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Title: The Cistern Title Record # 62754
Author: Ray Bradbury
Date: 1947-05-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: short story
Language: English
Note: First published in Mademoiselle (May 1947) per Bradbury Stories
Synopsis: A young woman develops romantic fantasies about the dead in the town storm drainage system.
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Current Tags: contemporary (1), horror (1), realism (1) Add Tags

Other Titles

Translations
Year Language Title
1957Translated by Doringe
French La citerne
1958Translated by Torsten Blomkvist.
Swedish Cisternen
1981 Portuguese A cisterna
1985Translated by Matti Kannosto
Finnish Katuviemäri
2001Translated by Renato Prinzhofer
Italian Il condotto sotterraneo
2017Translated by Pék Zoltán
Hungarian Ciszterna
2020Translated by Brigitte Mariot
French Le collecteur

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Dark Carnival 1947-05-10 Ray Bradbury Arkham House  
$3.00?$: US dollar
313
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll George Burrows Checkmark
Dark Carnival 1948-00-00 Ray Bradbury Hamish Hamilton  
9/-?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).
271
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Michael Ayrton  
The October Country 1955-00-00 Ray Bradbury Ballantine Books  
$3.50?$: US dollar
306
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Joe Mugnaini  
The October Country 1956-00-00 Ray Bradbury Hart-Davis  
15/-?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).
306
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Joe Mugnaini  
The October Country 1956-04-00 Ray Bradbury Ballantine Books F139
$0.50?$: US dollar
276
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 Mugnaini Checkmark
Le pays d'octobre 1957-00-00 Ray Bradbury
Denoël?Denoel
(
Présence du Futur?Presence du Futur
#20)
 
F500?F: French frank
268
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  
Oktoberlandet 1958-00-00 Ray Bradbury Norstedt     305
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Joe Mugnaini  
The Small Assassin 1962-00-00 Ray Bradbury Ace UK H-521
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).
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.
coll Checkmark
The October Country 1962-03-00 Ray Bradbury Ballantine Books F580
$0.50?$: US dollar
276
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 Mugnaini Checkmark
The Small Assassin 1964-00-00 Ray Bradbury Four Square Books 1234
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).
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.
coll Checkmark
The October Country 1964-09-00 Ray Bradbury Ballantine Books U2139
$0.50?$: US dollar
276
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 Richard Powers Checkmark
The October Country 1964-09-00 Ray Bradbury Ballantine Books U2139
C$0.50?C$: Canadian dollar
276
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 Richard Powers Checkmark
The Small Assassin 1965-08-00 Ray Bradbury Four Square Books 1234
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).
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.
coll Checkmark
The October Country 1967-02-00 Ray Bradbury Ballantine Books U2139
$0.50?$: US dollar
276
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 Richard Powers Checkmark
The October Country 1968-07-00 Ray Bradbury Ballantine Books 72138
$0.75?$: US dollar
276
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 October Country 1969-06-00 Ray Bradbury Ballantine Books 01637
$0.75?$: US dollar
276
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 Bob Pepper Checkmark
The October Country 1970-07-23 Ray Bradbury Alfred A. Knopf 0-394-43892-2
$6.95?$: US dollar
272
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Francisco Goya  
The Small Assassin 1970-12-00 Ray Bradbury New English Library 0-450-00649-2
£0.25?£: UK pound
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.
coll Richard Clifton-Dey Checkmark
The October Country 1971-02-00 Ray Bradbury Ballantine Books 01637   276
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 Bob Pepper  
The October Country 1971-07-00 Ray Bradbury Ballantine Books 0-345-02301-3
$0.95?$: US dollar
276
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 Bob Pepper Checkmark
The October Country 1972-06-00 Ray Bradbury Ballantine Books 0-345-02760-4
$1.25?$: US dollar
276
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 October Country 1973-02-00 Ray Bradbury Ballantine Books 0-345-02760-4
$1.25?$: US dollar
276
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  
The Small Assassin 1973-05-00 Ray Bradbury New English Library 0-450-01562-9
£0.30?£: UK pound
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.
coll Richard Clifton-Dey Checkmark
The October Country 1973-06-00 Ray Bradbury Ballantine Books 0-345-22760-3
$1.25?$: US dollar
276
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 October Country 1974-01-00 Ray Bradbury Ballantine Books 0-345-22760-3
$1.25?$: US dollar
276
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 October Country 1975-09-00 Ray Bradbury Ballantine Books 0-345-24320-X
$1.50?$: US dollar
276
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 Small Assassin 1976-02-00 Ray Bradbury Panther 0-586-04228-8
£0.50?£: 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.
coll Checkmark
Le pays d'octobre 1977-02-07 Ray Bradbury
Denoël?Denoel
(
Présence du Futur?Presence du Futur
#20)
    316
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
Stéphane Dumont?Stephane Dumont
 
Le pays d'octobre 1977-07-05 Ray Bradbury France Loisirs 2-7242-0136-1   316
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Benjamin Baltimore Checkmark
The October Country 1978-06-00 Ray Bradbury Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-27501-2
$1.95?$: US dollar
276
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 Whistl'n Dixie Checkmark
Le pays d'octobre 1979-05-28 Ray Bradbury
Denoël?Denoel
(
Présence du Futur?Presence du Futur
#20)
    316
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
Stéphane Dumont?Stephane Dumont
 
