the eighth book in the sandman series by neil gaiman, put out in 1993. it's really a collection of short stories, largely concerning dream's involvement with great historical figures or time periods:

the placement of this book in the sandman library is interesting, as it is located, along with world's end, between two plot progressors: brief lives and the kindly ones. this may be a device to prolong the reader's anticipation of finding out what happens after the rather tumultuous and confusing events in brief lives. another observation is that many of the stories in fables and reflections have time periods for titles.