinger The Frank A. Munsey Company   $0.10 132
pulp?Magazine using the common pulp size: 6.5" by 9.5". For ISFDB purposes this may also be used as a designation for the quality of the paper. There are some untrimmed pulps that are as large as 8" by 11.75
mag Virgil Finlay Checkmark
The People of the Pit 1948-00-00 A. Merritt Brotherhood of the White Temple     32
ph?Pamphlet. Used for short (in page count), unbound, staple-bound, or otherwise lightly bound publications.
chap  
The Fox Woman and Other Stories 1949-00-00 A. Merritt Avon Publishing Co. 214 $0.25 157
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
The Fox Woman and Other Stories 1949-00-00 A. Merritt Avon Publishing Co. 214 C$0.25 157
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
The Fox Woman and Other Stories 1949-00-00 A. Merritt Lloyd A. Eshbach   $3.00  
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Fantastic, March 1966 1966-03-00 ed. Joseph Ross Ultimate Publishing Co., Inc.   $0.50 164
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 Frank R. Paul Checkmark
Masterpieces of Science Fiction 1967-02-01 ed. Sam Moskowitz World Publishing Co.   $6.50 552
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
Nueva Dimensión 13 1970-01-00 ed. Editors of Nueva Dimensión Dronte     168
pulp?Magazine using the common pulp size: 6.5" by 9.5". For ISFDB purposes this may also be used as a designation for the quality of the paper. There are some untrimmed pulps that are as large as 8" by 11.75
mag Enrique Torres  
Masterpieces of Science Fiction 1974-00-00 ed. Sam Moskowitz Hyperion Press (Classics of Science Fiction) 0-88355-127-6   x+
552
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Masterpieces of Science Fiction 1974-00-00 ed. Sam Moskowitz Hyperion Press 0-88355-156-X $4.95 x+
552
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  
Antología de relatos de espanto y terror 20 1974-00-00 ed. uncredited Dronte 84-366-0052-5   124
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 Xavier Musquera  
Les meilleurs récits de Amazing Stories 1974-09-05 ed. Jacques Sadoul J'ai Lu (J'ai Lu - Science Fiction #551)     312
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 Frank R. Paul , H. W. Wesso , Leo Morey Checkmark
The Fantastic Pulps 1975-11-00 ed. Peter Haining Gollancz 0-575-02000-8 £4.50 419
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
The Fantastic Pulps 1976-00-00 ed. Peter Haining St. Martin's Press 0-312-28175-7 $10.00 419
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
The Fantastic Pulps 1976-10-00 ed. Peter Haining Vintage Books 0-394-72109-8 $2.95 418
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
Beyond Midnight 1976-11-00 ed. Kirby McCauley Berkley Medallion 0-425-03144-6 $1.25 x+
210
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 Vincent DiFate Checkmark
The Fox Woman and Other Stories 1977-08-00 A. Merritt Avon 0-380-01709-1 $1.50 205
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 Ken Barr Checkmark
The Fox Woman and Other Stories 1978-06-00 A. Merritt Arno Press (Lost Race and Adult Fantasy Fiction) 0-405-11000-6 $12.00 205
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
The Road to Science Fiction #2: From Wells to Heinlein 1979-02-00 ed. James Gunn Mentor / New American Library 0-451-61736-3 $2.50 535
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 Paul Stinson Checkmark
The Road to Science Fiction #2: From Wells to Heinlein 1979-02-00 ed. James Gunn Mentor / New American Library of Canada 0-451-61736-3 C$2.50 535
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 Paul Stinson Checkmark
SF Perry Rhodan Magazin, 10/80 1980-10-00 ed. Helmut G. Gabriel Pabel SFPRM1080 DM 3.50 108+
[1]
quarto?8.5" by 11" magazine, usually saddle-stapled, instead of side-stapled or glued
mag Themistokles Kanellakis Checkmark
Friendly Aliens: Thirteen Stories of the Fantastic Set in Canada 1981-00-00 ed. John Robert Colombo Hounslow Press     181
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Friendly Aliens: Thirteen Stories of the Fantastic Set in Canada by Foreign Authors 1981-00-00 ed. John Robert Colombo Hounslow Press   $8.95 181
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
Racconti senza respiro. Volume primo 1981-06-05 ed. Kirby McCauley Arnoldo Mondadori Editore (Oscar #1364) 20181-4 4,000 Lit 236
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 Paolo Tassinari , Pierpaolo Vetta  
Anthologie de la littérature de Science-Fiction 1981-10-06 ed. Jacques Sadoul Editions Ramsay 2-85956-231-1   670
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Tibor Csernus Checkmark
La femme du bois 1984-04-00 Abraham Merritt Néo (Fantastique / Science-fiction / Aventures #105) 2-7304-0257-8   173
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 Jean-Michel Nicollet  
Von Wells bis Stapledon 1988-09-00 ed. James Gunn Heyne (Bibliothek der Science Fiction Literatur #92) 3-453-02758-2 DM 12.80 350
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 Eric Bach Checkmark
1991-00-00 ed.
