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Ring Lardner's Short Stories
--In Chronological Order--


Updated 10 January 2006

1914 | 1915 |1916 | 1917 | 1918 | 1919 | 1920 | 1921 | 1922 | 1924 | 1925 1926 | 1927 | 1928 | 1929 | 1930 | 1931 | 1932 | 1933 | 1934 | 1935 | 1954

 

 

 

 


Note:  The title is followed by the citation for the story's first magazine appearance. References to Lardner's books are at the end. I have listed only those books published during Lardner's lifetime and Lardner anthologies published after his death which include material not found in books published during his lifetime.

 

Key to the Abbreviations

ABS
The Annotated Baseball Stories of Ring Lardner
BT
The Big Town
GT
Gullible's Travels, Etc.
HTWSS
How to Write Short Stories
LN
The Love Nest and Other Stories
LWS
Lose With a Smile
OYOH
Own Your Own Home
RAB
Ring Around the Bases
RD
The Real Dope
RU
Round Up
SC
Some Champions
TER
Treat 'Em Rough
WOI
What of It?
YI
The Young Immigrunts
YKMA
You Know Me Al

 

 

Busher's Letters Home, A
The Saturday Evening Post 186 (7 March 1914)
6-8, 57-58. YKMA, RAB, ABS.

My Roomy
The Saturday Evening Post 186 (9 May 1914)
17-19, 61-61, 65. HTWSS, RU, RAB, ABS.

Busher Comes Back, The
The Saturday Evening Post 186 (23 May 1914)
18-20, 61-62. YKMA, RAB, ABS.

Busher's Honeymoon, The
The Saturday Evening Post 187 (11 July 1914)
12-14, 33-34. YKMA, RAB, ABS.

Sick 'Em
The Saturday Evening Post 187 (25 July 1914)
16-18, 33-35. RAB, ABS.

Horseshoes
The Saturday Evening Post 187 (15 August 1914)
8-10, 44-46. HTWSS, RU, RAB, ABS.

New Busher Breaks In, A
The Saturday Evening Post 187 (12 September 1914)
15-17, 53-54. YKMA, RAB, ABS.

Busher's Kid, The
The Saturday Evening Post 187 (3 October 1914)
20-22, 53-54. YKMA, RAB, ABS.

Back to Baltimore
The Red Book Magazine 24 (November 1914)
29-41. RAB, ABS.

Busher Beats It Hence, The
The Saturday Evening Post 187 (7 November 1914)
21-23, 38-40. YKMA, RAB, ABS.

Own Your Own Home
The Red Book Magazine 24 (January 1915)
488-500. OYOH.

Tour No. 2
The Saturday Evening Post 187 187 (13 February 1915)
16-18, 41-42.
A story in two parts.

Tour No. 2
The Saturday Evening Post 187 (20 February 1915)
21-23, 41-42.
A story in two parts.

Busher Abroad, The
The Saturday Evening Post 187 (20 March 1915)
19-21, 57-58.
A story in four parts.

 

Busher Abroad, The
The Saturday Evening Post 187 (10 April 1915)
20-22, 73-74.
A story in four parts.

Welcome to Our City
The Red Book Magazine 25 (May 1915)
29-40. OYOH.

Busher Abroad, The
The Saturday Evening Post 187 (8 May 1915)
20-22, 65-67.
A story in four parts.

Busher Abroad, The
The Saturday Evening Post 187 (15 May 1915)
25-27, 77-78.
A story in four parts.

 

Busher's Welcome Home, The
The Saturday Evening Post 187 (5 June 1915)
18-20, 52-54.

Last Laugh, The
The Red Book Magazine 25 (July 1915)
540-550. OYOH.

Alibi Ike
The Saturday Evening Post 188 (31 July 1915)
16-18, 30. HTWSS, RU, RAB, ABS.

Harmony
McClure's 45 (August 1915)
20-22, 56-57. HTWSS, RU, RAB, ABS.

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Uncivil War
The Red Book Magazine 25 (September 1915)
938-949. OYOH.

Poor Simp, The
The Saturday Evening Post 188 (11 September 1915)
16-18, 61-62. RAB, ABS.

Where Do You Get That Noise?
The Saturday Evening Post 188 (23 October 1915)
10-12, 40-41. RAB, ABS.

Oh, You Bonehead!
The Saturday Evening Post 188 (30 October 1915)
16-18, 45-46.

Carmen
The Saturday Evening Post 188 (19 February 1916)
14-15, 36-37. GT.

Three Kings and a Pair
The Saturday Evening Post 188 (11 March 1916)
17-19, 57-58. GT.

Good for the Soul
The Saturday Evening Post 188 (25 March 1916)
20-23, 78, 81-82. RAB, ABS.

War Bribes
The Red Book Magazine 26 (April 1916)
1111-1121.

