What an anthology of short stories and long, from as far back as Sir Walter Scott on the other side, and Washington Irving on this side, through the gallery of masters, Balzac, Flaubert, de Maupassant, Kipling, Saki, Stevenson, Henry James, Anatole France, Oscar Wilde, Conan Doyle, Schnitzler, Wells, Tolstoy, Gorki, Conrad, Poe, Lardner, Katherine Mansfield, D. H. Lawrence and so on and so on -- down to the moderns who are creating today's classics, -- Thomas Mann, Christopher Isherwood, Kay Boyle, H. E. Bates, Dorothy Parker, Ernest Hemingway, William Faulkner, Katherine Anne Porter, Erskine Caldwell. Yes, they are all there, with many of the stories that have made them famous. It is the kind of list that stimulates more lists. And it is brought into one volume by one of the masters of the story form himself. Another Omnibus -- but one that should live long and flourish. And there's nothing stereotyped about it.