Title: The Open Window

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Title: The Open Window Title Record # 79718
Author: Saki
Date: 1911-11-18
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: short story
Webpages: librivox.org, obviousstate.com
Language: English
Note: Borderline genre; the haunting in "The Open Window" isn't real, but it's included in plenty of anthologies of ghost stories anyway. You might say it's a story about ghost stories. First published in The Westminster Gazette, November 18, 1911.
Synopsis: A girl decides to have some fun with a visitor by convincing him that he's hearing a ghost. He flees.
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Variant Titles Translations
Year Title
1914 The Open Window [as by H. H. Munro]
Year Language Title
1949 Dutch De Open Tuindeuren
1962 Dutch De Open Tuindeuren
1964 German Die offene Tr

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog# Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Beasts and Super-Beasts 1914-00-00 H. H. Munro John Lane Company   $ vi+
312
hc? coll  
Beasts and Super-Beasts 1914-00-00 H. H. Munro John Lane, The Bodley Head     vi+
312
hc? coll  
Beasts and Super-Beasts 1914-00-00 H. H. Munro Bell & Cockburn   C$ vi+
312
hc? coll  
Great Short Stories of Detection, Mystery and Horror 1928-09-00 ed. Dorothy L. Sayers Gollancz   8/6 1229 hc? anth  
The Omnibus of Crime 1929-00-00 ed. Dorothy L. Sayers Harcourt   $3.00 1177 hc? anth  
The Omnibus of Crime 1929-00-00 ed. Dorothy L. Sayers Payson & Clarke     1177 hc? anth  
Great Short Stories of Detection, Mystery and Horror 1929-04-00 ed. Dorothy L. Sayers Gollancz     1229 hc? anth  
Great Short Stories of Detection, Mystery and Horror 1930-05-00 ed. Dorothy L. Sayers Gollancz   5/- 1229 hc? anth  
Great Short Stories of Detection, Mystery and Horror 1930-09-00 ed. Dorothy L. Sayers Gollancz     1229 hc? anth  
Great Short Stories of Detection, Mystery and Horror 1931-08-00 ed. Dorothy L. Sayers Gollancz     1229 hc? anth  
Great Short Stories of Detection, Mystery and Horror 1932-06-00 ed. Dorothy L. Sayers Gollancz     1229 hc? anth  
Great Short Stories of Detection, Mystery and Horror 1933-01-00 ed. Dorothy L. Sayers Gollancz     1229 hc? anth  
Great Short Stories of Detection, Mystery and Horror 1933-12-00 ed. Dorothy L. Sayers Gollancz     1229 hc? anth Checkmark
The Haunted Omnibus 1937-00-00 ed. Alexander Laing Farrar & Rinehart   $3.00 xvi+
848
hc? anth Lynd Ward  
The Haunted Omnibus 1937-00-00 ed. Alexander Laing Oxford   C$ xvi+
848
hc? anth  
The Haunted Omnibus 1937-00-00 ed. Alexander Laing Cassell     xvi+
848
hc? anth  
Great Ghost Stories of the World: The Haunted Omnibus 1939-00-00 ed. Alexander Laing Garden City Publishing Co.   $1.79 xvi+
848
hc? anth Checkmark
Great Short Stories of Detection: Part II, Mystery and Horror 1939-07-00 ed. Dorothy L. Sayers Gollancz   6/- 619 hc? anth  
The Pocket Book of Mystery Stories 1941-08-00 ed. Lee Wright Pocket Books (Pocket Book of Mystery Stories #117)     viii+
439
pb? anth  
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
Famous Ghost Stories 1944-00-00 ed. Bennett Cerf Modern Library (The Modern Library of the World's Best Books #73)   $1.25 xi+
361
hc? anth  
Best Ghost Stories 1945-00-00 ed. Anne Ridler Faber and Faber   9/6 360 hc? anth Margaret Wolpe  
A Saki Sampler 1945-09-00 Saki Superior Reprint / Military Service Publishing #M656 $0.25 155 pb? coll Checkmark
The Mandrake Root 1946-00-00 ed. Jeremy Scott Jarrolds   12/6 224 hc? anth  
The Mandrake Root 1946-00-00 ed. Jeremy Scott Progress Books   C$3.00 224 hc? anth  
