Title: De Mortuis

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Title: De Mortuis Title Record # 94840
Author: John Collier
Date: 1942-07-18
Type: SHORTFICTION [non-genre]
Length: short story
Language: English
Synopsis: Dr Rankin is laying down cenent in his basement. His friends come by and assume he's buried his wife there. They assure him they will stay silent because they entirely approve of this murder, and start telling him a lot of things he didn't know about her, such as that they both had sex with her. Dr Rankin will have quite a different view of his wife when she returns from her outing...
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Translations
Year Language Title
1956 Dutch Van de Doden Niets dan Goeds
1966 German Arbeit im Keller
1969 Dutch De Mortuis

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog# Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
The New Yorker, July 18, 1942 1942-07-18 ed. Editors of the New Yorker         unknown? mag  
The Touch of Nutmeg and More Unlikely Stories 1943-00-00 John Collier Press of the Readers Club   $2.00 viii+
247
hc? coll  
Green Thoughts and Other Strange Tales 1945-00-00 John Collier Armed Services Edition 871 $0.00 287 pb? coll  
Fancies and Goodnights 1951-11-00 John Collier Doubleday   $4.00 364 hc? coll Margot Tomes Checkmark
Fancies and Goodnights 1953-04-00 John Collier Bantam Books A1106 $0.35 506 pb? coll Charles Binger Checkmark
Fancies and Goodnights 1956-00-00 John Collier Bantam Books F1703 $0.50 375 pb? coll  
Nacht en Ontij 1956-00-00 ed. B. Jessurun Lobo Elsevier (Elsevier Reeks)     319 hc? anth F. van Uden Checkmark
Pictures in the Fire 1958-00-00 John Collier Hart-Davis   13/6 190 hc? coll  
Fancies and Goodnights 1963-00-00 John Collier Bantam Books (Bantam Classic) SC91 $0.75 418 pb? coll  
And Graves Give Up Their Dead 1964-00-00 ed. Frederick Pickersgill Corgi Books GS1497 3/6 174 pb? anth  
Fancies and Goodnights (selections) 1965-00-00 John Collier Time-Life Books (Time Reading Program)   $ xix+
328
tp? coll Seymour Chwast Checkmark
Of Demons and Darkness 1965-00-00 John Collier Corgi FS7126 5/- xii+
303
pb? coll  
22 Horror-Stories 1966-00-00 ed. H. W. Mommers, A. D. Krauss Heyne (Heyne-Anthologien #16) HA16   293 tp? anth Atelier Heinrichs Checkmark
Fancies and Goodnights 1969-00-00 John Collier Bantam Books N4614 $0.95 xii+
418
pb? coll  
De Dame op de Schimmel 1969-00-00 John Collier De Arbeiderspers (Grote ABC #127)     255 tp? coll Ferenc Gögös Checkmark
Happy Endings 1974-07-00 ed. Damon Knight Bobbs-Merrill Company 0-672-51879-1 $8.95 x+
205
hc? anth  
The 10th Fontana Book of Great Horror Stories 1977-00-00 ed. Mary Danby Fontana 0-00-614272-9 £0.60 192 pb? anth  
Alfred Hitchcock Presents: The Master's Choice 1979-00-00 ed. Alfred Hitchcock Random House 0-394-50419-4 $9.95 340 hc? anth  
Fancies and Goodnights (selections) 1980-00-00 John Collier Time-Life Books (Time Reading Program)   $ xix+
328
tp? coll Seymour Chwast Checkmark
Fancies and Goodnights 1981-03-00 John Collier Doubleday / SFBC 5749 $5.50 396 hc? coll Tony Fiyalko Checkmark
Dead of Night 1981-05-00 ed. Peter Haining William Kimber 0-7183-0048-3 £5.75 205 hc? anth  
65 Great Tales of Horror 1981-09-00 ed. Mary Danby Octopus Books 0-7064-1729-1   688 hc? anth  
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  
Dead of Night 1986-02-00 ed. Peter Haining Stein and Day 0-812-88246-6 $3.50 203 pb? anth Checkmark
Dead of Night 1989-08-00 ed. Peter Haining Dorset Press 0-88029-316-0   203 hc? anth  
Short Sharp Shocks 1990-10-00 ed. Julian Lloyd Webber Weidenfeld & Nicolson 0-297-81147-9 £13.00 241 hc? anth Jefferson Godwin  
Fancies and Goodnights 2003-05-00 John Collier New York Review of Books 1-59017-051-2 $14.95 418 tp? coll Neo Rauch  
Impact: Short Stories for Pleasure date unknown ed. Donald L. Stansbury Prentice-Hall 0-13-451724-5   vi+
377
tp? anth Checkmark
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