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Title: The Open Door Title Record # 556141
Author: Margaret Oliphant
Date: 1882-01-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: novelette
Language: English
Note: First published in Blackwood's Jan, 1882.
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Other Titles

Variant Titles Translations
Year Title
1881From Stories of the Seen and the Unseen, Blackwood, 1881.
The Open Door [as by Mrs. Oliphant]
1885 The Open Door [as by uncredited]
1885 The Open Door [as by The Author of 'A Little Pilgrim' and 'Old Lady Mary']
1889 The Open Door [as by Margaret O. W. Oliphant]
1918 The Open Door [as by Mrs. Margaret Oliphant]
2003 The Open Door [as by Margaret O. Wilson Oliphant]
Year Language Title
1936Translated by Georgette Camille
French La porte ouverte
1963Translated by Rafael Llopis
Spanish La puerta abierta
2000Translated by Jean-Daniel Brèque
French La porte ouverte

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Two Stories of the Seen and the Unseen 1885-00-00 uncredited William Blackwood & Sons     212
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Checkmark
The Open Door / The Portrait: Two Stories of the Seen and the Unseen 1885-00-00 The Author of 'A Little Pilgrim' and 'Old Lady Mary' Roberts Brothers     164
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Stories of the Seen and the Unseen 1889-00-00 Margaret O. W. Oliphant Roberts Brothers     123+
190+
134+
164
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Checkmark
Stories of the Seen and the Unseen 1902-00-00 Mrs. Oliphant William Blackwood & Sons   3/6 316
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Great Ghost Stories 1918-00-00 ed. Joseph Lewis French Dodd, Mead & Co.   $2.00 xii+
365
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
Famous Psychic Stories 1920-04-00 ed. J. Walker McSpadden Thomas Y. Crowell (The "Mystery" Library)   $1.25 305
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Ghosts and Marvels: A Selection of Uncanny Tales from Daniel Defoe to Algernon Blackwood 1924-10-00 ed. V. H. Collins Oxford University Press (The World's Classics #284)   2/- xvi+
506
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Ghost Stories, August 1926 1926-08-00 ed. Harry A. Keller Constructive Pub. Corp.   $0.25 100
bedsheet?8.5" by 11.25" magazines, e.g. early issues of Amazing; or the 1942-43 issues of Astounding.
mag  
Great Short Stories of Detection, Mystery and Horror 1928-09-00 ed. Dorothy L. Sayers Gollancz   8/6 1229
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
The Omnibus of Crime 1929-00-00 ed. Dorothy L. Sayers Harcourt   $3.00 1177
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
The Omnibus of Crime 1929-00-00 ed. Dorothy L. Sayers Payson & Clarke     1177
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Great Short Stories of Detection, Mystery and Horror 1929-04-00 ed. Dorothy L. Sayers Gollancz     1229
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Great Short Stories of Detection, Mystery and Horror 1930-05-00 ed. Dorothy L. Sayers Gollancz   5/- 1229
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Great Short Stories of Detection, Mystery and Horror 1930-09-00 ed. Dorothy L. Sayers Gollancz     1229
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Great Short Stories of Detection, Mystery and Horror 1931-08-00 ed. Dorothy L. Sayers Gollancz     1229
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
More Great Ghost Stories 1932-00-00 ed. Harrison Dale Herbert Jenkins   7/6 396
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Great Short Stories of Detection, Mystery and Horror 1932-06-00 ed. Dorothy L. Sayers Gollancz     1229
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
The Ghost Story Omnibus 1933-00-00 Joseph Lewis French Dodd, Mead & Co.   $2.00 vii+
365+
292
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
omni  
Great Short Stories of Detection, Mystery and Horror 1933-01-00 ed. Dorothy L. Sayers Gollancz     1229
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Great Short Stories of Detection, Mystery and Horror 1933-12-00 ed. Dorothy L. Sayers Gollancz     1229
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
The Mystery Book 1934-00-00 ed. H. Douglas Thomson Odhams Press     1086
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
A Century of Thrillers: From Poe to Arlen 1934-00-00 ed. uncredited Daily Express Publications     1087
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
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
Histoires de fantômes anglais 1936-05-00 ed. Edmond Jaloux Gallimard (La renaissance de la nouvelle)   F15.00 290
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 Omnibus of Crime 1937-00-00 ed. Dorothy L. Sayers Garden City Publishing Co.     1177
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Great Short Stories of Detection: Part II, Mystery and Horror 1939-07-00 ed. Dorothy L. Sayers Gollancz   6/- 619
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Histoires de fantômes anglais: suivies de: Nouvelles histoires de fantômes anglais 1962-11-00 Edmond Jaloux Gallimard (Les classiques anglais)     351
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  
Cuentos de terror 1963-00-00 ed. Rafael Llopis Taurus     604
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Quiver of Horror 1964-00-00 ed. Dennis Wheatley Arrow Books 759 3/6 288
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 Gentlewomen of Evil: An Anthology of Rare Supernatural Stories from the Pens of Victorian Ladies 1967-05-00 ed. Peter Haining Robert Hale   25/- 254
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
