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    The Best British Short Stories 1933 and the Yearbook of the British, Irish and Colonial Short Story ed. Edward J. O’Brien (Houghton Mifflin, 1933, 256pp, hc)
    • 3 · The Pipe-Smoker · Martin Armstrong · ss The Fortnightly Review Oct 1932
    • 11 · Time · H. E. Bates · ss The New Statesman and Nation Aug 20 1932; Story Apr 1933
    • 16 · A Glass of Stout · T. O. Beachcroft · ss The London Mercury Mar 1933
    • 28 · The Facts about Benjamin Creed · Neil Bell · ss The London Mercury Jul 1932
    • 48 · Love’s Labour’s Lost · Anthony Bertram · ss John o’ London’s Weekly Oct 22 1932
    • 58 · The Red Hen · Peter Blundell · ss The Windsor Magazine May 1932
    • 69 · The Tommy Crans · Elizabeth Bowen · ss The Listener Mar 29 1933
    • 76 · Prince of Obolo · Roger Dataller · ss The London Mercury Aug 1932
    • 90 · The Inn · Louis Golding · ss Time & Tide Feb 4 1933
    • 94 · A Gamble in Clocks · Richard Plunket Greene · ss Life and Letters Sep 1932
    • 101 · Three, or Four, for Dinner? · L. P. Hartley · ss Life and Letters Dec 1932
    • 117 · Confessional · Myrtle Johnston · ss The Cornhill Magazine Jan 1933
    • 129 · Twenty Years After · Janko Lavrin · ss The New English Weekly Aug 18 1932
    • 135 · The Way Home · Orgill Mackenzie · ss Adelphi Jun 1932
    • 146 · God Came Running · H. A. Manhood · ss The New Statesman and Nation Jan 21 1933
    • 151 · Whispering · Allan N. Monkhouse · ss The Manchester Guardian Aug 15 1932
    • 155 · Bones of Contention · Frank O’Connor · ss The Yale Review Jun 1932
    • 169 · Out Father · James Stern · ss The London Mercury Jul 1932
    • 175 · Flowers for a Lady · Eisdell Tucker · ss Adelphi Feb 1933
    • 184 · Their Fellow-Prisoner · Urith Voyle · ss Blackwood’s Dec 1932
    • 197 · Home to Wagonhouses · Malachi Whitaker · ss John o’ London’s Weekly Mar 25 1933
    • 204 · The Stream · E. H. Young · ss Good Housekeeping (UK) May 1932


    The Best British Short Stories 1934 and the Yearbook of the British, Irish and Colonial Short Story ed. Edward J. O’Brien (Houghton Mifflin, 1934, 252pp, hc)
    • 3 · The Gleaner · H. E. Bates · ss Everyman Jul 29 1933
    • 8 · Funeral Service Over a Dead Monkey · W. J. Beamand · ss New Stories Apr-May 1934
    • 16 · Rosie · Arthur Calder-Marshall · ss Life and Letters Jun-Aug 1933
    • 26 · Dark Places · John Cockburn · ss Adelphi Apr 1934
    • 36 · A Fellow Quite Impossible · John Connell · ss The London Mercury Oct 1933
    • 45 · Aftermath · Rearden Conner · ss Lovat Dickson’s Magazine Jan 1934
    • 49 · The Accessory · Guy Dent · ss The Criterion Jan 1934
    • 60 · The Doll · Leslie Halward · ss New Stories Apr-May 1934
    • 65 · The Sight of Blood · John Hampson · ss Story Feb 1934
    • 69 · The Examination · James Hanley · ss New Britain Sep 13 1933
    • 76 · Barrier · J. P. Hogan · ss The Twentieth Century Dec 1933-Jan ’34
    • 83 · Zimin · Janko Lavrin · ss New Stories Apr-May 1934
    • 99 · The Tree · Orgill MacKenzie · ss New Stories Feb-Mar 1934
    • 103 · Carbon Copy · L. A. Pavey · ss New Stories Apr-May 1934
    • 112 · Javni · Raja Rao · ss Asia Nov 1933
    • 127 · Three in a Row · Henry Handel Richardson · ss Lovat Dickson’s Magazine Feb 1934
    • 136 · Brothers · Ashley Smith · ss New Stories Feb-Mar 1934
    • 140 · The Burning Cactus · Stephen Spender · ss The Hound and Horn Jan-Mar 1934
    • 156 · Mère Deux Œufs · L. Steni · ss New Stories Apr-May 1934
    • 167 · On the Sabbath · James Stern · ss Lovat Dickson’s Magazine Feb 1934
    • 182 · Snow Caps · L. A. G. Strong · ss Lovat Dickson’s Magazine Apr 1934
    • 192 · In the Summer We Lived by the Sea · Ronald Tansley · ss New Stories Apr-May 1934
    • 199 · The Old Woman · Sidney Vogler · ss New Stories Apr-May 1934
    • 204 · Who Killed Cock Robin? · Romer Wilson · nv Story Mar 1934


