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How to Write Short Stories (1924)
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  1. The Library
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    Ring W. Lardner (Review)
    How to Write Short Stories, by Ring W. Lardner
    1. How to Write Short Stories by Ring W. Lardner
    The American Mercury, July 1924, p. 376
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    A Shelf of Recent Books (Review)
    Lardner Tells Some New Ones
    1. How to Write Short Stories by Ring W. Lardner
    The Bookman, July 1924, p. 601
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    Ring Lardner (Review)
    How to Write Short Stories, by Ring W. Lardner
    1. How to Write Short Stories by Ring W. Lardner
    The New Republic, September 3, 1924, p. 25
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    The New Books (5 Reviews)
    Fiction
    1. Escape by Alden Brooks
    2. How to Write Short Stories by Ring W. Lardner
    3. Pam at Fifty by Baroness von Hutten
    4. The Home-Maker by Dorothy Canfield
    5. The Saint's Theatre by Horace Fish
    The Outlook, September 17, 1924, pp. 99-100
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    Among the New Books (12 Reviews)
    Old New York, by Edith Wharton
    1. Old New York by Edith Wharton
    2. Country People by Ruth Suckow
    3. The Editor and His People by William Allen White and Helen Ogden Mahin
    4. The Collected Works of Samuel Butler by Henry Festing Jones, A.T. Bartholomew, and Samuel Butler, ...
    5. The Lowery Road by L.A.G. Strong
    6. How to Write Short Stories by Ring W. Lardner
    7. A Merchant's Horizon by A. Lincoln Filene
    8. Poincare: A Biographical Portrait by Sisley Huddleston
    9. The Latin Genius by Anatole France
    10. The Health Book by Royal S. Copeland
    11. The Italian Lakes by Gabriel Faure
    12. White Light Nights by O.O. McIntyre
    The Harpers Monthly, July 1924
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    The Bookman's Guide to Fiction (70 Reviews)
    Shackled, by Achmed Abdullah
    1. Shackled by Achmed Abdullah
    2. A Naked King by Albert Ades
    3. The Golden Village by Joseph Anthony
    4. The Green Hat by Michael Arlen
    5. These Charming People by Michael Arlen
    6. Gone Native by Asterisk
    7. The Fox's Paw by Ramon Perez de Ayala
    8. Peacock Feathers by Temple Bailey
    9. The Divine Lady by E. Barrington
    10. Pipers and a Dancer by Stella Benson
    11. The Motherless by Bengt Berg
    12. The Home-Maker by Dorothy Canfield
    13. R.F.D. No. 3 by Homer Croy
    14. The Gay Conspirators by Philip Curtiss
    15. A Gentleman of Courage by James Oliver Curwood
    16. The Beauty of the Purple by William Stearns Davis
    17. The Finger-Post by Mrs. Henry Dudeney
    18. The King of Elfland's Daughter by Lord Dunsany
    19. Madame Claire by Susan Ertz
    20. Nina by Susan Ertz
    21. Sailor's Wives by Warner Fabian
    22. Thomas the Lambkin, Gentleman of Fortune by Claude Farrere
    23. So Big by Edna Ferber
    24. Entranced by Grace Flandrau
    25. A Passage to India by E.M. Forster
    26. Chalk Face by Waldo Frank
    27. The Colour of Youth by V.H. Friedlaender
    28. The White Monkey by John Galsworthy
    29. The Broken Bow by L. Allen Harker
    30. The Grand Duke's Finances by Frank Heller
    31. Balisand by Joseph Hergesheimer
    32. Re-Creations by Grace Livingston Hill
    33. Youth Wins by Muriel Hine
    34. The Oblate of St. Benedict by J.-K. Huysmans
    35. Queen Calafia by Vicente Blasco Ibanez
    36. Recompense by Robert Keable
    37. Marbacka by Selma Lagerlof
    38. How to Write Short Stories by Ring W. Lardner
    39. The Coming of Amos by William J. Locke
    40. The Old Men of the Sea by Compton Mackenzie
    41. The Little Girl, and Other Stories by Katherine Mansfield
    42. The Plastic Age by Percy Marks
    43. Anthony Dare's Progress by Archibald Marshall
    44. In a Shantung Garden by Louise Jordan Miln
    45. Paulus Fy: The History of an Esthete by Helene Mullins and Marie Gallegher
    46. Rose of the World by Kathleen Norris
    47. Julie Cane by Harvey O'Higgins
    48. The Passionate Quest by E. Phillips Oppenheim
    49. Viennese Medley by Edith O'Shaughnessy
