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Title: The Opener of the Way Title Record # 59529
Author: Robert Bloch
Date: 1936-10-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: short story
Language: English
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Translations
Year Language Title
1964Translated by Fernanda Adami; do not merge with the version translated by G. P. Sandri.
Italian Colui che apre la via
1968Translated by C. A. G. van den Broek
Dutch Hij die de weg opent
1975Translated by Angela Sarmento. Revised by Clarisse Tavares
Portuguese Aquele que Abre o Caminho
1984 French Celui qui ouvre la voie
1991Translated by G. P. Sandri; do not merge with the version translated by Fernanda Adami.
Italian Colui che Apre la Via

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Weird Tales, October 1936 1936-10-00 ed. Farnsworth Wright Popular Fiction Publishing Co.  
$0.25?$: US dollar
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 J. Allen St. John Checkmark
The Opener of the Way 1945-00-00 Robert Bloch Arkham House  
$3.00?$: US dollar
xi+
309
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Ronald Clyne Checkmark
The Macabre Reader 1959-00-00 ed. Donald A. Wollheim Ace Books D-353
$0.35?$: US dollar
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 Ed Emshwiller Checkmark
The Macabre Reader 1960-00-00 ed. Donald A. Wollheim Digit Books D362
2/-?Prior to decimilisation (1968-1971), UK books were priced in shillings, or shillings and pence, where 20 shillings equals one pound and 12 old pence equals one shilling. Shillings were indicated with a variety of suffixes, e.g. 3s, 3', 3", 3/ all mean 3 shillings. Any number after that is additional pence, usually 6 (half a shilling) but sometimes 3 or 9 (a quarter of a shilling or three-quarters of a shilling).
 
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 Ed Emshwiller  
Horror-7 1963-00-00 Robert Bloch Horwitz PB160
4/-?Prior to decimilisation (1968-1971), UK books were priced in shillings, or shillings and pence, where 20 shillings equals one pound and 12 old pence equals one shilling. Shillings were indicated with a variety of suffixes, e.g. 3s, 3', 3", 3/ all mean 3 shillings. Any number after that is additional pence, usually 6 (half a shilling) but sometimes 3 or 9 (a quarter of a shilling or three-quarters of a shilling).
130
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  
Horror-7 1963-02-00 Robert Bloch Belmont Books 90-275
$0.40?$: US dollar
125
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 Maguire Checkmark
Horror-7 1964-00-00 Robert Bloch Four Square Books 1196
2/6?Prior to decimilisation (1968-1971), UK books were priced in shillings, or shillings and pence, where 20 shillings equals one pound and 12 old pence equals one shilling. Shillings were indicated with a variety of suffixes, e.g. 3s, 3', 3", 3/ all mean 3 shillings. Any number after that is additional pence, usually 6 (half a shilling) but sometimes 3 or 9 (a quarter of a shilling or three-quarters of a shilling).
125
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  
La "cosa" 1964-10-04 ed. Robert Bloch Grandi Edizioni Internazionali (I Capolavori della Serie KKK. Classici dell'Orrore #42)  
Lit 150?Lit: Italian lira
128
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".
anth Caroselli  
The Boris Karloff Horror Anthology 1965-00-00 ed. Boris Karloff Souvenir Press  
21/-?Prior to decimilisation (1968-1971), UK books were priced in shillings, or shillings and pence, where 20 shillings equals one pound and 12 old pence equals one shilling. Shillings were indicated with a variety of suffixes, e.g. 3s, 3', 3", 3/ all mean 3 shillings. Any number after that is additional pence, usually 6 (half a shilling) but sometimes 3 or 9 (a quarter of a shilling or three-quarters of a shilling).
190
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth S. R. Boldero  
Boris Karloff's Favorite Horror Stories 1965-05-00 ed. Boris Karloff Avon G1254
$0.50?$: US dollar
176
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
Boris Karloff's Favorite Horror Stories 1965-05-00 ed. Boris Karloff Avon G1254
$0.50?$: US dollar
176
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  
Horror-7 1967-09-00 Robert Bloch Four Square Books 1196
3/6?Prior to decimilisation (1968-1971), UK books were priced in shillings, or shillings and pence, where 20 shillings equals one pound and 12 old pence equals one shilling. Shillings were indicated with a variety of suffixes, e.g. 3s, 3', 3", 3/ all mean 3 shillings. Any number after that is additional pence, usually 6 (half a shilling) but sometimes 3 or 9 (a quarter of a shilling or three-quarters of a shilling).
125
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  
De bewoner van het meer 1968-00-00 ed. Aart C. Prins Bruna (Zwarte beertjes #1225) 1225
ƒ2.75?ƒ: Dutch guilder
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.
anth Dick Bruna Checkmark
The Boris Karloff Horror Anthology 1969-00-00 ed. Boris Karloff Corgi 0-552-08144-2 / GN7621
£0.20?£: UK pound
158
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 Opener of the Way 1974-04-00 Robert Bloch Neville Spearman 0-85978-006-6
£1.95?£: UK pound
xi+
309
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
The Boris Karloff Horror Anthology 1975-00-00 ed. Boris Karloff Everest Books 0-903925-88-5
£0.50?£: UK pound
172
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  
Antologia do Horror 1975-04-00 ed. Boris Karloff Arcádia (Biblioteca Arcádia- Antologias)     233
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 Manuel Dias Checkmark
The Opener of the Way 1976-05-00 Robert Bloch Panther 0-586-04221-0
£0.60?£: UK pound
172
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 Anthony Roberts Checkmark
Récits de terreur 1984-12-00 Robert Bloch Clancier-Guénaud (Au Troisième Oeil #3) 2-86215-062-2
F58.00?F: French frank
245
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 Catherine Guérif Checkmark
Colui che apre la via 1991-11-00 Robert Bloch Mondadori (Omnibus) 88-04-35667-7
Lit 28,000?Lit: Italian lira
x+
386
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll J. K. Potter  
The Early Fears 1994-03-00 Robert Bloch Fedogan & Bremer 1-878252-12-7
$29.00?$: US dollar
514
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Jon Arfstrom Checkmark
The Early Fears 1994-03-00 Robert Bloch Fedogan & Bremer 1-878252-13-5
$60.00?$: US dollar
514
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Jon Arfstrom  
Mysteries of the Worm: Earle Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos 2009-06-00 Robert Bloch Chaosium (Call of Cthulhu Fiction #6037) 978-1-56882-176-4
$15.95?$: US dollar
xii+
288
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 Steven Gilberts Checkmark
Weird Tales 2012-00-00 ed. uncredited Pulp Classics on DVD      
other?The publication format is non-standard. The details are usually provided publication notes.
anth Hannes Bok Checkmark
Weird Tales, October 1936 2013-12-01 ed. Farnsworth Wright Girasol Collectables  
$35.00?$: US dollar
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
anth J. Allen St. John Checkmark
Weird Tales (disc 4, part 1) 2019-00-00 ed. uncredited        
unknown?The publication record was created from a secondary source and the publication format is unknown.
anth  
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