The Complete Short Stories Paperback
Edited by H. Munro
Part of the Penguin Modern Classics series
Saki is perhaps the most graceful spokesman for England's 'Golden Afternoon' - the slow and peaceful years before the First World War. Although, like so many of his generation, he died tragically young, in action on the Western Front, his reputation as a writer continued to grow long after his death. The stories are humorous, satiric, supernatural, and macabre, highly individual, full of eccentric wit and unconventional situations. With his great gift as a social satirist of his contemporaryupper-class Edwardian world, Saki is one of the few undisputed English masters of the short story.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 576 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 02/11/2000
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780141184494
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Review by isabelx
I love Saki, and this book included some very funny tales that hadn't made it into the 'best of' collections that I have read in the past, as well as a few duds.