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BEST OF SAKI

by HECTOR HUGH MUNRO

  • Category Classics
  • Format Paperback
  • Imprint Rupa
  • Price 80
  1. ISBN: 9.79E+12
  2. Pages: 132 pages
  3. Date: 2003

ABOUT THIS BOOK

Saki’s stories are beautifully varnished. taut pieces of writing, resolving on a twist at the last sentence. They reflect the manners and attitudes of the Edwardian society, from the point of view of the sardonic insider, and are at times marked by shades of black humour. This collection presents some of his most popular stories, like The Open Window, The Hounds of Fate, and The Unrest Cure

AUTHOR OF THE BOOK

Saki was born Hector Hugh Munro in Akyab, Burma (now Myanmar). Saki is considered a master of the short story, often compared to O. Henry and Dorothy Parker. Saki stories are always short but memorable, with finely-drawn characters, unique and macabre situations, and perfectly-timed narratives. His story “The Open Window” may be his most famous, with a closing line (“Romance at short notice was her speciality”) that has entered the lexicon of many writers. He also wrote several novels and plays