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    The Best British Short Stories 1940 & The Yearbook of the British and Irish Short Story ed. Edward J. O’Brien (Houghton Mifflin, 1940, 294pp, hc)
    • 1 · The Fishing Boat · Martin Armstrong · ss The Listener Jul 20 1939
    • 10 · Curious Adventure of Mr. Bond · Nugent Barker · nv The Cornhill Magazine Jul 1939
    • 32 · The Bridge · H. E. Bates · ss Horizon Jan 1940
    • 50 · His Fortieth Birthday · T. O. Beachcroft · ss Story Jan/Feb 1940
    • 64 · Sympathy · Frances Bellerby · ss The Listener Mar 28 1940
    • 68 · Mary · John Collier · ss Harper’s Bazaar May 1939; Harper’s Bazaar (UK) Sep 1939
    • 79 · The Wages of Love · Rhys Davies · ss Horizon Feb 1940
    • 87 · The Black House · Margiad Evans · ss The Welsh Review Jun 1939
    • 94 · He Had Been Told · Walter Gladden · ss The Manchester Guardian Feb 14 1940
    • 98 · Ap Town · Geraint Goodwin · ss The Welsh Review Nov 1939
    • 110 · Stained Glass · Oliver Gossman · ss The Manchester Guardian Jun 23 1939
    • 113 · Room Wanted · G. F. Green · ss Horizon Feb 1940
    • 119 · Time Wasted? · Leslie Halward · ss The Listener Aug 17 1939
    • 127 · The Fair · Edgar Howard · ss The Welsh Review Sep 1939
    • 135 · I Am Waiting · Christopher Isherwood · ss The New Yorker Oct 21 1939
    • 144 · The Apple-Tree · Glyn Jones · ss Life and Letters Today Mar 1940
    • 153 · The Buttercup Field · Gwyn Jones · ss The Welsh Review Aug 1939
    • 163 · A Bit of a Do · Eric Knight · ss The Listener Feb 1 1940
    • 173 · The Apple · Elisabeth Kyle · ss The Manchester Guardian Dec 7 1939
    • 176 · The Wanderers · Alun Lewis · ss The Welsh Review Oct 1939
    • 191 · Stories · Ethel Mannin · ss Adelphi Jan 1940
    • 197 · First Confession · Frank O’Connor · ss Harper’s Bazaar Jul 1939
    • 204 · The Saint · V. S. Pritchett · ss Horizon Apr 1940
    • 217 · The Coat · Henry Handel Richardson · ss Good Housekeeping (UK) Feb 1940
    • 228 · Vi’let · Howard Spring · ss The Red Book Magazine Feb 1940
    • 248 · The Pedigree Pup · T. Thompson · ss The Listener Nov 23 1939
    • 254 · Blind Man’s Buff · Robert Westerby · ss John o’ London’s Weekly Jan 5 1940
    • 260 · The Nawpin’ Stick · Malachi Whitaker · ss John o’ London’s Weekly Apr 19 1940
    • 269 · Iron on Iron · Woodrow Wyatt · ss Kingdom Come Spr 1940


    The Best British Short Stories of 1926 ed. Edward J. O’Brien (Dodd, Mead, 1926, 427pp, hc)
    • 3 · The Awakening · Stella Benson · ss The Bookman Dec 1925
    • 12 · The Devil’s Own Luck · John D. Beresford · ss The Century Magazine May 1926
    • 24 · The Mousetrap · Gerald Bullett · ss Saturday Review (UK) Nov 14 1925
    • 33 · The Dream of Ah Lum · Thomas Burke · ss Cosmopolitan Oct 1925
    • 46 · The Box · Richard Carol · vi The London Daily News Jan 11 1926
    • 48 · The Field of Mustard · A. E. Coppard · ss The Criterion Apr 1925
    • 58 · Mr. Kempe · Walter de la Mare · nv Harper’s Nov 1925
    • 88 · A Country House · Dorothy Edwards · ss The Calendar of Modern Letters Aug 1925
    • 102 · The Aunt Sally · Constance Holme · ss Adelphi Jun 1925
    • 109 · Half Holiday · Aldous Huxley · ss Harper’s Sep 1925
    • 126 · The Prevailing Ill · Humfrey Jordan · nv Blackwood’s Nov 1925
    • 161 · The Woman Who Rode Away · D. H. Lawrence · nv The Dial Jul-Aug 1925
    • 202 · Step-Mother Earth · Ena Limebeer · ss The Nation Dec 19 1925
    • 206 · Down and Out · Allan N. Monkhouse · ss The Manchester Guardian Dec 18 1925
    • 210 · Crazywell · Eden Phillpotts · nv The Pall Mall Magazine Dec 1906; The Graphic Christmas 1925
    • 243 · Defeat · Edward Scouller · ss The New Leader May 28 1926
    • 255 · Cobbler, Cobbler, Mend My Shoe · Jan Struther · ss G.K.’s Weekly Oct 24 1925
    • 262 · Mr. Oddy · Hugh Walpole · ss Cosmopolitan Mar 1926
    • 279 · Pound for Pound · Albert Richard Wetjen · ss The Saturday Evening Post Dec 26 1925
    • 312 · Balalaika · Francis Brett Young · ss Story-Teller Jan 1926
    • 321 · The Piper · Thomas Kelly · ss The Manchester Guardian Feb 18 1926
    • 325 · The Inquisition · Liam O’Flaherty · ss Adelphi Mar 1926


