Reginald

Reginald

Saki

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Saki\'s (a.k.a Hector Hugh Munro) unique brand of humor has resonated with readers for over a century. Both macabre and also at times vicious, his writing nonetheless manages to perfectly capture the trivial absurdities of the Edwardian era in England.His subjects are almost always louche members of the upper classes - in particular his perfectly observed anti-heroes such as Clovis and Reginald - who wouldn\'t feel out of place in the world of P.G Wodehouse\'s \'Bertie Wooster\'.The fatal flaw of hypocrisy receives particular attention in Saki\'s world, with vengeful justice often meted out in the most unlikely and unexpected fashion by birds, beasts and children alike.
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Beasts and Super-Beasts

Beasts and Super-Beasts

Saki

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How is this book unique? Font adjustments & biography included Unabridged (100% Original content) Illustrated About Beasts and Super-Beasts by Saki Beasts and Super-Beasts is a collection of stories by Saki. The stories are each concerned in some way with a different animal, as the title suggests. Saki\'s style is simple, cynical and humorous. Along with The Chronicles of Clovis, Beasts and Super-Beasts is one of Saki\'s best-known works. It was his final collection of stories before his death in World War I, and several of its stories, in particular "The Open Window" and "Sredni Vashtar", are reprinted frequently in anthologies. The majority of the volume\'s stories deal in one fashion with animals, providing the source for its title. The character of Clovis Sangrail, featured in earlier works by Saki, appears in several stories. Most of the stories appeared previously in periodicals. Stylistically, Beasts and Super-Beasts displays the simple language, cynicism and wry humor that characterize Saki\'s earlier literary output.
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The Complete Short Stories of Saki

The Complete Short Stories of Saki

Saki

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The buttoned-up world of the British upper classes is exploded by the brilliance, wit and audacity of Saki's bomb-like stories. In 'The Open Window' an imaginative teenager gives a visitor the fright of his life. In 'The Unrest Cure' the ordered home of a respectable country gent is rocked to its core. And 'Laura' expresses the hope of revenge via reincarnation. For punchlines, twists, satire and pure mirth, Saki's stories are second-to-none.
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