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Title: The Beautiful Suit Title Record # 68481
Author: H. G. Wells
Date: 1909-04-10
Type: SHORTFICTION [non-genre]
Length: short story
Webpages: librivox.org
Language: English
Note: First published in the US weekly magazine Collier's, 1909-04-10 p. 13, as "A Moonlight Fable: The Little Man and His Gleaming Suit". --The FictionMags Index (FictionMags reports no other publication. The source as first publication is unknown.)
Synopsis: A young boy gets a very fine handcrafted suit as a gift from his mother, but is allowed to wear it only on very few occasions. One night he decides to wear it and goes out for a stroll ...
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Year Title
1909 The story was published in the US weekly magazine Collier's, 1909-04-10 p. 13, as "A Moonlight Fable: The Little Man and His Gleaming Suit". --The FictionMags Index
A Moonlight Fable
Year Language Title
1930Translated by Lena Neumann
German Der schöne Anzug
1930Translated by Lena Neumann
German Der schöne Anzug [as by Herbert George Wells]
1969Translated by Ursula Spinner
German Der schöne Anzug

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
The Country of the Blind and Other Stories 1911-08-00 H. G. Wells Thomas Nelson & Sons  
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).
xii+
574
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
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The Door in the Wall and Other Stories 1911-11-00 H. G. Wells Mitchell Kennerley  
$7.50?$: US dollar
153
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
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The Door in the Wall and Other Stories 1911-11-00 H. G. Wells Grant Richards     153
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
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The Country of the Blind and Other Stories 1913-08-00 H. G. Wells Thomas Nelson & Sons (Nelson's Library)  
-/7?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).
xii+
574
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The Door in the Wall and Other Stories 1915-01-00 H. G. Wells Grant Richards     153
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The Country of the Blind 1923-00-00 H. G. Wells Haldeman-Julius (Little Blue Book #161) 161
$0.10?$: US dollar
62
ph?Pamphlet. Used for short (in page count), unbound, staple-bound, or otherwise lightly bound publications.
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Tales of Wonder 1923-00-00 H. G. Wells W. Collins Sons     249
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
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In the Days of the Comet and Seventeen Short Stories 1925-00-00 H. G. Wells T. Fisher Unwin (The Works of H. G. Wells #10)     xiv+
652
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
omni  
In the Days of the Comet and Seventeen Short Stories 1925-00-00 H. G. Wells Charles Scribner's Sons (The Works of H. G. Wells #10)     xiv+
652
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
omni  
The Country of the Blind and Other Stories 1926-01-00 H. G. Wells Tauchnitz (Tauchnitz Collection of British and American Authors #4713) 4713   267
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
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The Short Stories of H. G. Wells 1927-00-00 H. G. Wells Ernest Benn  
7/6?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).
1148
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The Short Stories of H. G. Wells 1927-00-00 H. G. Wells Ernest Benn     1148
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
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The Time Machine and Other Stories 1927-00-00 H. G. Wells Ernest Benn     215
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
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The Short Stories of H. G. Wells 1927-10-00 H. G. Wells Ernest Benn     1148
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The Short Stories of H. G. Wells 1929-00-00 H. G. Wells Doubleday, Doran  
$5.00?$: US dollar
vi+
1015
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
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The Famous Short Stories of H. G. Wells 1929-00-00 H. G. Wells The Literary Guild      
unknown?The publication record was created from a secondary source and the publication format is unknown.
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Der Apfel vom Baum der Erkenntnis 1930-00-00 Herbert George Wells Zsolnay (Herbert George Wells: Gesammelte Werke in Einzelausgaben)   RM 6.00 371
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll George Charles Beresford  
The Famous Short Stories of H. G. Wells 1937-00-00 H. G. Wells Doubleday, Doran     vi+
1015
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The Favorite Short Stories of H. G. Wells 1937-00-00 H. G. Wells Doubleday, Doran     437
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The Famous Short Stories of H. G. Wells 1938-00-00 H. G. Wells Garden City Publishing Co.     vi+
1015
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Short Stories: First Series 1940-09-00 H. G. Wells Thomas Nelson & Sons (Teaching of English #221) 221   218
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The Short Stories of H. G. Wells 1948-00-00 H. G. Wells Ernest Benn  
17/6?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).
vi+
1038
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
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The Short Stories of H. G. Wells 1957-00-00 H. G. Wells Ernest Benn  
13/6?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).
vi+
1038
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
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Magazine of Horror, September 1964 1964-09-00 ed. Robert A. W. Lowndes Health Knowledge, Inc.  
$0.50?$: US dollar
132
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".
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The Complete Short Stories of H. G. Wells 1965-00-00 H. G. Wells Ernest Benn     1038
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
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The Cone 1965-00-00 H. G. Wells Fontana 1125
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).
160
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.
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The Complete Short Stories of H. G. Wells 1966-09-00 H. G. Wells Ernest Benn  
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).
vii+
1038
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
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Der gestohlene Bazillus und acht andere Erzählungen 1969-00-00 H. G. Wells Diogenes     264
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Tomi Ungerer Checkmark
The Complete Short Stories of H. G. Wells 1974-00-00 H. G. Wells Ernest Benn 0-510-40301-8
$12.50?$: US dollar
vi+
1038
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
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The Door in the Wall and Other Stories 1980-00-00 H. G. Wells David R. Godine 0-87923-326-5   157
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
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The Door in the Wall and Other Stories 1980-07-00 H. G. Wells David R. Godine 0-87923-327-3
$5.95?$: US dollar
157
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.
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Der Apfel vom Baum der Erkenntnis 1980-09-00 H. G. Wells Zsolnay (H. G. Wells Edition #6) 3-552-03240-1
DM 24.00?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
270
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Doris Byer Checkmark
Der Apfel vom Baum der Erkenntnis 1982-10-00 H. G. Wells Ullstein (Ullstein Bücher #20256) 3-548-20256-X
DM 7.80?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
270
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 Theodor Bayer-Eynck Checkmark
The Complete Short Stories of H. G. Wells 1987-00-00 H. G. Wells St. Martin's Press 0-312-15855-6
$19.95?$: US dollar
vi+
1038
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
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The Country of the Blind and Other Stories 1996-10-31 H. G. Wells Oxford University Press (Oxford World's Classics) 0-19-282827-4   xxxvii+
534
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.
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The Complete Short Stories of H. G. Wells 1998-08-00 H. G. Wells J. M. Dent 0-460-87964-2
£30.00?£: UK pound
xii+
883
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
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The Country of the Blind and Other Stories 2004-04-02 H. G. Wells Project Gutenberg 11870
$0.00?$: US dollar
 
