Title: The Middle Toe of the Right Foot

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Title: The Middle Toe of the Right Foot Title Record # 83990
Author: Ambrose Bierce
Date: 1890-08-17
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: short story
Webpages: librivox.org-1, librivox.org-2
Language: English
Note: First published in the San Francisco Examiner Aug 17, 1890.
Synopsis: Years after committing familicide because of revulsion over his wife's missing toe, a man returns to town but is locked overnight in the house where the crime happened by his wife's relatives; when they return he is dead of fright, and footsteps in the dust show the missing toe.
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Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog# Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Tales of Soldiers and Civilians 1891-00-00 Ambrose Bierce E. L. G. Steele     300 hc? coll  
In the Midst of Life: Tales of Soldiers and Civilians 1898-00-00 Ambrose Bierce G. P. Putnam's Sons     vi+
362
hc? coll  
Can Such Things Be? 1910-00-00 Ambrose Bierce The Neale Publishing Company (The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce #3)     427 hc? coll  
Famous Modern Ghost Stories 1921-00-00 ed. Dorothy Scarborough G. P. Putnam's Sons   $3.50 xxii+
419
hc? anth  
Can Such Things Be? 1924-00-00 Ambrose Bierce Albert & Charles Boni     427 hc? coll  
Ghosts, Grim and Gentle: A Collection of Moving Ghost Stories 1926-00-00 ed. Joseph Lewis French Dodd, Mead   $2.00 v+
292
hc? anth  
The Ghost Story Omnibus 1926-00-00 Joseph Lewis French Dodd, Mead   $2.00 vii+
365+
292
hc? omni  
A Century of Thrillers: Second Series 1935-00-00 ed. uncredited Daily Express Publications     896 hc? anth  
50 Years of Ghost Stories 1935-00-00 ed. uncredited Hutchinson   2/6 ix+
702
hc? anth  
A Century of Ghost Stories 1936-00-00 ed. uncredited Hutchinson   3/6 1013 hc? anth  
Ghost Stories 1939-00-00 ed. John Hampden J. M. Dent & Sons (Everyman's Library #952)   2/- xvii+
366
hc? anth  
Strange and Fantastic Stories: Fifty Tales of Terror, Horror, and Fantasy 1946-00-00 ed. Joseph A. Margolies Whittlesey House   $3.75 x+
762
hc? anth George Salter Checkmark
Strange Stories - The Last Seven 1946-00-00 ed. John L. Hardie Art & Educational Publishers   1/3 80 tp? anth  
Stories for the Dead of Night 1957-03-00 ed. Don Congdon Dell #B107 $0.35 288 pb? anth Jeanette Cissman Checkmark
The Frankenstein Reader 1962-00-00 ed. Calvin Beck Ballantine Books #F680 $0.50 159 pb? anth Richard Powers Checkmark
Tales of Horror 1962-00-00 ed. Charles Higham Horwitz #PB104 3/9 160 pb? anth  
Ghost and Horror Stories of Ambrose Bierce 1964-00-00 Ambrose Bierce Dover Publications   $1.00 199 pb? coll  
Black Tales 1965-00-00 ed. uncredited Corgi #GN7272 3/6 158 pb? anth Josh Kirby Checkmark
The Hell of Mirrors 1965-12-00 ed. Peter Haining Four Square Books #1423 3/6 189 pb? anth Checkmark
Tales to Tremble By 1966-00-00 ed. Stephen P. Sutton Whitman Publishing Company #1631 $0.89 214 hc? anth Shannon Stirnweis Checkmark
Dat Vervloekte Ding en Andere Griezelverhalen 1967-00-00 Ambrose Bierce Meulenhoff (Meesters der Fantastische Vertelkunst #9) #F9 ƒ2.50 159 pb? coll Sanne Sannes Checkmark