    50. Semi-Attached by Anne Parrish
    51. Touchdowns by Lawrence Perry
    52. Treasure Trail by Roland Pertwee
    53. Walker of the Secret Service by Melville Davisson Post
    54. Bardelys the Magnificent by Rafael Sabatini
    55. The Little French Girl by Anne Douglas Sedgwick
    56. The Roughneck by Robert W. Service
    57. Arnold Waterlow: A Life by May Sinclair
    58. Golden Ballast by H. De Vere Stacpoole
    59. The Sacrament of Silence by Noel Sylvestre
    60. The Tattooed Countess by Carl Van Vechten
    61. Deep in the Hearts of Men by Mary E. Waller
    62. The Old Ladies by Hugh Walpole
    63. The Innocents by Henry Kitchell Webster
    64. The Apple of the Eye by Glenway Wescott
    65. Old New York by Edith Wharton
    66. The Turn of the Balance by Brand Whitlock
    67. The Prowler by Hugh Wiley
    68. The Thing in the Woods by Harper Williams
    69. Professor! How Could You? by Harry Leon Wilson
    70. The Able McLaughlins by Margaret Wilson
    The Bookman, December 1924, pp. 485-487
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    The Bookman's Guide to Fiction (72 Reviews)
    Siege, by Samuel Hopkins Adams
    1. Siege by Samuel Hopkins Adams
    2. For Love of a Sinner by Robert Gordon Anderson
    3. Black Oxen by Gertrude Atherton
    4. Sandoval by Thomas Beer
    5. The Gardens of Omar by Henry Bordeaux
    6. The Gaol by Paul Bourget
    7. The Interpreter's House by Struthers Burt
    8. The Home-Maker by Dorothy Canfield
    9. Apes and Angels by Richard Connell
    10. The Rover by Joseph Conrad
    11. The New Candide by John Cournos
    12. The Golden Cocoon by Ruth Cross
    13. The Saint of the Speedway by Ridgwell Cullum
    14. Wandering Stars by Clemence Dane
    15. The Coast of Folly by Coningsby Dawson
    16. New Friends in Old Chester by Margaret Deland
    17. Saint Magloire by Roland Dorgeles
    18. Madame Claire by Susan Ertz
    19. Mariflor by Concha Espina
    20. There Is Confusion by Jessie Fauset
    21. So Big by Edna Ferber
    22. None So Blind by Albert Parker Fitch
    23. The Mazaroff Mystery by J.S. Fletcher
    24. Heirs Apparent by Philip Gibbs
    25. The Call of the Canyon by Zane Grey
    26. Undream'd of Shores by Frank Harris
    27. Fulfillment by Elizabeth Newport Hepburn
    28. Hetty Geybert by Georg Hermann
    29. Re-Creations by Grace Livingston Hill
    30. Mother of Gold by Emerson Hough
    31. Tony by Stephen Hudson
    32. Lummox by Fannie Hurst
    33. The Pitiful Wife by Storm Jameson
    34. Recompense by Robert Keable
    35. La Dame de Sainte Hermine by Grace King
    36. Never the Twain Shall Meet by Peter B. Kyne
    37. How to Write Short Stories by Ring W. Lardner
    38. The Philosopher's Stone by J. Anker Larsen
    39. Told by an Idiot by Rose Macaulay
    40. Tongues of Flame by Peter Clark Macfarlane
    41. The Plastic Age by Percy Marks
    42. Mirage by Edgar Lee Masters
    43. High Fires by Marjorie Barkley McClure
    44. Race by William McFee
    45. Pandora Lifts the Lid by Christopher Morley and Don Marquis
    46. The Comely Lass by Thomas Moult
    47. An Old-Fashioned Romance by Alma Newton
    48. Bread by Charles G. Norris
    49. The Callahans and the Murphys by Kathleen Norris
    50. The Wrath to Come by E. Phillips Oppenheim
    51. The Shoreless Sea by Mollie Panter-Downes
    52. Jenny the Joyous by Cornelia Stratton Parker
    53. All to Seek by Diana Patrick
    54. Desert Feud by William MacLeod Raine
    55. The Fortunes of a Household by Herman Robbers
    56. Wine of Fury by Leigh Rogers
    57. Bardelys the Magnificent by Rafael Sabatini
    58. Mistress Wilding by Rafael Sabatini
    59. The Long Arm of Fantomas by Pierre Souvestre and Marcel Allain
    60. Red Sand by T.S. Stribling
    61. Empty Hands by Arthur Stringer
    62. Country People by Ruth Suckow
    63. The Midlander by Booth Tarkington
    64. Fraycar's Fist by Mary Heaton Vorse
    65. Gold by Jacob Wassermann
    66. The Dream by H.G. Wells
    67. Old New York by Edith Wharton
    68. Thrice Told Tales by Blanche Colton Williams
    69. The Able McLaughlins by Margaret Wilson
    70. Golf Without Tears by P.G. Wodehouse
    71. Leave It to Psmith by P.G. Wodehouse
    72. Ann's an Idiot by Pamela Wynne
    The Bookman, July 1924, pp. 585-587