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Title: The Terrible Old Man Title Record # 41877
Author: H. P. Lovecraft
Date: 1921-07-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: short story
Webpages: librivox.org, tor.com, Wikipedia-EN
Language: English
Note: First published in the magazine The Tryout, July 1921.
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Current Tags: horror (1), Librivox (1), fantasy (1) Add Tags

Other Titles

Translations
Year Language Title
1982 Dutch De Verschrikkelijke Oude Man
1989Translated by Giuseppe Lippi
Italian Il Terribile Vecchio
2010Translated by Andreas Diesel & Felix F. Frey
German Der schreckliche alte Mann [as by Howard Phillips Lovecraft]
2010Translated by Andreas Diesel & Felix F. Frey
German Der schreckliche alte Mann

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Weird Tales, August 1926 1926-08-00 ed. Farnsworth Wright Popular Fiction Publishing Co.   $0.25 148
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 C. Barker Petrie, Jr. Checkmark
The Outsider and Others 1939-00-00 H. P. Lovecraft Arkham House (H.P. Lovecraft Trilogy #1)   $5.00 xiv+
553
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Virgil Finlay Checkmark
Best Supernatural Stories of H. P. Lovecraft 1945-04-00 H. P. Lovecraft World Publishing Co.   $0.60 307
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Best Supernatural Stories of H. P. Lovecraft 1945-09-00 H. P. Lovecraft World Publishing Co.     307
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Best Supernatural Stories of H. P. Lovecraft 1946-06-00 H. P. Lovecraft World Publishing Co. (A Tower Mystery)     307
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Checkmark
Best Supernatural Stories of H. P. Lovecraft 1950-09-00 H. P. Lovecraft World Publishing Co.   $1.49 307
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
The Dunwich Horror and Others: The Best Supernatural Stories of H. P. Lovecraft 1963-00-00 H. P. Lovecraft Arkham House   $5.00 xx+
431
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Lee Brown Coye Checkmark
The Colour Out of Space and Others 1964-06-00 H. P. Lovecraft Lancer Books 73-425 $0.60 222
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 Howard Winters Checkmark
The Lurking Fear and Other Stories 1964-11-00 H. P. Lovecraft Panther 1759 3/6 208
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 Dunwich Horror and Others 1966-00-00 H. P. Lovecraft Arkham House   $6.50 xx+
431
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Lee Brown Coye  
The Colour Out of Space and Others 1967-06-00 H. P. Lovecraft Lancer Books 73-608 $0.60 222
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 Howard Winters Checkmark
The Shadow Out of Time and Other Tales of Horror 1968-05-00 August Derleth, H. P. Lovecraft Gollancz 0-575-00110-0 £2.50 384
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
The Colour Out of Space and Others 1969-03-00 H. P. Lovecraft Lancer Books 74-501 $0.75 222
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 Howard Winters  
The Lurking Fear and Other Stories 1970-00-00 H. P. Lovecraft Panther 0-586-01759-3 £0.25 208
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 Michael McInnerney Checkmark
The Dunwich Horror and Others 1970-00-00 H. P. Lovecraft Arkham House   $6.50 xx+
431
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Lee Brown Coye  
The Lurking Fear and Other Stories 1970-00-00 H. P. Lovecraft Panther 0-586-01759-3 £0.25 208
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 Michael McInnerney Checkmark
The Colour Out of Space 1971-11-00 H. P. Lovecraft Lancer Books 75248 $0.95 222
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 Victor Valla Checkmark
The Colour Out of Space 1971-11-00 H. P. Lovecraft Lancer Books 75248 C$0.95 222
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 Victor Valla Checkmark
The Colour Out of Space 1972-08-00 H. P. Lovecraft Lancer Books 75248 $0.95 222
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 Victor Valla Checkmark
The Dunwich Horror and Others 1974-00-00 H. P. Lovecraft Arkham House   $7.50 xx+
431
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Lee Brown Coye  
The Colour Out of Space and Others 1975-10-00 H. P. Lovecraft Zebra Books / Kensington Publishing Corp. 0-89083-143-2 $1.25 222
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 Shadow Out of Time and Other Tales of Horror 1977-11-00 August Derleth, H. P. Lovecraft Gollancz (Gollancz Fantasy & Macabre) 0-575-00110-0   384
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
The Colour Out of Space and Others 1978-05-00 H. P. Lovecraft Jove / HBJ 0-515-04512-8 $1.75 219
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 Rowena Morrill Checkmark
The Dunwich Horror and Others: The Best Supernatural Stories of H. P. Lovecraft 1981-01-00 H. P. Lovecraft Arkham House   $10.00 xx+
431
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Lee Brown Coye Checkmark
