The Horla and Others Guy de Maupassant s Best Weird Fiction and Ghost Stories

The Horla and Others  Guy de Maupassant s Best Weird Fiction and Ghost Stories

This unique and unrivalled edition of de Maupassant's best weird tales, fantasies, and mysteries includes critical introductions to each story, contextual information, and chilling illustrations that breathe life into his Gothic visions and ...

Author: Guy de Maupassant

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Before succumbing to the insanity that ravaged his later life, Guy de Maupassant established a reputation as France's preeminent short story writer, an artist whose cynical and macabre visions paralleled those of Hoffmann and Poe, and directly influenced those of Ambrose Bierce, Mark Twain, and H.P. Lovecraft. His stories are nightmarescapes of psychopathy, corruption, and decadence, featuring a serial-killer judge, a maddening episode of cabin fever (which influenced The Shinning), a gruesome discovery during a night on the river, the inexplicable exodus of a man's walking furniture, the famous invisible vampire, the Horla, werewolves, haunted rooms, neglected ghosts, and vivid affairs of necrophilia. This unique and unrivalled edition of de Maupassant's best weird tales, fantasies, and mysteries includes critical introductions to each story, contextual information, and chilling illustrations that breathe life into his Gothic visions and bizarre fantasias.
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The Horla and Other Stories

The Horla and Other Stories

I have constantly lived alone; consequently, a kind of torture takes hold of me
when 1 find myself in the presence of others. How is this to be explained ? I do
not know. I am not averse to going out into the world, to conversation, to dining
with ...

Author: Guy de Maupassant

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Henri Rene Albert Guy de Maupassant (1850-1893) was a popular 19th-century French writer. He is considered one of the fathers of the modern short story. A protege of Flaubert, Maupassant's short stories are characterized by their economy of style and their efficient effortless denouement.
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Works The Horla Little Louise Roque and other stories

Works  The Horla  Little Louise Roque  and other stories

eyes , another page lift itself up and fall down on the others , as if a finger had
turned it over . My armchair was empty , appeared empty , but I knew that he was
there , he , and sitting in my place , and that he was reading . With a furious
bound ...

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The Horla Miss Harriet and other stories

The Horla  Miss Harriet  and other stories

eyes , another page lift itself up and fall down on the others , as if a finger had
turned it over . My armchair was empty , appeared empty , but I knew that he was
there , he , and sitting in my place , and that he was reading . With a furious
bound ...

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Current Opinion

Current Opinion

... a dra to be found among others tales , such matist , a novelist , even an
essayist , as La Peur , a disquieting and mysone must touch the hearts of people .
terious study , Le Horla , that morbid We love - we cannot choose but love
analysis of ...

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Current Literature

Current Literature

... a dra to be found among others tales , such matist , a novelist , even an
essayist , as La Peur , a disquieting and mysone must touch the hearts of people .
terious study , Le Horla , that morbid We love -- we cannot choose but love
analysis of ...

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The Horla

The Horla

Author: Guy de Maupassant

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The horla Monsieur Parent Miss Harriet Mad Mademoiselle Pearl The farmer s wife A coward Mount Olivet The flight of years The old maid The Tellier house The parricide The fortune of war Humble happiness The mysterious groom The open door Wife and mistress The fathers The mountain inn Madame Husson s rosier An unfortunate resemblance

The horla   Monsieur Parent   Miss Harriet   Mad    Mademoiselle Pearl   The farmer s wife   A coward   Mount Olivet   The flight of years   The old maid   The Tellier house   The parricide   The fortune of war   Humble happiness   The mysterious groom   The open door   Wife and mistress   The fathers   The mountain inn   Madame Husson s rosier   An unfortunate resemblance

The other four set off again , and instinctively went in the direction of Madame
Tellier's establishment , which was still closed , silent , impenetrable . A quiet but
obstinate drunken man was knocking at the door of the lower room ; then he ...

Author: Guy de Maupassant

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A Dark Muse

A Dark Muse

For Maupassant, as for Balzac and other earlier Romantics, 'magnetism' was a
catchall term for paranormal ... In an early version of Maupassant's classic story, “
The Horla,” the narrator of “Letter From a Madman” explains to his doctor that he
 ...

Author: Gary Lachman

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780786751907

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The occult was a crucial influence on the Renaissance, and it obsessed the popular thinkers of the day. But with the Age of Reason, occultism was sidelined; only charlatans found any use for it. Occult ideas did not disappear, however, but rather went underground. It developed into a fruitful source of inspiration for many important artists. Works of brilliance, sometimes even of genius, were produced under its influence. In A Dark Muse, Lachman discusses the Enlightenment obsession with occult politics, the Romantic explosion, the futuristic occultism of the fin de siècle, and the deep occult roots of the modernist movement. Some of the writers and thinkers featured in this hidden history of western thought and sensibility are Emanuel Swedenborg, Charles Baudelaire, J. K. Huysmans, August Strindberg, William Blake, Goethe, Madame Blavatsky, H. G. Wells, Edgar Allan Poe, and Malcolm Lowry.
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Canadian Review of Comparative Literature

Canadian Review of Comparative Literature

Maupassant ' s " Le Horla " is of special interest in this regard , since the same
story exists both in the form of an unframed journal ( the often anthologised
version analysed by Chambers and others ) and in an earlier , shorter frame -
narrative ...

