Starry-eyed future astronomers with a strong leaning toward mathematics will profit from this thorough delineation of man's knowledge of the stars with special stress on that galaxy known as "The Milky Way". Beginning with the question of creation, we examine such problems as how a star's size, distance and temperature is measured, how the planets came into being, what we know about the sun, in what logical ways have we named and designated stars. In the final chapter entitled "World Without End", we are impressed with the vast areas of unexplored "universal" problems. Fascinating chapter headings may mislead the non-technical novice. "Stories by Starlight" do not exude the aura of a campfire, but are primarily concerned with spectra and stellar sizes and temperatures and electromagnetic waves.