The Oakdale Affair and The Rider
First book edition of The Oakdale Affair and The Rider
|Author||Edgar Rice Burroughs|
|Illustrator||John Coleman Burroughs|
|Cover artist||John Coleman Burroughs|
|Publisher||Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.|
|Pages||172 and 144 p.|
The Oakdale Affair and The Rider is a collection of two short novels by Edgar Rice Burroughs. "The Oakdale Affair," a contemporary tale, was written in 1917 under the working title of "Bridge and the Oskaloosa Kid," and is a partial sequel to The Mucker (1914/1916), as Bridge, the protagonist, had been a secondary character in the earlier work. It was first published in Blue Book Magazine in March 1918. "The Rider," a Ruritanian romance, was written in 1915 and first published as "H.R.H. the Rider" as a serial in All-Story Weekly from December 14–18, 1918. The first book publication of the two stories brought them together in one volume as The Oakdale Affair and The Rider, issued by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. in February 1937; the book was reprinted by Grosset & Dunlap in 1937, 1938 and 1940. Both works have since been published separately.
See the articles on the separate works.
- Edgar Rice Burroughs Summary Project page for The Oakdale Affair
- Edgar Rice Burroughs Summary Project page for H.R.H. The Rider
- ERB C.H.A.S.E.R ENCYCLOPEDIA entry for The Oakdale Affair
- ERB C.H.A.S.E.R ENCYCLOPEDIA entry for The Rider
- The text of The Oakdale Affair at ERBzine.com