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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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The torment that the Horla causes is first manifested physically: I will update this reveiw as soon as possible.

The patient is ushered, made to tell his story and answer questions. I think he had some mental issues. The audiobook narration by Dermot Kerrigan added a chilling ambience to this story.

He is one of the fathers of the modern short story. Further details may exist on the talk page. Mar 30, Shawn rated it yorla was amazing Shelves: The Horlashort story by Guy de Maupassant that hrola considered a masterly tale of the fantastic. You may find it helpful to search within the site to see how similar or related subjects are covered.

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This article is missing information about the story’s development, themes, and reception. It is through this work that the French author questions his own sanity.

Trata temas como el miedo a lo desconocido y el sentirse minusculo frente a la “perfecta” naturaleza, cosa siempre que disfruto de leer. 186 even be cheeky and suggest that the “Horla” might be seen as a prototypical version of an idea that later coalesces in the figure of FantomasFrench arch-criminal mastermind and master of disguise whose existence is only guessed by his nemesis Juve after piecing together seemingly random and disparate clues, the outlines horlaa which point to holra existence.

Internet URLs are the best. Determined to put an end to this mystifying situation, the protagonist decides to leave his home country in order to spend a few days at Mont Saint-Michel.


Published April 1st by Melville House Ld first published After reading about a large number of Brazilians who fled their homes, bemoaning the fact that “they are pursued, possessed, governed like human cattle by…a species of vampire, which feeds on their life while they are asleep…[and] drinks water,” the narrator soon realizes the Horla was aboard the Brazilian three-mast boat that he had previously greeted. Really well done by MHP too with an earlier version and some notes.

Le Horla is an short horror story written in the style of a journal by the French writer Guy de Maupassantafter an initial, much shorter version published in the newspaper Gil BlasOctober horrla, Return to Book Page. Our woe is upon us.

Sin embargo, te deja pensando. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. I listened to the audio first, and followed up by reading through the print. The Horla explores a myriad of themes linked to existentialism —and the frailty of Man.

I read this book, and can’t exactly figure out what a horla is! It is presented in the form of a diary and energetically details the hora obsessions of a madman. It is rather preternatural and probably destined to rule our kind without care or feeling for us. View all 24 comments.

To view it, click here. Mental specialist Dr Marrande tells a few of his collegues about the curious case of a man who believes he is haunted by an invisible being. When we are alone for a long time, we people space with phantoms. The resemblance between the protagonist and Maupassant is flagrant. Much to his surprise, all his troubles vanish in toto. The narrator complains that he suffers from “an atrocious fever”, and that he has trouble sleeping.

I am a big Guy de Maupassant fan, this was nowhere near what I expected. The short story is usually concerned with a single effect conveyed in only one or a few significant episodes or scenes. I was led hlrla de Maupassant by a recommendation from a friend, and still intend to read more of his stories – I’m horlw by his reputation as ‘one of the fathers of the short story’, but this one, for me, was simply good, not great.


Un loco que no es tal loco. The Horla short story by Maupassant. The writing is super, too. There was a problem with your submission. Narrated in the first person as a series of entries to an intimate diary, The Horla tells the story of an upper-class man, who becomes engulfed by troubled thoughts—and hallucinations.

Use mdy dates from October Articles to be expanded from January Articles needing additional references hora January All articles needing additional references Wikipedia articles needing rewrite from January All articles needing rewrite Articles needing additional references from July Articles with LibriVox links Wikipedia articles with BNF identifiers. The subjectivity of Maupassant can be felt by the reader, while delving into this semi- autobiography. 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.

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Nonetheless, it is a form beloved and practiced by literature’s greatest writers. This disease hkrla deeply affected him —and rendered him paranoid. In the form of a journal, the narrator, an upper-class, unmarried, bourgeois man, conveys his troubled thoughts and feelings of anguish. Bob Dylan, American folksinger who moved from folk to rock music in the s, infusing the lyrics of…. Aug 29, Jenny Reading Envy rated it liked it Shelves: You can make it easier for us to review and, hopefully, publish your contribution by keeping a few points in mind.

A few little quotes: Unfortunately, he finds himself back to square one as soon as he returns back home.