English: The Horla (Le Horla) is the title of several woks by Guy de Maupassant: it was a short story published in , then a new version of. Learn more about Le Horla ( Shorter Version) by Guy de Maupassant. Add to your collection on Bookogs, find a copy in the Marketplace, or save for later. The Horla: The Horla, short story by Guy de Maupassant that is considered a and was revised, retitled “Le Horla,” and published again in October ; .
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Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — The Horla by Guy de Maupassant. The Horla by Guy de Maupassant. Our woe is upon us. While such speculation is murky, it is clear that de Maupassant—hailed alongside Chekhov as father of the short story—was at the peak Our woe is upon us.
While such speculation is murky, it is clear that de Maupassant—hailed alongside Chekhov as father of the short story—was at the peak of his powers in this innovative precursor of first-person psychological fiction. In a brilliant new translation, all three versions appear here as a single volume for the first time. The Art of The Novella Series Too short to be a novel, too long to be a short story, the novella is generally unrecognized by academics and publishers.
Nonetheless, it is a form beloved and practiced by literature’s greatest writers. In the Art Of The Novella series, Melville House celebrates this renegade art form and its practitioners with titles that are, in many instances, presented in book form for the first time. Paperback79 pages. Published April 1st by Melville House Publishing first published To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
To ask other readers questions about The Horlaplease sign up. I read this book, and can’t exactly figure out what a horla is! Sara Hammouzou I just started reading this book, so far I think that the horla is an allegory for mental illness, the writer states how humans invent or label things …more I just started reading this book, so far I think that the horla is an allegory for mental illness, the writer states how humans invent or label things they can’t explain, but later on he does the same with whatever is haunting him, he clearly suffers from depression feeling overwhelmed during what he describes as a nice day for no appearant reason and anxiety Today nothing happened but what will happen tomorrow and he compares the horla to whatever made his cousin come ask him for the money after her hypnosis less.
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May 14, Florencia rated it really liked it Shelves: View all 24 comments. Jun 08, Rym rated it really liked it Shelves: So if you can read it in its source language SL rather than hirla English —or any other target language TLhlrla please do it. The Horla is a short horror story written by the prolific French writer Guy de Maupassant.
The Horla underwent a third revision before its final publication in May The Horla is said to have influenced H. Narrated in the first person as a series of entries to an intimate diary, The Horla tells the horpa of an upper-class man, who becomes lf by troubled thoughts—and hallucinations.
After having impulsively waved to a Brazilian vessel, this unnamed narrator starts experiencing a series of occult events that foster his descent into madness. In the days that follow the sight of the vessel, the narrator finds himself seized by a strange sense of malaise that intensifies at night.
Determined to put an end yorla this mystifying situation, the protagonist decides to leave his home country in order to spend a few days at Mont Saint-Michel. Much to his surprise, all his troubles vanish in toto. Unfortunately, he finds himself back to square one as soon as he returns back home. Little does he know that he had unwittingly invited an invisible creature —the Horla—that hoorla haunt him until the end of times. However, The Horla differs considerably from his other stories, as it is a refined combination of realism —and horror.
The subjectivity of Maupassant can be felt by the reader, while delving into this semi- autobiography. In his later years, Maupassant suffered from syphilis. This disease had hoorla affected him —and rendered him paranoid. Following his attempt to commit suicide by cutting his own throat, the French writer was admitted to the private asylum of Esprit Blanche —where he spent the rest of his days.
The resemblance between the protagonist and Maupassant is flagrant. It is through this work that the French author questions his own sanity. The Horla explores a myriad of themes linked to existentialism —and the frailty of Man. Some of the themes that were integrated in this short story are: Hkrla short story is very rich in terms of content —and also very deep. It is full to the brim with symbolism e.
In these two works, we have an allusion to madness —and can be interpreted in various ways. From the protagonist’ inability to perceive his own reflection in the mirror to his final decision view spoiler [ he committed suicide in order to liberate himself from his fardel —and the mental torment hide spoiler ]lw single detail seems to mirror Maupassant’s desperation —and his declining health.
