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Title: Was It a Dream? Title Record # 96599
Author: Guy de Maupassant
Date: 1903-00-00
Variant Title of: La morte [French] (1887) [may list more publications, awards, reviews, votes and covers]
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: short story
Webpages: librivox.org
Language: English
Note: Appeared, with the translator uncredited, in an edition of the works of Maupassant published by M. Walter Dunne, 1903. This record may include other translations also.
Synopsis: The narrator's wife has died. Grieving, he wanders into the cemetery one night. He sees all the dead begin to rise from their graves; each one erases the pious words written on their gravestones about how they were loving spouses and beloved parents, and instead write the truth: they were hypocrites, bullies, thieves, tyrants, backbiters, adulterers...
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Current Tags: Librivox (1), first person point of view (1), bereavement (1), social commentary (1), Paris (1), cemetery (1), supernatural vision (1), revenants (1), twist ending (1), irony (1), horror (1)

Publications

Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Strong as Death, Useless Beauty, Who Knows? and Other Stories 1910-00-00 Guy de Maupassant P. F. Collier & Son (The Miromesnil Edition of Guy de Maupassant #7)     [382]
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Checkmark
The Complete Short Stories of De Maupassant 1941-00-00 Guy de Maupassant Blue Ribbon Books     1011
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Checkmark
Great Tales of Terror and the Supernatural 1944-00-00 ed. Phyllis Fraser, Herbert A. Wise Modern Library G72
$2.95?$: US dollar
xix+
1080
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth George Salter Checkmark
Argosy (UK), April 1945 1945-04-00 ed. Editors of Argosy (UK) The Amalgamated Press  
1/3?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).
112
unknown?The publication record was created from a secondary source and the publication format is unknown.
mag  
Selected Tales of Guy De Maupassant 1950-00-00 Guy de Maupassant Random House     334
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Checkmark
The Complete Short Stories of Guy de Maupassant 1955-00-00 Guy de Maupassant Hanover House  
$5.95?$: US dollar
xvii+
1339
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Horror Stories 1961-00-00 ed. uncredited Paul Elek (Bestseller Library)  
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).
255
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 Arrow Book of Horror Stories 1965-00-00 ed. uncredited Arrow Books 799
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).
255
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  
Magazine of Horror, November 1965 1965-11-00 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".
mag Carl Kidwell Checkmark
Great Tales of Terror and the Supernatural 1971-00-00 ed. Phyllis Fraser, Herbert A. Wise Hammond, Hammond & Co. 0-242-78551-4   832
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Stein Checkmark
The Supernatural in Fiction 1973-00-00 ed. Leo P. Kelley McGraw-Hill (Patterns in Literary Art) 0-07-033497-8
$3.96?$: US dollar
[iv]+
313
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 Checkmark
A Little Night Reading: Twenty Tales of Horror and the Supernatural 1974-00-00 ed. Dave Allen Roger Schlesinger 0-85093-191-6
2.50?: UK pound
315
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Tales of the Occult 1975-06-00 ed. Barbara H. Wolf, Jack C. Wolf Fawcett Crest X2455
$1.75?$: US dollar
416
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
A Little Night Reading 1975-09-00 ed. Dave Allen Orbit 0-86007-863-9
0.75?: UK pound
314
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  
Quickie Thrillers: 25 Mini-Mysteries 1975-10-00 ed. Dr. Arthur Liebman Washington Square Press / Pocket Books 671-48517-2
$1.50?$: US dollar
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 Roland Descombes Checkmark
Quickie Thrillers: 25 Mini-Mysteries 1976-01-00 ed. Dr. Arthur Liebman Pocket Books 0-671-48517-2
$1.50?$: US dollar
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 Roland Descombes Checkmark
Great Tales of Terror and the Supernatural 1977-00-00 ed. Phyllis Fraser, Herbert A. Wise Book Club Associates CN 4361   832
