Here is a marvelous off-beat story by Brendan Behan, called The Confirmation Suit; a little gem from Dorothy Parker; and humorous pieces by two very funny men, P. G. Wodehouse and Stephen Leacock. And here are stories by Stephen Vincent Benet, Agatha Christie, Ben Hecht, MacKinlay Kantor, Rudyard Kipling, John O'Hara, J. B. Priestley, and Damon Runyon. In all, Mr. Costain has chosen memorable works from thirty-one distinguished authors.
Mr. Costain has written an introduction to each story for the collection, properly setting the mood and scene and providing a number of personal observations and comments. Many of the stories arc recently published; all are brilliant, imaginative, and different.« less