Stories for the Dead of Night 1967-04-00 ed. Don Congdon Dell Laurel-Leaf #8295 $0.50 240 pb? anth Paul Davis Checkmark
Das Spukhaus 1969-00-00 Ambrose Bierce Insel (Bibliothek des Hauses Usher)   DM 12.80 173 hc? coll  
Let's Talk of Graves 1970-00-00 ed. uncredited Hutchinson     318 hc? anth  
The Complete Short Stories of Ambrose Bierce 1970-00-00 Ambrose Bierce Doubleday     496 hc? coll  
Tales of Soldiers and Civilians 1971-00-00 Ambrose Bierce The Easton Press (Masterpieces of American Literature)     xxx+
222
hc? coll Checkmark
Eine Braut fürs Jenseits 1971-00-00 ed. Kurt Luif Heyne (Heyne Allgemeine Reihe #832) #832 DM 2.80 141 pb? anth Checkmark
Eine Braut fürs Jenseits 1972-00-00 ed. Kurt Luif Heyne (Heyne Allgemeine Reihe #832) #832 DM 2.80 141 pb? anth  
Nightfrights: An Anthology of Macabre Tales That Have Terrified Three Generations 1972-10-00 ed. Peter Haining Gollancz 0-575-01446-6   254 hc? anth  
Nightfrights: Occult Stories for All Ages 1973-00-00 ed. Peter Haining Taplinger 0-8008-5556-6 $6.50 254 hc? anth Rus Anderson Checkmark
Povestiri stranii: pagini antologice din literatura Anglo-Saxonă? 1973-00-00 ed. Mihai Rădulescu?, Grigore Năstase? Editura Dacia (Scorpionul)     362 pb? anth L. Bardocz  
Eine Braut fürs Jenseits 1973-00-00 ed. Kurt Luif Heyne (Heyne Allgemeine Reihe #832) #832 DM 2.80 141 pb? anth  
The Hell of Mirrors (revised) 1974-08-00 ed. Peter Haining Sidgwick & Jackson 0-283-98199-7 £3.50 xiii+
239
hc? anth  
Nightfrights: An Anthology of Macabre Tales That Have Terrified Three Generations 1975-00-00 ed. Peter Haining Peacock Books / Penguin 0-14-047082-4 £0.80 301 pb? anth David Smee Checkmark
Everyman's Book of Classic Horror Stories 1976-06-00 ed. Peter Haining J. M. Dent (Everyman's Library) 0-460-01158-8 £0.65 xiii+
239
pb? anth  
The Ghostmasters: Weird Stories by Famous Writers 1976-10-00 ed. Betty M. Owen Scholastic Book Services #TK 3527   171 pb? anth Joe Ciardiello Checkmark
Dat Vervloekte Ding en Andere Griezelverhalen 1977-00-00 Ambrose Bierce Het Spectrum (Prisma #1788) 90-274-0916-1   159 pb? coll  
Das Spukhaus 1977-00-00 Ambrose Bierce Suhrkamp (Phantastische Bibliothek #6) 3-518-06865-2 DM 5.00 165 pb? coll Hans Ulrich Osterwalder , Ute Osterwalder Checkmark
Demons Within and Other Disturbing Tales 1978-02-00 ed. Helen Hoke Taplinger 0-8008-2156-4 $8.95 189 hc? anth Checkmark
65 Great Tales of the Supernatural 1979-00-00 ed. Mary Danby Octopus Books 0-7064-1387-3   704 hc? anth  
Dead of Night 1981-05-00 ed. Peter Haining William Kimber 0-7183-0048-3 £5.75 205 hc? anth  
The Arbor House Treasury of Horror and the Supernatural 1981-05-00 ed. Barry N. Malzberg, Martin H. Greenberg, Bill Pronzini Priam Books / Arbor House 0-87795-319-8 $8.95 599 tp? anth Checkmark
The Arbor House Treasury of Horror and the Supernatural 1981-05-00 ed. Martin H. Greenberg, Bill Pronzini, Barry N. Malzberg Arbor House 0-87795-309-0 $19.95 599 hc? anth Antler & Baldwin, Inc. Checkmark
65 Great Tales of the Supernatural 1982-00-00 ed. Mary Danby Octopus Books / Marks and Spencer 0-904230-99-6   704 hc? anth  
The Complete Short Stories of Ambrose Bierce 1984-00-00 Ambrose Bierce University of Nebraska Press 0-8032-6071-7   496 tp? coll  
