The Short Stories of Saki (The Modern Library of the World's Best Books ML 280)

By: Munro, H.H.; Morley, Christopher

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Includes original jacket, with 403 titles listed on reverse. Front hinge just beginning to loosen. 1958 Hard Cover. xiii, 717 pp. 8vo. Introduction by Christopher Morley. There is no greater compliment to be paid the right kind of friend than to hand him Saki, without comment writes Christopher Morley in his Introduction to this volume. Hector Hugh Munro, perhaps the best-loved among English humorists and short-story writers, has endeared himself to all kinds of new friends since his death in action during World War One in 1916. The 135 stories in this book of over 700 pages, with the Biography by his sister, Ethel M. Munro, and the Introduction by Christopher Morley keep alive the grace and felicity and whimsical satire of the man who effaced himself in the pseudonym of Saki. Hector Hugh Munro (December 18, 1870 – November 13, 1916), better known by the pen name Saki, was a British writer, whose witty and sometimes macabre stories satirized Edwardian society and culture. He is considered a master of the short story and is often compared to O. Henry and Dorothy Parker. His tales feature delicately drawn characters and finely judged narratives.

Title: The Short Stories of Saki (The Modern Library of the World's Best Books ML 280)

Author: Munro, H.H.; Morley, Christopher

Categories: British & Irish, Short Stories,

Edition: Reissue

Publisher: The Modern Library: 1958

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 2266256

Keywords: H H MUNRO CHRISTOPHER MORLEY SHORT STORIES SAKI MODERN LIBRARY LITERATURE,