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    Avon Modern Short Story Monthly [#8, 1943] (Avon Book Company, 25¢, 164pp, digest)
    Reprints Six Stories Written in the First Person Singular by W. Somerset Maugham (Heinemann, 1931), except for substituting one story. Details supplied by Denny Lien.


    Avon Modern Short Story Monthly [#9, 1943] (Avon Book Company, 25¢, 162pp, digest)
    Reprints 10 of the 12 stories from The Long Valley by John Steinbeck (Viking Press, 1938). Given as “13 Great Short Stories from The Long Valley” on the cover as the stories that make up “The Red Pony” counted as separate stories. Details supplied by Richard Fidczuk.



    Avon Modern Short Story Monthly [#11, 1943] (Avon Book Company, 25¢, 164pp, digest)
    Subtitled “11 selected great stories”. Details supplied by Denny Lien.
    • Crime Without Passion · Ben Hecht · nv The Grand Magazine Sep 1933
    • The Champion from Far Away · Ben Hecht · ss The Saturday Evening Post Aug 9 1930
    • The Ghost of the San Mareno Hotel · Ben Hecht · nv Liberty Mar 18 1933 (+1)
    • A Wistful Blackguard · Ben Hecht · ss The Champion from Far Away, Covici Friede 1931
    • The Bull That Won · Ben Hecht · ss Physical Culture Jul 1931
    • The Shadow · Ben Hecht · ss Liberty Jan 30 1926
    • In the Midst of Death · Ben Hecht · ss Liberty May 28 1932
    • The Mystery of the Fabulous Laundryman · Ben Hecht · ss Liberty Oct 31 1931
    • Lindro the Great · Ben Hecht · ss Liberty Jul 11 1925
    • Actor’s Blood · Ben Hecht · nv The Saturday Evening Post Feb 20 1932
    • The Widow Cagle’s Trousers · Ben Hecht · ss Actor’s Blood, Covici 1936


    Avon Modern Short Story Monthly [#12, 1943] (Avon Book Company, 25¢, 166pp, digest)
    Reprints The Trouble with Tigers by William Saroyan (Harcourt, Brace, 1938). Details supplied by Richard Fidczuk.
    • Someday I’ll Be a Millionaire Myself · William Saroyan · ss The Trouble with Tigers, Harcourt Brace 1938
    • The Ants · William Saroyan · ss Lilliput Jun 1938
    • The Acrobats · William Saroyan · ss The Trouble with Tigers, Harcourt Brace 1938
    • Memories of Paris · William Saroyan · ss The Trouble with Tigers, Harcourt Brace 1938
    • The Dale Carnegie Friend · William Saroyan · ss The Trouble with Tigers, Harcourt Brace 1938
    • The Broken Hearted Comedian (and the Girl who Took the Place of His Unfaithful Wife) · William Saroyan · ss Rob Wagner’s Script Oct 8 1938
    • The Tiger · William Saroyan · ss The Trouble with Tigers, Harcourt Brace 1938
    • Sweetheart Sweetheart Sweetheart · William Saroyan · ss The Trouble with Tigers, Harcourt Brace 1938
    • The Brothers and the Sisters · William Saroyan · ss The Trouble with Tigers, Harcourt Brace 1938
    • I Was Only Kidding · William Saroyan · ss The Trouble with Tigers, Harcourt Brace 1938
    • The Way to Be Alive · William Saroyan · ss The Trouble with Tigers, Harcourt Brace 1938
    • I Could Say Bella Bella · William Saroyan · ss The New Yorker May 14 1938
    • The Nurse, the Angel, the Daughter of the Gambler · William Saroyan · ss Story Apr 1936
    • O.K., Baby, This Is the World · William Saroyan · ss The Trouble with Tigers, Harcourt Brace 1938
    • What Hurts You? · William Saroyan · ss The Trouble with Tigers, Harcourt Brace 1938
    • On Malibu Bay · William Saroyan · ss The Trouble with Tigers, Harcourt Brace 1938
    • A Scenario for Karl Marx · William Saroyan · ss The Trouble with Tigers, Harcourt Brace 1938
    • The Legend-Makers · William Saroyan · ss The Trouble with Tigers, Harcourt Brace 1938
    • The Great Leapfrog Contest · William Saroyan · ss The Trouble with Tigers, Harcourt Brace 1938
    • Lately I’ve Been Wanting to Go Away · William Saroyan · ss The Trouble with Tigers, Harcourt Brace 1938
    • Citizens of the Third Grade · William Saroyan · ss The Trouble with Tigers, Harcourt Brace 1938
    • The People, Yes and Then Again No · William Saroyan · ss The Trouble with Tigers, Harcourt Brace 1938
    • Everything · William Saroyan · ss The Trouble with Tigers, Harcourt Brace 1938
    • Woof Woof · William Saroyan · ss The Trouble with Tigers, Harcourt Brace 1938
    • A Prayer for the Living · William Saroyan · ss The Trouble with Tigers, Harcourt Brace 1938
    • Little Old New York · William Saroyan · ss The Trouble with Tigers, Harcourt Brace 1938
    • The World · William Saroyan · ss The Trouble with Tigers, Harcourt Brace 1938
    • A Letter to the Old City Editor · William Saroyan · ss The Trouble with Tigers, Harcourt Brace 1938
    • A Clear Warm Day · William Saroyan · ss The Trouble with Tigers, Harcourt Brace 1938
    • The Job · William Saroyan · ss The Trouble with Tigers, Harcourt Brace 1938
    • The Vision · William Saroyan · ss The Trouble with Tigers, Harcourt Brace 1938
    • Anything for a Laugh · William Saroyan · ss The Trouble with Tigers, Harcourt Brace 1938
    • A Nice Boy, Even if He Is Rich · William Saroyan · ss The Trouble with Tigers, Harcourt Brace 1938
    • The Pool Game · William Saroyan · ss The Trouble with Tigers, Harcourt Brace 1938
    • We Want a Touchdown · William Saroyan · ss Story Jan 1938