O país de Outubro 1981-00-00 Ray Bradbury Francisco Alves (Mestres do horror e da fantasia #1) 0-380-97387-1   284
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  
The October Country 1981-03-00 Ray Bradbury Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-30045-9
$2.50?$: US dollar
276
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 Whistl'n Dixie Checkmark
The October Country 1982-12-00 Ray Bradbury Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-30045-9   276
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 Whistl'n Dixie Checkmark
The Small Assassin 1984-00-00 Ray Bradbury Panther / Granada 0-586-04228-8
£1.50?£: 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.
coll Checkmark
Le pays d'octobre 1984-05-18 Ray Bradbury
Denoël?Denoel
(
Présence du Futur?Presence du Futur
#20)
2-207-30020-X   316
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
Stéphane Dumont?Stephane Dumont
 
Lokakuun maa 1985-00-00 Ray Bradbury Kirjayhtymä 951-26-2705-1   331
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Piotr Tomaszewski Checkmark
The October Country 1985-02-00 Ray Bradbury Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-32448-X
$2.95?$: US dollar
320
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 Whistl'n Dixie  
The Small Assassin 1986-00-00 Ray Bradbury Grafton 0-586-04228-8
£2.50?£: 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.
coll Checkmark
Le pays d'octobre 1988-04-00 Ray Bradbury
Denoël?Denoel
(
Présence du Futur?Presence du Futur
#20)
2-207-30020-X   316
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 Marie-Christine Forest  
The October Country 1993-00-00 Ray Bradbury Ballantine Books 0-345-32448-X
$6.99?$: US dollar
320
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  
The October Country 1996-10-00 Ray Bradbury Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-40785-7
$10.00?$: US dollar
306
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 Janet Woolley  
The October Country 1996-10-00 Ray Bradbury Ballantine Books 0-345-32448-X
$5.99?$: US dollar
x+
307
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 Donna Diamond Checkmark
The October Country 1997-09-00 Ray Bradbury Gauntlet Press 1-887368-15-9
$65.00?$: US dollar
234
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Ray Bradbury  
The October Country 1998-00-00 Ray Bradbury Earthlight 0-671-01791-8
£5.99?£: UK pound
306
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 October Country 1999-09-00 Ray Bradbury Avon Books 0-380-97387-1
$16.00?$: US dollar
xii+
334
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Tim O'Brien Checkmark
Dark Carnival 2001-00-00 Ray Bradbury Gauntlet Press 1-887368-50-7
$150.00?$: US dollar
xxiii+
479
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Ray Bradbury Checkmark
Paese d'ottobre 2001-09-00 Ray Bradbury Mondadori (Piccola Biblioteca Oscar #263) 88-04-49551-0
Lit 14,000?Lit: Italian lira
306
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  
Bradbury Stories: 100 of His Most Celebrated Tales 2003-08-00 Ray Bradbury William Morrow / HarperCollins 0-06-054242-X
$29.95?$: US dollar
xvii+
893
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Richard L. Aquan Checkmark
Bradbury Stories: 100 of His Most Celebrated Tales 2003-09-00 Ray Bradbury William Morrow / HarperCollins / SFBC 01567
$14.99?$: US dollar
xvii+
893
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Bradbury Stories: 100 of His Most Celebrated Tales 2003-10-00 Ray Bradbury The Easton Press (Signed First Editions of Science Fiction #192) 106-192   xv+
893
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Checkmark
Bradbury Stories: 100 of His Most Celebrated Tales 2005-04-00 Ray Bradbury Perennial / HarperCollins 0-06-054488-0
$17.95?$: US dollar
xv+
893
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 Richard L. Aquan Checkmark
Bradbury Stories: 100 of His Most Celebrated Tales 2007-00-00 Ray Bradbury Perennial / HarperCollins 0-06-054488-0
$17.95?$: US dollar
xv+
888+
5
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
Ray Bradbury Stories Volume 2 2008-12-00 Ray Bradbury HarperVoyager 978-0-00-728058-2
£16.99?£: UK pound
xvi+
841
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 Ray Bradbury Gift Set 2008-12-00 Ray Bradbury PS Publishing 978-1-84863-007-9
£100.00?£: UK pound
ix+
302
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
omni Joseph Mugnaini , James Hannah  
The Ray Bradbury Gift Set 2008-12-00 Ray Bradbury PS Publishing 978-1-84863-007-9
£375.00?£: UK pound
ix+
302
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
omni Joseph Mugnaini , James Hannah  
Ray Bradbury Stories Volume 2 2012-06-28 Ray Bradbury Harper Voyager (UK) 978-0-00-749769-0
£1.99?£: UK pound
 
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll  
Októberi vidék 2017-00-00 Ray Bradbury
Agave Könyvek?Agave Konyvek
978-963-419-285-5
Ft 3,280?Ft: Hungarian forint
302
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
Faniszló Ádám?Faniszlo Adam
Checkmark
Le pays d'octobre 2020-09-03 Ray Bradbury
Denoël?Denoel
(Folio SF #663)
978-2-07-289296-7   432
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  
Bradbury Stories: 100 of His Most Celebrated Tales date unknown Ray Bradbury William Morrow 978-0-06-054488-1
$25.99?$: US dollar
xv+
893
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 Richard L. Aquan Checkmark
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