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
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The Door in the Wall and Other Stories 2005-07-22 H. G. Wells Project Gutenberg 456
$0.00?$: US dollar
 
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
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The Country of the Blind, and Other Stories 2006-01-10 H. G. Wells The Echo Library 1-84637-793-5
$14.99?$: US dollar
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.
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The Man Who Could Work Miracles 2006-12-01 H. G. Wells Tartarus Press 978-1-905784-00-4
£35.00?£: UK pound
xiv+
363
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
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A Dream of Armageddon: The Complete Supernatural Tales 2009-00-00 H. G. Wells Fall River Press 978-1-4351-1583-5
$7.98?$: US dollar
xvi+
367
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Kazuhiko Nakamura Checkmark
A Dream of Armageddon 2009-01-00 H. G. Wells Cybraria  
$3.26?$: US dollar
 
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
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Short Ghost and Horror Collection 003 2009-06-15 ed. LibriVox LibriVox      
digital audio download?Digital recording in any format that is downloaded directly from the Internet. This category includes podcasts.
anth  
The Country of the Blind and Other Stories 2010-03-23 H. G. Wells Waking Lion Press 978-1-4341-0292-8
$21.99?$: US dollar
398
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.
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A Dream of Armageddon 2010-05-00 H. G. Wells Kessinger 978-1-161-41702-9
$30.95?$: US dollar
 
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
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Cast Macabre, CM7 2010-06-11 ed. Barry J. Northern Wolfsbane Publishing  
$0.00?$: US dollar
 
digital audio download?Digital recording in any format that is downloaded directly from the Internet. This category includes podcasts.
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Complete Short Story Omnibus 2011-04-00 H. G. Wells Gollancz 978-0-575-09524-3
£25.00?£: UK pound
959
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
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Short Ghost and Horror Collection 014 2011-09-01 ed. LibriVox LibriVox      
digital audio download?Digital recording in any format that is downloaded directly from the Internet. This category includes podcasts.
anth  
The Country of the Blind and Other Stories 2013-01-17 H. G. Wells CreateSpace 978-1-4819-9061-5
$9.99?$: US dollar
310
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.
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The Country of the Blind and Other Stories 2013-07-29 H. G. Wells CreateSpace 978-1-4912-2057-3
$15.20?$: US dollar
576
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.
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The Door in the Wall and Other Stories 2013-08-01 H. G. Wells Bottom of the Hill Publishing 978-1-4837-0288-9
$8.99?$: US dollar
106
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.
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Short Science Fiction Collection 050 2014-06-01 ed. LibriVox LibriVox  
$0.00?$: US dollar
 
digital audio download?Digital recording in any format that is downloaded directly from the Internet. This category includes podcasts.
anth  
The Crystal Egg and Other Stories 2017-01-09 H. G. Wells Wordsworth Editions (Wordsworth Classics) 978-1-84022-739-0
£1.99?£: UK pound
xxx+
450
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 Carolyn Arcabascio  
The Country of the Blind, and Other Stories 2017-04-21 H. G. Wells Enhanced Media Publishing 978-1-365-89161-8
$0.00?$: US dollar
 
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
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Doorway to Dilemma: Bewildering Tales of Dark Fantasy 2019-10-01 ed. Mike Ashley The British Library (British Library Tales of the Weird) 978-0-7123-5263-5
£8.99?£: UK pound
296
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 Enrique Bernardou Checkmark
The Short Stories of H. G. Wells date unknown H. G. Wells Odhams Press     375
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
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A Dream of Armageddon date unknown H. G. Wells Kessinger 978-1-4191-0103-8
$21.95?$: US dollar
 
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.
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Tales of Wonder date unknown H. G. Wells Collins / BCE     253
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
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