Tales from Gavagan's Bar

by L. Sprague de Camp, Fletcher Pratt
Release date: 1953
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: science fiction, fantasy, short stories

Tales from Gavagan's Bar was first published in 1953. The expanded edition was published in 1978.


  • The Gift of God
  • Corpus Delectable
  • The Better Mousetrap
  • Elephas Frumenti
  • Beasts of Bourbon
  • The Love-Nest
  • The Stone of the Sages
  • Where To, Please?
  • The Palimpsest of St. Augustine
  • More Than Skin Deep
  • No Forwarding Address
  • When the Night Wind Howls (retitled Methought I Heard a Voice in the expanded edition)
  • My Brother's Keeper
  • A Dime Brings You Success
  • The Rape of the Lock
  • All That Glitters
  • Here, Putzi!
  • Gin Comes in Bottles
  • The Black Ball
  • The Green Thumb
  • Caveat Emptor
  • The Eve of St. John
  • The Ancestral Amethyst

Added in the expanded edition:

  • The Untimely Toper
  • Oh, Say! Can You See?
  • Bell, Book, and Candle
  • There'd Be Thousands in It
  • One Man's Meat
  • The Weissenbroch Spectacles
  • By and About (afterword)


Cover of the expanded edition:

Tales from Gavagan's Bar (expanded edition)


updated 2010-09-07

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