- Zanzibar: Lardner's first
play, produced in Niles, Michigan in 1903 when he was just 18. The
program and play are re-produced in full.
Lardner on Film: a listing of TV and movie adaptations of
Lardner's stories. It also lists the movies in which Lardner
appeared in person or as a character.
Lardner was a
prolific and varied writer, churning out newspaper
columns, short stories, humor, commentary, light verse,
plays, songs, and even continuity for a comic strip.
Ring W. Lardner: A Bibliography
by Bruccoli and Layman, an essential book for the Lardner
collector or scholar, catalogs nearly all of Lardner's
published work. The alpha-numeric code established in
that book is used commonly among Lardner book sellers and
buyers. It is very well organized, thoroughly researched,
and usefully indexed.
As a complement to the
Bruccoli and Layman's bibliography, I will publish on
- Updates and Corrections
to the bibliography.
- Genre and subject
listings. The bibliography lists only according
to type of publication (books, magazines,
newspapers, etc.), so I will include listings of
short stories, of humor, of plays, of baseball
stories, and the like. I have completed two such
lists: the first lists his short stories in
chronological order (published date); the second
lists his short stories in alphabetical order.
Information about his theater work and his
stories that were produced as movies is nearly
I will also include excerpts
from his work. If it is difficult to find, good, formerly
published in book form, and no longer copyrighted, I will
try to print it in full. Currently, I have excerpts from
"Alibi Ike" (I know, it's easy to find), Bib
Ballads, and The Young
Immigrunts. Full-text is available for the
essay "Sport and Play," and the books Own
Your Own Home and Symptoms of
Being 35. I am working on Regular
Fellows I Have Met and "Phil and his
- BIB BALLADS, 1915. A collection of
light verse, illustrated by Fontaine Fox.
- YOU KNOW ME AL, 1916. The
"Busher" letters of Jack Keefe to Al
Blanchard, first published in the Saturday
- GULLIBLE'S TRAVELS, Etc., 1917.
First of the "Wise Boob" collections,
first published in the Saturday Evening Post.
- MY FOUR WEEKS IN FRANCE, 1918. His
attempt at war reporting for Collier's.
- TREAT 'EM ROUGH, 1918. Jack Keefe
goes off to war and continues letter writing.
First published in the Saturday Evening Post.
- THE REAL DOPE, 1919. Stories
originally published in The Saturday Evening
- OWN YOUR OWN HOME, 1919. Series of
stories originally published in Red Book,
illustrated by Fontaine Fox.
- THE YOUNG IMMIGRUNTS, 1920. Parody
of THE YOUNG VISITORS, originally
published in The Saturday Evening Post.
- SYMPTOMS OF BEING 35, 1921. Humor,
first published in The American Magazine.
- THE BIG TOWN, 1921. Another
"wise boob," originally published in The
Saturday Evening Post.
- SAY IT WITH OIL, 1923. Humor about
wives paired in the same book with Nina Wilcox
Putnam's SAY IT WITH BRICKS.
- HOW TO WRITE SHORT STORIES, 1924.
Lardner's first serious collection of short
stories and his first book with Scribner's. Title
- WHAT OF IT?, 1925. A collection of
humor pieces. It contains the famous nonsense
- THE LOVE NEST AND OTHER STORIES,
1926. Contains "Haircut."
- THE STORY OF A WONDER MAN, 1927.
- ROUND UP, 1929. All the best short
- JUNE MOON, 1930. Comedy written
with George S. Kaufman
- LOSE WITH A SMILE, 1933. Lardner's
last baseball writing.
- FIRST AND LAST. Collected after his