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Title: Qui sait ? Title Record # 1733605
Author: Guy de Maupassant
Date: 1890-04-06
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: short story
Language: French
Note: This story first appeared in L'Écho de Paris, April 6, 1890.
Synopsis: The narrator tells how all his furniture disappeared from his house one day, reappeared in an antique shop, and then returned to their original places. It's entirely inexplicable.
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Current Tags: fantasy (1), ghosts (1), France (1), introversion (1), contemporary (1), first person point of view (1), animated objects (1), madness (1) Add Tags

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Translations
Year Language Title
1910Can also be found in Pall Mall Magazine Vol 3 No. 14 1894. This record combines multiple translations: an uncredited one revised by Dora Knowlton Ranous (1910); one by Storm Jameson (1926); and possibly others.
English Who Knows?
1940Translated by an unknown hand
Spanish ¿Quién sabe?
1953Translated by Giorgio Dalla.
Italian Chi sa?
1976Translated by Lucie Haring and Rob Geuljans
Dutch Je Kunt Nooit Weten
1979 German Wer weiß
1982Translated by uncredited
German Wer weiß?
1993Translated by David Coward
English Who Can Tell?
2004Translated by Siân Miles
English Who Knows?
2005Translated by Ludovica Cirrincione d'Amelio for her anthology Il racconto fantastico francese, 2005.
Italian Chissà ?
2015Translated by Sandra Smith
English Who Can Know?

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Strong as Death, Useless Beauty, Who Knows? and Other Stories 1910-00-00 Guy de Maupassant P. F. Collier & Son (The Miromesnil Edition of Guy de Maupassant #7)     [382]
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Checkmark
Useless Beauty and Other Stories 1926-00-00 Guy de Maupassant Alfred A. Knopf (The Collected Novels and Stories of Guy de Maupassant #16)      
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
A Century of Thrillers: Second Series 1935-00-00 ed. uncredited Daily Express Publications     896
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Best Ghost Stories 1945-00-00 ed. Anne Ridler Faber and Faber   9/6 360
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Margaret Wolpe  
Le mani d'Orlac 1953-12-15 Maurice Renard I Grandi Azzurri   Lit 200 128
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
novel  
The Complete Short Stories of Guy de Maupassant 1955-00-00 Guy de Maupassant Hanover House     xvii+
1339
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Best Ghost Stories 1957-00-00 ed. Anne Ridler Faber and Faber   15s. 360
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Margaret Wolpe Checkmark
Best Ghost Stories 1960-00-00 ed. Anne Ridler Faber and Faber (Faber Paper Covered Editions)   6/6 360
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
anth  
Stories Strange and Sinister 1965-00-00 ed. Laurette Pizer Panther 1960 3/6 173
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth  
A Treasury of Great Ghost Stories 1965-00-00 ed. Ira Peck Popular Library SP397 $0.50 256
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth Checkmark
The Hell of Mirrors 1965-12-00 ed. Peter Haining Four Square Books 1423 3/6 189
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth Checkmark
European Tales of Terror 1968-12-00 ed. J. J. Strating Fontana (Fontana Tales of Terror) 1852 5/- 222
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth  
European Tales of Terror 1970-00-00 ed. J. J. Strating Fontana (Fontana Tales of Terror)   £0.25 222
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth  
Ghostly by Gaslight 1971-02-00 ed. Sam Moskowitz, Alden H. Norton Pyramid Books T2416 $0.75 223
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth Checkmark
La France fantastique de Balzac à Louÿs 1973-00-00 ed. Jean-Baptiste Baronian Marabout (Anthologie du Fantastique)     443
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
anth  
Contes fantastiques complets 1973-00-00 Guy de Maupassant Marabout (Bibliothèque Marabout - Fantastique #464)     384
