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Title: Witch's Money Title Record # 96564
Author: John Collier
Date: 1939-05-06
Type: SHORTFICTION [non-genre]
Length: short story
Language: English
Note: Not a speculative story; the corrupting power of money in this story is metaphorical.
Synopsis: In a small village in the Pyrenees, an artist buys a house, paying with a check for 30,000 francs, telling the owner to take it to a bank in the city to get the money. The locals don't understand checks or banks, so they steal the book of blank checks, which they think are each worth 30,000, and take them all to the city, acting the whole while as if they're enormously rich.
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Other Titles

Variant Titles Translations
Year Title
1939 Witchs Money
Year Language Title
1959Translated by Lydia Belinfante
Dutch Behekst Geld
1967Translated by Odette Ferry.
French L'argent du sorcier
1969Translated by Else Hoog
Dutch Heksengeld
1988 Dutch Behekst Geld

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, May 6, 1939 1939-05-06 ed. Editors of the New Yorker        
unknown?The publication record was created from a secondary source and the publication format is unknown.
mag  
Witch's Money 1940-12-00 John Collier The Viking Press     30
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
chap Checkmark
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  
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
Short Story Masterpieces 1954-00-00 ed. Albert Erskine, Robert Penn Warren Dell (Dell First Editions #F16)     542
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 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  
Nachtelijke Cavalcade 1959-00-00 ed. B. Jessurun Lobo Querido (Salamander #48) 48   191
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 Hans Bishoff Checkmark
Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Stories My Mother Never Told Me 1963-00-00 ed. Alfred Hitchcock Random House   $5.95 401
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
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  
Nachtelijke Cavalcade 1963-00-00 ed. B. Jessurun Lobo Querido (Salamander #48) 48   191
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 Hans Bishoff Checkmark
Of Demons and Darkness 1965-00-00 John Collier Corgi Books / Transworld Publishers FS7126 5/- xii+
303
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  
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
Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Stories My Mother Never Told Me 1965-03-00 ed. Alfred Hitchcock Dell 8290 $0.50 223
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 Fred Banbery  
Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Stories My Mother Never Told Me, Part I 1966-00-00 ed. Alfred Hitchcock Pan Books X581 3/6 255
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 Glenn Steward  
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  
De Dame op de Schimmel 1969-00-00 John Collier De Arbeiderspers (Grote ABC #127)     255
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
Histoires ā faire peur 1972-10-16 ed. Alfred Hitchcock Le Livre de Poche (Le Livre de Poche - Policier #2203)     543
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 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
Short Story Masterpieces 1973-10-00 ed. Albert Erskine, Robert Penn Warren Dell Laurel 7864 $1.50 542
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 W. Brooks Checkmark
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
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
Histoires ā faire peur 1985-09-00 ed. Alfred Hitchcock Le Livre de Poche (Le Livre de Poche #2203) 2-253-01099-5   250
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
Beroemde Gruwelverhalen 1988-00-00 ed. B. Jessurun Lobo Elsevier 90-10-01996-9   274
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Walt de Rijk  
Fancies and Goodnights 2003-05-00 John Collier New York Review of Books (NYRB Classics) 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  
Short Story Masterpieces date unknown ed. Albert Erskine, Robert Penn Warren Dell Laurel 0-440-37864-8 $6.99 xiv+
513
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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