Griezelverhalen 1982-00-00 H. P. Lovecraft Loeb 90-6213-364-9   431
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 Kate Higgins Checkmark
The Dunwich Horror and Others 1984-00-00 H. P. Lovecraft Arkham House 0-87054-037-8 $15.95 xxvi+
433
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Raymond Bayless Checkmark
The Dunwich Horror and Others 1985-00-00 H. P. Lovecraft Arkham House 0-87054-037-8 $15.95 xxvi+
433
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Raymond Bayless  
Etchings & Odysseys #6 1985-06-01 ed. Eric A. Carlson, R. Alain Everts, John J. Koblas The Strange Company     76
quarto?8.5" by 11" magazine, usually saddle-stapled, instead of side-stapled or glued
fanzine Jim Faulkenberg Checkmark
The Dunwich Horror and Others 1988-00-00 H. P. Lovecraft Arkham House 0-87054-037-8 $17.95 xxvi+
433
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Raymond Bayless  
Pirate Ghosts of the American Coast: Stories of Hauntings at Sea 1988-11-00 ed. Martin H. Greenberg, Frank D. McSherry, Jr., Charles G. Waugh August House 0-87483-077-X $8.95 206
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  
Tutti i racconti 1897-1922 1989-06-00 H. P. Lovecraft Arnoldo Mondadori Editore (Oscar #2136) 88-04-32094-X 10,000 Lit lxviii+
420
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 Karel Thole  
Haunted America: Star-Spangled Supernatural Stories 1991-02-00 ed. Marvin Kaye GuildAmerica Books / SFBC 15993 $9.98 xii+
582
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Edward Gorey Checkmark
The Dunwich Horror and Others 1992-00-00 H. P. Lovecraft Arkham House 0-87054-037-8 $19.95 xxvi+
433
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Raymond Bayless Checkmark
Crawling Chaos 1993-00-00 H. P. Lovecraft Creation Books 1-871592-18-6 £9.95 355
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 Robert Taylor Checkmark
100 Ghastly Little Ghost Stories 1993-07-00 ed. Stefan Dziemianowicz, Martin H. Greenberg, Robert Weinberg Barnes & Noble Books 1-56619-106-8 $7.98 xiv+
546
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Jack Eckstein  
The Transition of H. P. Lovecraft: The Road to Madness 1996-10-00 H. P. Lovecraft Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-38422-9 $14.00 x+
381
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 John Jude Palencar  
100 Ghastly Little Ghost Stories 1997-00-00 ed. Stefan Dziemianowicz, Martin H. Greenberg, Robert Weinberg Barnes & Noble Books 1-56619-921-2 $4.98 546
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 Dunwich Horror and Others 1997-00-00 H. P. Lovecraft Arkham House 0-87054-037-8   xxvi+
433
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Raymond Bayless  
Waking Up Screaming: Haunting Tales of Terror 2003-01-00 H. P. Lovecraft Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-45829-X $6.99 xii+
370
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 Dave McKean  
The Transition of H. P. Lovecraft: The Road to Madness 2003-03-00 H. P. Lovecraft Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-46331-5 $15.00  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll Checkmark
100 Ghastly Little Ghost Stories 2003-10-00 ed. Stefan Dziemianowicz, Martin H. Greenberg, Robert Weinberg Sterling Publishing 1-4027-0973-0 $12.95 546
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 Dreams in the Witch House and Other Weird Stories 2004-09-28 H. P. Lovecraft Penguin Books (US) 0-14-243795-6 $15.00 453+
xxi
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 Henry Fuseli  
The Dreams in the Witch House and Other Weird Stories 2004-09-28 H. P. Lovecraft Penguin Books (US) (Penguin Classics) 0-14-243795-6 $15.00 xx+
453
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 Henry Fuseli  
The Dreams in the Witch House and Other Weird Stories 2005-04-07 H. P. Lovecraft Penguin Books (Penguin Modern Classics) 0-14-118789-1 £9.99 xxi+
453
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 Michele Turriani Checkmark
Scary Stories 2006-10-00 ed. Barry Moser Chronicle Books 0-8118-5414-0 $16.95 182
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Barry Moser  
Horror Story Collection 001 2007-02-07 ed. LibriVox LibriVox   $0.00  
digital audio download?Digital recording in any format that is downloaded directly from the Internet. This category includes podcasts.
anth  
The Fiction: Complete and Unabridged 2008-00-00 H. P. Lovecraft Barnes & Noble Books (Library of Essential Writers) 978-1-4351-0793-9   xiv+
1098
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
omni Sven Geier  
The Transition of H. P. Lovecraft: The Road to Madness 2008-06-26 H. P. Lovecraft Paw Prints 978-1-4395-0767-4 $24.00 381
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Collected Public Domain Works of H. P. Lovecraft 2008-10-17 H. P. Lovecraft LibriVox   $0.00  
digital audio download?Digital recording in any format that is downloaded directly from the Internet. This category includes podcasts.