The Mandrake Root 1946-00-00 ed. Jeremy Scott Universal Distributors   $5.00 224 hc? anth  
Short Stories 1948-00-00 ed. Henry Christ, Jerome Shostak Oxford Book Co.   $2.08 429 hc? anth  
Voor en Na Middernacht: Zijnde Vijfendertig Spook en Griezelverhalen Alsmede Andere Fantastische Vertellingen 1949-00-00 ed. B. Jessurun Lobo Elsevier     354 hc? anth J. F. Doeve  
The Week-End Book of Ghost Stories 1953-00-00 ed. Hereward Carrington Ives Washburn   $3.50 viii+
280
hc? anth  
Tales to Be Told in the Dark: A Selection of Stories from the Great Authors 1953-00-00 ed. Basil Davenport Dodd, Mead   $3.00 335 hc? anth  
Children of Wonder: 21 Remarkable and Fantastic Tales 1953-03-19 ed. William Tenn Simon & Schuster   $2.95 xiv+
337
hc? anth Paul Bacon Checkmark
Children of Wonder: 21 Remarkable and Fantastic Tales 1953-07-00 ed. William Tenn Simon & Schuster / SFBC     336 hc? anth Paul Bacon Checkmark
Short Story Masterpieces 1954-00-00 ed. Robert Penn Warren, Albert Erskine Dell (Dell First Editions #F16)     542 pb? anth  
Voor en Na Middernacht 1954-00-00 ed. B. Jessurun Lobo Elsevier (Elsevier Reeks)     319 hc? anth F. van Uden Checkmark
Outsiders: Children of Wonder 1954-06-00 ed. William Tenn Permabooks #P291 $0.35 355 pb? anth Richard Powers Checkmark
Famous Mysteries 1955-00-00 ed. Mary Yost Sandrus Scott, Foresman     298 hc? anth Don Merrick  
Famous Ghost Stories 1956-00-00 ed. Bennett Cerf Modern Library #P21 $0.95 xi+
361
tp? anth Checkmark
Best Ghost Stories 1957-00-00 ed. Anne Ridler Faber and Faber   15s. 360 hc? anth Margaret Wolpe Checkmark
Horror Stories from Tales to Be Told in the Dark 1960-00-00 ed. Basil Davenport Ballantine Books #380K $0.35 159 pb? anth Richard Powers Checkmark
Tall Short Stories 1960-00-00 ed. Eric Duthie Ace Books #K-113 $0.50 352 pb? anth Mona Moore Checkmark
Best Ghost Stories 1960-00-00 ed. Anne Ridler Faber and Faber (Faber Paper Covered Editions)   6/6 360 tp? anth  
Vr Middernacht: De Beste Griezelverhalen 1961-00-00 ed. B. Jessurun Lobo Elsevier (Elsevier Pockets #E 83) #E 83 1.50 159 pb? anth Friso Henstra Checkmark
Help!, #6 January 1961 1961-01-00 ed. Harvey Kurtzman, Gloria Steinem General Promotions Co.   $0.35 64 bedsheet? mag  
Famous Ghost Stories 1962-00-00 ed. Bennett Cerf Vintage Books #V-140 $1.25 xi+
361
pb? anth  
Griezelverhalen 2 1962-00-00 ed. A. Kolsteren Het Spectrum (Prisma #775) #775   189 pb? anth R. van Giffen Checkmark
Stories of the Supernatural 1963-00-00 ed. Dorothy L. Sayers Macfadden-Bartell #50-170 $0.50 144 pb? anth Richard Powers Checkmark
A Red Skelton in Your Closet 1965-00-00 ed. Red Skelton Grosset & Dunlap   $4.95 224 hc? anth Al Hirschfeld Checkmark
Horror Stories from Tales to Be Told in the Dark 1965-01-00 ed. Basil Davenport Ballantine Books #U2807 $0.50 159 pb? anth Richard Powers Checkmark
Owls' Watch 1965-08-00 ed. George Brandon Saul Fawcett Crest #R836 $0.60 230 pb? anth Checkmark
Incredible Tales 1966-00-00 Saki Dell (Laurel-Leaf library) #4031 $0.50 191 pb? coll  
Thin Air: An Anthology of Ghost Stories 1966-10-00 ed. Alan C. Jenkins Blackie   15/- 412 hc? anth  
Stories of the Supernatural 1967-00-00 ed. Dorothy L. Sayers Macfadden-Bartell #50-300 $0.50 144 pb? anth Richard Powers Checkmark
Tales to Be Told in the Dark 1967-05-00 ed. Basil Davenport Faber and Faber (Faber Paper Covered Editions) 0-571-08159-2 288 tp? anth  
Terribly Strange Tales 1967-11-00 ed. Elizabeth Hough Sechrist, Janette Woolsey Macrae-Smith Company     253 hc? anth  
Humor Horror and the Supernatural 1968-01-00 Saki Scholastic Book Services #T599 $0.35 156 pb? coll Janet D'Amato , Alex D'Amato Checkmark