    Avon Modern Short Story Monthly [#13, 1944] (Avon Book Company, 25¢, digest)
    Reprints 3 of the 4 Short Novels from Here Today and Gone Tomorrow by Louis Bromfield (Harper & Brothers, 1934). Details supplied by Richard Fidczuk.



    Avon Modern Short Story Monthly [#15, 1944] (Avon Book Company, 25¢, 128pp+, digest)
    Subtitled “13 Great Stories”. Details supplied by Richard Fidczuk.
    • 11 · A Watch and the Wilderness · Max Brand · ss The Elks Magazine Sep 1940
    • 17 · Sunstroke · Ivan Bunin · ss Story Mar 1934
    • 24 · Dead Man · James M. Cain · ss The American Mercury Mar 1936
    • 34 · Panic · Daphne du Maurier · ss Saturday Review (UK) Feb 28 1931
    • 42 · Remember Mother · Frances Eisenberg · ss Story Mar/Apr 1941
    • 54 · No Room at the Inn · Edna Ferber · ss Collier’s Dec 16 1939
    • 60 · The Knot Hole · Dorothy Canfield · ss The Yale Review Spr 1943
    • 78 · An Egg for the Major · C. S. Forester · ss The Saturday Evening Post Dec 13 1941
    • 89 · The Boarding House · James Joyce · ss The Dubliners, Cape 1914
    • 95 · You Can’t Do That [March family] · John P. Marquand · nv The Saturday Evening Post Jun 22 1935
    • 115 · Mr. Nab · Ferenc Molnar · ss Story May/Jun 1942
    • 121 · The Open Window · Saki · ss The Westminster Gazette Nov 18 1911
    • 124 · Eighteenth Summer · Hallie Southgate · ss Story 1941


