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    The Avon Annual [#2, 1945] (Avon Book Company, 35¢, 200pp, digest)
    Details supplied by Steve Miller.


    The Avon Annual [#3, 1946] (Avon Book Company, 35¢, 199pp, digest)
    Details supplied by Denny Lien.
    • The Origin of Tularecito · John Steinbeck · ss The Pastures of Heaven, Brewer, Warren & Putnam 1932
    • Miracle of the Fifteen Murderers · Ben Hecht · nv Collier’s Jan 16 1943
    • A Rose for Emily · William Faulkner · ss The Forum Apr 1930
    • The Great Façade · Louis Bromfield · ss Cosmopolitan Mar 1944
    • Gunners’ Passage · Irwin Shaw · ss The New Yorker Jul 22 1944
    • I Love You, I Love You, I Love You · Ludwig Bemelmans · ss (r)
    • Flowers for Marjorie · Eudora Welty · ss (r)
    • Jacob and the Indians · Stephen Vincent Benét · ss The Saturday Evening Post May 14 1938
    • The Door That Would Not Stay Closed · Mary Roberts Rinehart · ss Good Housekeeping Jun 1941
    • Horsie · Dorothy Parker · ss Harper’s Bazaar Dec 1932
    • The Green Elephant · Dashiell Hammett · ss The Smart Set Oct 1923
    • Kneel to the Rising Sun · Erskine Caldwell · ss Scribner’s Magazine Feb 1935
    • A Nice Old Fashioned Romance, with Love Lyrics and Everything · William Saroyan · ss (r)
    • The Gambler, the Nun and the Radio · Ernest Hemingway · ss Scribner’s Magazine May 1933, as “Give Us a Prescription, Doctor”
    • The Three Fat Women of Antibes · W. Somerset Maugham · ss Cosmopolitan Oct 1933



    Avon Modern Short Story Monthly    (about)
    A halfway house between a magazine and paperback anthology series, this was a generic title for a series of (mainly) single-author reprint collections which ran for a number of years.

    • Publishers:
      • Avon Book Company, 432 Fourth Avenue, New York 16, New York.: Avon Modern Short Story Monthly




    Avon Modern Short Story Monthly [#3, 1943] (Avon Book Company, 25¢, digest)
    Reprints To Step Aside by Noel Coward (Doubleday, Doran, 1939). Subtitled “7 Long Short Stories”. Details taken from eBay listing.


    Avon Modern Short Story Monthly [#4, 1943] (Avon Book Company, 25¢, digest)
    Reprints 31 of the 71 stories in Inhale and Exhale by William Saroyan (Random House, 1936). Details supplied by Richard Fidczuk.
    • 1 · Five Ripe Pears · William Saroyan · ss The Yale Review Aut 1935
    • 6 · The Oranges · William Saroyan · ss Inhale and Exhale, Random House 1936
    • 11 · The Younger Brother · William Saroyan · ss Inhale and Exhale, Random House 1936
    • 17 · London, Ah, London · William Saroyan · ss Inhale and Exhale, Random House 1936
    • 23 · Two Days Wasted in Kansas City · William Saroyan · ss Inhale and Exhale, Random House 1936
    • 28 · The Bridge · William Saroyan · ss Inhale and Exhale, Random House 1936
    • 32 · Going Home · William Saroyan · ss Redbook Magazine Feb 1935
    • 38 · The Drinkers · William Saroyan · ss Inhale and Exhale, Random House 1936
    • 44 · The Horses and the Sea · William Saroyan · ss Inhale and Exhale, Random House 1936
    • 51 · The Broken Wheel · William Saroyan · ss Inhale and Exhale, Random House 1936
    • 62 · The Death of Children · William Saroyan · ss Inhale and Exhale, Random House 1936
    • 69 · Our Friends the Mice · William Saroyan · ss Inhale and Exhale, Random House 1936
    • 73 · Raisins · William Saroyan · ss Inhale and Exhale, Random House 1936
    • 80 · Barber Whose Uncle Had His Head Bitten Off by a Circus Tiger · William Saroyan · ss Hairenik Association 1935
    • 87 · How Pleasant to Have Passed Through Buffalo · William Saroyan · ss Inhale and Exhale, Random House 1936
    • 89 · The Drunkard · William Saroyan · ss Inhale and Exhale, Random House 1936
    • My Picture in the Paper · William Saroyan · ss Inhale and Exhale, Random House 1936
    • Secrets in Alexandria · William Saroyan · ss Inhale and Exhale, Random House 1936
    • Antranik of Armenia · William Saroyan · ss Inhale and Exhale, Random House 1936
    • Six Hundred and Sixty-Six · William Saroyan · ss Inhale and Exhale, Random House 1936
    • Little Miss Universe · William Saroyan · ss Esquire Dec 1934
    • An Occurrence at Izzy’s · William Saroyan · ss Inhale and Exhale, Random House 1936
    • Our Little Brown Brothers the Filipinos · William Saroyan · ss Inhale and Exhale, Random House 1936
    • At Sundown · William Saroyan · ss Inhale and Exhale, Random House 1936
    • Rain · William Saroyan · ss Inhale and Exhale, Random House 1936
    • The Dark Sea · William Saroyan · ss Inhale and Exhale, Random House 1936
    • Malenka Manon · William Saroyan · ss Inhale and Exhale, Random House 1936
    • The Proletarian at the Trap Drum · William Saroyan · ss Inhale and Exhale, Random House 1936
    • The Black Tartars · William Saroyan · ss Inhale and Exhale, Random House 1936
    • Train Going · William Saroyan · ss Inhale and Exhale, Random House 1936
    • The Armenian and the Armenian · William Saroyan · ss Inhale and Exhale, Random House 1936


    Avon Modern Short Story Monthly [#5, 1943] (Avon Book Company, 25¢, digest)
    Reprints Contango by James Hilton (Ernest Benn, 1932) (distributed in the USA as Ill Wind). Details supplied by Richard Fidczuk.
    • Charles Gathergood · James Hilton · ss Contango, Ernest Benn 1932
    • Florence Faulkner · James Hilton · ss Contango, Ernest Benn 1932
    • Stuart Brown · James Hilton · ss Contango, Ernest Benn 1932
    • Sylvia Seydel · James Hilton · ss Contango, Ernest Benn 1932
    • Nicholas Palescu · James Hilton · ss Contango, Ernest Benn 1932
    • Leon Mirsky · James Hilton · ss Contango, Ernest Benn 1932
    • Max Oetzler · James Hilton · ss Contango, Ernest Benn 1932
    • Paula Courvier · James Hilton · ss Contango, Ernest Benn 1932
    • Henry Elliott · James Hilton · ss Contango, Ernest Benn 1932




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