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
The Best Ghost Stories 1977-06-00 ed. uncredited Hamlyn 0-600-38242-7
4.95?: UK pound
750
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Ghost Stories 1988-03-00 ed. Robert Westall Kingfisher 0-86272-323-X
6.95?: UK pound
253
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
The Best Ghost Stories (abridged) 1990-03-00 ed. uncredited Mallard Press 0-7924-5249-6
$7.98?$: US dollar
397
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Great Tales of Madness and the Macabre 1990-05-00 ed. Charles Ardai Galahad Books 0-88365-750-3
$9.98?$: US dollar
518
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Karen Nelson  
The Best Ghost Stories 1990-09-00 ed. uncredited Ivy Leaf 0-86363-008-1
3.99?: UK pound
397
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Ghost Stories 1991-07-00 ed. Robert Westall Kingfisher 0-86272-802-9
3.95?: UK pound
253
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  
Ghost Stories 1993-03-00 ed. Robert Westall Kingfisher (US) (Kingfisher Treasury #5) 1-85697-884-2
$6.95?$: US dollar
253
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 Graham Potts Checkmark
Great Tales of Terror and the Supernatural 1994-00-00 ed. Phyllis Cerf Wagner, Herbert Wise Modern Library 0-679-60128-7
$25.95?$: US dollar
xix+
1034
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Henry Fuseli Checkmark
Tales of Terror and the Supernatural 1994-10-00 ed. uncredited Bracken Books 1-85891-137-0
5.99?: UK pound
611
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Great Tales of Terror and the Supernatural 1994-10-00 ed. Phyllis Cerf Wagner, Herbert Wise Modern Library 0-679-60128-7
$21.00?$: US dollar
xix+
1034
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Fuseli Checkmark
Tales of Terror and the Supernatural: A Classic Collection 1996-00-00 ed. uncredited Leopard 1-85891-314-4   [vii]+
611
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
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$14.95?A$: Australian dollar
211
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 Shaun Tan Checkmark
Ghost Stories 1997-04-00 ed. Robert Westall Kingfisher 0-86272-802-9
5.99?: UK pound
253
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  
Who Knows? and, Was It a Dream? 1998-00-00 Guy de Maupassant Books of Wonder (Classic Frights) 0-929605-80-2
$5.95?$: US dollar
56
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 Jennifer Dickson  
Ghost Stories 2003-09-19 ed. Robert Westall Kingfisher (US) 0-7534-5675-3
$6.95?$: US dollar
253
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 Graham Potts Checkmark
Short Ghost and Horror Collection 002 2009-03-23 ed. LibriVox LibriVox      
digital audio download?Digital recording in any format that is downloaded directly from the Internet. This category includes podcasts.
anth  
The Screaming Skull and Other Classic Horror Stories 2010-00-00 ed. Michael Kelahan Fall River Press 978-1-4351-2498-1   xiv+
408
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Patrice Kaplan Checkmark
Zombies! Zombies! Zombies! 2011-09-20 ed. Otto Penzler Vintage Crime / Black Lizard / Vintage Books 978-0-307-74089-2
$25.00?$: US dollar
xii+
810
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 Virgil Finlay Checkmark
Horror Short Stories 2017-11-30 ed. Joanna Blythe Arcturus Publishing 978-1-78888-181-4
$4.99?$: US dollar
 
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
anth  
Horror Short Stories 2018-03-15 ed. Joanna Blythe Arcturus Publishing 978-1-78828-406-6   384
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Ghost Stories date unknown ed. Robert Westall Kingfisher (US) 1-85697-884-2
$6.95?$: US dollar
253
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 Graham Potts Checkmark
Great Tales of Terror and the Supernatural date unknown ed. Phyllis Cerf Wagner, Herbert Wise Modern Library 0-679-60128-7
$25.95?$: US dollar
xix+
1034
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Henry Fuseli Checkmark
Great Tales of Terror and the Supernatural date unknown ed. Phyllis Cerf Wagner, Herbert Wise Modern Library 0-394-60446-6
$9.95?$: US dollar
xix+
1034
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Sara Eisenman Checkmark
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