Masters of Prose - Saki

Saki (H.H. Munro), August Nemo: Masters of Prose - Saki
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Welcome to the Masters of Prose book series, a selection of the best works by noteworthy authors.Literary critic August Nemo selects the most important writings of each author. A selection based on the author's novels, short stories, letters, essays and biographical texts. Thus providing the reader with an overview of the author's life and work.This edition is dedicated to the British writer Saki, pen name of H. H. Munro. His witty, mischievous and sometimes macabre stories satirize Edwardian society and culture. He is considered by English teachers and scholars as a master of the short story, and often compared to O. Henry and Dorothy Parker. Influenced by Oscar Wilde, Lewis Carroll and Rudyard Kipling, he himself influenced A. A. Milne, Noël Coward and P. G. Wodehouse.This book contains the following writings:Short Stories and Collections: The Chronicles of Clovis; Beasts and Super-Beasts; The Toys of Peace, and Other Papers; The Unbearable Bassington; When William Came; Reginald.Biographical: Saki, by Rothay Reynolds.If you appreciate good literature, be sure to check out the other Tacet Books titles!