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Title: The Dead Smile Title Record # 53415
Author: F. Marion Crawford
Date: 1899-08-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: novelette
Webpages: digital-eel.com
Language: English
Note: First published in the magazine Ainslee's, August 1899.
Synopsis: An evil sick old man maintains an evil secret which destroyed his wife, and hopes that it will curse his son and his son's fiance after his death; the evil brings his wife's spirit back as a banshee, and manifests itself as a skeletal grin which infects everyone who comes in contact.
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Other Titles

Variant Titles Translations
Year Title
1899 The Dead Smile [as by Francis Marion Crawford]
Year Language Title
1967Translated by Henk Bouwman
Dutch De Grijnslach van de Dood
1975Translated by Henk Bouwman
Dutch De Grijnslach van de Dood [as by Francis Marion Crawford]
1980Translated by Henk Bouwman
Dutch De Doodsgrijns [as by Francis Marion Crawford]
1982Translated by unknown
Dutch De Doodsgrijns [as by Francis Marion Crawford]
1987Translated by Gérard Coisne
French Le sourire mort [as by Francis Marion Crawford]
1999Translated by Michael Siefener
German Das Totenlächeln [as by Francis Marion Crawford]

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Uncanny Tales 1911-00-00 F. Marion Crawford T. Fisher Unwin   6/- 307
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Wandering Ghosts 1911-03-00 F. Marion Crawford The Macmillan Company   $1.50 v+
302
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Checkmark
Uncanny Tales 1917-00-00 F. Marion Crawford T. Fisher Unwin   1/- 254
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
A Century of Horror Stories 1935-00-00 ed. Dennis Wheatley Hutchinson   3/6 1024
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
Weird and Uncanny Tales 1945-00-00 ed. uncredited Gulliver Books   1/6 94
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  
More Horror Stories 1962-00-00 ed. Elizabeth Lee (anthologist) Paul Elek (Elek Bestseller Library)   3/6 222
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.
anth  
The Second Arrow Book Of Horror Stories 1965-00-00 ed. uncredited Arrow Books 800 3/6 221
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
De Bovenste Kooi 1967-00-00 F. Marion Crawford Bruna (Zwarte Beertjes #1052) 1052 ƒ2.00 192
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 Dick Bruna Checkmark
The Wild Night Company: Irish Stories of Fantasy and Horror 1970-00-00 ed. Peter Haining Gollancz 0-575-00431-2   287
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
Forgotten Fantasy, October 1970 1970-10-00 ed. Douglas Menville, Robert Reginald Nectar Press   $0.60 132
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 Bill Hughes Checkmark
The Wild Night Company 1971-00-00 ed. Peter Haining Sphere 0-7221-4261-7 £0.40 317
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 Wild Night Company 1971-04-00 ed. Peter Haining Taplinger 0-8008-8335-7   287
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  
Weird Tales, Summer 1974 1974-00-00 ed. Sam Moskowitz Weird Tales 47961 $0.75 100
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 Checkmark
Het Gillende Doodshoofd 1975-00-00 Francis Marion Crawford Bruna (Bruna FEH #25) 90-229-3525-6   191
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 Robert Nix Checkmark
The Thirteenth Fontana Book of Great Ghost Stories 1977-00-00 ed. R. Chetwynd-Hayes Fontana 0-00-614900-6 £0.60 189
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  
Van Edgar Allan Poe tot Roald Dahl: De Vijftig Beste Griezel-Verhalen 1980-00-00 ed. Erik Lankester Publiboek / Baart 90-6513-012-8   514
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Kate Higgins Checkmark
65 Great Spine Chillers 1982-00-00 ed. Mary Danby Octopus Books 0-86273-045-7 £4.95 670
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
65 Great Spine Chillers 1982-00-00 ed. Mary Danby Octopus Books / Marks and Spencer 0-86273-045-7   670
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Steve Crisp Checkmark
De Beste Griezelverhalen 1982-00-00 ed. Erik Lankester, Peter Loeb Loeb 90-349-0041-X   243
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  
Isaac Asimov Presents the Best Horror and Supernatural of the 19th Century 1983-05-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg, Charles G. Waugh Beaufort Books 0-8253-0128-9 $16.95 368
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
65 Great Spine Chillers 1985-00-00 ed. Mary Danby Octopus Books 0-7064-1848-4 $8.95 672
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
The Dead Smile 1986-00-00 F. Marion Crawford Necronomicon Press 0-940884-15-1   18
ph?Pamphlet. Used for short (in page count), unbound, staple-bound, or otherwise lightly bound publications.
