Re: RARA-AVIS: Themes of the months

From: Michael Robison (
Date: 19 Aug 2002

Larry said:
> Didn't Earle Stanley Gardner write any novels pre-1930?

********* Very close, Larry! A Gardner web site says he wrote dozens of pulp fiction stories in the 1920's, like Mario points out, but didn't pen the first Perry Mason's until the early 1930's.

I did come up with another possibility: Fitzgerald's THE GREAT GATSBY. It was definitely pre-1930, published in 1926, but I'm still calling it a possibility because I'm still skeptical about it being hard- boiled. Guess I'll find out soon.

And nobody has rang in on whether Farrell's THE GIRL EVERY- BODY KNEW, which came out in 1928, is hardboiled or not.


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