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Title: The Thing on the Roof Title Record # 59562
Author: Robert E. Howard
Date: 1932-02-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: short story
Series: Cthulhu Mythos Tales
Webpages: YouTube
Language: English
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Other Titles

Translations
Year Language Title
1976Translated by François Truchaud.
French
La chose ailée sur le toit?La chose ailee sur le toit
1977Translated by Gösta Zetterlund.
Swedish Paddans tempel
1977Translated by Eduard Lukschandl.
German Das Ding auf dem Dach
1978Translated by Annegret Groß-Hermanns
German Schlafende Dinge
1979Translated by Giuseppe Lippi
Italian Sul tetto
1992Translated by Иван Златарски (Ivan Zlatarski) and/or Лидия Переклийска (Lidiya Perekliyska).
Bulgarian [as by ]
1996Translated by an unknown hand
Bulgarian [as by ]
2010 Italian La cosa sul tetto
2013Translated by Patrice Louinet
French La chose sur le toit
2013Translated by Michael Weh
German Das Ding auf dem Dach
2016 Portuguese A Coisa no Telhado

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Weird Tales, February 1932 1932-02-00 ed. Farnsworth Wright Popular Fiction Publishing Co.  
$0.25?$: US dollar
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. C. Senf Checkmark
The Dark Man and Others 1963-00-00 Robert E. Howard Arkham House  
$5.00?$: US dollar
viii+
284
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Frank Utpatel Checkmark
The Dark Man and Others 1971-00-00 Robert E. Howard Lancer Books 447-75265-095
$0.95?$: US dollar
254
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
Horror Hunters 1971-00-00 ed. Roger Elwood, Vic Ghidalia Macfadden-Bartell 75-416
$0.75?$: US dollar
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.
anth Jack Faragasso Checkmark
Horror Hunters 1975-00-00 ed. Roger Elwood, Vic Ghidalia Manor Books 95406
$0.95?$: US dollar
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.
anth Checkmark
L'homme noir 1976-00-00 Robert E. Howard
Librairie des Champs-Élysées?Librairie des Champs-Elysees
(Le Masque - Fantastique #1)
2-7024-0479-0   254
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 Bruce Pennington Checkmark
Pigeons from Hell 1976-06-00 Robert E. Howard Zebra Books / Kensington Publishing Corp. 0-89083-189-0
$1.95?$: US dollar
315
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 Jeff Jones Checkmark
I ondskans klor 1977-00-00 ed. uncredited B. Wahlström (
Kalla Kårar, ryslig midnattsläsning?Kalla Kaarar, ryslig midnattsläsning
#42)
91-32-41411-0
skr 5.95?skr: Swedish krona (crown)
159
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 Enric  
Das Haus des Grauens 1977-09-13 Robert E. Howard Pabel (Vampir Taschenbuch #52) VTB52
DM 3.00?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
145
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 6th Mayflower Book of Black Magic Stories 1977-10-00 ed. Michel Parry Mayflower 0-583-12705-3
£0.60?£: UK pound
174
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 Les Edwards Checkmark
Zwischen Mitternacht und Jenseits 1978-11-28 ed. Roger Elwood, Vic Ghidalia Pabel (
Dämonenkiller Taschenbuch?Daemonenkiller Taschenbuch
#49)
DBTB49
DM 3.80?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
161
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 Sanjulian Checkmark
The Dark Man Omnibus Volume 2: The Dead Remember 1979-01-11 Robert E. Howard Panther / Granada 0-586-04808-1   128
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 Joe Petagno Checkmark
Pigeons from Hell 1979-07-00 Robert E. Howard Ace Books 0-441-66320-6
$1.95?$: US dollar
315
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 Esteban Maroto Checkmark
Horroriana 1979-10-00 ed. Gianni Montanari Mondadori (Biblioteca di Fantasy & Horror #2)  
Lit 3,500?Lit: Italian lira
442
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 Karel Thole  
L'homme noir 1982-04-00 Robert E. Howard Néo (Fantastique / Science-fiction / Aventures #40) 2-7304-0136-9   254
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 Jean-Michel Nicollet  
Cthulhu: The Mythos and Kindred Horrors 1987-05-00 Robert E. Howard Baen Books 0-671-65641-4
$2.95?$: US dollar
247
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 Steve Hickman Checkmark
Cthulhu: The Mythos and Kindred Horrors 1987-05-00 Robert E. Howard Baen Science Fiction Books 0-671-65641-4
C$3.95?C$: Canadian dollar
247
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 Steve Hickman Checkmark
Cthulhu: The Mythos and Kindred Horrors 1989-09-00 Robert E. Howard Baen Books 0-671-65641-4
$2.95?$: US dollar
247
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 Steve Hickman  
Howard Phillips Lovecraft 1 1991-09-00 Howard Phillips Lovecraft Robert Laffont (Bouquins) 2-221-05684-1
F140.00?F: French frank
xxxvi+
1174
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 Philippe Druillet  
L'homme noir 1991-11-00 Robert E. Howard Fleuve Noir (Fleuve Noir - Robert E. Howard #7) 2-265-04558-6   218
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 Gilles Francescano Checkmark
Tales of the Lovecraft Mythos 1992-00-00 ed. Robert M. Price Fedogan & Bremer 1-878252-02-X
$27.00?$: US dollar
xxii+
327
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Gahan Wilson Checkmark
1992-00-00 ( #2) 954-513-003-2   192
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  
Cthulhu: The Mythos and Kindred Horrors 1992-03-00 Robert E. Howard Baen 0-671-65641-4
$4.99?$: US dollar
247
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 Steve Hickman Checkmark
Мозъчна нощ?Mozachna nosht
1996-00-00 ed. ()     128
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 Jeff Easley  
Nameless Cults: The Cthulhu Mythos Fiction of Robert E. Howard 2001-10-00 Robert E. Howard Chaosium (Call of Cthulhu Fiction #6028) 1-56882-130-1
$15.95?$: US dollar
xviii+
353
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 Harry Fassl Checkmark
Nameless Cults: The Cthulhu Mythos Fiction of Robert E. Howard 2001-10-00 Robert E. Howard Chaosium (Call of Cthulhu Fiction #6028) 1-56882-130-1
$15.95?$: US dollar
xviii+
353
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 Harry Fassl Checkmark
Tales of the Lovecraft Mythos 2002-10-00 ed. Robert M. Price Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-44408-6
$14.95?$: US dollar
xxvi+
370
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 John Jude Palencar  
People of the Dark 2005-00-00 Robert E. Howard Wildside Press 0-8095-1176-2
$35.00?$: US dollar
214
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Stephen Fabian Checkmark
The Weird Writings of Robert E. Howard, Volume 1: July 1925-June 1934 2006-01-00 Robert E. Howard Girasol Collectables  
$100.00?$: US dollar
vi+
625
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Rudy Nebres Checkmark
The Weird Writings of Robert E. Howard, Volume 1: July 1925-June 1934 2006-01-00 Robert E. Howard Girasol Collectables  
$112.50?$: US dollar
vi+
625
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Rudy Nebres Checkmark
People Of The Dark 2006-06-01 Robert E. Howard Wildside Press 0-8095-5680-4
$10.00?$: US dollar
190
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 Stephen Fabian Checkmark
People of the Dark: The Weird Works of Robert E. Howard, Volume 3 2006-11-01 Robert E. Howard Wildside Press  
$6.99?$: US dollar
286
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll Stephen Fabian Checkmark
The Robert E. Howard Reader Volume One 2007-00-00 Robert E. Howard Wildshade Press  
$31.95?$: US dollar
266
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll N. C. Wyeth Checkmark
The Robert E. Howard Reader Volume One 2007-00-00 Robert E. Howard Wildshade Press  
$17.95?$: US dollar
266
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 N. C. Wyeth Checkmark
Die Pflanzen des Dr. Cinderella: 25 unheimliche Geschichten 2007-03-00 ed. Frank Festa Festa (Festa Allgemeine Reihe #1609) 978-3-86552-046-3
€14.00?€: Euro
445
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 Dave Kendall Checkmark
The Haunter of the Ring & Other Tales 2007-09-10 Robert E. Howard Wordsworth Editions (Tales of Mystery & the Supernatural) 978-1-84022-085-8
$6.99?$: US dollar
xiii+
397
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 Ann Brain Checkmark
The Black Stone, and The Thing on the Roof 2008-02-08 Robert E. Howard Dodo Press 978-1-4065-7264-3   48
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 Horror Stories of Robert E. Howard 2008-07-29 Robert E. Howard Del Rey / Ballantine 978-0-345-49020-9
$0.00?$: US dollar
xviii +
518
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 Checkmark
The Horror Stories of Robert E. Howard 2008-10-00 Robert E. Howard Del Rey / Ballantine 978-0-345-49020-9
$18.00?$: US dollar
xxv +
523
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 Greg Staples Checkmark
The Horror Stories of Robert E. Howard 2008-10-28 Robert E. Howard Del Rey / Ballantine 978-0-345-50974-1
$13.99?$: US dollar
 