chap  
Car la vie est dans le sang 1987-02-00 Francis Marion Crawford Néo (Fantastique / Science-fiction / Aventures #188) 2-7304-0425-2   184
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 Jean-Michel Nicollet  
Irish Tales of Terror 1988-00-00 ed. Peter Haining Bonanza Books / Crown Publishers 0-517-65499-7 $6.98 317
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Weird Tales: The Magazine that Never Dies 1988-10-00 ed. Marvin Kaye, Saralee Kaye Nelson Doubleday / SFBC 11698 $7.98 582
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Richard Kriegler Checkmark
Famous Irish Ghost Stories 1994-00-00 ed. Mairtin O'Griofa Sterling Publishing 0-8069-0708-8 $5.95 144
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 Marlene Ekman  
Weird Tales 1996-00-00 ed. Marvin Kaye, Saralee Kaye Barnes & Noble Books 0-7607-0118-0   xiii+
582
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Richard Kriegler Checkmark
Weird Tales 1996-00-00 ed. Marvin Kaye, Saralee Kaye Barnes & Noble Books 0-7607-0294-2   xxi+
582
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 Richard Kriegler Checkmark
For the Blood is the Life and other Stories 1996-12-00 F. Marion Crawford White Wolf Publishing 1-56504-854-7 $5.99 ix+
311
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  
Weird Tales: Seven Decades of Terror 1997-00-00 ed. John Betancourt, Robert Weinberg Barnes & Noble Books 0-7607-0403-1 $7.98 xxi+
428
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Bob Eggleton Checkmark
The Book of Irish Weirdness 1997-09-00 ed. uncredited Sterling Publishing 0-8069-9936-5 $12.95 484
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 Philippe Lechien  
Twelve Gothic Tales 1998-00-00 ed. Richard Dalby Oxford University Press (Oxford Twelve) 0-19-288094-2 £5.99 viii+
221
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  
Uncanny Tales 1999-00-00 F. Marion Crawford Tartarus Press 1-872621-37-6 £25.00 xiv+
270
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Lovecrafts dunkle Idole 1999-03-00 ed. Frank Festa Blitz (H. P. Lovecrafts Bibliothek des Schreckens #1) 3-932171-98-5 DM 19.80 171
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 Babbarammdass  
Lovecrafts dunkle Idole 2000-05-00 ed. Frank Festa Blitz (H. P. Lovecrafts Bibliothek des Schreckens #1) 3-932171-98-5 DM 19.80 171
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 Babbarammdass Checkmark
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
Lovecrafts dunkle Idole 2002-06-00 ed. Frank Festa Festa (H. P. Lovecrafts Bibliothek des Schreckens #2601) 3-935822-38-3 €16.00 172
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Babbarammdass Checkmark
The Complete Wandering Ghosts 2002-10-30 F. Marion Crawford Wildside Press 1-58715-784-5 $35.00 156
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Great Ghost Stories 2004-07-00 ed. R. Chetwynd-Hayes, Stephen Jones Carroll & Graf 0-7867-1363-1 $13.00 xxiii+
326
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 Michael Gesinger  
The Complete Wandering Ghosts 2004-08-12 F. Marion Crawford Wildside Press 1-55742-270-2 $14.99 150
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 Complete Wandering Ghosts 2004-09-09 F. Marion Crawford Wildside Press 1-59224-039-9 $14.99 150
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  
Irish Ghost Stories 2005-00-00 ed. uncredited Wordsworth Editions 1-84022-487-8   1102
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 E. W. Haslehust Checkmark
Great Ghost Stories: Tales of Mystery and Madness 2005-06-00 ed. R. Chetwynd-Hayes, Stephen Jones Cemetery Dance Publications 1-58767-103-4 $40.00 356
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Les Edwards  
H. P. Lovecraft's Book of the Supernatural: Classic Tales of the Macabre 2007-06-25 ed. Stephen Jones Fall River Press 978-0-7607-9123-3   xxvi+
354
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
Wandering Ghosts 2009-03-01 F. Marion Crawford Aegypan 978-1-60664-395-2 $12.95 156
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.
coll  
Forgotten Fantasy: Issue #1, October 1970 2009-12-11 ed. Douglas Menville, Robert Reginald Borgo Press / Wildside Press 978-1-4344-0480-0 $14.95 130
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 Bill Hughes  
Irish Ghost Stories 2011-05-00 ed. Rosemary Gray Wordsworth Editions (Tales of Mystery & the Supernatural) 978-1-84022-660-7 £2.99 608
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 Ghost of Fear and Others 2012-01-01 ed. S. T. Joshi Dark Renaissance Books   $16.95  
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Wandering Ghosts 2012-08-01 F. Marion Crawford Project Gutenberg 40386    
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll  
The Gothic Terror Megapack 2015-01-28 ed. Shawn M. Garrett Wildside Press (Megapack) 978-1-4794-0229-8 $0.99  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
anth  
Chilling Horror Short Stories 2015-08-15 ed. Laura Bulbeck Flame Tree Publishing (Gothic Fantasy) 978-1-78361-374-8 £20.00 480
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
The Dead Smile 2016-03-09 F. Marion Crawford Fantasy and Horror Classics 978-1-4733-6085-3 $4.99  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
chap  
Chilling Horror Short Stories 2016-11-12 ed. Laura Bulbeck Flame Tree Publishing (Gothic Fantasy) 978-1-78664-509-8 £12.00  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
anth  
The Ghost of Fear and Others 2016-11-19 ed. S. T. Joshi Dark Regions Press 978-1-62641-222-4 $20.95 372
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  
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  
Lovecrafts dunkle Idole: Band I & II 2018-07-04 Frank Festa Festa 978-3-86552-663-2 €13.99 608
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 Timo Wuerz  
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