    The Best British Short Stories of 1927 ed. Edward J. O’Brien (Dodd, Mead, 1927, 427pp, hc)
    • 3 · The Idealist · Mary Arden · ss Adelphi Aug 1926
    • 14 · The Spoil-Sport · Stacy Aumonier · ss Pearson’s Magazine Sep 1926
    • 31 · Hate · H. H. Bashford · ss The Grand Magazine Nov 1926
    • 44 · Fear · H. E. Bates · ss The Nation Mar 1926
    • 49 · The Indomitable Mrs. Garthorne · J. D. Beresford · nv Nash’s Pall Mall Magazine Feb 1927
    • 72 · “Just Imagine...” · Elizabeth Bowen · ss Eve Magazine Christmas 1926
    • 85 · The Three Scholars · Osbert Burdett · ss New Criterion Jan 1927
    • 104 · Purl and Plain · David Garnett · ss Vogue (UK) Jul 1926
    • 111 · The ’Cello · T. G. G.-A. · ss Adelphi Nov 1926
    • 116 · The Most Miserable of Men · Desmond MacCarthy · ss The Empire Review May 1926
    • 127 · Funeral March of a Marionette · John Metcalfe · ss The Independent Jan 1 1927
    • 136 · Lost Property · R. H. Mottram · ss The English Review Jan 1927
    • 148 · A Tale That Was Told · L. A. Pavey · ss The Manchester Guardian Apr 19 1927
    • 153 · Tragedy in a Greek Theatre · V. S. Pritchett · ss The Cornhill Magazine Jan 1927
    • 169 · A Kind of Freedom · Anthony Richardson · ss The Royal Magazine Oct 1926
    • 184 · The Lock · Edward Sackville-West · nv The Forum Jan 1927
    • 210 · The Sheep · Mary Somerville · ss The Century Magazine Apr 1927
    • 228 · The Emptied Sack · Daniel Corkery · ss The Dial Aug 1926
    • 241 · The Informer · Shaw Desmond · ss Scribner’s Jan 1927
    • 255 · Getting Even · Thomas Kelly · vi The Manchester Guardian May 10 1927
    • 258 · The Bomb-Shop · Seán O’Faoláin · ss The Dial Mar 1927
    • 273 · Rebels They Were Called · K. F. Purdon · nv Nash’s Pall Mall Magazine Mar 1927
    • 296 · The Quest · Lennox Robinson · ss The Dial Oct 1926


    The Best British Short Stories of 1928 ed. Edward J. O’Brien (Dodd, Mead, 1928, 360pp, hc)
    • 3 · Old Beetle’s Crime · Alex. Barber · ss The Queen May 30 1928
    • 10 · The Cornet-Player · Arnold Bennett · ss The Strand Aug 1927
    • 24 · The Story of Wan and the Remarkable Shrub · Ernest Bramah · nv The London Mercury Sep 1927
    • 55 · Dick’s Hatband · Dora M. Broome · ss The Manchester Guardian Aug 2 1927
    • 58 · Fine Feathers · A. E. Coppard · nv Bermondsey Book Dec-Jan ’28 1927
    • 84 · Furniture · Anne Corner · ss The Manchester Guardian Oct 3 1927
    • 88 · “Le Petit Rabbin” · Louis Golding · ss Bermondsey Book Sep-Nov 1927
    • 98 · “Every Twenty Years” · Ray Coryton Hutchinson · ss The Empire Review Jan 1928
    • 111 · A Wedding Morn · Sheila Kaye-Smith · nv Story-Teller Dec 1927
    • 140 · Pascoe’s Song · Charles Lee · ss The English Review Mar 1928
    • 146 · Brotherhood · H. A. Manhood · ss John o’ London’s Weekly Jun 11 1927
    • 151 · The Bride’s Dream · Adelaide Eden Phillpotts · ss Good Housekeeping (UK) May 1928
    • 168 · The Man Who Didn’t Laugh · Herbert Shaw · ss The Century Magazine Nov 1927
    • 184 · Travellers · L. A. G. Strong · ss The Dial Feb 1928
    • 198 · The Heller · Henry Williamson · ss Atlantic Monthly May 1928
    • 211 · Poultry, 2s 6d. · Margaret Fane & Hilary Lofting · ss The Bulletin Christmas 1927
    • 222 · La Divina Pastora · C. L. R. James · ss Saturday Review (UK) Oct 15 1927
    • 227 · Blind Justice · Ethelreda Lewis · ss Outspan Jun 24 1927
    • 241 · Of Their Kin · J. Bernard MacCarthy · ss The Manchester Guardian Jan 23 1928
    • 245 · The Lamplighter · A. W. Wells · ss Outspan May 6 1927



