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    Avon Modern Short Story Monthly [#39, 1947] (Avon Book Company, 35¢, 126pp, digest)
    Reprints 26 of the 31 “Stories of Venial Sin” from Pipe Night by John O’Hara (Duell, Sloan & Pearce, 1945). Details supplied by Richard Fidczuk.




    Avon Modern Short Story Monthly [#42, 1948] (Avon Book Company, 25¢, 121pp, digest)
    Subtitled “Hollywood Love Clinic: Behind-the-Screen Stories of Passion, Pain and Pleasure”. Details taken from online listing.




    Avon Modern Short Story Monthly [#45, 1949] (Avon Book Company, 35¢, digest)
    Reprints Hellbox by John O’Hara (Random House, 1947 ). Details supplied by Richard Fidczuk.


    Avon Modern Short Story Monthly [#46, 1949] (Avon Book Company, 25¢, 154pp, digest)
    Subtitled “Love Among the Haystacks and Other Stories by D.H. Lawrence”. Details supplied by Denny Lien.


    Avon Modern Short Story Monthly [#47, 1949] (Avon Book Company, 35¢, digest)
    Reprints 8 of the 9 stories from Love in Greenwich Village by Floyd Dell (George H. Doran, 1926). Details supplied by Richard Fidczuk.
    • The Ex-Villager’s Confession · Floyd Dell · ss (r)
    • The Kitten and the Masterpiece · Floyd Dell · ss The Century Magazine Feb 1924
    • Phantom Adventure · Floyd Dell · ss The Century Magazine Dec 1923
    • The Button · Floyd Dell · ss (r)
    • The Gifts of the Fourth Goddess · Floyd Dell · ss The Century Magazine Oct 1923
    • "Hallelujah, I’m a Bum!" · Floyd Dell · ss The Century Magazine Jun 1925
    • A Piece of Slag · Floyd Dell · ss (r)
    • Green Houses · Floyd Dell · ss (r)



    Avon Modern Short Story Monthly [#49, 1949] (Avon Book Company, 35¢, digest)
    Subtitled “A Modern Lover and Other Stories by D.H. Lawrence”. Details supplied by Richard Fidczuk.
    • A Modern Lover · D. H. Lawrence · nv Life and Letters Sep 1933
    • New Eve and Old Adam · D. H. Lawrence · ss A Modern Lover, Martin Secker 1934
    • Wintry Peacock · D. H. Lawrence · ss Metropolitan Magazine Aug 1921
    • You Touched Me · D. H. Lawrence · ss Land & Water Apr 29 1920
    • Samson and Delilah · D. H. Lawrence · ss The English Review Mar 1917
    • The Primrose Path · D. H. Lawrence · ss England, My England and Other Stories, Thomas Seltzer 1922
    • Her Turn · D. H. Lawrence · ss The Westminster Gazette Sep 6 1913, as “Strike-Pay I, Her Turn”
    • The Prussian Officer · D. H. Lawrence · nv The English Review Aug 1914, as “Honour and Arms”



    Avon Modern Short Story Monthly [#51, 1950] (Avon Book Company, 25¢, 126pp, digest)
    Subtitled “The Romantic Young Lady and Other Intriguing People from Creatures of Circumstance”. Reprints 7 of the 15 stories from Creatures of Circumstance by W. Somerset Maugham (Heinemann, 1947). Details supplied by Denny Lien.


    Best Stories of All Time:
    Throughout its life this was a reprint magazine similar to The Golden Book, publishing a broad spectrum of material with the strongest influence being initially that of adventure stories. When the name changed to Pioneer Tales the emphasis shifted more toward western stories, with a surprising number of fantastic stories as well.


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