The Gentlewomen of Evil: An Anthology of Rare Supernatural Stories from the Pens of Victorian Ladies 1967-06-00 ed. Peter Haining Taplinger   $4.50 254
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
Hauntings: Tales of the Supernatural 1968-00-00 ed. Henry Mazzeo Doubleday 0-385-09373-X $5.98 318
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Edward Gorey  
Dennis Wheatley's Second Book of Horror Stories 1968-08-00 ed. Dennis Wheatley Hutchinson   30/- 288
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Uncanny Tales 1 1974-07-00 ed. Dennis Wheatley Sphere (The Dennis Wheatley Library of the Occult #9) 0-7221-9036-0 £0.40 223
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 Jim Burns  
Classic Ghost Stories by Charles Dickens and Others 1975-02-00 ed. uncredited Dover Publications 0-486-20735-8 $3.50 vi+
330
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  
Classic Tales of Horror 1976-10-00 ed. Stephanie Dowrick Constable & Co. Ltd. 0-09-461560-8 £3.75 xiii+
270
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Great Tales of the Supernatural 1978-02-00 ed. Stephanie Dowrick J. M. Dent     206
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 Penguin Book of Ghost Stories 1984-10-00 ed. J. A. Cuddon Penguin Books 0-14-006800-7 £4.95 512
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 Steve Crisp Checkmark
The Penguin Book of Ghost Stories 1985-00-00 ed. J. A. Cuddon Penguin Books 0-14-006800-7 £4.95 512
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 Steve Crisp  
The Penguin Book of Ghost Stories 1987-10-00 ed. J. A. Cuddon Penguin Books 0-14-006800-7 £5.95 512
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 Steve Crisp  
The Virago Book of Victorian Ghost Stories 1988-09-00 ed. Richard Dalby Virago 0-86068-809-7 £12.95 xvi+
347
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Dante Gabriel Rossetti  
The Virago Book of Victorian Ghost Stories 1989-00-00 ed. Richard Dalby Virago 0-86068-809-7 £12.95 xvii+
347
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Dante Gabriel Rossetti Checkmark
Victorian Ghost Stories by Eminent Women Writers 1989-05-00 ed. Richard Dalby Carroll & Graf 0-88184-473-X $18.95 xviii+
347
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
The Virago Book of Victorian Ghost Stories 1989-09-00 ed. Richard Dalby Charnwood 0-7089-8525-4   xxviii+
562
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
Victorian Ghost Stories by Eminent Women Writers 1990-07-00 ed. Richard Dalby Carroll & Graf 0-88184-593-0 $9.95 xvi+
347
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 Saksa Art & Design Checkmark
The Penguin Book of Ghost Stories 1991-00-00 ed. J. A. Cuddon Bloomsbury 1-85471-001-X £4.99 512
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Steve Crisp  
Great Tales of the Supernatural 1992-05-00 ed. Stephanie Dowrick J. M. Dent (Everyman's Library) 0-460-87165-X £3.99 206
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 Joseph Drivas  
The Virago Book of Victorian Ghost Stories 1992-08-00 ed. Richard Dalby Virago 1-85381-480-6 £6.99 xvi+
347
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 Dante Gabriel Rossetti  
The Television Late Night Horror Omnibus 1993-09-00 ed. Peter Haining Orion 1-85797-092-6 £8.99 578
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 Television Late Night Horror Omnibus 1994-07-00 ed. Peter Haining Artus Publishing 1-898799-03-2 £4.99 578
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 Armchair Horror Collection 1994-09-00 ed. Peter Haining Orion 1-85797-411-5 £4.99 ix+
675
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  
Victorian Ghost Stories by Noted Women Writers 1996-09-00 ed. Richard Dalby Barnes & Noble Books 0-7607-0354-X $7.98 xvi+
347
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
The Open Door and Other Ghost Stories 1999-09-00 ed. Philip Gooden Phoenix 0-7538-0743-2 £4.99 ix+
245
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 Liz Pyle  
La porte ouverte: Histoires de fantômes d'enfants 2000-04-00 ed. Norbert Gaulard, Xavier Legrand-Ferronnière Joëlle Losfeld 2-84412-046-6 F119.00 219
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  
A Beleaguered City and Other Tales of the Seen and the Unseen 2000-09-07 Margaret Oliphant Canongate Books 1-84195-060-2 £7.95 420
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  
The Television Late Night Horror Omnibus 2003-00-00 ed. Peter Haining Bounty Books 0-7537-0851-5 £9.99 578
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
The Open Door, and the Portrait 2003-11-11 Margaret O. Wilson Oliphant Project Gutenberg 10052    
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll  
Famous Psychic Stories 2004-08-30 ed. J. Walker McSpadden Fredonia Books 1-4101-0686-1 $15.99 320
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  
Scottish Ghost Stories 2009-02-00 ed. Rosemary Gray Wordsworth Editions (Tales of Mystery & the Supernatural) 978-1-84022-168-8 £2.99 623
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 William Russell Flint  
The Virago Book of Ghost Stories 2009-09-00 ed. Richard Dalby Virago 978-1-84408-538-5 £9.99 x+
496
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 Tina Mansuwan Checkmark
The Penguin Book of Ghost Stories: From Elizabeth Gaskell to Ambrose Bierce 2010-02-25 ed. Michael Newton (UK) Penguin Books (Penguin Classics) 978-0-14-144236-5 £10.99 xliv+
416
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 2014 Halloween Horrors Megapack 2014-10-29 ed. John Gregory Betancourt Wildside Press (Megapack) 978-1-4794-0434-6 $0.99  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
anth  
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