Stories and Storytellers 1968-01-01 ed. David Aloian Addison-Wesley     273 hc? anth Checkmark
Horror Stories from Tales to Be Told in the Dark 1969-01-00 ed. Basil Davenport Ballantine Bal-Hi #70009 $0.50 159 pb? anth Richard Powers Checkmark
Horror Stories from Tales to Be Told in the Dark 1969-10-00 ed. Basil Davenport Ballantine Bal-Hi #70009 $0.50 159 pb? anth Richard Powers Checkmark
Humor Horror and the Supernatural 1970-09-00 Saki Scholastic Book Services #T599 $0.35 156 pb? coll Janet D'Amato , Alex D'Amato  
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
Incredible Tales 1971-08-00 Saki Dell Laurel-Leaf #4031 $0.60 191 pb? coll Checkmark
Thin Air 1972-01-00 ed. Alan C. Jenkins Blackie 0-216-89345-3 2.50 384 hc? anth  
Humor Horror and the Supernatural 1972-01-00 Saki Scholastic Book Services #T599 $0.50 156 pb? coll Janet D'Amato , Alex D'Amato Checkmark
The Ghostly Hand and Other Haunting Stories 1972-10-00 ed. Nora Kramer Scholastic Book Services #TX 2234 $0.60 96 pb? anth Don Dyan Checkmark
A Little Night Reading: Twenty Tales of Horror and the Supernatural 1974-00-00 ed. Dave Allen Schlesinger Yeatman Ltd 0-85093-191-6   315 hc? anth  
Stories of the Supernatural 1974-00-00 ed. Dorothy L. Sayers Manor Books #95313 $ 144 pb? anth Richard Powers  
A Little Night Reading 1975-09-00 ed. Dave Allen Orbit 0-86007-863-9 0.75 314 pb? anth  
Cries of Terror 1976-00-00 ed. Anthony Masters Arrow Books 0-09-912190-5 0.50 191 pb? anth Checkmark
The Complete Saki 1976-00-00 H. H. Munro Doubleday 0-385-05373-8 $9.95 xiv+
944
hc? omni  
Ghosts and Ghastlies 1976-00-00 ed. Helen Hoke Franklin Watts 0-531-01210-7   179 hc? anth Bill Prosser  
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
Short Stories 1978-00-00 Saki J. M. Dent (Everyman's Library) 0-460-11105-1   250 tp? coll  
Ten Ghost Stories 1978-00-00 ed. R. A. Banks Hodder & Stoughton 0-340-23163-7   xv+
141
tp? anth  
65 Great Tales of the Supernatural 1979-00-00 ed. Mary Danby Octopus Books 0-7064-1387-3   704 hc? anth  
Fun Phantoms: Tales of Ghostly Entertainment 1979-00-00 ed. Seon Manley, Gogo Lewis Lothrop, Lee & Shepard 0-688-41877-5 $7.95 186 hc? anth  
Tales of Imagination and Suspense 1982-00-00 ed. uncredited Silver Burdett Press (Silver Classic) 0-382-09995-8   273 pb? anth  
The Complete Saki 1982-00-00 H. H. Munro Penguin Books (Penguin Twentieth Century Classics) 0-14-118078-1   xiv+
944
tp? omni  
65 Great Tales of the Supernatural 1982-00-00 ed. Mary Danby Octopus Books / Marks and Spencer 0-904230-99-6   704 hc? anth  
Short Stories 1985-00-00 Saki J. M. Dent (Everyman Classics) 0-460-11105-1 1.95 250 tp? coll Peter Stuart Checkmark
Great Ghost Stories 1985-00-00 ed. Betty Ann Schwartz Little Simon 0-671-60179-2 $6.95 xiii+
177
hc? anth  
Great Vampires and Other Horrors 1992-00-00 ed. uncredited Chancellor Press 1-85152-235-2 4.99 541 hc? anth  
The Complete Stories of Saki 1993-00-00 Saki Wordsworth Editions (Wordsworth Classics) 1-85326-071-1   594 pb? omni Walter Sicket  
Campfire Thrillers: The Short and Scary Ones 1994-00-00 ed. Rebecca K. Rizzo Globe Pequot Press 1-56440-371-8   168 pb? 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
The Norton Book of Ghost Stories 1994-10-00 ed. Brad Leithauser W. W. Norton & Company 0-393-03564-6 $25.00 430 hc? anth Lon Spilliaert Checkmark
Tales of Terror and the Supernatural 1994-10-00 ed. uncredited Bracken Books 1-85891-137-0 5.99 611 hc? 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 Norton Book of Ghost Stories 1994-11-00 ed. Brad Leithauser W. W. Norton / BOMC   $21.95 430 hc? anth Lon Spilliaert  
