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Beasts and Super-Beasts

Beasts and Super-Beasts

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by Saki, H. H. Munro
     
 

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Hector Hugh Munro, 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 satirize 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 Rudyard Kipling, he

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Hector Hugh Munro, 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 satirize 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 Rudyard Kipling, he himself influenced A. A. Milne, Noël Coward and P. G. Wodehouse.

"My aunt will be down presently, Mr. Nuttel," said a very self-possessed young lady of fifteen; "in the meantime you must try and put up with me."

So begins "The Open Window" one of Saki's most famous stories. Saki, born Hector Hugh Munroe, wrote about characters with, sometimes, a sadistic cruel streak in them. It was his way of commenting on the people of Edwardian times. In doing so, he has sometimes been considered more macabre than Kipling.

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ISBN-13:
9781598183276
Publisher:
Aegypan
Publication date:
12/28/2006
Pages:
196
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.45(d)

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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!
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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