Beasts and Super-Beasts [NOOK Book]

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Beasts and Super-Beasts is a collection of short stories, written by Saki (the literary pseudonym of Hector Hugh Munro) and first published in 1914. The title parodies that of George Bernard Shaw's Man and Superman.

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 ...
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Overview

Beasts and Super-Beasts is a collection of short stories, written by Saki (the literary pseudonym of Hector Hugh Munro) and first published in 1914. The title parodies that of George Bernard Shaw's Man and Superman.

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", are reprinted frequently in anthologies.

The majority of the volume's stories deal in some 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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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940149445318
  • Publisher: Bronson Tweed Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/5/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 194 KB

Meet the Author

Hector Hugh Munro (18 December 1870 – 13 November 1916), better known by the pen name Saki, and also frequently as H. H. Munro, was a British writer whose witty, mischievous and sometimes macabre stories satirized Edwardian society and culture. He is considered a master of the short story and often compared to O. Henry and Dorothy Parker. Influenced by Oscar Wilde, Lewis Carroll, and Kipling, he himself influenced A. A. Milne, Noël Coward, and P. G. Wodehouse.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2014

    Some of the stories are interesting

    If you can put up with the weird spelling it's not bad. It uses very odd combinations to represent letters that should be used. For example u in place of ll, but just when you think you've cracked the code it changes and you're back at square one. For instance, I came across this word "pajdng." Now what the hell is that? The closest I can come is maybe, paying, but who knows.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 2013

    Darkeyes

    "Clan cats." He laughed.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 2013

    Sandpool

    She smiled and nuzzled him back. "Yes lets go."

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 2013

    Thornheart

    Oh thank god your okay. He nzzled her.lets go back to camp.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 2013

    Riversong to darkeye

    Stop this now. She meowed

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 2013

    Mischeif

    The she from BloodClan stalks in

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 2013

    Blizzardfoot

    "Sandpool, I'm only doing this for mom's sake." He let his second soul leave him. The silver whisp flooded into Sandpools body healing everything. "Darkeyes is not my father. I have no choice though. Goodluck."

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 2013

    Frostpelt

    "Blizzardfoot!!"

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 27, 2013

    Emma

    (Sorry couon't post) "the usual, you?"

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2013

    Emma

    She gigfled and swam after him baraly missing his foot.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 1, 2013

    Drake

    Swam into a wall, trapped. "Uh.. "

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 29, 2013

    Kolt

    *he looks at evrryone*

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 28, 2013

    Lukas

    Hey

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 27, 2013

    Rachelle

    "Yea?" She looks up," im Rachelle Montgomry."

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2012

    Wry and amusing stories by Saki. Some great stuff in here!

    Wry and amusing stories by Saki. Some great stuff in here!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2011

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