The Complete Saki

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Penguin Books, 1976 - Fiction - 944 pages
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The complete works of one of England's greatest Edwardian writers

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. His work is 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 and one of the great writers of a bygone era.

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User Review  - jameshold - LibraryThing

There was a time when I thought this was pretty cool. Now that I'm older it dawns on me that HH Munro must have hated the human race. His stories are funny in the sense that you get an occasional ... Read full review

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User Review  - elucubrare - LibraryThing

Saki is one of those authors (like most, I believe) who are better taken in moderation. The Complete Works become wearing, though not entirely devoid of charm. One becomes steadily more aware of his ... Read full review

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About the author (1976)

H.H. Munro, also known by his pseudonym Saki (1870-1916), was a prolific Scottish author of the Edwardian era. He wrote The Chronicles of Clovis, When William Came: A Story of London Under the Hohenzollerns, and Complete Stories and Novels Of Saki. At age 44, Munro volunteered as a soldier during World War I, enlisting in the 22nd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. He wrote a number of short stories from the trenches.

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