Title: Taboo

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Title: Taboo Title Record # 581841
Author: Geoffrey Household
Date: 1939-00-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: novelette
Language: English
Note: First published in The Salvation of Pisco Gabar, London: Chatto, 1939.
Synopsis: The psychiatrist Shiravieff is talking about the bad effects of not expressing one's emotions, and illustrates his thoughts with a story about a very restrained Englishman named Vaughan and an experience which Shiravieff and Vaughan shared a decade earlier. They met while vacationing in a remote Eastern European town. Local people had been disappearing. Talk in the inn turned to stories of werewolves. Vaughan's wife had ideas about humans who behave like werewolves. Shiravieff and Vaughan, both hunters, decided to keep watch in the forest and trap the killer-- one walking up and down in plain sight, the other in hiding, keeping a gun trained in readiness. Their plan succeeded but the solution of the mystery did not make matters any less disturbing. Vaughan's refusal to admit that he was disturbed had lingering psychological consequences.
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Year Language Title
1962 Dutch Taboe
1972 Italian Tabý
1987 Italian Tabý

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog# Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Great Tales of Terror and the Supernatural 1944-00-00 ed. Herbert A. Wise, Phyllis Fraser Modern Library #G72 $2.95 xix+
1080
hc anth George Salter Checkmark
Stories for the Dead of Night 1957-03-00 ed. Don Congdon Dell #B107 $0.35 288 pb anth Jeanette Cissman Checkmark
The Second Pan Book of Horror Stories 1960-00-00 ed. Herbert van Thal Pan Books (Pan Giant) #X67 3/6 319 pb anth S. R. Boldero  
Griezelverhalen 2 1962-00-00 ed. A. Kolsteren Het Spectrum (Prisma #775) #775   189 pb anth R. van Giffen Checkmark
Striking Terror: A Selection of Great Horror Stories 1963-00-00 ed. Herbert van Thal Arthur Barker   15/- 204 hc anth  
Stories for the Dead of Night 1967-04-00 ed. Don Congdon Dell Laurel-Leaf #8295 $0.50 240 pb anth Paul Davis Checkmark
The Second Pan Book of Horror Stories 1969-00-00 ed. Herbert van Thal Pan Books 0-330-10067-X 5/- 319 pb anth Checkmark
The Dark of the Soul 1970-00-00 ed. Don Ward Tower Books #T0753 $0.75 157 pb anth 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 anth Stein Checkmark
Galassia #178 1972-11-15 ed. Vittorio Curtoni, Gianni Montanari Casa Editrice La Tribuna #178 400 Lit. 176 digest mag Alberto Cavallari  
Great Tales of Terror and the Supernatural 1977-00-00 ed. Herbert A. Wise, Phyllis Fraser Book Club Associates #CN 4361   832 hc anth Checkmark
The Best Horror Stories 1977-09-00 ed. uncredited Hamlyn 0-600-38244-3 £2.95 751 hc anth  
Stories of Terror 1982-00-00 ed. John L. Foster Ward, Lock (Ward Lock Educational Short Stories #22) 0-7062-4142-8   122 pb anth  
Van Lichtelijk Luguber tot Meedogenloos Macaber 1982-00-00 ed. Erik Lankester Loeb 90-6213-415-7   427 tp anth Terry Oakes Checkmark
The Penguin Book of Horror Stories 1984-00-00 ed. J. A. Cuddon Penguin Books 0-14-006799-X £4.95 607 tp anth Steve Crisp Checkmark
The Penguin Book of Horror Stories 1985-00-00 ed. J. A. Cuddon Viking UK 0-670-81034-7 £10.95 607 hc anth  
Realms of Darkness 1985-00-00 ed. Mary Danby Octopus Books 0-86273-244-1 $8.95 796 hc anth Checkmark
Realms of Darkness 1985-00-00 ed. Mary Danby Octopus Books 0-86273-244-1   796 hc anth Checkmark
Notti di luna piena 1987-09-00 ed. Domenico Cammarota Fanucci Editore (I Miti di Cthulhu #20) 88-347-0034-1 Lit 15,000 250 tp anth Boris Vallejo  
The Penguin Book of Horror Stories 1987-10-00 ed. J. A. Cuddon Penguin Books 0-14-006799-X £5.95 607 tp anth  
Realms of Darkness 1988-00-00 ed. uncredited Chartwell Books 1-55521-251-4   663 hc anth  
The Best Horror Stories (abridged) 1990-04-00 ed. uncredited Mallard Press 0-7924-5250-X $7.98 397 hc anth  
The Best Horror Stories 1990-09-00 ed. uncredited Ivy Leaf 0-86363-002-2 £3.99 398 hc anth  
The Penguin Book of Horror Stories 1991-00-00 ed. J. A. Cuddon Bloomsbury 1-870630-94-7 £4.99 607 hc anth  
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 anth Henry Fuseli Checkmark
Storie di lupi mannari 1994-09-00 ed. Gianni Pilo Newton Compton (I Mammut #27) 88-7983-621-8 9,900 Lit 1080 tp 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 anth Fuseli Checkmark
The Second Pan Book of Horror Stories date unknown ed. Herbert van Thal Pan Books 0-330-10067-X £0.30 319 pb anth  
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 anth Henry Fuseli Checkmark
Great Tales of Terror and the Supernatural date unknown ed. Phyllis Cerf Wagner, Herbert Wise Modern Library #394-60446-6 $9.95 xix+
1034
hc anth Sara Eisenmann Checkmark
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