    The Best British Short Stories 1935 and the Yearbook of the British, Irish and Colonial Short Story ed. Edward J. O’Brien (Houghton Mifflin, 1935, 252pp, hc)
    • 3 · Stanley Hutchinson · Nugent Barker · ss Life and Letters Mar 1935
    • 13 · Beauty’s Daughters · H. E. Bates · ss Lovat Dickson’s Magazine Mar 1935
    • 28 · The Song of the Scythe · Douglas Boyd · ss Life and Letters Jul 1934
    • 35 · Terminus · Arthur Calder-Marshall · ss Life and Letters May 1934
    • 38 · Fanciful · Peter Chamberlain · ss New Stories Feb-Mar 1935
    • 43 · The Picture · Christopher Christian · ss Lovat Dickson’s Magazine Jun 1934
    • 51 · Escape · Elisaveta Fen · ss New Stories Aug-Sep 1934
    • 71 · The Wayside Spring · Oliver Gossman · ss The London Mercury Apr 1935; Story Apr 1935
    • 83 · “The Practised Hand” · Walter Greenwood · ss The London Mercury Nov 1934
    • 98 · Belcher’s Hod · Leslie Halward · ss New Stories Apr-May 1935
    • 104 · The Curious Little Boy · John Hampson · ss New Stories Oct-Nov 1934
    • 108 · One Night in a City · Narah Hoult · ss Life and Letters Feb 1935
    • 114 · On the Floor · Joan Jukes · ss New Stories Dec 1934-Jan ’35
    • 128 · The Beginning · Mervyn Lagden · ss Life and Letters Aug 1934
    • 133 · A Change of Moods · O. M. Manning · ss New Stories Apr-May 1935
    • 139 · Michael’s Wife · Frank O’Connor · ss Lovat Dickson’s Magazine Feb 1935; Story Mar 1935
    • 155 · Smoking Concert · L. A. Pavey · ss Life and Letters May 1934
    • 161 · “Tune on an Harmonica” · Michael Sayers · ss The New English Weekly Jan 3 1935
    • 166 · Our Mother · James Stern · ss New Stories Dec 1934-Jan ’35
    • 177 · The Falls · L. A. G. Strong · ss Nash’s Pall Mall Magazine Jan 1935
    • 193 · The Visitor · Dylan Thomas · ss The Criterion Jan 1935
    • 201 · Footsteps · Eileen Verrinder · ss New Stories Jun-Jul 1934
    • 207 · The White Line · Malachi Whitaker · ss New Stories Oct-Nov 1934
    • 216 · Marie and the Journeyman · Eric Walter White · ss New Stories Jun-Jul 1934; Story Jul 1934


    The Best British Short Stories 1936 and the Yearbook of the British, Irish and Colonial Short Story ed. Edward J. O’Brien (Houghton Mifflin, 1936, 270pp, hc)
    • 1 · The Mill · H. E. Bates · nv Newmen Monthly May 1935
    • 38 · May-Day Celebrations · T. O. Beachcroft · ss The Criterion Jul 1935
    • 49 · Reduced · Elizabeth Bowen · ss The Listener Jun 12 1935
    • 60 · Straw Hat · Arthur Calder-Marshall · ss Lovat Dickson’s Magazine May 1935
    • 64 · The Tinker Woman · Rearden Conner · ss The Fortnightly Review Dec 1935
    • 71 · Cherry Blossom on the Rhine · Rhys Davies · ss The London Mercury May 1935
    • 82 · Going Away · Clifford Dyment · ss The London Mercury Aug 1935
    • 87 · Monte Estremo · Elisaveta Fen · ss New Stories Aug-Sep 1935
    • 102 · Her Brother Died · George Friel · ss New Stories Feb-Mar 1936
    • 108 · Soldier, Soldier · H. E. Graves · ss New Stories Apr-May 1936
    • 112 · A Death in the Family · G. F. Green · ss The London Mercury Oct 1935
    • 121 · The Mother · Leslie Halward · ss New Stories Feb/Mar 1936
    • 124 · The Butterfly · James Hanley · ss The Spectator Apr 10 1936
    • 128 · Kangaroo Loves Me · Geoffrey Household · ss Atlantic Monthly Apr 1936
    • 134 · The Turn Round the World · Christopher Isherwood · ss The Listener Aug 28 1935
    • 141 · Pigeons · Michael McLaverty · ss New Stories Apr-May 1936
    • 149 · Lulu Gets Married · Alfred H. Mendes · nv New Stories Oct-Nov 1935
    • 179 · A Confession of an Opium Eater · Dermot Murphy · ss The Dublin Magazine Jul-Sep 1935
    • 188 · The Jolly Party · J. W. Palmer · ss The London Mercury Sep 1935
    • 198 · The Fête · L. A. Pavey · ss New Stories Jun-Jul 1935
    • 205 · The Jew in the Moon · Michael Sayers · ss New Stories Apr-May 1936
    • 212 · Opatrnostr! · Eric Walter White · ss Story Jan 1936
    • 228 · The Lorelei · R. J. White · ss The London Mercury Jan 1936