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll  
Ghostly by Gaslight 1973-09-00 ed. Sam Moskowitz, Alden H. Norton Pyramid Books   $0.95 223
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth Checkmark
European Tales of Terror 1975-00-00 ed. J. J. Strating Fontana (Fontana Tales of Terror) 0-00-611852-6   222
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth Justin Todd  
Contes fantastiques complets 1976-00-00 Guy de Maupassant Marabout (Bibliothèque Marabout - Fantastique #464)     380+
[4]
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Checkmark
Fantastische Verhalen 1976-00-00 Guy de Maupassant Het Spectrum (Prisma #1726) 90-274-0853-X   153
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll  
Tales of Supernatural Terror 1977-00-00 Guy de Maupassant Pan Books 0-330-23397-1 £0.50 xi+
160
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Josh Kirby Checkmark
Antología de la literatura fantástica 1977-00-00 ed. Adolfo Bioy Casares, Jorge Luis Borges, Silvina Ocampo Edhasa + Sudamericana (Pocket Edhasa #8) 84-350-0165-2   435
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth Checkmark
Horrors, Horrors, Horrors 1978-00-00 ed. Helen Hoke Franklin Watts 0-531-02211-0 £3.95 xiii+
177
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Bill Prosser  
65 Great Tales of the Supernatural 1979-00-00 ed. Mary Danby Octopus Books 0-7064-1387-3   704
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
22 Panik-Stories 1979-00-00 ed. Manfred Kluge Heyne (Heyne-Anthologien #62) 3-453-45035-3 DM 7.80 253
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth Checkmark
Qui sait ?: et autres histoires étranges 1981-00-00 Guy de Maupassant Union générale d'éditions (Les maîtres de l'étrange et de la peur) 2-264-00345-6   297
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll Frank Sérac  
65 Great Tales of the Supernatural 1982-00-00 ed. Mary Danby Octopus Books / Marks and Spencer 0-904230-99-6   704
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Der Horla 1982-05-00 Guy de Maupassant
Bastei Lübbe?Bastei Luebbe
(Phantastische Literatur #72014)
3-404-72014-8 DM 5.80 203
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll
Hilda Büchner?Hilda Buechner
Checkmark
Contes fantastiques complets 1983-01-00 Guy de Maupassant Marabout (Bibliothèque Marabout - Fantastique #464) 2-501-00040-4   384
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll  
The Penguin Book of Horror Stories 1984-00-00 ed. J. A. Cuddon Penguin Books 0-14-006799-X £4.95 607
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
anth Steve Crisp Checkmark
The Penguin Book of Horror Stories 1985-00-00 ed. J. A. Cuddon Viking UK 0-670-81034-7 £10.95 607
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Beroemde Fantastische Verhalen 1985-00-00 uncredited Hema 1-132-92303-4   153+
221+
135
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
omni Checkmark
The Penguin Book of Horror Stories 1987-10-00 ed. J. A. Cuddon Penguin Books 0-14-006799-X £5.95 607
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
anth  
The Book of Fantasy 1988-11-00 ed. Jorge Luis Borges, A. Bioy Casares, Silvina Ocampo Viking 0-670-82393-7 $19.95 384
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
The Book of Fantasy 1988-11-00 ed. Jorge Luis Borges, A. Bioy Casares, Silvina Ocampo Xanadu 0-947761-44-6 £14.95 384
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
The Dark Side of Guy de Maupassant 1989-00-00 Guy de Maupassant Xanadu 0-947761-97-7 £10.99 320
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Checkmark
The Book of Fantasy 1989-06-00 ed. Jorge Luis Borges, A. Bioy Casares, Silvina Ocampo Viking / QPBC   $9.95 384
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
anth  
The Dark Side of Guy de Maupassant 1989-06-00 Guy de Maupassant Carroll & Graf 0-88184-459-4 $18.95 xvi+
252
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Luigi Loir Checkmark
The Book of Fantasy 1990-08-00 ed. Jorge Luis Borges, A. Bioy Casares, Silvina Ocampo Black Swan 0-552-99401-4 £5.99 523
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
anth Stephen Player  