coll  
The Call of Cthulhu and Other Dark Tales 2009-05-18 H. P. Lovecraft Barnes & Noble Books (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading) 978-1-4351-1643-6 $12.95 xv+
459
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  
The Day They Hanged My Best Friend Jimmy... And 21 Other Weird Tales to Get You Through the Coldest Nights 2009-06-09 ed. Barry J. Gillis Tangled Vines Press 978-0-9685937-7-6 $15.95 366
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 Dieric Bouts Checkmark
Short Ghost and Horror Collection 005 2009-08-08 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 Writings of H. P. Lovecraft: Vol 2 2010-00-00 H. P. Lovecraft Girasol Collectables     568
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Die Großen Alten 2010-03-00 Howard Phillips Lovecraft Festa (H. P. Lovecrafts Bibliothek des Schreckens #2622) 978-3-86552-067-8 €24.00 315+
[2]
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Checkmark
Dagon and Other Tales of the Macabre Cycle 2010-09-02 H. P. Lovecraft Prohyptikon Publishing 978-1-926801-08-7 £5.99 152
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  
H. P. Lovecraft: Masters of the Weird Tale 2010-12-01 H. P. Lovecraft Centipede Press (Masters of the Weird Tale) 978-1-933618-14-2 $495.00 1220
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
The Complete Fiction 2011-03-01 H. P. Lovecraft Barnes & Noble Books 978-1-4351-2296-3 $20.00 xiv+
1098
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
omni Sven Geier  
Eldritch Tales: A Miscellany of the Macabre 2011-07-21 H. P. Lovecraft Gollancz 978-0-575-09935-7 £20.00 xvii+
538
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Les Edwards  
Eldritch Tales: A Miscellany of the Macabre 2011-07-21 H. P. Lovecraft Gollancz 978-0-575-09963-0 £16.99 xvii+
538
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 Les Edwards  
Eldritch Tales: A Miscellany of the Macabre 2011-07-21 H. P. Lovecraft Gollancz / Orion 978-0-575-09936-4 £10.99  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll  
Short Ghost and Horror Collection 014 2011-09-01 ed. LibriVox LibriVox      
digital audio download?Digital recording in any format that is downloaded directly from the Internet. This category includes podcasts.
anth  
The Big Book of Ghost Stories 2012-09-18 ed. Otto Penzler Vintage Crime/Black Lizard / Vintage Books 978-0-307-47449-0 $25.00 xii+
833
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 Gregg Kulick Checkmark
Tor.com, October 22, 2012 2012-10-22 ed. Patrick Nielsen Hayden Tor   $0.00  
webzine?Used for Internet-based periodical publications which are otherwise not downloadable as an "ebook".
mag  
Die lauernde Furcht 2013-12-02 H. P. Lovecraft Festa (Festa H. P. Lovecraft: Horror- und Fantasygeschichten) 978-3-86552-288-7 €13.95 439+
[4]
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 Jyrie Nousiainen Checkmark
The Complete Fiction of H. P. Lovecraft 2014-09-09 H. P. Lovecraft Race Point Publishing (Knickerbocker Classics) 978-1-63106-001-4 $35.00 xvii+
1102
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
omni  
The Complete Works 2016-00-00 H. P. Lovecraft uncredited 978-1-5390-3331-8   609
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.
omni Checkmark
H. P. Lovecraft: The Complete Omnibus, Volume I: 1917-1926 2016-01-15 H. P. Lovecraft Pulp-Lit Productions 978-1-945032-02-8 $24.95 558
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  
H. P. Lovecraft: The Complete Omnibus, Volume I: 1917-1926 2016-01-15 H. P. Lovecraft Pulp-Lit Productions 978-0-9864097-5-2 $48.95 558
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
The Complete Fiction of H. P. Lovecraft 2016-07-01 H. P. Lovecraft Chartwell Books 978-0-7858-3420-5   xvii+
1102
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
omni Checkmark
The Dreams in the Witch House and Other Weird Stories date unknown H. P. Lovecraft Penguin Books (Penguin Modern Classics) 0-14-118789-1 £10.99 480
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 Michele Turriani  
The Dreams in the Witch House and Other Weird Stories date unknown H. P. Lovecraft Penguin Books (Penguin Classics) 978-0-14-118789-1 £12.99 453
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 Michele Turriani Checkmark
The Dunwich Horror and Others date unknown H. P. Lovecraft Arkham House 0-87054-037-8 $27.95 xxvi+
433
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Tony Patrick Checkmark
100 Ghastly Little Ghost Stories date unknown ed. Stefan Dziemianowicz, Martin H. Greenberg, Robert Weinberg Barnes & Noble Books 1-56619-106-8   xiv+
546
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
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