The Complete Short Stories 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

  • Title: The Complete Short Stories
  • Author: Saki
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 450
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 indiSaki 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.

    • [PDF] ↠ Free Read ↠ The Complete Short Stories : by Saki ↠
      450 Saki
    • thumbnail Title: [PDF] ↠ Free Read ↠ The Complete Short Stories : by Saki ↠
      Posted by:Saki
      Published :2018-08-21T23:23:49+00:00

    One thought on “The Complete Short Stories”

    1. Reading Saki made me feel like a palaeontologist uncovering some critical part of the fossil record. Here it is! The missing link between Kipling and Wodehouse, in that very dry, deadpan and distinctly English tradition of narrative wit. It's a humour that comes not from comical misunderstandings or elaborate set-pieces, but rather that inheres purely in the absolute precision of the descriptions, the deadly irony of conversational rejoinders. A wife giving her husband the silent treatment, for [...]

    2. I'm going to have to dissuade anyone from actually reading this gargantuan compendium front to back. While it's well written, it's incredibly repetitive and the stories bleed into each other to create a dense and sludgy tread through Edwardian society as seen by a cynic. Recommended for completists and masochists only; casual readers may wish to opt for a Best Of selection instead.

    3. This is an extensive collection of short stories, some published posthumously, covering the writing career of H H Munro, who wrote under the strange pseudonym of Saki. I didn't count them, but there must be about 100 stories in the collection.The stories cover a period from the early years of the 20th century, from about 1904 until his death in 1916. A few of the latter stories, not originally published until 1924, relate to his war service in the trenches of France where, ultimately, he lost hi [...]

    4. Tell me a story," said the Baroness, staring out despairingly at the rain; it was that light, apologetic sort of rain that looks as if it was going to leave off every minute and goes on for the greater part of the afternoon."What sort of story?" asked Clovis, giving his croquet mallet a valedictory shove into retirement."One just true enough to be interesting and not true enough to be tiresome," said the Baroness.Clovis rearranged several cushions to his personal solace and satisfaction; he knew [...]

    5. Brilliant, glittering shards. Like 'Pink Flag' by Wire, if you don't like the one you're on, there'll be something else great along soon. Like 'Pink Flag' by Wire, though, it's pretty much all great.

    6. A brilliant collection of short stories, where Britain reigned supreme, the different classes knew their place, and women did not have the vote. The good humour and coziness disguises some of the social injustices that the author was in favour of.

    7. 1) Reginald2) Reginald on Christmas Presents3) Reginald on the Academy4) Reginald at the Theatre5) Reginald's Peace Poem6) Reginald's Choir Treat7) Reginald on Worries8) Reginald on House-Parties9) Reginald at the Carlton10) Reginald on Besetting Sins11) Reginald's Drama12) Reginald on Tariffs13) Reginald's Christmas Revel14) Reginald's Rubaiyat15) The Innocence of Reginald16) Reginald in Russia17) The Reticence of Lady Anne18) The Lost Sanjak19) The Sex that Doesn't Shop20) The Blood-Feud of To [...]

    8. Safe to say this isn't my cup of Darjeeling, but I'm glad to say I've read Saki now. It's easy to picture Downton Abbey or the pre-war part of Atonement: very pampered Englishfolk gathered in the parlor of some countryside manor, making unwitty witticisms to each other. The description of this collection says, "Saki is a social satirist of his contemporary upper-class Edwardian world. [He is] perhaps the most graceful spokesman for England's 'Golden Afternoon' - the slow and peaceful years befor [...]

    9. I gave up after five months and didn't finish it (just for comparison: it usually takes me a week to finish a book).The style is witty and amusing, the author definitly was a fan of Oscar Wilde and at times the litttle stories or vignettes reminded me of Arthur Schnitzler`s "Anatol" stories (highly recommended, by the way). But sadly, Saki's efforts are missing the dynamic and poignancy of those works, his writing is oddly lifeless, regardless of how many funny situations and sly double-entendre [...]

    10. I have to admit I only read half of the entire collection. There are really short stories, most of them are two pages long. But their ending are abrupt and for most negative. There is a conflict between the figure of the child and the adult, one of my teachers said it was because Saki hated his aunts. What I liked was that there was a crucial place for animals that are related to children.

    11. This is a very hard book to rate. I thought a lot of the stories were really great, funny and ironical and/or macabre, but the problem with reading somebody's complete works is that you get their less good ones as well. In this case those were more towards the end of the book so I got tired of it and wasn't left with a great impression. 3.5 stars really.

    12. Saki is the pen name of Hector Hugh Munro (1870-1916), who fell in 1916. His stories bordering on farce are often hilarious and sometimes macabre (like Sredni Vashtar).

    13. Not actually reading this version, but a very old copy, one close to it. Such a fantastic writer/story-tellerWhat a book - My copy ended with 'The Unbearable Bassington'

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *