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Beasts and Super-Beasts
     

Beasts and Super-Beasts

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by Saki
 

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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

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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 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.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940149445318
Publisher:
Bronson Tweed Publishing
Publication date:
06/05/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
198 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, No�l Coward, and P. G. Wodehouse.

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Beasts and Super-Beasts 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There is a much better copy available worth searching out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wry and amusing stories by Saki. Some great stuff in here!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Goldylox
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Stop this now. She meowed
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Oh thank god your okay. He nzzled her.lets go back to camp.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Clan cats." He laughed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Swam into a wall, trapped. "Uh.. "
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hey