A really lovely selection which ranges from Wodehouse to the obscure and back again - it covers a lot of different cultures and narrative styles as well as giving lots of scope for interest. I bought this because I am going to be teaching a selection from it next year as part of an IGCSE in English Lit, but honestly I ended up reading most of the stories just for pleasure. So whether you are going to study, teach or just enjoy I'd recommend the selection as a nice way to explore the genre of Short Story. Ming the Cat is my favorite!! very dark.