Other literary forms

(Survey of Novels and Novellas)

Gabriel Fielding’s literary reputation rests primarily on his prose, but his early work was in poetry, published in two collections, The Frog Prince, and Other Poems (1952) and XXVIII Poems (1955), neither of which matches his prose in quality or critical acclaim. Fielding also published two books of short stories—Collected Short Stories (1971) and New Queens for Old: A Novella and Nine Stories (1972)—that are substantial enough in literary quality and theme to form a significant part of Fielding’scanon.