A brilliant, far-reaching collection of stories from Washington Irving to John Updike.
The Classic Stories
Edgar Allan Poe's "Ms. Found in a Bottle," Bret Harte's "The Outcasts of Poker Flat," Sherwood Anderson's "Death in the Woods," Stephen Vincent Benet's "By the Waters of Babylon"
The Great Writers
Melville, James, Dreiser, Faulkner, Hemingway, Steinbeck, McCullers
The Little-Known Masterpieces
Edith Wharton's "The Dilettante," Finley Peter Dunne's "Mr. Dooley on the Popularity of Fireman," Charles M. Flandrau's "A Dead Issue," James Reid Parker's "The Archimandrite's Niece"