Crook, The
The Saturday Evening Post 188 (24 June 1916)
18-20, 52-53. RAB, ABS.

Swift Six, The
The Red Book Magazine 27 (July 1916)
549-560.

Gullible's Travels
The Saturday Evening Post 189 (19 August 1916)
3-6, 31, 34-35, 38. GT.

Champion
Metropolitan 44 (October 1916)
14-16. 62-64. HTWSS, RU.

Water Cure, The
The Saturday Evening Post 189 (14 October 1916)
93-97, 100-103. GT.

One-Man Team, A
The Red Book Magazine 28 (November 1916)
93-97, 100-103.

 

Facts, The
Metropolitan 45 (January 1917)
7-10, 52-53. HTWSS, RU.

Three Without, Doubled
The Saturday Evening Post 189 (13 January 1917)
11-13, 69-70. GT.

Tour Y-10
Metropolitan 45 (February 1917)
12-14, 34, 39-40, 42-43.

Hold-Out, The
The Saturday Evening Post 189 (24 March 1917)
8-10, 49-50. RAB, ABS.

Fore!
The Red Book Magazine 29 (May 1917)
35-46.

Friendly Game, A
The Saturday Evening Post. 189 (5 May 1917)
10-12, 53, 55.

Ball-A-Hole
The Saturday Evening Post 189 (12 May 1917)
16-18, 75, 78.

Gas, Oil and Air
Milestones 1 (June 1917)
1-2, 14-15.

Yellow Kid, The
The Saturday Evening Post 189 (23 June 1917)
8-10, 69. RAB, ABS.

Last Night, The
The Red Book Magazine 30 (November 1917)
95-98, 100.

Clubby Roadster, The
The Red Book Magazine 30 (February 1918)
61-65, 156.

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Call for Mr. Keefe
The Saturday Evening Post 190 (9 March 1918)
3-4, 78, 80, 82. SC, RAB, ABS.

Jack the Kaiser Killer
The Saturday Evening Post 190 (23 March 1918)
10-11, 43, 45-46. TER.

Corporal Punishment
The Saturday Evening Post 190 (13 April 1918)
10-11, 73-74, 77. TER.

Purls before Swine
The Saturday Evening Post 190 (8 June 1918)
5-7, 41-42. TER.

And Many a Stormy Wind Shall Blow
The Saturday Evening Post 191 (6 July 1918)
5-7, 63. RD.

Private Valentine
The Saturday Evening Post 191 (3 August 1918)
3-4, 28, 30. RD.

Strategy and Tragedy
The Saturday Evening Post 191 (31 August 1918)
5-7, 40-41. RD.

Chip of the Old Block, A
The Red Book Magazine 31 (September 1918)
76-79, 106, 108.

Decorated
The Saturday Evening Post 191 (26 October 1918)
6-7, 46, 49. RD.

Sammy Boy
The Saturday Evening Post 191 (21 December 1918)
10-11, 35, 38. RD.

Simple Simon
The Saturday Evening Post 191 (25 January 1919)
21-22, 24. RD.

Busher Reenlists, The
The Saturday Evening Post 191 (19 April 1919)
3-4, 147, 151, 155. RAB, ABS.

Battle of Texas, The
The Saturday Evening Post 191 (24 May 1919)
12-13, 94, 98. RAB, ABS.

Along Came Ruth
The Saturday Evening Post 192 (26 July 1919)
12-13, 120, 123. SC, RAB, ABS.

Courtship of T. Dorgan, The
The Saturday Evening Post 192 (6 September 1919)
8-9, 173-174, 177. ABS.

Busher Pulls a Mays, The
The Saturday Evening Post 192 (18 October 1919)
16-17, 182, 185-186. RAB, ABS.

What of It?
Liberty 1 (7 June 1924)
WOI.

In Conference
Liberty 1 (16 August 1924)
3-4. WOI.

Haircut
Lardnermania Study Guide
Liberty 1 (28 March 1925)
LN, RU.

Mr. and Mrs. Fix-It
Liberty 2 (9 May 1925)
5-8. LN, RU.

Zone of Quiet
Hearst's International-Cosmopolitan 78 (June 1925)
44-48. LN, RU.

Women
Liberty 2 (20 June 1925)
5-8. LN, RU, RAB.

Love Nest, The
Hearst's International-Cosmopolitan 79 (August 1925)
53-55, 194-195. LN, RU.

Day with Conrad Green, A
Liberty 2 (3 October 1925)
5-8. LN, RU.

Reunion
Liberty 2 (31 October 1925)
5-9. LN, RU.

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Who Dealt?
Hearst's International-Cosmopolitan 80 (January 1926)
32-35. LN, RU.

Rhythm
Hearst's International-Cosmopolitan 80 (March 1926)
32-35. LN, RU.