    The Best British Short Stories 1937 and the Yearbook of the British, Irish and Colonial Short Story ed. Edward J. O’Brien (Houghton Mifflin, 1937, 226pp, hc)
    • 3 · A Kashmir Idyll · Mulk Raj Anand · ss Life and Letters Today Spr 1937
    • 10 · A Poem of Fire · Martin Armstrong · ss The London Mercury Oct 1936
    • 17 · Cloudburst · H. E. Bates · ss John o’ London’s Weekly Aug 15 1936
    • 25 · Early Summer · Frances Bellerby · ss The New English Weekly Jan 28 1937
    • 29 · Tears, Idle Tears · Elizabeth Bowen · ss The Listener Sep 2 1936
    • 37 · A Romany Child · Douglas Boyd · ss The Listener Jul 15 1936
    • 46 · Soul · Penistan Chapman · ss John o’ London’s Weekly May 2 1936
    • 54 · Mourning for Ianto · Rhys Davies · ss Esquire Feb 1937
    • 61 · Jungle · John Gloag · ss The London Mercury Sep 1936
    • 66 · Pale Blue Nightgown · Louis Golding · ss Story-Teller Oct 1936
    • 74 · Saturday Night · Geraint Goodwin · ss The English Review Mar 1937
    • 86 · Initiation · Leslie Halward · ss The London Mercury Nov 1936
    • 97 · The Lamb · James Hanley · ss The Spectator Jun 26 1936
    • 100 · Water of Iturrigorri · Geoffrey Household · ss Atlantic Monthly Aug 1936; Nash’s Pall Mall Magazine Oct 1936
    • 111 · Old Hungary · Elisabeth Kyle · ss The Manchester Guardian Apr 14 1937
    • 114 · The Wild Duck’s Nest · Michael McLaverty · ss Adelphi Jul 1936
    • 118 · Paradise Lost · H. A. Manhood · ss Story Jul 1936
    • 124 · The Outcast · Hector Marvin · ss The Manchester Guardian Oct 27 1936
    • 127 · Womankind · John Royston Morley · ss Story Dec 1936
    • 138 · Darkness · Robert Nicolson · ss The London Mercury Feb 1937
    • 146 · Uprooted · Frank O’Connor · ss The Criterion Jan 1937
    • 163 · No Consolation · J. W. Palmer · ss The London Mercury Oct 1936
    • 174 · Ever Such a Nice Boy · William Plomer · ss The New Statesman and Nation Jan 2 1937
    • 178 · Main Road · V. S. Pritchett · ss The New Statesman and Nation May 9 1936
    • 185 · A Likely Story · John Raynor · ss The New English Weekly Oct 8 1936
    • 188 · The Usual · Michael Sayers · ss Adelphi Nov 1936
    • 194 · Coming to Tea · L. A. G. Strong · ss The Cornhill Magazine Apr 1937
    • 199 · Militia Man · Robert Westerby · ss The Left Review Oct 1936


