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Title: The Dream-Woman Title Record # 86012
Author: Wilkie Collins
Date: 1874-11-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: novelette
Language: English
Note: First published in the magazine Temple Bar, Nov-Dec 1874; revised from 'The Ostler', published in the magazine Household Words, Christmas 1855.
Synopsis: "Isaac Scatchard, an itinerant ostler, wakes on the night of his birthday to see the apparition of a woman trying to stab him with a clasp knife. Seven years later he marries Rebecca Murdoch, against the wishes of his mother who recognises her from Isaac's description as the dream woman. Rebecca takes to drink and fulfills the prophecy by attacking him on his birthday. She disappears and Isaac can never again sleep at night for fear she will return to kill him." Wilkie Collins Information Pages
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Other Titles

Variant Titles Translations
Year Title
1859 Brother Morgan's Story of the Dream-Woman
1874 The Dream Woman
1920 The Dream Woman [as by W. Wilkie Collins]
1972 The Dream Woman [as by William Wilkie Collins]
Year Language Title
1974Translated by Claude Boland-Maskens
French La femme du songe [as by W. W. Collins]
1988 Italian Donna di sogno

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
The Queen of Hearts 1859-00-00 Wilkie Collins Harper & Brothers     427
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
The Queen of Hearts 1859-00-00 Wilkie Collins Hurst and Blackett     iii+
314+
359+
307
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Checkmark
The Frozen Deep and Other Tales 1874-11-02 Wilkie Collins Richard Bentley & Son      
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Ghost Stories 1906-00-00 ed. William Patten P. F. Collier & Son (Great Short Stories #2)     428
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
Famous Psychic Stories 1920-04-00 ed. J. Walker McSpadden Thomas Y. Crowell (The "Mystery" Library)   $1.25 305
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
The Dream-Woman 1923-00-00 Wilkie Collins Haldeman-Julius (Little Blue Book #107)     94
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  
Weird Tales, January 1927 1927-01-00 ed. Farnsworth Wright Popular Fiction Publishing Co.   $0.25 148
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. Barker Petrie, Jr.  
Ghost Stories, May 1930 1930-05-00 ed. D. E. Wheeler Good Story Magazine Co.   $0.25 132
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 Dalton Stevens  
The Supernatural Omnibus: Being a Collection of Stories of Apparitions, Witchcraft, Werewolves, Diabolism, Necromancy, Satanism, Divination, Sorcery, Goety, Voodoo, Possession, Occult Doom and Destiny 1931-00-00 ed. Montague Summers Gollancz   5/- 622
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
The Supernatural Omnibus: Being a Collection of Stories of Apparitions, Witchcraft, Werewolves, Diabolism, Necromancy, Satanism, Divination, Sorcery, Goety, Voodoo, Possession, Occult Doom and Destiny 1931-00-00 ed. Montague Summers Doubleday, Doran   $2.50 xl+
690
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
A Century of Ghost Stories 1936-00-00 ed. uncredited Hutchinson   3/6 1013
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Ghost Stories 1939-00-00 ed. John Hampden J. M. Dent & Sons (Everyman's Library #952)   2/- xvii+
366
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
The World's Great Mystery Stories 1943-01-00 ed. Will Cuppy World Publishing Co.   $0.49 321
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Weird and Uncanny Tales 1945-00-00 ed. uncredited Gulliver Books   1/6 94
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  
Best Ghost Stories 1945-00-00 ed. Anne Ridler Faber and Faber   9/6 360
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Margaret Wolpe  
The Fireside Book of Ghost Stories 1947-00-00 ed. Edward Wagenknecht Bobbs-Merrill Company   $3.75 xxiii+
593
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
The Supernatural Omnibus: Being a Collection of Stories of Apparitions, Witchcraft, Werewolves, Diabolism, Necromancy, Satanism, Divination, Sorcery, Goety, Voodoo, Possession, Occult Doom and Destiny 1952-04-00 ed. Montague Summers Gollancz     622
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
Tales of Suspense 1954-00-00 Wilkie Collins The Folio Society     255
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Best Ghost Stories 1957-00-00 ed. Anne Ridler Faber and Faber   15s. 360
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Margaret Wolpe Checkmark
The Haunted Looking Glass: Ghost Stories 1959-00-00 ed. Edward Gorey Looking Glass Library 9   311
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Edward Gorey  
The Supernatural in the English Short Story 1959-01-00 ed. Pamela Search Bernard Hanison   21/- 480
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Best Ghost Stories 1960-00-00 ed. Anne Ridler Faber and Faber (Faber Paper Covered Editions)   6/6 360
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  
Fear!, May 1960 1960-05-00 ed. Joseph L. Marx Great American Publications, Inc.   $0.35 132
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".