    Avon Modern Short Story Monthly [#16, 1944] (Avon Book Company, 25¢, 134pp, digest)
    Reprints 8 long short stories from We Are Ten by Fannie Hurst (Harper & Brothers, 1937). Details supplied by Denny Lien.
    • Carrousel · Fannie Hurst · ss Cosmopolitan Jan 1930
    • Soiled Dove · Fannie Hurst · ss (r)
    • Elaine, Daughter of Elaine · Fannie Hurst · ss Cosmopolitan Oct 1937
    • God Made Little Apples · Fannie Hurst · ss Cosmopolitan May 1932
    • Hattie Turner versus Hattie Turner · Fannie Hurst · ss Cosmopolitan Aug 1934
    • Nothing Ever Happens · Fannie Hurst · ss Cosmopolitan May 1935
    • The Laugh Was on Harry · Fannie Hurst · ss (r)
    • Home, James! · Fannie Hurst · ss Cosmopolitan Jun 1936



    Avon Modern Short Story Monthly [#18, 1944] (Avon Book Company, 25¢, digest)
    Reprints 5 of the 6 stories in Ah King by W. Somerset Maugham (Heinemann, 1933). Details taken from eBay listing.
    • Ah King · Somerset Maugham · pr Heinemann 1933
    • Footprints in the Jungle · Somerset Maugham · nv Cosmopolitan Jan 1927
    • The Door of Opportunity · Somerset Maugham · ss Cosmopolitan Oct 1931
    • The Vessel of Wrath · Somerset Maugham · nv Cosmopolitan Apr 1931
    • The Book-Bag · Somerset Maugham · ss The Book-Bag: 20 Best Short Stories in Ray Long’s 20 Years as an Editor, ed. Ray Long, Crown 1932
    • The Back of Beyond · Somerset Maugham · ss Cosmopolitan Jul 1931, as “The Right Thing Is the Kind Thing”


    Avon Modern Short Story Monthly [#19, 1944] (Avon Book Company, 25¢, digest)
    Reprints They Brought Their Women by Edna Ferber (Doubleday, 1932). Details supplied by Richard Fidczuk.
    • 12 · Preface · Edna Ferber · pr (r)
    • 13 · Glamour · Edna Ferber · ss Cosmopolitan Mar 1932
    • 30 · Fräulein · Edna Ferber · ss Cosmopolitan Oct 1932
    • 47 · Meadow Lark · Edna Ferber · ss Cosmopolitan Jul 1930
    • 60 · Hey! Taxi! · Edna Ferber · ss Cosmopolitan Jan 1928
    • 76 · Wall Street—’28 · Edna Ferber · ss Cosmopolitan Aug 1928, as “9 to 5”
    • 90 · They Brought Their Women · Edna Ferber · nv Cosmopolitan Jul 1932
    • 106 · No Foolin’ · Edna Ferber · ss Cosmopolitan Dec 1931
    • 122 · Keep It Holy · Edna Ferber · ss Cosmopolitan May 1933


    Avon Modern Short Story Monthly [#20, 1944] (Avon Book Company, 25¢, 162pp, digest)
    Subtitled “Twelve great modern stories: a new collection”. Details taken from Table of Contents.
    • 11 · The Short and Happy Life of Francis Macomber · Ernest Hemingway · nv Cosmopolitan Sep 1936
    • 38 · If God Can Be Amused · Lloyd C. Douglas · ss The American Magazine Dec 1933
    • 53 · Nothing So Monstrous · John Steinbeck · ss The Pastures of Heaven, Brewer, Warren & Putnam 1932
    • 70 · Onward, Sons of Ingersoll! · Sinclair Lewis · ss Scribner’s Magazine Aug 1935
    • 87 · Princess O’Hara · Damon Runyon · ss Collier’s Mar 3 1934
    • 100 · Into Egypt · Stephen Vincent Benét · ss Tales Before Midnight, Farrar 1939
    • 110 · The Sage of Fountain Inn · Alexander Woollcott · ar Cosmopolitan Sep 1933
    • 118 · Wine on the Desert · Max Brand · ss This Week Jun 7 1936
    • 126 · Let There Be Honour · Kay Boyle · ss The Saturday Evening Post Nov 8 1941
    • 143 · Fishing · H. E. Bates · ss The Manchester Guardian Feb 3 1928
    • 146 · Beaver · Hal Borland · ss Story Aug 1934
    • 153 · His Brother’s Keeper · W. W. Jacobs · ss The Strand Magazine Dec 1922



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