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The Complete Saki

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On sale May 01, 1998 | 960 Pages | 978-0-14-118078-6
The complete works of one of England's greatest Edwardian writers

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. His work is humorous, satiric, supernatural, and macabre, highly individual, full of eccentric wit and unconventional situations. With his great gift as a social satirist of his contemporary upper-class Edwardian world, Saki is one of the few undisputed English masters of the short story and one of the great writers of a bygone era.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
Saki is the pen name of H. H. Munro, born in 1870 in Burma and educated in England. He began his writing career as a journalist and foreign correspondent but later turned to writing fiction—predominantly short stories for which he is best remembered—as well as one history book. He was 43 when World War I started. Although he was beyond the age of conscription, and despite being offered an officer's commission, Saki joined the army as an ordinary trooper. He was killed in 1916 in France by a German sniper. View titles by Saki
The Complete SakiI. THE 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 ofReginald

Reginald in Russia
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
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
The Square Egg
Birds on the Western Front
The Gala Programme
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

II. THE NOVELS

The Unbearable Bassington
When William Came
The Westminster Alice

III. THE PLAYS

The Death-Trap
Karl-Ludwig's Window
The Watched Pot

About

The complete works of one of England's greatest Edwardian writers

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. His work is humorous, satiric, supernatural, and macabre, highly individual, full of eccentric wit and unconventional situations. With his great gift as a social satirist of his contemporary upper-class Edwardian world, Saki is one of the few undisputed English masters of the short story and one of the great writers of a bygone era.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Author

Saki is the pen name of H. H. Munro, born in 1870 in Burma and educated in England. He began his writing career as a journalist and foreign correspondent but later turned to writing fiction—predominantly short stories for which he is best remembered—as well as one history book. He was 43 when World War I started. Although he was beyond the age of conscription, and despite being offered an officer's commission, Saki joined the army as an ordinary trooper. He was killed in 1916 in France by a German sniper. View titles by Saki

Table of Contents

The Complete SakiI. THE 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 ofReginald

Reginald in Russia
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
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
The Square Egg
Birds on the Western Front
The Gala Programme
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

II. THE NOVELS

The Unbearable Bassington
When William Came
The Westminster Alice

III. THE PLAYS

The Death-Trap
Karl-Ludwig's Window
The Watched Pot

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