Sredni Vashtar

Sredni Vashtar

by H.H. Munro

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Overview

"Sredni Vashtar" is a short story written between 1900 and 1911. Conradin, a sickly ten-year-old boy lives with his cousin and guardian, Mrs. De Ropp, whose he hated with a desperate sincerity. He secretly takes care of a polecat-ferret whom he calls Sredni Vashtar. He invents a religion of his own with Sredni Vashtar as the merciless and vengeful god. Conradin keeps the ferret hidden in a cage in the garden shed, and worships the idol in secret. The story comes to a culmination when Mrs. De Ropp once discovered his god...
The brilliant stories are characterized by pithiness and black humor, so you will certainly enjoy the writer masterpiece of H.H. Munro!

Product Details

BN ID: 2940151237994
Publisher: Magic Fairy Tales
Publication date: 04/23/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 9 KB

About the Author

H.H. Munro, better known by the pen name Saki, was a prolific Scottish author of the Edwardian era, considered as the master of short stories and compared to O Henry and Dorothy Parker. He is best known for his witty, sometimes whimsical, often cynical and bizarre short stories - most of his works satirised Edwardian society and culture. His works is the attempt to satirize the social pretension, unkindness, and stupidity through the flippant wit and acerbic humor into compelling fiction.

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