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    Avon Modern Short Story Monthly [#22, 1945] (25¢, digest)
    Subtitled “Career in C Major and Other Stories”.
    • The Girl in the Storm · James M. Cain · ss Liberty Jan 6 1940
    • Coal Black · James M. Cain · ss Liberty Apr 3 1937
    • Career in C Major · James M. Cain · na Three of a Kind, Knopf 1943; expanded from “Two Can Sing”, American Magazine Apr ’38.


    Avon Modern Short Story Monthly [#23, 1945] (Avon Book Company, 25¢, 134pp, digest)
    Subtitled “The First Wife and Other Stories” but different contents to the 1933 (John Day) collection of the same name. Details supplied by Denny Lien.
    • The First Wife · Pearl S. Buck · ss Asia Dec 1931
    • The Lesson · Pearl S. Buck · ss Today and Forever, John Day 1941
    • Hearts Come Home · Pearl S. Buck · ss Ladies’ Home Journal Aug 1935
    • Golden Flower · Pearl S. Buck · ss Woman’s Home Companion Mar 1940
    • The Face of Buddha · Pearl S. Buck · ss The Saturday Evening Post Aug 24 1940, as “The Face of Gold”
    • Guerrila Mother · Pearl S. Buck · ss (r)
    • The Frill · Pearl S. Buck · ss Woman’s Home Companion Mar 1933
    • The Old Demon · Pearl S. Buck · ss Cosmopolitan Feb 1939


    Avon Modern Short Story Monthly [#24, 1945] (Avon Book Company, 25¢, digest)
    Subtitled “Five Long Short Stories”. Reprints 5 of the 9 stories in It Takes All Kinds by Louis Bromfield (Harper, 1939). Details taken from eBay listing.


    Avon Modern Short Story Monthly [#25, 1945] (Avon Book Company, 25¢, 133pp, digest)
    Subtitled “Ten Great Stories: A New Anthology”. Details supplied by Denny Lien.
    • The Hanging at San Quentin · John Steinbeck · ss (r)
    • Daughters of Mars · Louis Bromfield · ss The World We Live In, Harper & Row 1944
    • The Captial of the World · Ernest Hemingway · ss (r)
    • The Four Dutchmen · W. Somerset Maugham · ss Cosmopolitan Dec 1928
    • Charles Gathergood · James Hilton · ss Contango, Ernest Benn 1932
    • The Cat “I Am” · H. F. Heard · ss The Great Fog and Other Weird Tales, Vanguard 1944
    • María Concepción · Katherine Anne Porter · ss The Century Magazine Dec 1922
    • The Bottle Collectors · Kenneth Roberts · nv (r); possibly “A Tour of the Bottlefields” The Saturday Evening Post Nov 13, 1926.
    • The Dance · Pearl S. Buck · ss Collier’s Mar 23 1935
    • Over the River and Through the Wood · John O’Hara · ss The New Yorker Dec 15 1934