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The Publishers Weekly

The Publishers Weekly

Tellier , " " Bel - Ami " and others . “ Bel - Ami ” tomer might supply and he might
get what he wants . I reached iis forty fifth edition , and it was after know of no
other . If there are any copies of the Aitken for sale , Zahm & Co. , of Lancaster ,
Pa .

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Public Opinion

Public Opinion

lished than the others , and will , without doubt , become the national doubtable
Belog , the Horla ; the Horla , who is to succeed man - the school of America . The
managers of the Metropolitan Museum have Horla , an immortal creature ...

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The North American Review

The North American Review

... or fantastic subjects ,whether , finally , the shudder or the terror which he
wishes to excite in others , does not affect him ... found among other tales , such
as “ La Peur , ” a disquieting and mysterious study , “ Le Horla , ” that morbid
analysls of ...

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Vols. 227-230, no. 2 include: Stuff and nonsense, v. 5-6, no. 8, Jan. 1929-Aug. 1930.
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Selected Stories Ball of suet etc v 2 The horla etc v 3 Little Louise Roque etc

Selected Stories  Ball of suet  etc   v 2  The horla  etc   v 3  Little Louise Roque  etc

The other four set off again , and instinctively went in the direction of Madame
Tellier's establishment , which was still closed , silent , impenetrable . A quiet but
obstinate drunken man was knocking at the door of the lower room ; then he ...

Author: Guy de Maupassant

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The White Horse and Other Stories

 The White Horse  and Other Stories

"This is a collection of stories by Emilia Pardo Bazan (1851-1921), a Spanish author who often found the subject matter of her stories in the mysteries and vicissitudes of life.

Author: Emilia Pardo Bazan

Publisher: Bucknell University Press

ISBN: 0838752586

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"This is a collection of stories by Emilia Pardo Bazan (1851-1921), a Spanish author who often found the subject matter of her stories in the mysteries and vicissitudes of life. Some of her tales are fictional accounts of actual occurrences or people ("The Pardon," "A Galician Mother," and "The Lady Bandit"); others are a defense of women subjugated by a double standard ("The Guilty Woman" and "The Faithful Fiancee"); a number focus on the figure of the rural priest ("A Descendant of the Cid" and "Don Carmelo's Salvation," for example). One highly symbolic story - "The White Horse" - qualifies Pardo Bazan as the godmother of the Generation of 98, the group of writers who exhorted Spain to begin anew, ridding itself of inertia, apathy, and fixation on past glories. Several of the collected tales are like contemporary suspense thrillers (such as "The Cuff Link" and "The White Hair"), while many others reveal a keen psychological insight ("The Torn Lace," "The Substitute," "Scissors," "The Nurse," and "Rescue"). Pardo Bazan's themes are fear, love, hatred, forgiveness, cruelty, poverty, necrophilia, repentance, homesickness, and madness - that is, naked reality, bitter reality, and often an ugly, vicious reality." "One of the indisputable giants of the nineteenth-century short story is Guy de Maupassant. Pardo Bazan met him (along with Daudet and Zola) in France and considered him - author of "The Horla" - to be the master of short story writers. However, although Maupassant influenced her (most notably in psychological inquiry and careful attention to realistic detail), Pardo Bazan put her own stamp on her stories and developed a style sui generis, the most striking feature of which is brevity." "The essence of Pardo Bazan's approach is to engage the reader as quickly as possible, certainly in the first paragraph, frequently in the first few sentences. Some aspect of a character or an episode is brought to light and the story unfolds rapidly. There are third-person narratives in which the author occasionally injects herself or her point of view. Other narratives are presented wholly in the first person - some by an omniscient narrator, some by the "players"; and, from time to time, Pardo Bazan has someone else tell the story to her, and then as narrator she becomes the audience." "It is entirely plausible that some of her graphic descriptions were intended to blunt accusations of softness (i.e., femininity) that in her era would - foolishly, but automatically - have been associated with a woman writer. Still, when the time came to represent the plight of women - in terms of natural, understandable sexual needs and intellectual acceptance - Pardo Bazan captured the anguish and inferior status of her Spanish sisters."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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Catalog of Copyright Entries

Catalog of Copyright Entries

2. Pierre and Jean , Father and son . Boitelle ; and other stories . - V . 3. La vie
errante . Allouma Toine ; and other stories.v . 4. The Horla . Miss Harriet . Little
Louise Roque ; and other stories.v . 5. Monsieur Parent . Timbuctoo . The false
gems ...

Author: Library of Congress. Copyright Office

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ISBN: CORNELL:31924112597400

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Catalogue of English Prose Fiction Including Juveniles and Translations

Catalogue of English Prose Fiction  Including Juveniles and Translations

01 Mitford ( Miss M . R . ) Atherton , and other tales . ... Selected from the works of
Maupassant , Alarcón and others . ... 01 Contents : MAUPASSANT ( G . de ) . The
Horla . On the river . KIELLAND ( A . L . ) Siesta . ALARCÓN ( P . A . de ) .

Author: Brooklyn Public Library

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