Author:August William Derleth

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August William Derleth
(1909–1971)

An American writer and anthologist.
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August William Derleth

Works (partial list)[edit]

In Weird Tales[edit]

  • "Bat's Belfry" in Weird Tales, 7 (5) (May 1926)
  • "The Elixir of Life" in Weird Tales, 8 (1) (July 1926) with Marc R. Schorer
  • "The Devil's Pay" in Weird Tales, 8 (2) (August 1926)
  • "The Marmoset" in Weird Tales, 8 (3) (September 1926) with Marc R. Schorer
  • "The Coffin of Lissa" in Weird Tales, 8 (4) (October 1926)
  • "The Night Rider" in Weird Tales, 9 (1) (January 1927)
  • "The River" in Weird Tales, 9 (2) (February 1927)
  • "The Black Castle" in Weird Tales, 9 (5) (May 1927) with Marc R. Schorer
  • "The Turret Room" in Weird Tales, 10 (3) (September 1927)
  • "The Sleepers" in Weird Tales, 10 (6) (December 1927)
  • "The Tenant" in Weird Tales, 11 (3) (March 1928)
  • "Riders in the Sky" in Weird Tales, 11 (5) (May 1928) with Marc R. Schorer
  • "The Philosophers' Stone" in Weird Tales, 11 (6) (June 1928)
  • "The Three-Storied House" in Weird Tales, 12 (1) (July 1928)
  • "The Owl on the Moor" in Weird Tales, 12 (3) (September 1928) with Marc R. Schorer
  • "The Conradi Affair" in Weird Tales, 12 (4) (October 1928) with Carl W. Ganzlin
  • "The Tenant at Number Seven" in Weird Tales, 12 (5) (November 1928)
  • "The Statement of Justin Parker" in Weird Tales, 12 (6) (December 1928)
  • "An Occurrence in an Antique Shop" in Weird Tales, 13 (1) (January 1929)
  • ""Melodie in E Minor"" in Weird Tales, 13 (2) (February 1929)
  • "The Deserted Garden" in Weird Tales, 13 (3) (March 1929)
  • "A Dinner at Imola" in Weird Tales, 13 (4) (April 1929)
  • "The House on the Highway" in Weird Tales, 13 (6) (June 1929) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2025 due to (Renewal: R189866)
  • "Old Mark" in Weird Tales, 14 (2) (August 1929) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2025 due to (Renewal: R189867)
  • "Scarlatti's Bottle" in Weird Tales, 14 (5) (November 1929) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2025 due to (Renewal: R189868)
  • "The Inheritors" in Weird Tales, 14 (6) (December 1929) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2025 due to (Renewal: R189869)
  • "Laughter in the Night" in Weird Tales, 19 (3) (March 1932) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2028 due to (Renewal: R235867) with Marc R. Schorer
  • "In the Left Wing" in Weird Tales, 19 (6) (June 1932) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2028 due to (Renewal: R255761) with Marc R. Schorer
  • "The Lair of the Star-Spawn" in Weird Tales, 20 (2) (August 1932) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2028 due to (Renewal: R255762) with Marc R. Schorer
  • "Red Hands" in Weird Tales, 20 (4) (October 1932) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2028 due to (Renewal: R255764) with August Derleth
  • "Incubus" in Weird Tales, 23 (5) (May 1934)
  • "Colonel Markesan" in Weird Tales, 23 (6) (June 1934) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2030 due to (Renewal: R284656)
  • "Wild Grapes" in Weird Tales, 24 (1) (July 1934) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2030 due to (Renewal: R284657)
  • "A Cloak From Messer Lando" in Weird Tales, 24 (3) (September 1934) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2030 due to (Renewal: R284658)
  • "Feigman's Beard" in Weird Tales, 24 (4) (October 1934) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2030 due to (Renewal: R284659)
  • "A Matter of Faith" in Weird Tales, 24 (6) (December 1934) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2030 due to (Renewal: R294834)
  • "Muggridge's Aunt" in Weird Tales, 25 (5) (May 1935) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2031 due to (Renewal: R294835)
  • "Spawn of the Maelstrom" in Weird Tales, 34 (3) (September 1939) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2035 due to (Renewal: R392095) with Mark Schorer
  • "Come to Me!" in Weird Tales, 35 (8) (March-April 1941) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2037 due to (Renewal: R433480)
  • "Altimer's Amulet" in Weird Tales, 35 (9) (May-June 1941) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2037 due to (Renewal: R433482)
  • "Beyond the Threshold" in Weird Tales, 36 (1) (September-October 1941) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2037 due to (Renewal: R459656)