    Avon Modern Short Story Monthly [#26, 1945] (Avon Book Company, 25¢, digest)
    Reprints 26 of the 87 stories in A Thousand and One Afternoons in New York by Ben Hecht (The Viking Press, 1941). Details taken from eBay listing.
    • Feast of the Bums · Ben Hecht · ss Thousand and One Afternoons in New York, Viking Press 1941
    • Go Scholar-Gypsy! · Ben Hecht · ar Story Sep/Oct 1941 [Sherwood Anderson]
    • Goodbye to an Old Man · Ben Hecht · ss Thousand and One Afternoons in New York, Viking Press 1941
    • How Do You Do? · Ben Hecht · ss Thousand and One Afternoons in New York, Viking Press 1941
    • Open Letter to Mr. Churchill · Ben Hecht · ss Thousand and One Afternoons in New York, Viking Press 1941
    • Obit for Nobody · Ben Hecht · ss Thousand and One Afternoons in New York, Viking Press 1941
    • A Poet Out of Yesterday · Ben Hecht · ss Thousand and One Afternoons in New York, Viking Press 1941
    • Four Rabbis Speak · Ben Hecht · ss Thousand and One Afternoons in New York, Viking Press 1941
    • A Maverick from Movie Land · Ben Hecht · ss Thousand and One Afternoons in New York, Viking Press 1941
    • Wreath for a Little Girl · Ben Hecht · ss Thousand and One Afternoons in New York, Viking Press 1941
    • The Bewitched Tailor · Ben Hecht · ss Thousand and One Afternoons in New York, Viking Press 1941
    • Hand Me Me Sword · Ben Hecht · ss Thousand and One Afternoons in New York, Viking Press 1941
    • Three Without a Story · Ben Hecht · ss Thousand and One Afternoons in New York, Viking Press 1941
    • I Want to Go Home · Ben Hecht · ss Thousand and One Afternoons in New York, Viking Press 1941
    • Murder in Broome Street · Ben Hecht · ss Thousand and One Afternoons in New York, Viking Press 1941
    • Mishkin’s Soul of Man · Ben Hecht · ss Thousand and One Afternoons in New York, Viking Press 1941
    • As Apple Blossom Falls · Ben Hecht · ss Thousand and One Afternoons in New York, Viking Press 1941
    • No Casting · Ben Hecht · ss Thousand and One Afternoons in New York, Viking Press 1941
    • Echoes from a Rubbish Heap · Ben Hecht · ss Thousand and One Afternoons in New York, Viking Press 1941
    • Ballad of Dead Reporters · Ben Hecht · ss Thousand and One Afternoons in New York, Viking Press 1941
    • My Tribe Is Called Israel · Ben Hecht · ss Thousand and One Afternoons in New York, Viking Press 1941
    • Poor People · Ben Hecht · ss Thousand and One Afternoons in New York, Viking Press 1941
    • Hitler’s Lost Cause · Ben Hecht · ss Thousand and One Afternoons in New York, Viking Press 1941
    • Nude on Rocks · Ben Hecht · ss Thousand and One Afternoons in New York, Viking Press 1941
    • Evening in Ermine · Ben Hecht · ss Thousand and One Afternoons in New York, Viking Press 1941
    • Miracle on WHN · Ben Hecht · ss Thousand and One Afternoons in New York, Viking Press 1941
    • A Paganini of the Gutter · Ben Hecht · ss Thousand and One Afternoons in New York, Viking Press 1941
    • Tale of a Midget · Ben Hecht · ss Thousand and One Afternoons in New York, Viking Press 1941
    • Afternoon of an Author · Ben Hecht · ss Thousand and One Afternoons in New York, Viking Press 1941


    Avon Modern Short Story Monthly [#27, 1945] (Avon Book Company, 25¢, digest)
    Subtitled “Ten Stories by Damon Runyon”. Details supplied by Richard Fidczuk.
    • Money from Home · Damon Runyon · ss Cosmopolitan Oct 1935
    • Broadway Complex · Damon Runyon · ss Collier’s Oct 28 1933
    • It Comes Up Mud · Damon Runyon · ss Collier’s Jun 10 1933
    • Pick the Winner · Damon Runyon · ss Collier’s Feb 11 1933
    • Social Error · Damon Runyon · ss Collier’s Mar 22 1930
    • Dark Dolores · Damon Runyon · ss Cosmopolitan Nov 1929
    • What, No Butler? · Damon Runyon · ss Collier’s Aug 5 1933
    • For a Pal · Damon Runyon · ss Collier’s Jan 9 1932
    • The Lemon Drop Kid · Damon Runyon · ss Collier’s Feb 3 1934
    • The Three Wise Guys · Damon Runyon · ss Collier’s Dec 23 1933



    Avon Modern Short Story Monthly [#29, 1946] (Avon Book Company, 25¢, 130pp, digest)
    Reprints Hope of Heaven and Other Stories by John O’Hara (Faber and Faber, 1939). Details supplied by Richard Fidczuk.
    • Hope of Heaven · John O’Hara · n. 1938
    • Platform · John O’Hara · ss Pipe Night, Duell, Sloan & Pearce 1945
    • A Purchase of Some Golf Clubs · John O’Hara · ss Pipe Night, Duell, Sloan & Pearce 1945
    • Too Young · John O’Hara · ss The New Yorker Sep 9 1939
    • Where’s the Game · John O’Hara · ss Pipe Night, Duell, Sloan & Pearce 1945




