True or False? Fact or Fiction? Honesty or Humbug? Is there such a thing as the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth? The nature of truth has challenged philosophers since the beginning of history. Wars have been fought over it. Fortunes won and lost, religions founded, relationships destroyed and resurrected, reputations made and reputations ruined. Everything we think and do is influenced by our understanding of truth. These 49 classic stories by the world's greatest writers explore the nature of truth - and lies. Are the stores true? The whole truth? You decide . . .