- By Saki Leo W. Schwarz

The Short Stories of Saki

  • Title: The Short Stories of Saki
  • Author: Saki Leo W. Schwarz
  • ISBN: 9780394604282
  • Page: 362
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Short Stories of Saki A collection of some of Saki s darker sharper short stories Sredni Vashtar The Boar Pig The Schwarz Metterklume Method The Story Teller The Lumber Room The Toys of Peace The Reticence of Lady An

    A collection of some of Saki s darker sharper short stories Sredni Vashtar, The Boar Pig, The Schwarz Metterklume Method, The Story Teller, The Lumber Room, The Toys of Peace, The Reticence of Lady Anne, Mrs Packletide s Tiger The Unrest Cure, The Quest, The Secret Sin of Septimus Brope, The 7th Pullet, The Hen, The Brogue, The She Wolf, The Holiday Task, The BlindA collection of some of Saki s darker sharper short stories Sredni Vashtar, The Boar Pig, The Schwarz Metterklume Method, The Story Teller, The Lumber Room, The Toys of Peace, The Reticence of Lady Anne, Mrs Packletide s Tiger The Unrest Cure, The Quest, The Secret Sin of Septimus Brope, The 7th Pullet, The Hen, The Brogue, The She Wolf, The Holiday Task, The Blind Spot, Louise, Fibroid Studge, Gabriel Ernest, Tobermory, The Mouse, The Lost Sanjak, The Background, The Easter Egg, The Peace of Mowsle Barton, Laura, Dusk, The Interlopers, The Open Window The Image of the Lost Soul.

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    1. Is there a writer mastering sarcasm as good as Saki? He is the CCTV of Edwardian era. Watching every detail of peculiar or ordinary characters to bind them into his story telling. The witty nature of his short stories is so enjoyable, I wish I was able to erasethem from my memory and read again and again.This edition is like wine, enjoy in small sips, a slow and unforgettable taste of literature.

    2. Reading works by Hector Munro for a summer class and this guy has such creativity when it comes to naming his characters I find myself laughing out loud at his odd one-liners and catch phrases.

    3. I think Saki was the type of man society women kept hovering around in the parlour, like his famous cat. His famous story about a talking cat really made me laugh, until the end, that is, which was too droll and catty, like many of his other short stories, done without purpose, just for a weak giggle.

    4. Some of the best satire you're likely to find. A lot like Twain, but dealing with the foibles of his British countrymen.

    5. Many of his short stories are gems. They are sly, observant, unpredictable, and irreverent. His was a great observer of the English classes and their distinctions and foibles. He had a way of turning an ordinary situation into something clever and surprising. If you do not know Saki, get yourself to a bookstore or library forthwith and be enlightened, entertained, and enthralled.

    6. This is one of the several purchases I made at the book section of Korvettes when Dad would deposit me there during his bargain hunting marathons. It also was the first time I experienced the exquisite delights of outrage when unjustly accused--outside of familial circumstances of course. The tale is pretty simple. After being picked up by Dad and being directed--his right hand on my head, turning it in to turn me as we walked along--to the parking lot, two men in suits came up to us besides our [...]

    7. It takes quite a good writer to make a book of short of stories that I'm willing to read straight through. The mixture of turn of the century American writing similar to F. Scott Fitzgerald but with a twist in each story that takes them out of the city to contend with nature. "Esme" the story of the women who capture a hyena in the woods who promptly devours a gypsy child was twisted and funny, but Tobermory was the best examining the idea that we come to resemble physically and in other maneris [...]

    8. 3.5* Read a little over half the book. Lots of 4* and 5* shorts in the 100 or so stories that I read. But got tired of the Brits aristocracy / class system themes. Most are have great twists and turns at the ends and only run 2-4 pages in length. Didn't feel like another 300 pages of the same

    9. Loved it.Roughly a contemporary of Oscar Wilde and writing on the same subject, (British aristocracy), Saki poignantly and satirically gives intimate flavor to that bygone, post-Victorian era.Not as ribald as Wilde, but every bit as funny.

    10. "Sredni Vashtar," "The Story-Teller," "The Open Window," "The Music on the Hill." and "the lumber room", I will read the rest as soon as I find them

    11. currently listening to his short stories on libra vox and I LOVE LOVE LOVE them! So imaginative and different and strange and loving!

    12. Great writing from a truly tragic character. If you like this, check out thestuff for grownupsby Roald Dahl as well.

    13. I'm savoring every last story in this deliciously witty book. It may take me a decade to get through it, since each little story is so pithy and wonderful.

    14. so this is the first professionally recorded audiobook where, for me, the narrators really detracted from the writing.

    15. Untold riches of hilarious wit, droll malice, delectable irony, and even the occasional thrill of the macabre wait within. Don't waste another moment -- start reading.

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