First volume includes the best stories of the period by some of the most accomplished fictionists like Susana de Guzman, Nieves Baens del Rosario, Lazaro Francisco, Fausto J. Galauran, Amado V. Hernandez, Deogracias A. Rosario, Iñigo Ed. Regalado, Lope K. Santos.
Originally published in 1939 by Ramon Roces Publications. Published by Ateneo de Manila University Press in 1998. Second reprint 2003.