    The Best British Short Stories of 1930 with an Irish and Colonial Supplement ed. Edward J. O’Brien (Dodd, Mead, 1930, 284pp, hc)
    • 3 · Love to the Angels · Mary Arden · ss The New Adelphi Jun-Aug 1929
    • 13 · Stays · G. M. Attenborough · ss The Cornhill Magazine Dec 1929; Vanity Fair Mar 1930
    • 24 · The Comic Actor · H. E. Bates · ss The New Statesman Jun 1929
    • 33 · Tam McWhirker’s Elephant · Richard Carol · ss The Strand Jan 1930
    • 44 · The Journey · Padraic Colum · ss The Dial Jun 1929
    • 58 · The Miracle · Lily Anne Coppard · ss The Manchester Guardian Jan 15 1930
    • 62 · The Vocation · Kathleen Coyle · ss Bermondsey Book Jun-Aug 1929
    • 72 · “The Mother · Richmal Crompton · ss Woman Jul 5 1929
    • 92 · Revelation · Rhys Davies · ss This Quarter Oct-Dec 1929
    • 104 · The Way He Went · Norah Holt · ss This Quarter Jan-Mar 1930
    • 120 · Why Adonis Laughed · Sarah Gertrude Millin · ss The New Adelphi Jun-Aug 1929; The Forum Jul 1929
    • 126 · Happy Ending? · Naomi Mitchison · ss The Cornhill Magazine Apr 1930
    • 141 · Culpability · Allan N. Monkhouse · ss The Manchester Guardian Apr 15 1930
    • 145 · Miss Naseby’s Life · Florida Pier · ss The Fortnightly Review Oct 1929
    • 163 · The Corsican Inn · V. S. Pritchett · ss The Fortnightly Review Feb 1930
    • 171 · The Wind Bloweth Where It Listeth · Lorna Rea · ss Nash’s Pall Mall Magazine Dec 1929
    • 179 · First Blood · Herbert Read · ss This Quarter Jul-Sep 1929
    • 183 · The Bath · Henry Handel Richardson · ss Harper’s Oct 1929
    • 187 · Hellmut Lies in the Sun · Edward Sackville-West · ss The London Mercury Jun 1929
    • 213 · Orpheus · L. A. G. Strong · ss The Century Magazine Jul 1927; John o’ London’s Weekly Aug 24 1929
    • 220 · Stay, Corydon, Thou Swain · Sylvia Townsend Warner · ss Atlantic Monthly Jul 1929
    • 231 · The Secret · Malachi Whitaker · ss The New Adelphi Jun-Aug 1929
    • 234 · I Met a Man Going to St. Neots · Romer Wilson · ss



    The Best British Short Stories of 1932 ed. Edward J. O’Brien (Dodd, Mead, 1932, 311pp, hc)
    • 3 · The Tale of a Child · Josef Bard · nv The New English Weekly Apr 28 1932 (+2)
    • 24 · A Flower Piece · H. E. Bates · ss The New Statesman Oct 10 1931
    • 30 · The Albatross · Hector Bolitho · ss Life and Letters Aug 1931
    • 44 · The Returned · Neville Brand · ss This Quarter Mar 1932
    • 59 · A Great Bunch of White Lilac · Edward Charles · ss Adelphi Nov 1931
    • 63 · Green Thoughts · John Collier · ss Harper’s May 1931; The London Mercury May 1931
    • 81 · The Provost’s Tale · A. J. Cronin · ss The Graphic Christmas 1931
    • 98 · The Vanishing Trick · Charles Davy · ss The English Review May 1931
    • 110 · Mrs. Mulgar · Lord Dunsany · ss The Manchester Guardian Mar 17 1932
    • 113 · Neighbors · Oliver Gossman · ss Story Jun/Jul 1931
    • 118 · The End of the Party · Graham Greene · ss The London Mercury Jan 1932
    • 129 · The Saint Who Lost His Halo · Charles Hodges · ss The London Mercury Nov 1931
    • 149 · The Last Rose of Summer · Eiluned Lewis · ss The London Mercury Sep 1931
    • 170 · Self-Expression · Allan N. Monkhouse · ss The Manchester Guardian Oct 13 1931
    • 174 · The Escape from Fairyland · J. B. Morton · ss The London Mercury Feb 1932
    • 181 · The Shutters · R. H. Mottram · ss The Windsor Magazine Oct 1931
    • 190 · Lovers · Liam O’Flaherty · ss Harper’s Apr 1931
    • 199 · The Maid · L. A. Pavey · ss Adelphi Jun 1931
    • 209 · Woolly Gloves · V. S. Pritchett · ss The Fortnightly Review Jun 1931
    • 223 · The Fairy Hill · Edward Shanks · ss The London Mercury Dec 1931
    • 248 · Nowell · Margaret Southern · ss The Manchester Guardian Dec 24 1931
    • 253 · Don Juan and the Wheelbarrow · L. A. G. Strong · ss John o’ London’s Weekly Jul 11 1931; The Yale Review Mar 1932
    • 262 · The Saint · Antonia White · ss Life and Letters Nov 1931
    • 270 · On with the Dance · Romer Wilson · ss This Quarter Dec 1931



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