Hector Munro, writing under the pseudonym of Saki, is justly renowned for his urbane and witty short stories. His eccentric characters, humorous dialogue, and engaging domestic situations all reveal a penetrating and sometimes disturbing insight into human nature. As a quixotic tour guide, Saki leads the reader from garden party to pig sty to political convention with the ease of one who is intimately familiar with the cares and foibles of the human condition, showing us this vista of life through the well tempered lens of his gentle, British irony.
In this definitive collection of seventy short stories we can browse and sightsee at our leisure, cross borders of fresh insight, and admire and enjoy each whimsical tale as we journey through the imaginative landscape of a truly artful writer.
- Blackstone Publishing
- Blackstone Audio, Inc., and Buck 50 Productions, LLC
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Saki was the pen name of the British writer Hector Hugh Munro (1870–1916). In addition to his short stories, of which he was an acknowledged master, he also wrote a full-length play, The Watched Pot, in collaboration with Charles Maude; two one-ac...