New York: Delacorte Press, 1987. First Edition / First Printing. Hardcover. Edited with an introduction by Raymond Carver and Tom Jenks. This anthology consists of 36 stories from the fifties, sixties, seventies, and eighties that the editors feel best deserve the appellation "masterpiece." From Flannery O'Connor and James Salter to Barry Hannah, Andres Dubus, Richard Ford, and many more. 8vo cloth & boards. Jacket has very minor wrinkles at the top of the spine, else fine in fine dj.