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    Short Short Story Magazine [November 1932] (standard)
    Incomplete details taken from The Standard Index of Short Stories by Francis J. Hannigan.
    • Need Contents
    • Twinkletoes and the Has-Been · Thomas Burke · ss


    Short Stories
    Notes towards an Index to Short Stories, published by C. Arthur Pearson Ltd., London
    Taken from two bound volumes by John D. Squires
    JDS-Books/The Vainglory Press
    PO Box 292333
    Kettering, OH 45429
    March, 2003

    Magazine of Short Stories 12 Jan 1889-18 Jun 1904 (807 issues); retitled Short Stories from 15 Jul 1893; relaunched as Smith’s Weekly from 25 Jun 1904-10 Aug 1907 Frequency: weekly Publisher(s): E. & H. Bennett, Strand, London to 9 July 1893; then C.A. Pearson, 15 July 1893- ?

    The first volume is bound in quarter leather with a label on the spine that says “SHORT / STORIES / VOL 4”. It contains 26 weekly issues numbered 470 - 495, January 1, 1898 - June 25, 1898, pp 1-832. Each issue contains 32 pages, including the front cover, which includes both an illustrated title and the beginning of a story. The titles for many stories in each issue are illustrated. C. Arthur Pearson is listed as the editor on most covers and C. Arthur Pearson, Ltd is listed as the publisher on the last page of each issue. Each issue is approximately 9 & 5/8 inches high and 7 inches wide and priced at one penny. The bound volume contains no separate title, contents or index pages and probably was not bound by the publisher. None of the issues indicate a volume number. At least two stories were pirated from foreign authors without attribution. PART TWO

    The second volume is also bound in quarter leather with a label on the spine that says “SHORT / STORIES / VOL 8”. It contains 26 weekly issues numbered 679 - 704, January 4, 1902 - June 28, 1902, pp 1-832. Each issue contains 32 pages, including the front page, which includes both an illustrated title and the beginning of a story. The titles for many stories in each issue are illustrated. No editor is indicated, but C. Arthur Pearson, Ltd is usually listed as the publisher on the last page of each issue. Issues are priced at one penny. They are approximately 9 & 3/8 inches high and 7 inches wide, and appear to have been crudely trimmed in the binding process. The volume contains no separate title, contents or index pages and probably was not bound by the publisher. None of the issues indicate a volume number. The number on the spine is inconsistent with that found on the earlier example and both volume numbers should be considered suspect. From the sample cover illustrations in several ads it appears the individual issues had a separate cover which was discarded in the binding process. If the format was similar to that of Pearson’s Weekly the covers may have been of a thicker card grade of paper with the single signature of 32 pages stapled inside.




    Short Stories [No 472, For the week Ending January 15th, 1898] (1d, 32pp, 7" x 9½")
    • 65 · A Waif of the Plains · Richard Lemon · ss
    • 68 · The Same Old Cure · Peter Wilson · ss
    • 70 · Tom’s Widow · Basil Manners · ss
    • 72 · A Batch of Confessions · G. E. Lingen · ss
    • 77 · The Technique of Proposing · Esther Noanes · ss
    • 80 · Uncle Benjamin’s Parrot · H. Gruder · ss
    • 81 · [advert for “Pearson’s Weekly” where Louis Tracy’s serial “The Lost Provinces” continues] · [Misc.] · ms
    • 82 · The Girl Who Knew too Much · J. H. P. · ss
    • 86 · The Gold Magnet [Part ? of ?] · George Griffith · sl; chpts 27-28.; illustrated by Lawson Wood
    • 88 · [advert for Pearson’s “Love Stories”] · [Misc.] · ms
    • 91 · Meresia [Part ? of ?] · Winifred Graham · sl; chpts 19-20.
    • 95 · [adverts] · [Misc.] · ms
    • 96 · Your Esteemed Inquiry Duly to Hand · [Misc.] · ms





