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"The Burial of the Rats"

is a short story by Bram Stoker. It was first published in the UK in the January 26, 1896 and February 2, 1896 issues of Lloyd's Weekly Newspaper, London. It was first published in the US in the January 26, 1896 and February 2, 1896 issues of The Boston Herald, Boston.

Lloyd's Weekly Newspaper (periodical)
Boston Herald (periodical)

Book publication


This story was first published in book form in 1914 in Stoker's third collection of short stories Dracula's Guest And Other Weird Stories, George Routledge & Sons, Ltd., London. In 1973 it appeared in The Bram Stoker Bedside Companion, Victor Gollancz Ltd, London, and in 1997 it appeared in Best Ghost and Horror Stories, Dover Publications, Inc., New York.

Periodical publication


"The Burial of the Rats" was also published in the US in a monthly magazine. It appeared in the September 1928 issue of Weird Tales, Chicago.

Availability


This short story is available as a:
  • Free text download
  • Free PDF download
  • Free PDF download (Lloyd's Weekly Newspaper)
  • Free PDF download (Boston Herald)
  • Newspaper images

    Lloyd's Weekly Newspaper, January 26, 1896

    Lloyd's Weekly Newspaper, London, January 26, 1896

    Boston Herald, January 26, 1896

    Boston Herald, Boston, January 26, 1896

    Magazine images


    Weird Tales, September 1928

    Weird Tales, Chicago, September 1928

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