  • "Compliments of Spectro" in Weird Tales, 36 (2) (November-December 1941) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2037 due to (Renewal: R459657)
  • "Here, Daemos!" in Weird Tales, 36 (4) (March 1942) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2038 due to (Renewal: R459660)
  • "Lansing's Luxury" in Weird Tales, 36 (6) (July 1942) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2038 due to (Renewal: R483270)
  • "McElwin's Glass" in Weird Tales, 36 (9) (January 1943) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2039 due to (Renewal: R483267)
  • "No Light for Uncle Henry" in Weird Tales, 36 (10) (March 1943) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2039 due to (Renewal: R483268)
  • "A Wig for Miss Devore" in Weird Tales, 36 (11) (May 1943) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2039 due to (Renewal: R483269)
  • "Baynter's Imp" in Weird Tales, 37 (1) (September 1943) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2039 due to (Renewal: R504223)
  • "A Thin Gentleman with Gloves" in Weird Tales, 37 (2) (November 1943) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2039 due to (Renewal: R504224)
  • "The Trail of Cthulhu" in Weird Tales, 37 (4) (March 1944) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2040 due to (Renewal: R504225)
  • "Lady Macbeth of Pimley Square" in Weird Tales, 37 (6) (July 1944) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2040 due to (Renewal: R505507)
  • "Pacific 421" in Weird Tales, 38 (1) (September 1944) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2040 due to (Renewal: R526893)
  • "The Dweller in Darkness" in Weird Tales, 38 (2) (November 1944) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2040 due to (Renewal: R526895)
  • "A Gentleman from Prague" in Weird Tales, 38 (2) (November 1944) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2040 due to (Renewal: R526894)
  • "The Inverness Cape" in Weird Tales, 38 (3) (January 1945) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2041 due to (Renewal: R526896)
  • "Alannah" in Weird Tales, 38 (4) (March 1945) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2041 due to (Renewal: R526897)
  • "The Lost Day" in Weird Tales, 38 (5) (May 1945) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2041 due to (Renewal: R526903)
  • "The Watcher from the Sky" in Weird Tales, 38 (6) (July 1945) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2041 due to (Renewal: R538316)
  • "The God-Box" in Weird Tales, 39 (1) (September 1945) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2041 due to (Renewal: R550747)
  • "Mrs. Lannisfree" in Weird Tales, 39 (2) (November 1945) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2041 due to (Renewal: R550749)
  • "Pikeman" in Weird Tales, 39 (3) (January 1946) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2042 due to (Renewal: R550750)
  • "Dead Man's Shoes" in Weird Tales, 39 (4) (March 1946) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2042 due to (Renewal: R550752)
  • "A Collector of Stones" in Weird Tales, 39 (8) (November 1946) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2042 due to (Renewal: R576886)
  • "The Extra Passenger" in Weird Tales, 39 (9) (January 1947) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2043 due to (Renewal: R576888)
  • "Mr. George" in Weird Tales, 39 (10) (March 1947) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2043 due to (Renewal: R576889)
  • "The Churchyard Yew" in Weird Tales, 39 (11B) (July 1947) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2043 due to (Renewal: R603043)
  • "Parrington's Pool" in Weird Tales, 39 (11B) (July 1947) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2043 due to (Renewal: R577453)
  • "The Occupant of the Crypt" in Weird Tales, 39 (12) (September 1947) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2043 due to (Renewal: R603044)
  • "The Ghost Walk" in Weird Tales, 40 (1) (November 1947) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2043 due to (Renewal: R603045)
  • "The Night Train to Lost Valley" in Weird Tales, 40 (2) (January 1948) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2044 due to (Renewal: R603046)
  • "Something in Wood" in Weird Tales, 40 (3) (March 1948) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2044 due to (Renewal: R603047)
  • "Saunder's Little Friend" in Weird Tales, 40 (4) (May 1948) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2044 due to (Renewal: R603048)
  • "The Tsanta in the Parlor" in Weird Tales, 40 (5) (July 1948) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2044 due to (Renewal: R607596)