    Avon Modern Short Story Monthly [#32, 1946] (Avon Book Company, 25¢, digest)
    Reprint of Welcome to the City and Other Stories by Irwin Shaw (Random House, 1942). Details supplied by Richard Fidczuk.
    • 11 · The City Was in Total Darkness · Irwin Shaw · ss The New Yorker Aug 30 1941
    • 23 · Main Currents of American Thought · Irwin Shaw · ss The New Yorker Aug 5 1939
    • 32 · God on Friday Night · Irwin Shaw · ss Story Jan/Feb 1939
    • 37 · The Eighty-Yard Run · Irwin Shaw · ss Esquire Jan 1941
    • 49 · Welcome to the City · Irwin Shaw · ss The New Yorker Jan 17 1942
    • 60 · Free Conscience, Void of Offence · Irwin Shaw · ss The New Yorker Jul 27 1940
    • 68 · Material Witness · Irwin Shaw · ss The New Yorker Feb 1 1941
    • 74 · The House of Pain · Irwin Shaw · ss Esquire Nov 1940
    • 80 · Triumph of Justice · Irwin Shaw · ss Esquire Dec 1940
    • 90 · Night, Birth and Opinion · Irwin Shaw · ss Harper’s Magazine May 1941
    • 98 · Search Through the Streets of the City · Irwin Shaw · ss The New Yorker Aug 2 1941
    • 105 · Select Clientele · Irwin Shaw · ss The New Yorker Aug 17 1940
    • 112 · The Indian in the Depth of Night · Irwin Shaw · ss Story Jan/Feb 1941
    • 117 · It Happened in Rochester · Irwin Shaw · ss Esquire Dec 1939
    • 125 · The Dry Rock · Irwin Shaw · ss The New Yorker May 31 1941
    • 135 · Prize for Promise · Irwin Shaw · ss Mademoiselle Jan 1941
    • 142 · Lemkau, Pogran and Blaufox · Irwin Shaw · ss The New Yorker Dec 30 1939
    • 147 · Dinner in a Good Restaurant · Irwin Shaw · ss (r)
    • 151 · The Lament of Madam Rechevsky · Irwin Shaw · ss (r)
    • 157 · Pattern of Love · Irwin Shaw · ss Harper’s Bazaar Oct 1941





    Avon Modern Short Story Monthly [#36, 1947] (Avon Book Company, 35¢, 126pp, digest)
    Subtitled “Stories of Love and Adventure”; reprints 7 of the 13 stories from The Historical Nights’ Entertainment by Rafael Sabatini (Martin Secker, 1917). Details supplied by Richard Fidczuk.
    • The Night of Kirk o’ Field · Rafael Sabatini · ts The Premier Magazine Oct 1916; subtitled “The Murder of Darnley”.
    • The Night of Witchcraft · Rafael Sabatini · ts The Premier Magazine Jan 1917; subtitled “Louis XIV and Madame de Montespan”.
    • The Night of Nuptials · Rafael Sabatini · ts The Premier Magazine May 1917; subtitled “Charles the Bold and Sapphira Danvelt”.
    • The Night of Stranglers · Rafael Sabatini · ts The Premier Magazine Mar 1917; subtitled “Giovanna of Naples and Andreas of Hungary”.
    • The Night of Hate · Rafael Sabatini · ts The Premier Magazine Nov 1916; subtitled “The Murder of the Duke of Gandia”.
    • The Night of Escape · Rafael Sabatini · ts The Premier Magazine Jun 1917; subtitled “Casanova’s Escape from the Piombi”.
    • The Night of Masquerade · Rafael Sabatini · ts The Premier Magazine Jul 1917; subtitled “The Assassination of Gustavus III of Sweden”.


    Avon Modern Short Story Monthly [#37, 1947] (Avon Book Company, 25¢, 126pp, digest)
    Subtitled “Concerning a Woman of Sin and Other Stories by Ben Hecht”. Details supplied by Denny Lien.
    • Concerning a Woman of Sin · Ben Hecht · ss Collier’s Mar 27 1943 (+1)
    • Café Sinister · Ben Hecht · ss Collier’s Aug 21 1943
    • The Pink Hussar · Ben Hecht · ss Collier’s Sep 25 1943
    • Specter of the Rose · Ben Hecht · ss Liberty Nov 22 1941
    • The Ax · Ben Hecht · ss Cosmopolitan Nov 1930
    • The Lost Soul · Ben Hecht · ss A Book of Miracles, Viking Press 1939
    • Crime Without Passion · Ben Hecht · nv The Grand Magazine Sep 1933
    • The Rival Dummy · Ben Hecht · ss Liberty Aug 18 1928


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