The introduction, in this newest of the Portables is concerned more with the revolutionary note in his work and reasons for hostility than to the events of his short life. Some emphasis is given to the relation of religion to his personal, social and political thinking. Passing comment is given to the sexual sphere, which the editor considers has been overstressed. Brief biographical material is supplemented by outlines of self portrait in his work. The editor prefaces each group with comments, sometimes biographical, sometimes critical, and has drawn on some fifty sources for the inclusions which are representative of the many fields of his writing, -- stories, novelettes, extracts from novels, poems, travel sketches, letters, essays, etc.