Dead of Night: Horror Stories from Radio, Television and Films 1984-01-00 ed. Peter Haining Stein and Day 0-812-82848-8 $14.95 203 hc? anth  
Great Tales of Horror & the Supernatural 1985-00-00 ed. Barry N. Malzberg, Martin H. Greenberg, Bill Pronzini Galahad Books 0-88365-699-X $8.98 597 hc? anth  
Dead of Night 1986-02-00 ed. Peter Haining Stein and Day 0-812-88246-6 $3.50 203 pb? anth Checkmark
Night Cry, Summer 1987 1987-00-00 ed. Alan Rodgers TZ Publications, Inc.   $2.95 196 digest? mag J. K. Potter Checkmark
Le mort et son veilleur 1987-10-00 Ambrose Bierce Néo (Fantastique / Science-fiction / Aventures #197) 2-7304-0458-9   147 tp? coll Jean-Michel Nicollet  
The Collected Writings of Ambrose Bierce 1988-00-00 Ambrose Bierce Picador / Pan Books (Picador Classics) 0-330-29802-X £6.95 xix+
810
tp? omni Robin Harris Checkmark
I racconti dell'orrore 1988-03-00 Ambrose Bierce Fanucci Editore (I Miti di Cthulhu #27) 88-347-0062-7 Lit 15,000 224 tp? coll Les Edwards  
Great Tales of Horror & the Supernatural 1988-06-00 ed. Barry N. Malzberg, Martin H. Greenberg, Bill Pronzini Galahad Books 0-88365-699-X $9.98 597 hc? anth Checkmark
Dead of Night 1989-08-00 ed. Peter Haining Dorset Press 0-88029-316-0   203 hc? anth  
Can Such Things Be? 1990-04-00 Ambrose Bierce Citadel Press 0-8065-0550-8 $6.95 160 tp? coll Kevin Kelly  
Classic Tales of Horror and the Supernatural 1991-10-00 ed. Barry N. Malzberg, Martin H. Greenberg, Bill Pronzini Quill / William Morrow 0-688-10963-2 $15.00 599 tp? anth James Victorie Checkmark
The Giant Book of Horror Stories 1991-11-00 ed. Bill Pronzini, Barry N. Malzberg, Martin H. Greenberg Magpie Books 1-85487-117-X £3.99 597 tp? anth Les Edwards Checkmark
Great Vampires and Other Horrors 1992-00-00 ed. uncredited Chancellor Press 1-85152-235-2 £4.99 541 hc? anth  
100 Hair-Raising Little Horror Stories 1993-00-00 ed. Al Sarrantonio, Martin H. Greenberg Barnes & Noble Books 1-56619-056-8 $7.95 496 hc? anth Jack Eckstein Checkmark
Great Ghost Stories 1993-04-00 ed. uncredited Troll Associates (Watermill Classic) 0-8167-0468-6 $3.95 91 tp? anth Mia Tavonatti  
The Mists from Beyond 1993-09-00 ed. Martin H. Greenberg, Stefan R. Dziemianowicz, Robert Weinberg Roc 0-451-45239-9 $20.00 x+
350
hc? anth Checkmark
Great Tales of Horror & the Supernatural 1994-00-00 ed. Barry N. Malzberg, Martin H. Greenberg, Bill Pronzini Galahad Books 0-88365-699-X $10.98 597 hc? anth  
100 Hair-Raising Little Horror Stories 1994-04-00 ed. Al Sarrantonio, Martin H. Greenberg Michael O'Mara Books 1-85479-958-4 £14.99 496 hc? anth Jack Eckstein  
Thrillers: A Classic Collection 1994-10-00 ed. uncredited Bracken Books 1-85891-159-1 £5.99 612 hc? anth  
100 Hair-Raising Little Horror Stories 1995-00-00 ed. Al Sarrantonio, Martin H. Greenberg Barnes & Noble Books 1-56619-923-9 $4.98 496 tp? anth Jack Eckstein  
The Mists from Beyond 1995-09-00 ed. Martin H. Greenberg, Stefan R. Dziemianowicz, Robert Weinberg Roc 0-451-45498-7 $5.99 362 pb? anth Checkmark
Thrillers 1996-00-00 ed. uncredited Leopard 1-85891-316-0   4+
612
tp? anth Checkmark
100 Hair-Raising Little Horror Stories 1997-00-00 ed. Al Sarrantonio, Martin H. Greenberg Barnes & Noble Books 1-56619-923-9 $4.98 496 tp? anth Jack Eckstein  