Travelogue
Hearst's International-Cosmopolitan 80 (May 1926)
36-39, 181. RU.

I Can't Breathe
Hearst's International-Cosmopolitan 81 (September 1926)
40-43, 201-202. RU.

Jade Necklace, The
Hearst's International Cosmopolitan 81 (November 1926)
28-31.

Sun Cured
Hearst's International Cosmopolitan 82 (January 1927)
32-35. RU.

Hurry Kane
Hearst's International Cosmopolitan 82 (May 1927)
52-55, 160, 164-166. RU, RAB.

Then and Now
Hearst's International Cosmopolitan 82 (June 1927)
66-69, 223. RU.

Now & Then
RU.
See "Then and Now."

Spinning Wheel, The
Hearst's International Cosmopolitan 83 (July 1927)
106-108, 111.

Venomous Viper of the Volga, The
Hearst's International Cosmopolitan 83 (September 1927)
52-53, 198-202.

Man Not Overboard
Hearst's International Cosmopolitan 83 (November 1927)
50-51, 138, 140, 142. RU.

Anniversary
Hearst's International Cosmopolitan 84 (January 1928).
RU.

Nora
Hearst's International Cosmopolitan 84 (February 1928)
36-39. RU.

Liberty Hall
Hearst's International Cosmopolitan 84 (March 1928)
64-67, 108, 112. RU.

There Are Smiles
Hearst's International Cosmopolitan 84 (April 1928)
32-35, 130. RU.

Mr. Frisbie
Hearst's International Cosmopolitan 84 (June 1928)
42-45, 122. RU.

Wedding Day
Hearst's International Cosmopolitan 85 (July 1928)
66-69.

Dinner
Harper's Bazar 63 (September 1928)
70-71, 124, 126. RU.

Maysville Minstrel, The
Hearst's International Cosmopolitan 85 (September 1928)
64-67. RU.

Ex Parte
Hearst's International Cosmopolitan 85 (November 1928)
44-45, 155. RU.

Old Folks' Xmas
Hearst's International-Cosmopolitan 86 (January 1929)
82-85, 133. RU.

Absent-Minded Beggar
Hearst's International Cosmopolitan 86 (March 1929)
70-71, 186, 188-192.

Contract
Harper's Bazar 64 (March 1929)
100-101, 142, 144, 149. RU.

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High-rollers
Hearst's International Cosmopolitan 86 (June 1929)
76-77, 108, 110.

Stop Me--If You've Heard This One
Hearst's International Cosmopolitan 87 (July 1929)
98-99, 122, 124.

Pity Is Akin--
Hearst's International Cosmopolitan 87 (September 1929)
74-75, 161-162.

That Old Sweetheart of Mine
Hearst's International Cosmopolitan 87 (November 1929)
34-35, 166, 168-169.

Great Blessings
Hearst's International Cosmopolitan 87 (December 1929)
79-81, 132.

Second-Act Curtain
Collier's 85 (19 April 1930)
10, 64, 66. SC.

Momma
Good Housekeeping 90 (June 1930)
52-54, 252. SC.

Words and Music
Good Housekeeping 91 (August 1930)
30-33, 173-174.

Cured!
The Red Book Magazine 57 (March 1931)
41-45, 124. SC.

One Hit, One Error, One Left
The Saturday Evening Post 204 (23 April 1932)
3-5, 44, 46. LWS, RAB.

When the Moon Comes over the Mountain
The Saturday Evening Post 204 (7 May 1932)
8-9, 72-73. LWS, RAB.

Lose with a Smile
The Saturday Evening Post 204 (11 June 1932)
16-17, 86, 88. LWS, RAB.

Meet Me in St. Louie
The Saturday Evening Post 205 (2 July 1932)
14-15, 30. LWS, RAB.

Holycaust
The Saturday Evening Post 205 (30 July 1932)
12-13, 55, 58. LWS, RAB.

Ides of June, The
The Saturday Evening Post 205 (5 September 1932)
12-13, 62-63. LWS, RAB.

Take a Walk
The American Magazine 116 (October 1933)
66-70, 106, 109.

Bob's Birthday
The Red Book Magazine 62 (November 1933)
36-37, 75. SC.

Poodle
Delineator 124 (January 1934)
8-9, 30, 32-33. SC.

Via the Canal
New York Sunday News 7 January 1934
66-67.

Greek Tragedy
Esquire 1 (February 1934)
18-19, 85, 147.

Widow
The Red Book Magazine 65 (October 1935)
28-31, 65. SC.

Freedom of the Press
Pictorial Review 37 (November 1935)
14-15, 43-45.

How Are You?
The Red Book Magazine 66 (December 1935)
22-25, 83.

Claude Diphthong, Student of Crime
Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine 24 (August 1954)
54-64.

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