    Short Stories [No 476, For the week ending February 12, 1898] (1d, 32pp, 7" x 9½")
    • 193 · The Empress of the Earth: The Tale of the Yellow War [Part 2 of 20] · M. P. Shiel · sl; chpt 3- 4.; illustrated by Lawson Wood
    • 200 · Do the Dead Come Back · Howard Hurlbutt · ss
    • 202 · A Bunch of Violets · Greque · ss
    • 204 · [advert for Captain Kettle stories by Cutcliffe Hyne in “Pearson’s Magazine”] · [Misc.] · ms
    • 205 · The Mystery of One Palm Spring · H. T. M. · ss
    • 208 · [advert for Dan Leno’s Comic Journal, to be published every Tuesday by Pearson’s] · [Misc.] · ms
    • 209 · The Shifting Sand · C. C. Orsdall · ss
    • 212 · The Gold Magnet [Part ? of ?] · George Griffith · sl; chpts 35-36.; illustrated by Lawson Wood
    • 216 · The Dog Collar · Maxim Lauzarre · ss
    • 218 · The Toss of a Coin · Wallace Mayne · ss
    • 219 · [advert for “Love Stories,” companion to “Short Stories,” each number consists of a complete illustrated novel, besides info on Love, Courtship & Marriage by Countess M.] · [Misc.] · ms
    • 220 · Meresia [Part last of ?] · Winifred Graham · sl; chpts 27-28.
    • 223 · [advert] · [Misc.] · ms
    • 224 · Short Truths · [Misc.] · ms


    Short Stories [No 477, For the week ending February 19th, 1898] (1d, 32pp, 7" x 9½")
    • 225 · Dan’s Stratagem · Harold Fearley · ss
    • 228 · The Empress of the Earth: The Tale of the Yellow War [Part 3 of 20] · M. P. Shiel · sl; chpt 5- 6.; illustrated by Lawson Wood
    • 236 · Holding Up the Winnemucca Stage-Coach · Oswald Bremen · ss
    • 238 · Stuart · James Grant · ss
    • 240 · [advert for Dan Leno’s Comic Journal] · [Misc.] · ms
    • 241 · All on a Winter’s Night · R. Andom · ss
    • 244 · The Gold Magnet [Part ? of ?] · George Griffith · sl; chpts 37-38.; illustrated by Lawson Wood
    • 248 · The Waters of Lethe · Archibald Manning · ss
    • 249 · [advert for Pearson’s British Almanac for 1898] · [Misc.] · ms
    • 250 · For a Woman’s Kiss: A Story of West Africa · Gertrude Page · ss
    • 255 · [adverts] · [Misc.] · ms
    • 256 · In Friendly Converse · [Misc.] · ms


    Short Stories [No 478, For the week ending Feb 26th, 1898] (1d, 32pp, 7" x 9½")


    Short Stories [No 479, For the week ending March 5th, 1898] (1d, 32pp, 7" x 9½")
    • 289 · The Post-Mortem Autopsy · L. H. H. · ss
    • 292 · The Seven Years’ League · A. L. W. · ss
    • 294 · Hard on the Widower · Eben Rexford · ss
    • 296 · The Empress of the Earth: The Tale of the Yellow War [Part 5 of 20] · M. P. Shiel · sl; chpt 9-10.; illustrated by Lawson Wood
    • 302 · A Miner’s Story · A. H. Parsons · ss
    • 303 · Results of the “Empress” Competition. · [Misc.] · ms
    • 304 · A Low Life Idyl · Will Summers · ss
    • 306 · The Gooseherd · Malcolm Hawse · ss
    • 308 · [adverts for Love Stories & The Big Budget] · [Misc.] · ms
    • 309 · Tonio el Matador · W. Sheldon · ss
    • 310 · [advert for the March “Pearson’s Magazine”] · [Misc.] · ms
    • 311 · The Wooing of Martha Wilson · G. E. Lingen · ss
    • 314 · The Gold Magnet [Part last of ?] · George Griffith · sl; chpts 42-43; conclusion.; illustrated by Lawson Wood
    • 318 · [advert for Dan Leno’s Comic Journal] · [Misc.] · ms
    • 319 · [adverts] · [Misc.] · ms
    • 320 · Aids to Accuracy · [Misc.] · ms