Can Such Things Be? 1997-01-00 Ambrose Bierce Wordsworth Editions (Wordsworth American Classics) 1-85326-570-5   vii+
161
tp? coll  
Classic Ghost Stories II 1998-04-00 ed. Glen Bledsoe, Karen Bledsoe Lowell House 1-56565-893-0 $5.95 128 tp? anth Barbara Kiwak  
Classic Scary Stories 1999-00-00 ed. Karen Bledsoe, Glen Bledsoe, Molly Cooper Lowell House 0-7373-0309-3   493 hc? anth Barbara Kiwak 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  
Nasty Endings 2 2001-00-00 ed. Dennis Pepper Oxford University Press 0-19-275143-3 £4.99 153 tp? anth Paul B. Davies  
Great Vampire Stories 2002-00-00 ed. uncredited Chancellor Press 0-7537-0570-2 £6.99 538 tp? anth Checkmark
Classic Horror Stories: Sixteen Legendary Stories of the Supernatural 2003-00-00 ed. Charles A. Coulombe The Lyons Press 1-59228-200-8 $9.95 xiv+
333
tp? anth  
100 Hair-Raising Little Horror Stories 2003-00-00 ed. Al Sarrantonio, Martin H. Greenberg Sterling Publishing 1-4027-0975-7 $12.95 496 tp? anth  
Can Such Things Be? 2003-08-01 Ambrose Bierce Project Gutenberg #4366     ebook? coll  
Famous Modern Ghost Stories 2005-02-22 ed. Dorothy Scarborough, Ph.D. Project Gutenberg #15143 $0.00   ebook? anth Checkmark
H. P. Lovecraft's Book of the Supernatural: Classic Tales of the Macabre 2007-06-25 ed. Stephen Jones Fall River Press 978-0-7607-9123-3   xxvi+
354
hc? anth Checkmark
The Spook House: Terrifying Tales of the Macabre 2008-10-02 Ambrose Bierce Penguin Books (Red Classics) 978-0-14-103881-0 £7.99 240 tp? coll  
Bierce After Dark: 30 Strange Tales by Ambrose Bierce 2009-00-00 Ambrose Bierce Coachwhip Publications 978-1-61646-002-0 $9.95 167 tp? coll  
Masters of Horror & the Supernatural: The Great Tales 2010-10-16 ed. Barry N. Malzberg, Bill Pronzini, Martin H. Greenberg Bristol Park Books 978-0-88486-473-8 $14.95 576 tp? anth  
Short Ghost and Horror Collection 013 2011-04-14 ed. LibriVox LibriVox       digital audio download? anth  
Short Ghost and Horror Collection 014 2011-09-01 ed. LibriVox LibriVox       digital audio download? anth  
Can Such Things Be? 2012-05-02 Ambrose Bierce LibriVox   $0.00   digital audio download? coll  
The Third Ghost Story Megapack: 26 Classic Ghost Stories 2013-04-07 ed. John Gregory Betancourt Wildside Press (Megapack) 978-1-4344-4674-9 $0.99 540 ebook? anth Checkmark
The Arbor House Treasury of Horror and the Supernatural date unknown ed. Bill Pronzini, Martin H. Greenberg, Barry N. Malzberg Priam Books / Arbor House / QPBC     599 tp? anth Checkmark
Ghost and Horror Stories of Ambrose Bierce date unknown Ambrose Bierce Dover Publications 0-486-20767-6 $3.00 199 tp? coll  
The Complete Short Stories of Ambrose Bierce date unknown Ambrose Bierce University of Nebraska Press 978-0-8032-6071-9 $18.95 496 tp? coll Marvin Cone Checkmark
Classic Scary Stories date unknown ed. Karen Bledsoe, Glen Bledsoe, Molly Cooper Lowell House     493 hc? anth Barbara Kiwak  
100 Hair-Raising Little Horror Stories date unknown ed. Al Sarrantonio, Martin H. Greenberg Barnes & Noble Books 1-56619-056-8   496 hc? anth Jack Eckstein Checkmark
100 Hair-Raising Little Horror Stories date unknown ed. Al Sarrantonio, Martin H. Greenberg Barnes & Noble Books 1-56619-056-8   496 hc? anth Jack Eckstein Checkmark
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