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Vintage 1940 "Bedside ESQUIRE" collected short stories hardcover book
Arnold Gingrich, Editor, Tudor Publishing, NYC, 1940, 703 pages. Measures 6 1/8" x 9 1/4" x 2".
Blue linen cover, original esquire logo on spine. Book contains some of Esquire's best stories retold and new from such luminaries as John Steinbeck, Irwin Shaw, Ernest Hemingway, Theodor Dreiser, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Louis Paul, Helen Brown Norden, among others. Set into four parts.
Enscribed on one of the front pages "April 23, 1943 Audrey Groeone"
Does NOT include the original dust jacket.
Published in 1940, it was advertised as "A book for men who have hair on their manly chests."
Examples of its 77 short stories:
Sweet Faces and Foul Minds by George Jean Nathan
Washing the Hands by Aiken A. Dehan
Latins are Lousy Lovers by Helen Brown Norden
The Wench is Not Amused - Anonymous
Essay on Jiggling by George A. McNamara
A Report on Man's Best Friend by Lawrence Martin
Christ in Concrete by Pietro di Donato
They Order It Better in France - Anonymous
Also includes pieces by Thorne Smith, Ring Lardner, Paul Gallico, John Dos Passos, Langston Hughes, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Theodore Dreiser and others.