  • "The Whippoorwills in the Hills" in Weird Tales, 40 (6) (September 1948) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2044 due to (Renewal: R630827)
  • "Blessed Are the Meek" in Weird Tales, 41 (1) (November 1948) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2044 due to (Renewal: R630828)
  • "Balu" in Weird Tales, 41 (2) (January 1949) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2045 due to (Renewal: R630829)
  • "The Testament of Claiborne Boyd" in Weird Tales, 41 (3) (March 1949) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2045 due to (Renewal: R630826)
  • "Kingsridge 214" in Weird Tales, 41 (4) (May 1949) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2045 due to (Renewal: R630830)
  • "The Blue Spectacles" in Weird Tales, 41 (5) (July 1949) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2045 due to (Renewal: R660483)
  • "The Slayers and the Slain" in Weird Tales, 41 (6) (September 1949) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2045 due to (Renewal: R660484)
  • "Twilight Play" in Weird Tales, 42 (1) (November 1949) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2045 due to (Renewal: R660485)
  • "The Ormolu Clock" in Weird Tales, 42 (2) (January 1950) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2046 due to (Renewal: R660486)
  • "The Man on B-17" in Weird Tales, 42 (4) (May 1950) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2046 due to (Renewal: R660488)
  • "The Closing Door" in Weird Tales, 42 (5) (July 1950) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2046 due to (Renewal: R660489)
  • "Potts' Triumph" in Weird Tales, 42 (6) (September 1950) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2046 due to (Renewal: RE0000002581)
  • "Something from Out There" in Weird Tales, 43 (2) (January 1951) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2047 due to (Renewal: RE0000002583)
  • "The Keeper of the Key" in Weird Tales, 43 (4) (May 1951) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2047 due to (Renewal: RE0000027675)
  • "A Knocking in the Wall" in Weird Tales, 43 (5) (July 1951) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2047 due to (Renewal: RE0000027676)
  • "Hector" in Weird Tales, 44 (1) (November 1951) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2047 due to (Renewal: RE0000027679)
  • "The Black Island" in Weird Tales, 44 (2) (January 1952) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2048 due to (Renewal: RE0000027680)
  • "The Place of Desolation" in Weird Tales, 44 (3) (March 1952) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2048 due to (Renewal: RE0000027673)
  • "The Night Road" in Weird Tales, 44 (4) (May 1952) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2048 due to (Renewal: RE0000062838)
  • "The Lost Path" in Weird Tales, 44 (6) (September 1952) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2048 due to (Renewal: RE0000062845)
  • "Sexton, Sexton, in the Wall" in Weird Tales, 44 (8) (January 1953) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2049 due to (Renewal: RE0000062844)
  • "A Corner for Lucia" in Weird Tales, 45 (2) (May 1953)
  • "The House in the Valley" in Weird Tales, 45 (3) (July 1953)
  • "The Ebony Stick" in Weird Tales, 45 (4) (September 1953)
  • "The Disc Recorder" in Weird Tales, 45 (5) (November 1953)
  • "The Place in the Woods" in Weird Tales, 46 (2) (May 1954) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2050 due to (Renewal: RE0000140478)
  • "The Survivor" in Weird Tales, 46 (3) (July 1954), posthumous collaboration with H. P. Lovecraft

Letters[edit]

In Oriental Stories[edit]

  • "A Battle Over the Tea-Cups," in Oriental Stories (Summer 1932, vol. 2, no. 3) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2028 due to (Renewal: R257393 )
  • "Mr. Jimson Assists," in The Magic Carpet Magazine (April 1933, vol. 3, no. 2) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2029 due to (Renewal: R257394 )

In Strange Tales of Mystery and Terror[edit]

Collaborations with H.P. Lovecraft (posthumously)[edit]

  • Witch's Hollow—Copyrighted in the United States until 2058 due to Renewal RE492445


Some or all works by this author are in the public domain in the United States because they were published before January 1, 1929.


This author died in 1971, so works by this author are in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 52 years or less. These works may be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.

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