NOVEL & SHORT STORIES
Noel Coward wrote only one novel, 'Pomp and Circumstance', based on his oft-used, imaginary, South Sea Isle, Samolo, full of colonial types and natives and used in Pacific 1860 and Island Fling (South Sea Bubble). He also wrote short stories, poems and the famous Chelsea Buns a satire that attacked the intellectual pretensions of the Sitwell family.
Novel
Pomp & Circumstance 1960 Coward wrote only one novel, 'Pomp and Circumstance', based on his oft used, imaginary, South Sea Isle, Samolo, full of colonial types and natives and used in Pacific 1860 and Island Fling (South Sea Bubble). Based on his observations of Jamaican colonial and political life.
Short Story Collections
To Step Aside & Other Stories  1939 Collection of Short Stories dedicated to Jack and Natasha Wilson.
Stories:
The Wooden Madonna
Traveller's Joy
Aunt Tittie
What Mad Pursuit?
Cheap Excursion
The Kindness of Mrs. Radcliffe
Nature Study
Star Quality & Other Stories Collection of Short Stories dedicated to Jack and Natasha Wilson.
Stories:
A Richer Dust
Mr. & Mrs. Edgehill
Stop Me If You've Heard It
Ashes of Roses
This Time Tomorrow
Star Quality
Pretty Polly Barlow & Other  Stories  1964 Collection of Short Stories dedicated to Hester Chapman with my love.
Stories:
Pretty Polly Barlow
Me And The Girls
Mrs. Capper's Birthday
Bon Voyage & Other Stories  1967 Collection of Short Stories - no dedication.
Stories:
Solali
Mrs. Ebony (prev. 'Echo of Laughter')
Penny Dreadful
Bon Voyage
The Collected Short Stories of  Noel Coward  1962 Published by Methuen for Coward and containing the early stories.
Stories:
Traveller's Joy
Aunt Tittie
This Time Tomorrow
What Mad Pursuit
Nature Study
Cheap ExcursionT
The Kindness of Mrs. Radcliffe
A Richer Dust
Stop Me If You've Heard It
Star Quality
Ashes of Roses
Collected Short Stories Vol 2  1985 The second of two volumes published by Methuen introduced by Martin Tickner containing the later stories.
Stories:
Theatre Party
The Wooden Madonna
Pretty Polly Barlow
Me and the Girls
Mrs. Capper's Birthday
Solali
Mrs. Ebony
Penny Dreadful
Bon Voyage
Satire
A Withered Nosegay Coward's second published book. Published by Christopher of London, 1922 and by Boni and Liveright, New York, 1922 (under the title Terribly Intimate Portraits.) A short book of burlesque historical memoirs. Illustrated by Lorn Macnaughtan. Several parts sold to Vanity Fair.
Chelsea Buns  1924(?) The famous satire 'Chelsea Buns' that attacked what Coward felt were the intellectual pretensions of the Sitwell family. Satirical spoof by the fictional Hernia Whittlebot. Satirical prose and verse.
  Spangled Unicorn Satirical prose and verse. Featuring invented writers, places, prose and verse in this poke at pretentious modern poetry with a variety of ethnic twangs. On the cover Coward says he is actuated solely by one dominant idea. That idea being, in a word, Progress from the works of Albrecht Drausler, Serge Lliavanov, Janet Urdler, Elihu Dunn, Ada Johnston, Jane Southerby Danks, Tao Lang Pee, E. A. I. Maunders, Crispin Pither and Juana Mandragágita.
Striking photographs, of this august assembly of poets are reproduced and, with the biographical notes by Mr. Coward, should suffice to remind a forgetful public of their brilliant existence. Mr. Coward, in his preface to the volume, writes: "In this slim volume I have gathered together from all parts of the world, fragments of thought, rich in beauty, the fruits of minds that are unafraid, clear and incisive in sophistication, strong in awareness of the age in which they live . . and so on." The intelligent reader. may, from this announcement, presume what he likes. But he is advised that Noel Coward is here his wittiest and most satirical.
Other Books containing Coward Stories
The Cream of Noel Coward Published by the Folio Society  1996 A Noel Coward compendium with stylised art nouveau illustrations.
Recorded Stories
Star Quality A two-cassette tape called Star Quality was produced by Audio Editions - as featured on ' Masterpiece Theater' with the late Denholm Elliott reading the story 'Star Quality' and another theatre tale 'Traveller's Joy' the first from the compilation of the same name. Other titles in this series include 'Private Lives and Present Laughter' starring Paul Scofield.

 Copyright - The Noel Coward Society - May 2001