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The Collected Short Stories of Saki (Wordsworth Classics) Paperback – 5 Sep 1993

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Product details

  • Paperback: 512 pages
  • Publisher: Wordsworth Editions; New edition edition (5 Sept. 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9781853260711
  • ISBN-13: 978-1853260711
  • ASIN: 1853260711
  • Product Dimensions: 12.4 x 3 x 19.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 37 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 45,380 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Synopsis

All decent people live beyond their incomes nowadays, and those who aren't respectable live beyond other peoples'. Saki (H H Munro) stands alongside Anton Chekhov and O Henry as a master of the short story. His extraordinary stories are a mixture of humorous satire, irony and the macabre, in which the stupidities and hypocrisy of conventional society are viciously pilloried. This collection includes "Sredni Vastor" and "The Unrest Cure". 'We all know that Prime Ministers are wedded to the truth, but like other married couples they sometimes live apart'

About the Author

Born in Burma in 1870, H(ector) H(ugh) Munro, or Saki, ranks alongside de Maupassant and O. Henry as a master of the short story. Written in the period between Queen Victoria's death, and his own in the trenches in France in 1916, his witty tales of the adventures of the English upper class in Edwardian England were influential on the works of P.G. Wodehouse.


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