The Doris Lessing Reader. London: Cape, 1989. First Edition. Pp, 515. Blue cloth boards, in publisher's pictorial dust jacket. Lower corner of lower board bumped and creased otherwise a near fine copy. This copy is Signed by the Author on title-page. A selection from the Noble laureate's short stories and novels. Lessing has been acclaimed as one of the finest writers in the English language "This volume is the perfect way to encounter a remarkable author in all facets of her work."