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Collected Short Stories of Saki

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ISBN-10: 1853260711

ISBN-13: 9781853260711

Edition: 1993

Authors: Saki, Keith Carabine

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List price: $5.99
Copyright year: 1993
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions, Limited
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

H. H. Munro, better known as "Saki," was born in Burma, the son of an inspector-general for the Burmese police. Sent to England to be educated at the Bedford Grammar School, he returned to Burma in 1893 and joined the police force there. In 1896, he returned again to England and began writing first for The Westminster Gazette and then as a foreign correspondent for The Morning Post. Best known for his wry and amusing stories, Saki depicts a world of drawing rooms, garden parties, and exclusive club rooms. His short stories at their best are extraordinarily compact and cameolike, wicked and witty, with a careless cruelty and a powerful vein of supernatural fantasy. They deal, in general,…