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Title: The Chaser Title Record # 80385
Author: John Collier
Date: 1940-12-28
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: short story
Language: English
Synopsis: "Alan Austen seeks a love potion to cause the girl of his dreams, who is presently completely indifferent to his advances, to want him passionately, completely. The love potion is extraordinarily inexpensive—one dollar. The 'salesman' suggests that after the love potion has taken hold, she will become possessive, and, after many years, Alan will be willing to pay big bucks—$5,000 for a teaspoonful—of the salesman's 'glove cleaner.' Alan delightedly takes his love potion and the salesman bids him 'au revoir,' meaning, 'I will see you again.'" (RayS)
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Translations
Year Language Title
1949Translated by A. Verhoeff
Dutch Het Liefdeselixer
1965Translated by Else Hoog
Dutch Het Drankje
1987 German Ein Schluck zum Nachspülen

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
The New Yorker, December 28, 1940 1940-12-28 ed. Editors of the New Yorker        
unknown?The publication record was created from a secondary source and the publication format is unknown.
mag  
Presenting Moonshine 1941-01-00 John Collier The Viking Press   $2.50 327
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Presenting Moonshine 1941-01-00 John Collier Macmillan of Canada   C$3.00 327
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Presenting Moonshine 1941-01-00 John Collier Macmillan and Co.   8/6 351
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
The Touch of Nutmeg and More Unlikely Stories 1943-00-00 John Collier Press of the Readers Club   $2.00 viii+
247
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Pause to Wonder 1944-00-00 ed. Marjorie Fischer, Rolfe Humphries Julian Messner   $3.00 xix+
572
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Green Thoughts and Other Strange Tales 1945-00-00 John Collier Armed Services Edition 871 $0.00 287
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  
And the Darkness Falls 1946-04-00 ed. Boris Karloff World Publishing Co.   $2.75 ix+
631
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
The Unexpected 1948-06-00 ed. Bennett Cerf Bantam Books 502 $0.25 x+
273
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 Ed Grant Checkmark
Voor en Na Middernacht: Zijnde Vijfendertig Spook en Griezelverhalen Alsmede Andere Fantastische Vertellingen 1949-00-00 ed. B. Jessurun Lobo Elsevier     354
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth J. F. Doeve  
Fancies and Goodnights 1951-11-00 John Collier Doubleday   $4.00 364
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Margot Tomes Checkmark
Fancies and Goodnights 1953-04-00 John Collier Bantam Books A1106 $0.35 506
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 Charles Binger Checkmark
Voor en Na Middernacht 1954-00-00 ed. B. Jessurun Lobo Elsevier (Elsevier Reeks)     319
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth F. van Uden Checkmark
Fancies and Goodnights 1956-00-00 John Collier Bantam Books F1703 $0.50 375
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  
Presenting Moonshine 1957-00-00 John Collier Hart-Davis   13/6 192
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Stories for the Dead of Night 1957-03-00 ed. Don Congdon Dell B107 $0.35 288
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 Jeanette Cissman Checkmark
Vóór Middernacht: De Beste Griezelverhalen 1961-00-00 ed. B. Jessurun Lobo Elsevier (Elsevier Pockets #E 83) E 83 ƒ1.50 159
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 Friso Henstra Checkmark
Fancies and Goodnights 1963-00-00 John Collier Bantam Books (Bantam Classic) SC91 $0.75 418
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  
Stories Selected from the Unexpected 1963-03-00 ed. Bennett Cerf Bantam Books FP30 $0.50 184
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  
Fancies and Goodnights (selections) 1965-00-00 John Collier Time-Life Books (Time Reading Program)   $ xix+
328
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 Seymour Chwast Checkmark
De Stalen Kat 1965-00-00 John Collier De Arbeiderspers (Grote ABC #27)   ƒ7.50 279
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 Ferenc Gögös Checkmark
Stories for the Dead of Night 1967-04-00 ed. Don Congdon Dell Laurel-Leaf 8295 $0.50 240
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 Paul Davis Checkmark
Fancies and Goodnights 1969-00-00 John Collier Bantam Books N4614 $0.95 xii+
418
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 John Collier Reader 1972-11-00 John Collier Alfred A. Knopf 0-394-46186-X $10.00 xv+
571
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Checkmark
Fantasy: Shapes of Things Unknown 1974-00-00 ed. Edmund J. Farrell, Thomas E. Gage, John Pfordresher, Raymond J. Rodrigues Scott, Foresman and Company 0-673-03409-7   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 Joan Miro Checkmark
Tales of Mystery and the Unknown 1976-00-00 ed. Robert Potter Globe Book Company 0-87065-276-1   214
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Fancies and Goodnights (selections) 1980-00-00 John Collier Time-Life Books (Time Reading Program)   $ xix+
328
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 Seymour Chwast Checkmark
Twisters 1981-00-00 ed. Steve Bowles Fontana 0-00-671798-5 £0.90 121
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 Checkmark
Fancies and Goodnights 1981-03-00 John Collier Doubleday / SFBC 5749 $5.50 396
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Tony Fiyalko Checkmark
75 Short Masterpieces: Stories from the World's Literature 1983-08-00 ed. Roger B. Goodman Bantam Books 0-553-25141-4 $3.95 xiv+
283
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
Gänsehaut-Geschichten für sensible Leser / Frankenstein wie er mordet und lacht 1987-06-00 ed. Edward Reavis Goldmann 3-442-10154-9 DM 10.00 544
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 Heiner Hoier Checkmark
The Oxford Book of Modern Fairy Tales 1993-05-00 ed. Alison Lurie Oxford University Press 0-19-214218-6 £17.95 xviii+
455
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Maxfield Parrish  
The Oxford Book of Modern Fairy Tales 1993-06-00 ed. Alison Lurie Oxford University Press 0-19-214218-6 $25.00 xviii+
455
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Maxfield Parrish Checkmark
The Oxford Book of Modern Fairy Tales 1994-08-00 ed. Alison Lurie Oxford University Press 0-19-282385-X £7.99 455
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 Maxfield Parrish  
The Oxford Book of Modern Fairy Tales 1994-10-00 ed. Alison Lurie Oxford University Press 0-19-282385-X $13.95 455
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 Maxfield Parrish  
Fancies and Goodnights 2003-05-00 John Collier New York Review of Books 1-59017-051-2 $14.95 xi+
418
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 Neo Rauch  
Stories Selected from The Unexpected date unknown ed. Bennett Cerf Bantam Pathfinder FP30 $0.50 viii+
184
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
Stories Selected from the Unexpected date unknown ed. Bennett Cerf Bantam Pathfinder HP4705 $0.60 viii+
184
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  
Stories Selected from the Unexpected date unknown ed. Bennett Cerf Bantam Books 011   viii+
184
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  
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