First published in 1983 under the title The Arbor House Treasury of Nobel Prize Winners, this Anthology was edited by Martin H. Greenberg and Charles Waugh. Their objective was to collect stories from English-language authors who had won the Nobel Prize in Literature.
Twelve works have been reprinted in this book:
- "The Man Who Would be King", a Novelette by Rudyard Kipling (1888)
- "The Crucifixion Of The Outcast", a Short Story by William Butler Yeats (1897)
- "Don Giovanni Explains", a Short Story by George Bernard Shaw (1887)
- "You Know How Women Are" by Sinclair Lewis (1928)
- "Salvation Of A Forsyte" by John Galsworthy (1900)
- "The Lovers" by Pearl S. Buck (1977)
- "Barn Burning", a Short Story by William Faulkner (1939)
- "The Infra Redioscope", a Novelette by Bertrand Russell (1953)
- "The Short Happy Life Of Francis Macomber", a Short Story by Ernest Hemingway (1936)
- "The Leader Of The People" by John Steinbeck (1936)
- "The Gonzaga Manuscripts" by Saul Bellow (1954)
- "Yentl The Yeshiva Boy", a Short Story by Isaac Bashevis Singer (1962)
Tropes appearing in this anthology:
- Coming of Age Story: "The Short Happy Life Of Francis Macomber", by Ernest Hemingway, is about Francis Macomber attempting to gain the confidence of an adult. At least, that's Robert Wilson's view in the story.
- Great White Hunter: "The Short Happy Life Of Francis Macomber", by Ernest Hemingway, has Robert Wilson, who works as a safari hunting guide. His current clients are Mr and Mrs Macomber. During the story, they hunt lions and buffalo. He sees it as his duty to help Francis Macomber become a man.
- Minimalistic Cover Art: The front cover features a black background, white text for The Arbor House Treasury and "Compiled by Martin H. Greenberg and Charles G. Waugh", and a dull golden text for of Nobel Prize Winners.
- The Namesake: "The Gonzaga Manuscripts", by Saul Bellow, has Clarence Feiler trying to track down unpublished manuscripts by the dead poet Gonzaga in Madrid.
- Sweet Polly Oliver: "Yentl The Yeshiva Boy", by Isaac Bashevis Singer, has the female protagonist Yentl use her father's clothes to disguise herself as a boy, and uses the name Anshel.