    The Best British Short Stories 1938 and the Yearbook of the British, Irish and Colonial Short Story ed. Edward J. O’Brien (Houghton Mifflin, 1938, 220pp, hc)
    • 1 · ‘The 19’ Club · A. J. Alan · ss The Daily Express Apr 18 1938
    • 10 · On the Border · Mulk Raj Anand · ss The Left Review Aug 1937
    • 20 · ’A Funny Thing’ · H. E. Bates · ss The Daily Express Feb 28 1938
    • 26 · The Erne from the Coast · T. O. Beachcroft · ss Atlantic Monthly Apr 1938
    • 39 · Come to an End · Frances Bellerby · ss The Manchester Guardian Jun 9 1937
    • 42 · The Easter Egg Party · Elizabeth Bowen · ss The London Mercury Apr 1938
    • 53 · Virtue · Penistan Chapman · ss The London Mercury Dec 1937
    • 63 · Charity · Rhys Davies · ss The London Mercury Aug 1937
    • 70 · Spring · Padraic Fallon · ss The Dublin Magazine Jul-Sep 1937
    • 94 · A Wedding · G. F. Green · ss The Spectator Aug 6 1937
    • 98 · Old Sweat · Leslie Halward · ss The Left Review Aug 1937
    • 101 · From Five Till Six · James Hanley · ss The Criterion Apr 1938
    • 111 · The Four-Loaded Man · Glyn Jones · ss Wales Aut 1937
    • 115 · Mary Ann and the Duke [Sam Small] · Eric Knight · ss Esquire Dec 1937
    • 126 · Bird in Bottle · H. A. Manhood · ss The (London) Evening Standard Nov 9 1937
    • 131 · Strange Visitor · Katherine Mansfield · ss The Spectator Oct 1 1937
    • 134 · Snake in Hand · Sarah Gertrude Millin · ss The London Mercury Apr 1938
    • 143 · The Story Teller · Frank O’Connor · ss Harper’s Bazaar Nov 1937; Harper’s Bazaar (UK) Dec 1937
    • 150 · Soppit’s Sabbath · T. F. Powys · ss Night and Day Sep 2 1937
    • 154 · George’s Good Deed · John Pudney · ss Time & Tide Sep 11 1937
    • 161 · ’Jumble’ · T. Thompson · ss The Listener Aug 18 1937
    • 166 · They Foreigners! · Fred Urquhart · ss The London Mercury Aug 1937
    • 175 · Dead Loss · Robert Westerby · ss Esquire Mar 1938; The Evening News Mar 10 1938
    • 181 · Grandfather · Winifred Williams · ss John o’ London’s Weekly Apr 15 1938
    • 190 · I Just Love Dogs · Ethel Wilson · ss The New Statesman and Nation Dec 4 1937


    The Best British Short Stories 1939 & The Yearbook of the British and Irish Short Story ed. Edward J. O’Brien (Houghton Mifflin, 1939, 296pp, hc)
    • 1 · The Necessity of Invention · A. J. Alan · ss The Daily Express Jun 22-23 1938
    • 13 · Allow Me to Suggest · Martin Armstrong · ss John o’ London’s Weekly Jul 29 1938
    • 18 · The Ox · H. E. Bates · ss Atlantic Monthly Mar 1939
    • 36 · In the Midst of Death We Live · Ralph Bates · ss Esquire Oct 1938
    • 48 · Poaching Isn’t Theft · T. O. Beachcroft · ss The Daily Express Dec 27 1938
    • 59 · Number 16 · Elizabeth Bowen · ss The Listener Jan 19 1938
    • 68 · The Man in the Mackintosh · Gerald Bullett · ss John o’ London’s Weekly Jul 15 1938
    • 74 · Sleeping Beauty · John Collier · ss Harper’s Bazaar (UK) May 1938
    • 89 · Resurrection · Rhys Davies · ss The (London) Evening Standard Jan 30 1939
    • 96 · The Guardian · Walter de la Mare · ss John o’ London’s Weekly Jun 10 1938
    • 108 · The Lost Land · Geraint Goodwin · ss The Welsh Review Apr 1939
    • 118 · A Summer Night · G. F. Green · ss The Listener Aug 11 1938
    • 124 · An Impossible Child · Leslie Halward · ss News Chronicle Sep 16 1938
    • 128 · Beyond the Horizon · James Hanley · ss The Fortnightly Review Oct 1938
    • 147 · Mountain Madness · H. T. Hopkinson · ss The Listener Jan 5 1939
    • 155 · An Irishman and a Jew · Geoffrey Household · ss Atlantic Monthly Oct 1938
    • 172 · Children · Daniel Kalicstein · ss The Quest Dec 1938
    • 177 · ’Getcheta’ · A. W. H. Macdonald · ss Life and Letters Today Jan 1939
    • 181 · Seven Miles to Godwhim · H. A. Manhood · ss London Daily Herald Feb 20 1939
    • 185 · Wrong Turning · Campbell Nairne · ss John o’ London’s Weekly Aug 26 1938
    • 191 · Mac’s Masterpiece · Frank O’Connor · ss The London Mercury May 1938
    • 204 · Galway Bay · Liam O’Flaherty · ss Harper’s Bazaar Nov 1938; The London Mercury Jan 1939
    • 216 · Pocock Passes · V. S. Pritchett · ss The London Mercury Apr 1939
    • 230 · Bare Feet · John Raynor · ss The Spectator Jun 17 1938
    • 234 · Deus ex Machina · Stephen Spender · ss The Listener Dec 22 1938
    • 239 · At the Barber’s · L. A. G. Strong · ss Atlantic Monthly Aug 1938
    • 247 · She Wanted a Piano · T. Thompson · ss Picture Post Mar 25 1939
    • 253 · The Murderer · Robert Westerby · ss The London Mercury Feb 1939
    • 259 · Time for Chapel · Malachi Whitaker · ss John o’ London’s Weekly May 13 1938
    • 267 · Gala Night · Winifred Williams · ss John o’ London’s Weekly Sep 9 1938


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