The Book of Fantasy 1990-09-00 ed. Jorge Luis Borges, A. Bioy Casares, Silvina Ocampo Carroll & Graf 0-88184-656-2 $10.95 384
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
anth  
The Penguin Book of Horror Stories 1991-00-00 ed. J. A. Cuddon Bloomsbury 1-870630-94-7 £4.99 607
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Great Vampires & Other Horrors 1992-00-00 ed. uncredited Chancellor Press 1-85152-235-2 £4.99 541
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Mademoiselle Fifi and Other Stories 1993-04-08 Guy de Maupassant Oxford University Press (Oxford World's Classics) 0-19-282923-8   288
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll  
Thrillers: A Classic Collection 1994-10-00 ed. uncredited Bracken Books 1-85891-159-1 £5.99 612
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Demons of the Night: Tales of the Fantastic, Madness, and the Supernatural from Nineteenth-Century France 1995-04-00 ed. Joan C. Kessler University of Chicago Press 0-226-43208-4 $14.95 li+
347
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
anth Tony Johannot  
Thrillers 1996-00-00 ed. uncredited Leopard 1-85891-316-0   4+
612
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
anth Checkmark
Contes fantastiques complets 1996-01-00 Guy de Maupassant Marabout (Bibliothèque Marabout #9001) 2-501-00948-7   384
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll  
The Dark Side 1997-04-00 Guy de Maupassant Carroll & Graf 0-7867-0419-5 $10.95 xvi+
252
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll Maurice de Vlaminck  
Who Knows? and, Was It a Dream? 1998-00-00 Guy de Maupassant Books of Wonder (Classic Frights) 0-929605-80-2 $5.95 56
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll Jennifer Dickson  
Le Horla: et autres récits fantastiques 2000-00-00 Guy de Maupassant Le Livre de Poche (Le Livre de Poche - Classique #840) 2-253-00539-8 F20.00 381
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Léon Spilliaert Checkmark
Great Vampire Stories 2002-00-00 ed. uncredited Chancellor Press 0-7537-0570-2 £6.99 538
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
anth Checkmark
A Parisian Affair and Other Stories 2004-06-23 Guy de Maupassant Penguin Books (Penguin Classics) 0-14-191529-3    
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll Pierre Bonnard  
A Parisian Affair and Other Stories 2004-06-23 Guy de Maupassant Penguin Books (Penguin Classics) 0-14-044812-8 £7.99 304
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll Pierre Bonnard  
A Parisian Affair and Other Stories 2004-12-28 Guy de Maupassant Penguin Books (Penguin Classics) 0-14-044812-8   304
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll Pierre Bonnard  
Il racconto fantastico francese 2005-08-00 ed. Ludovica Cirrincione d'Amelio Marsilio (Grandi Classici Tascabili) 88-317-8662-8 €9.00 336
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
anth  
H. P. Lovecraft's Book of the Supernatural: Classic Tales of the Macabre 2007-06-25 ed. Stephen Jones Fall River Press 978-0-7607-9123-3   xxvi+
354
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
Petit musée des horreurs: Nouvelles fantastiques, cruelles et macabres 2008-08-00 ed. Nathalie Prince Robert Laffont (Bouquins) 978-2-221-11014-0 €30.00 xxvii+
1104
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
anth Steve Beck Checkmark
Tales of Terror 2008-12-11 Guy de Maupassant Tartarus Press 978-1-905784-12-7 £32.50 xiv+
283
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
The Necklace and Other Stories: Maupassant for Modern Times 2015-08-00 Guy de Maupassant W. W. Norton & Company 978-0-87140-368-1 $29.95 xii+
322
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Checkmark
Guy de Maupassant's Selected Works 2016-08-00 Guy de Maupassant W. W. Norton & Company (Norton Critical Editions) 978-0-393-92327-8   448
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll  
Horrors, Horrors, Horrors date unknown ed. Helen Hoke Franklin Watts 0-531-02211-0   177
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Ginger Giles Checkmark
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