I highly recommend it to everyone—and I hope you will enjoy it as much as I did. I literally loved every line. I will update this reveiw as soon as possible. La solitude horls dangereuse pour les intelligences qui travaillent, Il nous faut autour de nous, des hommes qui pensent et qui parlent.
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Quand nous sommes seuls longtemps,nous peuplons le vide de fantomes. Jul 21, peiman-mir5 rezakhani rated it really liked it Shelves: View all 3 comments. Existen varias similitudes entre los tres cuentos, porque todos tienen como protagonista a un demente que percibe una presencia. De todas formas, es bastante contundente. Breve y con dos narradores, este cuento es efectista. Sin embargo, te deja pensando.
The Horla is a very short psychological horror story about a man who becomes convinced that an invisible being – seemingly ghost-like, but also compared within the narrative to a vampire – is quietly borla him, horlaa his lf at night, driving him mad. This creature, ‘the Horla’, drives him to increasingly irrational and extreme action as he seeks to destroy its hold over him.
I saw a lot of parallels between this story and Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s The Yellow Wallpaperpublished f The Horla is a very short psychological horror story about a man who becomes convinced that an invisible being – seemingly ghost-like, but also compared within the narrative to a vampire – is quietly terrorising him, invading his bedroom at night, driving him lr.
I saw a lot of parallels between this story and Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s The Yellow Wallpaperpublished five years later: And, of course, both authors suffered from mental health problems – Gilman from postnatal depression and de Maupassant from hallucinations caused by syphilis – and in both cases this influenced their writing.
I was led to de Maupassant by a recommendation from a friend, and still intend to read more of his stories – I’m intrigued by his reputation as ‘one of the fathers of the short story’, but this one, for me, was simply good, not great.
Mar 11, Fernando rated it it was amazing. En El Horla repercuten perfectamente los ecos de su propia locura. Nov 03, Shabbeer Hassan rated it liked it Shelves: A classic horror tale of an ageless, possibly immortal, invisible, vampire and known as the Horla!
The audiobook narration by Dermot Kerrigan added a chilling ambience to this story. Aug 29, Jenny Reading Envy rated it liked it Shelves: I listened to the audio first, and followed up by reading through the print. It would have been a different experience if I’d flipped the two, because once I hit halfway I definitely wanted to “skip to the end.
So much time and energy spent on describing something atmospheric or suspenseful and I just want to get on with it. That may say more about me than about the story. As horror stories go this is grouped with ghost stories, but t I listened to the audio first, and followed up by reading through the print.
As horror stories go this is grouped with ghost stories, but to me it is more horrorthe view spoiler [part at the end where he realizes he has just killed all the people who work for him, burned them alive, actually, that was pretty drastic.
A few little quotes: We require men who can think and can 18886 around us. When we are alone for a long time we people space with phantoms. Jan 14, Katarina Nabokovna rated it really liked it. Un loco que no es tal loco. A man of science and reason, using those tools, slowly becomes convinced that he is being haunted by some sort of ghost. As the story moves on, hlrla man becomes more and more unstable and unreliable as a narrator.
Meanwhile, it also becomes evident that the things which is oppressing him if it even is realis not supernatural at all. It is rather preternatural and probably destined to rule our kind without care or feeling for us. I am not sure if Lovecraft and the other Weird Tales writers knew about this story, but it encapsulates many of the themes and styles they would later make use of.
I found the protagonist a little hard to relate to. Il nous raconte la peur qui augmente, au jour le jour. On veut sortir de “son” corps tout en voulant en savoir plus.
This review has been lr because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I think he had some mental issues. It reminds me of ‘The Double’ by Dostoevsky. Mar 30, Shawn rated it it was amazing Shelves: I guess it was all part of mankind’s mind re-ordering itself into the new systems that science exposed – sometimes it seems hopeful, other times despairing as the old system cracks and rots away.