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll Greg Staples  
I miti di Lovecraft 2010-03-00 ed. Robert M. Price Mondadori (Epix #12)  
€4.90?€: Euro
253
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 Franco Brambilla  
The Horror Stories of Robert E. Howard 2010-09-30 Robert E. Howard Subterranean Press 978-1-59606-332-7
$150.00?$: US dollar
xxv+
523
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Greg Staples Checkmark
The Horror Stories of Robert E. Howard 2010-09-30 Robert E. Howard Subterranean Press 978-1-59606-332-7
$400.00?$: US dollar
xxv+
523
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Greg Staples Checkmark
People of the Dark 2011-03-07 Robert E. Howard Wildside Press 978-1-4344-3943-7
$2.99?$: US dollar
 
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll Stephen Fabian  
The Haunter of the Ring & Other Tales 2011-04-08 Robert E. Howard Read Books 978-1-4474-0768-3
$29.00?$: US dollar
397
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 Ann Brain Checkmark
Mythos: Myths and Tales of H. P. Lovecraft & Robert E. Howard 2011-10-31 ed. Gwendolyn Toynton Numen Books 978-0-9871581-0-9
$15.95?$: US dollar
335
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
Les ombres de Canaan 2013-02-22 Robert E. Howard Bragelonne (Les intégrales) 978-2-35294-689-2   528
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 Miguel Coimbra  
Der schwarze Hund des Todes 2013-06-00 Robert E. Howard Festa (H. P. Lovecrafts Bibliothek des Schreckens #2631) 978-3-86552-131-6
€28.00?€: Euro
374+
[2]
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Checkmark
The Shadow Kingdom and Other Weird Tales 2015-00-00 Robert E. Howard Ulwencreutz Media 978-1-329-63248-6
$39.96?$: US dollar
489
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Checkmark
People of the Dark 2015-07-27 Robert E. Howard Wildside Press 978-1-4794-0657-9
$2.99?$: US dollar
 
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll Stephen Fabian  
O Mundo Sombrio - Histórias dos Mitos de Cthulhu 2016-00-00 Robert E. Howard Clock Tower 978-85-66519-04-4   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.
coll Leander Moura  
The Second Cthulhu Mythos Megapack 2016-10-22 ed. Shawn Garrett Wildside Press (Megapack) 978-1-4794-2377-4
$0.99?$: US dollar
 
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
anth  
Lovecraft Short Stories 2017-02-02 ed. Laura Bulbeck Flame Tree Publishing (Gothic Fantasy) 978-1-78664-465-7
£20.00?£: UK pound
480
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Weird Tales (disc 3, part 1) 2019-00-00 ed. uncredited        
unknown?The publication record was created from a secondary source and the publication format is unknown.
anth  
Der Mythos des Cthulhu 2020-08-17 Robert E. Howard Festa 978-3-86552-855-1
€16.99?€: Euro
509
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 Bookcoversart Checkmark
The Haunter of the Ring & Other Tales date unknown Robert E. Howard Wordsworth Editions (Tales of Mystery & the Supernatural) 978-1-84022-085-8
$4.99?$: US dollar
xiii+
397
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 Des Knock Checkmark
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