A Treasury of Irish Literature celebrates the rich cultural heritage of the Emerald Isle with a collection of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and drama spanning more than 200 years. It includes a selection of traditional poems and ballads and more than 100 other poems by Thomas Moore, James Clarence Mangan, William Allingham, A. E. (George William Russell), William Butler Yeats, and others. In addition, it features short stories by Oscar Wilde, J. Sheridan Le Fanu, and William Carleton, the full-length novels Castle Rackrent by Maria Edgeworth and A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce, and the complete text of John Millington Synge's drama The Playboy of the Western World. A Treasury of Irish Literature is one of Barnes & Noble's Collectible Editions classics. Each volume features authoritative texts by the world's greatest authors in an exquisitely designed bonded-leather binding, with distinctive gilt edging and a ribbon bookmark. Decorative, durable, and collectible, these books offer hours of pleasure to readers young and old and are an indispensable cornerstone for every home library.