Beasts and Super-Beasts 1995-05-01 Saki Project Gutenberg #269 $0.00   ebook? coll Checkmark
Ghost Stories 1995-10-26 ed. J. A. Cuddon Penguin Audio 0-14-086118-1 8.99   audio cassette? anth  
Supernatural Stories 1995-11-00 ed. William Mayne Kingfisher 1-85697-322-0 4.99 256 tp? anth Jason Cockcroft  
Supernatural Stories 1995-11-00 ed. William Mayne Kingfisher 1-85697-211-9 8.99 256 hc? anth Jason Cockcroft  
Supernatural Stories 1996-09-00 ed. William Mayne Kingfisher (US) 0-7534-5026-7 $6.95 223 tp? anth  
Crew's 13: Classic Tales of the Macabre & Fantastic 1997-00-00 ed. Gary Crew ABC Books (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) 0-7333-0564-4 A$14.95 211 tp? anth Shaun Tan Checkmark
The Open Door and Other Ghost Stories 1999-09-00 ed. Philip Gooden Phoenix 0-7538-0743-2 4.99 ix+
245
pb? anth Liz Pyle  
Saki: The Complete Short Stories 2000-10-00 H. H. Munro Penguin Books (Penguin Classics) 0-14-118449-3 10.99 576 pb? coll  
Great Vampire Stories 2002-00-00 ed. uncredited Chancellor Press 0-7537-0570-2 6.99 538 tp? anth Checkmark
Supernatural Stories 2004-05-00 ed. William Mayne Kingfisher (US) 0-7534-5719-9 $6.95 224 tp? anth  
Ghost Stories 2008-09-00 ed. Peter Washington Alfred A. Knopf (Everyman's Pocket Classics) 978-0-307-26924-9 $15.00 407 hc? anth Checkmark
Das Haus hinter Mitternacht 2008-11-00 ed. Wolfgang Spreckelsen Fischer / Fischer Taschenbuch (Die Bcher mit dem blauen Band) 978-3-596-85341-0 17.90 281 hc? anth Isabel Klett Checkmark
Short Ghost and Horror Collection 005 2009-08-08 ed. LibriVox LibriVox       digital audio download? anth  
The Mandrake Root 2012-04-00 ed. Jeremy Scott Kosta Press 978-1-4474-4633-0 $28.45 224 tp? anth  
The Big Book of Ghost Stories 2012-09-18 ed. Otto Penzler Vintage Crime/Black Lizard / Vintage Books 978-0-307-47449-0 $25.00 xii+
833
tp? anth Gregg Kulick Checkmark
Cries of Terror 2012-10-16 ed. Anthony Masters Bloomsbury Reader 978-1-4482-1020-6 4.99   ebook? anth  
Short Ghost and Horror Collection 018 2012-10-28 ed. LibriVox LibriVox   $0.00   digital audio download? anth  
Before Weird Tales: Early 20th Century Stories of Horror and the Supernatural 2013-00-00 ed. Araminta Star Matthews, Charles G. Waugh Sam Teddy Publishing 978-1-935573-59-3 $24.95 428 tp? anth Checkmark
Short Ghost and Horror Collection 021 2013-07-18 ed. LibriVox LibriVox       digital audio download? anth  
The Dog Megapack: 25 Curly Canine Tales, Old and New 2013-07-30 ed. Robert Reginald, Mary Wickizer Burgess Borgo Press / Wildside Press 978-1-4794-0138-3 $0.99 613 ebook? anth Checkmark
Ghostly 2015-09-24 ed. Audrey Niffenegger Vintage (UK) (Vintage Classics) 978-1-78487-008-9 14.99 464 tp? anth Audrey Niffenegger  
Ghostly 2015-09-24 ed. Audrey Niffenegger Vintage (UK) (Vintage Classics) 978-1-78487-006-5 14.99 xii+
450
hc? anth Audrey Niffenegger  
Ghostly 2015-09-29 ed. Audrey Niffenegger Knopf Canada 978-0-345-81031-1 C$32.95 464 hc? anth Audrey Niffenegger  
Ghostly: A Collection of Ghost Stories 2015-10-00 ed. Audrey Niffenegger Scribner 978-1-5011-1119-8 $28.00 x+
449+
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hc? anth Audrey Niffenegger Checkmark
Ghostly 2015-10-06 ed. Audrey Niffenegger Scribner 978-1-5011-1121-1 $14.99   ebook? anth Audrey Niffenegger  
Short Story Masterpieces date unknown ed. Robert Penn Warren, Albert Erskine Dell Laurel 0-440-37864-8 $6.99 xiv+
513
pb? anth  
The Complete Saki date unknown H. H. Munro Penguin Books 0-14-018420-1 8.99 xiv +
944
tp? omni E. O. Hoppe Checkmark
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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