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The Short Stories of Saki by Saki
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The Short Stories of Saki (1930)

by Saki

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I found that Saki's humor worked better for me when I read his short stories than listening to them in audio. Frederick Davidson & Nadia May did an acceptable job narrating (though Davidson was not as good as May)... ( )
  leslie.98 | Oct 15, 2016 |
Nearly every story a delight - highly recommended entertainment! ( )
  Mouldywarp | Nov 1, 2015 |
Beautiful acerbic humour that brings a surprise smile. Saki can be likened to a cross between Wodehouse and Oscar Wilde although that description might be just a shade flattering. Very enjoyable. ( )
1 vote VivienneR | Dec 10, 2014 |
Hysterically funny with Saki's good old-fashioned dry English wit. A collection of stories with rarely a miss and most will make you laugh out loud if you share Hector Hugh Munro's sense of the ridiculous. ( )
  Tilda.Tilds | Jul 23, 2014 |
One of my favorite writers! ( )
  IsotropicJoseph | Apr 28, 2014 |
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Compiles the collections:
Reginald
Reginald in Russia
The chronicles of Clovis
Beasts and super-beasts
The toys of peace
The square egg
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0141184493, Paperback)

Saki is perhaps the most graceful spokesman for England's 'Golden Afternoon' - the slow and peaceful years before the First World War. Although, like so many of his generation, he died tragically young, in action on the Western Front, his reputation as a writer continued to grow long after his death. The stories of this title are humorous, satiric, supernatural, and macabre, highly individual, full of eccentric wit and unconventional situations. With his great gift as a social satirist of his contemporary upper-class Edwardian world, Saki is one of the few undisputed English masters of the short story.

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This volume contains short stories by Saki, as he drives a knife into the upper crust of English Edwardian life. It introduces two of his most brilliant creations, the self-obsessed Clovis and the vain and supremely stylish Reginald.

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