Сергей Барсов?Sergey Barsov
Sergei Barsov
() 58719800105   496
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth
Борис Вальехо?Boris Val'ekho
Boris Vallejo
 
Masterpieces of Terror and the Unknown 1993-08-00 ed. Marvin Kaye GuildAmerica Books / SFBC 1-56865-043-4 / 00588 $10.98 xv+
[3]+
573
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Edward Gorey Checkmark
Masterpieces of Terror and the Unknown 1994-06-00 ed. Marvin Kaye St. Martin's Press 0-312-11026-X $24.95 xv+
573
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Edward Gorey  
Une histoire de la science-fiction - 1: 1901-1937: Les premiers maîtres 2000-01-00 ed. Jacques Sadoul Librio (Librio #345) 2-290-30094-2 F10.00 123
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 Bernard Bitler Checkmark
The Prentice Hall Anthology of Science Fiction and Fantasy 2000-07-18 ed. Garyn G. Roberts Prentice-Hall 0-13-021280-6 $47.00 xviii+
1166
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 Frank R. Paul Checkmark
The Prentice Hall Anthology of Science Fiction and Fantasy 2003-00-00 ed. Garyn G. Roberts Prentice-Hall 0-13-021280-6   xviii+
1166
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 Frank R. Paul Checkmark
Monstrum: Classic Tales of Legendary, Beastly, and Ghastly Creatures 2010-00-00 ed. Chad Arment Coachwhip Publications 978-1-61646-022-8   346
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  
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
Masters of Adventure, #1 2010-04-00 ed. G. W. Thomas Dark Worlds Club   $18.98 156
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.
fanzine M. D. Jackson Checkmark
The People of the Pit 2010-07-07 ed. Gene Christie Black Dog Books 978-1-928619-96-3 $19.95 204
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  
Short Ghost and Horror Collection 010 2010-08-08 ed. LibriVox LibriVox      
digital audio download?Digital recording in any format that is downloaded directly from the Internet. This category includes podcasts.
anth  
The Weird: A Compendium of Strange and Dark Stories 2011-10-31 ed. Ann VanderMeer, Jeff VanderMeer Corvus 978-0-85789-487-8 £25.00  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
anth Nic Cheetham  
The Weird: A Compendium of Strange and Dark Stories 2012-05-08 ed. Ann VanderMeer, Jeff VanderMeer Tor 978-0-7653-3360-5 $39.99 xx+
1126
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Nic Cheetham Checkmark
The Weird: A Compendium of Strange and Dark Stories 2012-05-08 ed. Ann VanderMeer, Jeff VanderMeer Tor 978-0-7653-3362-9 $29.99 xx+
1126
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 Nic Cheetham Checkmark
The Weird: A Compendium of Strange and Dark Stories 2012-05-08 ed. Ann VanderMeer, Jeff VanderMeer Tor / SFBC 1356431 $22.99 xx+
1126
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Nic Cheetham Checkmark
Amazing Stories Annual, Vol. 1 2013-06-20 ed. Hugo Gernsback Pulp Tales Press and ERBville Press (Amazing Stories Annual: Pulp Tales Press) 978-0-615-83472-6 $15.00 131
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 Paul Checkmark
The A. Merritt Megapack: 19 Classic Novels and Stories 2014-05-07 A. Merritt Wildside Press (Megapack)   $0.99  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll Checkmark
Science Fiction Classics #10 2015-06-03 ed. Hugo Gernsback Pulp Tales Press 978-1-5141-5049-8 $12.95 132
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 Frank R. Paul  
LampLight, September 2016 2016-09-00 ed. Jacob Haddon Apokrupha 978-1-5396-7289-0 $7.99 116
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.
mag  
LampLight, Volume 5 2017-07-03 ed. Jacob Haddon Apokrupha 978-1-5483-7727-4 $22.99 450
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  
The Classic Fantasy Collection 2018-03-01 ed. uncredited Sirius 978-1-78828-340-3 $19.99 927
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Peter Ridley Checkmark
Sci-Fi Ultimate Collection 2018-12-21 uncredited Musaicum Books / OK Publishing 978-80-272-4813-1 $0.99  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
omni  
The Road to Science Fiction #2: From Wells to Heinlein date unknown ed. James Gunn Mentor / New American Library 0-451-61859-9 $2.75 535
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 Paul Stinson  
The Road to Science Fiction #2: From Wells to Heinlein date unknown ed. James Gunn Mentor / New American Library 0-451-61859-9 $2.75 535
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 Paul Stinson Checkmark
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