mag Checkmark
Weird Stories 1961-00-00 ed. Charles Higham Horwitz PB82 3/9 127
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  
The Haunters and the Haunted & Other Ghost Stories 1963-09-00 ed. uncredited Corgi SN1404 2/6 158
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  
A Treasury of Great Ghost Stories 1965-00-00 ed. Ira Peck Popular Library SP397 $0.50 256
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
The Supernatural Omnibus I 1967-00-00 ed. Montague Summers Panther 2199 5/- 332
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  
Walk in Dread 1970-00-00 ed. uncredited Hutchinson 0-09-101810-2   319
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Tales of Terror and the Supernatural 1972-00-00 Wilkie Collins Dover Publications 0-486-20307-7 $3.00 ix+
294
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  
Tales of Terror and the Supernatural 1972-06-00 Wilkie Collins Peter Smith Publisher 0-8446-4725-X $11.00 ix+
294
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Walk in Dread: Twelve Classic Eerie Tales 1972-10-00 ed. Dorothy Tomlinson Taplinger 0-8008-8037-4   287
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Some Things Strange and Sinister 1973-04-00 ed. Joan Kahn Harper & Row 0-06-023087-8   x+
245
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
L'Angleterre fantastique de Defoe Wells 1974-00-00 ed. Jacques Van Herp Marabout (Anthologie du Fantastique)     426
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  
Uncanny Tales 1 1974-07-00 ed. Dennis Wheatley Sphere (The Dennis Wheatley Library of the Occult #9) 0-7221-9036-0 0.40 223
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 Jim Burns  
Some Things Strange and Sinister 1974-08-00 ed. Joan Kahn Avon 0-380-00084-9 $0.95 x+
223
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
Classic Ghost Stories by Charles Dickens and Others 1975-02-00 ed. uncredited Dover Publications 0-486-20735-8 $3.50 vi+
330
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  
Some Things Strange and Sinister 1976-00-00 ed. Joan Kahn Coronet 0-340-20138-X   240
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  
Classic Tales of Horror 1976-10-00 ed. Stephanie Dowrick Constable & Co. Ltd. 0-09-461560-8 3.75 xiii+
270
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Reign of Terror: The 2nd Corgi Book of Great Victorian Horror Stories 1977-02-00 ed. Michel Parry Corgi Books 0-552-10390-X 0.70 190
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
Masters of Shades and Shadows: An Anthology of Great Ghost Stories 1978-00-00 ed. Seon Manley, Gogo Lewis Doubleday 0-385-12743-X $7.95 214
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Robert Jay Silverman  
Ten Ghost Stories 1978-00-00 ed. R. A. Banks Hodder & Stoughton 0-340-23163-7   xv+
141
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  
Great Tales of the Supernatural 1978-02-00 ed. Stephanie Dowrick J. M. Dent     206
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  
Strange Stories of the Supernatural 1980-00-00 ed. uncredited Watermill Press (Watermill Classic) 0-89375-403-X $1.50 135
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
The Supernatural Omnibus 1982-00-00 ed. Montague Summers Gollancz 0-575-03120-4 8.95 622
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  
Alfred Hitchcock's Fatal Attractions 1983-00-00 ed. Elana Lore Davis Publications   $2.95 348
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".
