The Complete Works of Saki (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading)

The Complete Works of Saki (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading)

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by H.H. Munro
     
 

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Saki was called the Oscar Wilde of his day, and hailed as a master stylist. Using witty dialogue and macabre humor, he writes of mischievous young men, foolish aunts, and blood-thirsty beasts. His stories are surprisingly modern in their incongruous mixture of humor and horror. The first truly comprehensive edition of Saki's voluminous output, The Complete

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Saki was called the Oscar Wilde of his day, and hailed as a master stylist. Using witty dialogue and macabre humor, he writes of mischievous young men, foolish aunts, and blood-thirsty beasts. His stories are surprisingly modern in their incongruous mixture of humor and horror. The first truly comprehensive edition of Saki's voluminous output, The Complete Works of Saki includes six previously uncollected stories.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781411431546
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
09/01/2009
Series:
Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
960
Sales rank:
703,773
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author


Hector Hugh Munro was born in Burma in 1870. The Munro family served the British Empire on the Indian subcontinent, and Hector was sent to England for his education. In 1893, Hector returned to Burma to serve as a policeman, but was forced to resign his post and return to England the next year when he got malaria.

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The Complete Works of Saki (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Most of these works are available for free from sources such as Project Gutenberg; however, having his complete works all together in one place makes things much more convenient. The text is well digitized. I've come across very few - if any - typographical errors. The collections and individual sorry stories are linked from the table of contents. In short, it works as it should. And it has one of the best English short stories every written: The Open Window.
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