Uncollected Prose Fictions

(1878-1911)




These eighty-six pieces, edited by Thomas Pinney, and published by Cambridge University Press in 2019, under the title "The Cause of Humanity and Other Stories", include four unpublished items, sixteen unreprinted items, and some reprinted in various publications, accessible and inaccessible. Fifty-one appeared in the Civil and Military Gazette of Lahore, and seventeen in the Pioneer of Allahabad.
For further details see Professor Pinney's notes on each story.




[February 21st 2020]

The stories are listed in order of writing, as far as this is known.

Title First publication Year Date
The Tragedy of Crusoe, C.S. Civil and Military Gazette 1884 Sep-13
Twenty Years After (Or What It May Come To) Civil and Military Gazette 1885 Jan-06
Dis Aliter Visum Pioneer 1885 Jul-04
De Profundis Civil and Military Gazette 1885 Aug-07
The Unlimited "Draw" of "Tick" Boileau Quartette 1885 Sep-24
My Christmas Caller Civil and Military Gazette 1885 Dec-25
The History of a Crime The Englishman 1886 Feb-03
Prisoners and Captives Civil and Military Gazette 1886 Mar-04
From Olympus to Hades Civil and Military Gazette 1886 Aug-12
Les Miserables Civil and Military Gazette 1886 Aug-28
A Nightmare of Rule Civil and Military Gazette 1886 Sep-03
What Came of It Civil and Military Gazette 1886 Sep-17
An Official Secret Civil and Military Gazette 1886 Oct-12
Le Roi en Exil Civil and Military Gazette 1886 Nov-15
A Scrap of Paper Civil and Military Gazette 1886 Dec-13
The Mystification of Santa Claus Civil and Military Gazette 1886 Dec-25
Love in Old Cloathes Civil and Military Gazette 1887 Jul-04
The Case of Adamah Civil and Military Gazette 1887 Jul-06
A Tale of '98 Civil and Military Gazette 1887 Jul-18
A Rather More Fishy Case Civil and Military Gazette 1887 Jul-26
The House of Shadows Civil and Military Gazette 1887 Aug-04
The Confession of an Impostor Civil and Military Gazette 1887 Aug-11
The Judgement of Paris Civil and Military Gazette 1887 Aug-12
Five Days After Date Civil and Military Gazette 1887 Sep-24
The Hill of Illlusion Civil and Military Gazette 1887 Sep-28
Le Monde ou L'On S'Amuse Civil and Military Gazette 1887 Oct-01
An Intercepted Letter Civil and Military Gazette 1887 Oct-12
The Recurring Smash Civil and Military Gazette 1887 Oct-13
How Liberty Came to the Bolan Civil and Military Gazette 1887 Oct-19
Under Sentence Civil and Military Gazette 1887 Oct-20
The Dreitarbund Civil and Military Gazette 1887 Oct-22
In Memoriam Civil and Military Gazette 1887 Oct-27
On Signature Civil and Military Gazette 1887 Nov-02
The Great Strike Civil and Military Gazette 1887 Nov-05
The Biggest Liar in Asia Civil and Military Gazette 1887 Nov-07
Deputating a Viceroy Civil and Military Gazette 1887 Nov-08
A Merry Christmas Civil and Military Gazette 1887 Dec-31
The New Year's Sermon Civil and Military Gazette 1888 Jan-02
New Year's Gifts Pioneer Mail 1888 Jan-02
Mister Anthony Dawkins Civil and Military Gazette 1888 Jan-11
The Luck of Roaring Camp Civil and Military Gazette 1888 Jan-17
The Wedding Guest Civil and Military Gazette 1888 Feb-16
The Tracking of Chuckerbutti Pioneer 1888 Mar-01
Bread Upon the Waters Civil and Military Gazette 1888 Mar-14
A Free Gift Pioneer Mail 1888 Mar-21
A Hill Homily Pioneer 1888 Mar-30
The "Kingdom" of Bombay Pioneer 1888 Apr-10
Bombaystes Furioso Pioneer 1888 Apr-18
A Day Off Civil and Military Gazette 1888 May-04
The Unpunishable Cherub Civil and Military Gazette 1888 May-15
In Gilded Halls Civil and Military Gazette 1888 May-18
Till the Day Break Civil and Military Gazette 1888 May-19
The Fountain of Honour Civil and Military Gazette 1888 Jun-04
The Burden of Nineveh Civil and Military Gazette 1888 Jun-06
His Natural Destiny Pioneer 1888 Jul-10
That District Log Book Civil and Military Gazette 1888 Jul-10
An Unequal Match Pioneer 1888 Jul-11
A Horrible Scandal Civil and Military Gazette 1888 Jul-24
My New Purchase Civil and Military Gazette 1888 Aug-27
Exercises in Administration Civil and Military Gazette 1888 Sep-15
The Dignity of It Pioneer 1888 Oct-06
Exercises in Administration Civil and Military Gazette 1888 Oct-12
In Wonderland Pioneer 1888 Oct-20
In the Year '92 Civil and Military Gazette 1888 Nov-08
A Free Hand Pioneer 1888 Nov-10
Susannah and the Elder Pioneer 1888 Nov-12
The Coming K Pioneer 1888 Nov-28
What the World Said Pioneer 1888 Dec-04
An Interesting Condition Pioneer 1888 Dec-20
The Comet of a Season St James's Gazette Suppplement 1889 Nov-21
Gallihauk's Pup St James's Gazette 1889 Nov-30
The Inauthorated Corpses The Author 1890 Jul-15
One Lady at Wairakei Sunday Supplement, New Zealand Herald 1892 Jan-30
The Princess in the Pickle-Bottle David A Richards 2006 Dec-06
Why Snow Falls at Vernet Pages from The Merry Thoughts 1911 Jan-07
The Cause of Humanity ORG vol 5 1970
JUVENILIA
Will Briart's Ghost Sydney Morning Herald 1936 Jan-25
My First Adventure The Scribbler Reprinted in ORG vol 1 1878 Nov
INCOMPLETE AND FRAGMENTARY STORIES
Ibbetson Dun (part i) United Services College Chronicle 1882 Mar-20
Ibbetson Dun (part ii) United Services College Chronicle 1882 Jun-03
At the Pit's Mouth Unpublished (Huntington Library) see ORG vol 5 1885 (?) Feb-11
Sons of Belial Unpublished (Berg Collection NY Public Library) 1889 (?) May
A Daughter of Heth Unpublished (Huntington Library) 1889 (?) ?
DOUBTFULLY ATTRIBUTED
Verbatim et Literatim Civil and Military Gazette 1888 Feb-03
The Minstrel Civil and Military Gazette 1888 Mar-27
A Parable Scots Observer 1890 Mar-29