Characters and Plots in the Fiction of Ring Lardner


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About the Book

This reference book acquaints and reacquaints readers with the brilliant short stories of Ring Lardner, who was the first and remains one of the best contemporary baseball writers—accurate, colloquial, and funny. His characters, both real and fictional, are handled here, as are the plots and details of some 35 short stories devoted almost exclusively to baseball. Equal attention is paid to 92 non-baseball stories, including 34 that are extremely rare and have never been collected in book form.

About the Author(s)

Robert L. Gale is professor emeritus of American literature at the University of Pittsburgh and the author of numerous books and critical articles.

Bibliographic Details

Robert L. Gale
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 368
Bibliographic Info: bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2009
pISBN: 978-0-7864-3688-0
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      vii
List of Abbreviations      1
Preface      3
Chronology      5

The Encyclopedia      7

Bibliography      339
Index      341