    Short Stories [No 480, For the Week ending March 12th, 1898] (1d, 32pp, 7" x 9½")
    • 321 · The Rival Queens: A Tale of Old France [Part 1 of 13] · Mary Fermor · sl; chpts 1- 2.; illustrated by Sherie
    • 327 · The Schoolmaster · Arnold Rees · ss
    • 330 · The House in Rotherhithe: A Tale of the Press-Gang · Richard Bird · ss
    • 332 · Salvatori the Dead Shot · Weston Maire · ss
    • 335 · The Empress of the Earth: The Tale of the Yellow War [Part 6 of 20] · M. P. Shiel · sl; chpt 10 (cont.)-11.; illustrated by Lawson Wood
    • 342 · [advert for Dan Leno’s Comic Journal] · [Misc.] · ms
    • 343 · A Terrible Night: A Tale of the French Revolution · Winifred Scott · ss
    • 346 · Larry · H. P. T. · ss
    • 348 · [advert for Love Stories] · [Misc.] · ms
    • 349 · A Story of Horseshoes · Pan · ss
    • 351 · [advert] · [Misc.] · ms
    • 352 · Many Happy Returns of This Page · [Misc.] · ms


    Short Stories [No 481, For the week ending March 19th, 1898] (1d, 32pp, 7" x 9½")
    • 353 · The Uncanny Hand · E. W. Waters · ss
    • 357 · The Rival Queens: A Tale of Old France [Part 2 of 13] · Mary Fermor · sl; chpts 3- 4.; illustrated by Sherie
    • 363 · A Note and a Telegram · Wilson James · ss
    • 365 · His Excellency the Fool · Hugo Klein, from the German of · ss
    • 368 · The Empress of the Earth: The Tale of the Yellow War [Part 7 of 20] · M. P. Shiel · sl; chpt 12.; illustrated by Lawson Wood
    • 373 · [adverts for “The Sunday Reader,” “Home Notes” & “Pick-Me-Up”] · [Misc.] · ms; running serial of George Griffith’s “The Great Pirate Syndicate.”
    • 374 · Mrs. Frederika Brahm · Eugenia Potts · ss
    • 376 · The Palm That Condemned · Helen Winslow · ss
    • 378 · A Mother’s Love · Francois Suri · ss
    • 381 · The Electric Car Thieves · Margie K. · ss
    • 383 · [adverts] · [Misc.] · ms
    • 384 · Last Written, First Read · [Misc.] · ms


    Short Stories [No 482, For the week ending March 26th, 1898] (1d, 32pp, 7" x 9½")
    • 385 · The Pretty Pearl and the Crafty Commissioner · H. Hunter · ss; illustrated by Lawson Wood
    • 388 · Old Karl’s Secret · De Leon Hall · ss Short Stories Feb 1898
    • 392 · A Determined Lover · Holland Clark · ss
    • 394 · The Empress of the Earth: The Tale of the Yellow War [Part 8 of 20] · M. P. Shiel · sl; chpt 13-14.; illustrated by Lawson Wood
    • 401 · [full page plea for contributions to Pearson’s Fresh Air Fund] · An Old Friend Back Again · ms
    • 402 · A Lucky Find · H. T. P. · ss
    • 404 · The Invisible Player · Horace Manns · ss
    • 406 · A Woman’s Privilege · Kate Rogers · ss
    • 407 · [adverts for “Love Stories” and an Interview with W. T. Stead in “The Sunday Reader”] · [Misc.] · ms
    • 408 · The Rival Queens: A Tale of Old France [Part 3 of 13] · Mary Fermor · sl; chpts 5- 6.; illustrated by Sherie
    • 413 · That Cigar · K. B. R. · ss
    • 415 · [adverts] · [Misc.] · ms
    • 416 · On the Best Authority · [Misc.] · ms


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