Here are tales from the ancient world: Homer and Herodotus, Ovid and Petronius; from Egypt and Greece, India, Rome and the Bible; tales from Persia and Arabia; from France ( Queen Marguerite of Navarre, Voltaire, De Balzac) from¬† Spain, Italy and England (Chaucer and Defoe, Dickens and Wilde); From Germany and the United States ( Pope, Irving, Bierce and Booth Tarkington); from Russia, Poland, Hungary and Holland, not to mention China and Japan – too many titles to list here.¬† 607 pages of the world’s best.