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The Complete Saki: 144 Collected Novels and Short Stories [NOOK Book]

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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...
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The Complete Saki: 144 Collected Novels and Short Stories

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Overview

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.

This collection contains both novels by Saki, all of his short story collections, and also his individual short stories the were published outside collections - in total 144 separate works (including the collection "The Square Egg and other Sketches", frequently omitted from other collections)

The works contained in this collection are as follows:

Novels

When William Came
The Unbearable Bassington


Short stories

Reginald

Reginald
Reginald on Christmas Presents
Reginald on the Academy
Reginald at the Theatre
Reginald's Peace Poem
Reginald's Choir Treat
Reginald on Worries
Reginald on House-Parties
Reginald at the Carlton
Reginald on Besetting Sins
Reginald's Drama
Reginald on Tariffs
Reginald's Christmas Revel
Reginald's Rubaiyat
The Innocence of Reginald

Reginald in Russia and Other Sketches

Reginald in Russia
The Reticence of Lady Anne
The Lost Sanjak
The Sex that Doesn't Shop
The Blood-Feud of Toad-Water
A Young-Turkish Catastrophe
Judkin of the Parcels
Gabriel-Ernest
The Saint and the Goblin
The Soul of Laploshka
The Bag
The Strategist
Cross Currents
The Baker's Dozen
The Mouse

The Chronicles of Clovis

Esmé
The Match-Maker
Tobermory
Mrs. Packletide's Tiger
The Stampeding of Lady Bastable
The Background
Hermann the Irascible—A Story of the Great Weep
The Unrest-Cure
The Jesting of Arlington Stringham
Sredni Vashtar
Adrian
The Chaplet
The Quest
Wratislav
The Easter Egg
Filboid Studge, the Story of a Mouse that Helped
The Music on the Hill
The Story of St. Vespaluus
The Way to the Dairy
The Peace Offering
The Peace of Mowsle Barton
The Talking-Out of Tarrington
The Hounds of Fate
The Recessional
A Matter of Sentiment
The Secret Sin of Septimus Brope
"Ministers of Grace"
The Remoulding of Groby Lington

Beasts and Super-Beasts

The She-Wolf
Laura
The Boar-Pig
The Brogue
The Hen
The Open Window
The Treasure-Ship
The Cobweb
The Lull
The Unkindest Blow
The Romancers
The Schartz-Metterklume Method
The Seventh Pullet
The Blind Spot
Dusk
A Touch of Realism
Cousin Teresa
The Yarkand Manner
The Byzantine Omelette
The Feast of Nemesis
The Dreamer
The Quince Tree
The Forbidden Buzzards
The Stake
Clovis on Parental Responsibilities
A Holiday Task
The Stalled Ox
The Story-Teller
A Defensive Diamond
The Elk
"Down Pens"
The Name-Day
The Lumber Room
Fur
The Philanthropist and the Happy Cat
On Approval

The Toys of Peace and Other Papers

The Toys of Peace
Louise
Tea
The Disappearance of Crispina Umberleigh
The Wolves of Cernogratz
Louis
The Guests
The Penance
The Phantom Luncheon
A Bread and Butter Miss
Bertie's Christmas Eve
Forewarned
The Interlopers
Quail Seed
Canossa
The Threat
Excepting Mrs. Pentherby
Mark
The Hedgehog
The Mappined Life
Fate
The Bull
Morlvera
Shock Tactics
The Seven Cream Jugs
The Occasional Garden
The Sheep
The Oversight
Hyacinth
The Image of the Lost Soul
The Purple of the Balkan Kings
The Cupboard of the Yesterdays
For the Duration of the War

The Square Egg and Other Sketches

The Square Egg
Birds on the Western Front
The Gala Programme - An Unrecorded Episode in Roman History
The Infernal Parliament
The Achievement of the Cat
The Old Town of Pskoff
Clovis on the Alleged Romance of Business
The Comments of Moung Ka

Uncollected Stories

The Pond
The Holy War
The Almanack
A Housing Problem
A Sacrifice to Necessity
A Shot in the Dark
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940149343188
  • Publisher: Bybliotech
  • Publication date: 4/9/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 471,429
  • File size: 2 MB

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  • Posted September 25, 2014

    Every time I read a story by Saki I feel a little bit smarter.  

    Every time I read a story by Saki I feel a little bit smarter.  His stories are like PG Wodehouse with a serious bite - with any pomposity and hypocrisy being viciously punished.  Above all it;s incredibly funny - and at $0.99 it's one of the biggest bargains going. Five stars!

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