anth  
Alfred Hitchcock's Fatal Attractions 1983-00-00 ed. Elana Lore The Dial Press 0-385-27914-0   348
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Ghost Stories 1983-00-00 ed. Susan Hill Hamish Hamilton 0-241-11102-1 7.95 254
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Edward Gorey's Haunted Looking Glass 1984-00-00 ed. Edward Gorey Avenel Books 0-517-44898-X   315
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Edward Gorey Checkmark
The Penguin Supernatural Omnibus: Being a Collection of Stories of Apparitions, Witchcraft, Werewolves, Diabolism, Necromancy, Satanism, Divination, Sorcery, Goety, Voodoo, Possession, Occult Doom and Destiny 1984-00-00 ed. Montague Summers Penguin Books 0-14-007297-7 4.95 573
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 Steve Crisp Checkmark
Alfred Hitchcock's Fatal Attractions 1986-05-00 ed. Elana Lore Severn House 0-7278-1285-8 9.95 352
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Classic Stories of Mystery, Horror and Suspense 1987-06-00 ed. Simon Petherick Robert Hale 0-7090-2933-0 9.95 224
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Occulta. L'omnibus del soprannaturale 1988-05-00 ed. Montague Summers Arnoldo Mondadori Editore (Oscar #2036) 88-04-30846-X 14,000 Lit xiv+
560
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  
Ghost and Horror Stories 1990-07-00 ed. uncredited Tynron Press 1-871948-11-8 9.95 579
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 Sue Harmer  
Great Tales of the Supernatural 1992-05-00 ed. Stephanie Dowrick J. M. Dent (Everyman's Library) 0-460-87165-X 3.99 206
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 Joseph Drivas  
To Sleep, Perchance to Dream ... Nightmare 1993-03-00 ed. Martin H. Greenberg, Robert Weinberg, Stefan R. Dziemianowicz Barnes & Noble Books 0-88029-903-7 $9.98 510
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Kevin Kelly Checkmark
Tales of Horror and Mystery 1993-10-00 ed. uncredited Dean & Son 0-603-55222-6 2.99 378
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Strange Stories of the Supernatural 1994-00-00 ed. uncredited Watermill Press (Watermill Classic) 0-89375-403-X $2.95 135
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  
Selected Ghost Stories 1996-11-00 ed. Giles Gordon Bloomsbury 0-7475-2914-0 10.95 232
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Jeff Fisher (artist)  
The Dream-Woman and Other Stories 1998-09-00 Wilkie Collins Phoenix (Phoenix Short Stories) 0-7538-0454-9 3.99 x+
241
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 Prideaux  
Great Ghost Stories 2003-08-07 ed. William Patten Fredonia Books 1-4101-0331-5 $15.99 436
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  
Famous Psychic Stories 2004-08-30 ed. J. Walker McSpadden Fredonia Books 1-4101-0686-1 $15.99 320
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  
The Haunted Hotel & Other Strange Stories 2006-00-00 Wilkie Collins Wordsworth Editions (Tales of Mystery & the Supernatural) 1-84022-533-5   xiii+
317
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  
Classic Tales of Horror 2006-04-10 ed. Adele Hartley Bloody Books 0-9549476-8-1 9.99 251
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  
Weird Tales, January 1927 2008-11-00 ed. Farnsworth Wright Girasol Collectables   $35.00 148
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
anth C. Barker Petrie, Jr. Checkmark
The Queen of Hearts 2009-01-03 Wilkie Collins Project Gutenberg 1917 $0.00  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll  
The Collected Supernatural and Weird Fiction of Wilkie Collins: Volume 1 2009-07-00 Wilkie Collins Leonaur Ltd 978-1-84677-821-6 14.99 584
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 Collected Supernatural and Weird Fiction of Wilkie Collins: Volume 1 2009-07-00 Wilkie Collins Leonaur Ltd 978-1-84677-822-3 22.99 584
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
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?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 Gregg Kulick Checkmark
Penny Dreadfuls: Sensational Tales of Terror 2014-00-00 ed. Stefan Dziemianowicz Fall River Press 978-1-4351-5721-7 $7.98 666
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Shutterstock.com  
Classic Tales of Horror 2016-09-15 ed. Robin Brockman Arcturus Publishing 978-1-78428-244-8 $16.95 384
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Supernatural Horror Short Stories 2017-08-29 ed. Laura Bulbeck Flame Tree Publishing (Gothic Fantasy) 978-1-78664-182-3 $30.00 478
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
Classic Tales of Horror 2017-10-03 ed. Robin Brockman Arcturus Publishing 978-1-78888-064-0 $6.99  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
anth  
Tales of Terror and the Supernatural date unknown Wilkie Collins Dover Publications 0-486-20307-7 $6.50 ix+
294
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 Fred Walker Checkmark
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