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Saki - Complete Short Stories
Saki - Complete Short Stories

Saki - Complete Short Stories

by Hector Hugh Munro

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Product ID:15220

Language

English

Publisher

Indialog Publications

ISBN

818798189X - Year: 2009 - Pages: 584

Binding

Paperback

Hector Hugh Munro
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Author: Hector Hugh Munro
Publisher: Indialog Publications
Year: 2009
Language: English
Pages: 584
ISBN/UPC (if available): 818798189X

Description

Through his immortal short stories and other writings, Saki has created some of the most loved stereotypes that are almost caricaturesque in their droll exaggeration. Aunts are the unfailing tyrants in their unreasonable cruelty or downright imbecility. Families eat porridge, believe in the weather forecast and have no sense of humor. No one falls in love and if love does happen, it's placid love between placidly lovable couples. Isms are grotesque jokes with warped punch-lines; patriotism ends up in Parisian frocks worn with an English accent, and socialism is what can get one stuck in the Turkish bath or with half-done coiffeur.

If there is a voice of protest against social pretension, then it comes from derisive, incorrigible romancers, were-wolves, truth-speaking cats, children that resist oppressive adults, men that adopt the manners of their pets, and pranksters that subvert the education system. In Reginald and Clovis Saki creates the irrepressible enfant-terrible of the Edwardian society that gets the better of their mocking cynicism.

Contents

Reginald

Reginald in Russia

The Chronicles of Clovis

Beasts and Super-Beasts

The Toys of Peace

The Square Egg

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