Literary Guild selection for October pinpoints the importance of this republication in a single volume of the shorter novels, including Tortilla Flat. Of Mice and Men, The Red Pony, Cannery Row, The Pearl and The Moon is Down. The Joseph Henry Jackson introduction is an added factor of interest. To many of us who feel that he is supreme in these short novels, the recognition of their significance is important. To many who came late to the banquet, here are some they may have missed.