Hector Munro, writing under the pseudonym of Saki, is justly renowned for his urbane and witty short stories. His eccentric characters, humorous dialogue and engaging domestic situations all reveal a penetrating and sometimes disturbing insight into human nature. As a quixotic tour guide, Saki leads the reader from garden party to pig sty to political convention with the ease of one who is intimately familiar with the cares and foibles of the human condition, showing us this vista of life through the well tempered lens of his gentle, British irony. In this definitive collection of stories we can browse and sightsee at our leisure, cross borders of fresh insight, admire and enjoy each whimsical tale as we journey through the imaginative landscape of a truly artful writer.
Saki was the pen name of Hector Hugh Munro (December 18, 1870 - November 13, 1916), 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.
Over 24 of the best humorous stories ever written, including: "The Inconsiderate Waiter", by J. M. Barrie; "Mrs. Packletide’s Tiger", by Saki; "Curried Cow", by Ambrose Bierce; "Cannibalism in the Cars", by Mark Twain; "A Love Knot", by W. W. Jacobs; "A Bottomless Grave", by Ambrose Bierce; "Biffin on the Bassoon", by Harry Graham; "Esme", by Saki; "Germans at Meat", by Katherine Mansfield; and "Adrian", by Saki
"An enjoyable listen"
Welcome to Mindfulness Meditation. This set of recordings is designed to introduce you to both the formal and informal dimensions of mindfulness meditation practice. You might think of "formal" practice as the time that you deliberately set aside on a regular basis to practice meditation. These recordings provide varying amounts of time to practice "formal" meditation in a carefully designed sequence that is intended to assist you in cultivating multiple dimensions of mindfulness.
Sometimes humorous, sometimes ironic and sometimes terrifying, the stories in this collection include: "The Lumber Room", "The Interlopers", "Shock Tactics", "Down Pens", "Mrs. Packletide's Tiger", "Laura", "The Seven Cream Jugs", "The Bag", "Srendi Vashtar", "The Lull", "Dusk", "The Boar-Pig", "The Phantom Luncheon", "The Hen" and "Tobermory".
Sixty-five short stories by the master storyteller, Saki.
Saki was the pen name of Hector Hugh Munro (December 18, 1870 - November 13, 1916), 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. This audiobook collects together three more of his finest short stories.
"Can't hear the brilliance for the godawful voice"
Saki, who's real name was Hector Hugh Munro, was a British writer of witty and sometimes macabre stories. Critics consider him a master of the short story, and he is often compared to O. Henry and Dorothy Parker. Saki wrote hundreds of wonderful stories.
In this selection of some of Saki's best short stories, we enter a fictional world in which the Edwardian gently are pitched against the rude forces of nature and maiden aunts struggle unsuccessfully to contain the merciless antics of children in their charge. Saki is perhaps the ultimate master of writing complete stories in just a few pages and his sublime craftsmanship is accompanied by a wicked black humour.
A glittering collection of 36 short stories by Edwardian satirist Hector Hugh Munro, who wrote under the pseudonym "Saki". Beasts And Super-Beasts includes many of Saki's best loved tales, exemplifying his witty and multi-layered storytelling, satirizing the habits and morals of British society of his day.
"reader is obnoxious"
Saki's popularity and reputation continue to thrive. This collection of unusual stories from the master storyteller all feature animals.
The stories of HH Munro – better known by his pen name of Saki – have scarcely been out of print since they were first published nearly a century ago. Yet it often seems that their particular delights are reserved for the private pleasure of his coterie of admirers. It has to be admitted that a taste for Saki is something of an addiction. And like all addictions, once acquired, it is hard to shake off.
Here are seven of H.H. Munro's (Saki's) finest short stories, including 'The Treasure Ship', 'Laura', 'The Lumber Room', 'The Quince Tree', 'The Open Window', 'Tobermory', and 'The Story Teller'. Witty, mischievous, and sometimes macabre, the stories satirise Edwardian society and culture.
"Could not believe my ears"
Saki was the pen-name of Hector Hugh Munro. One of the wittiest of all short-story writers, he was born in 1870 in Burma where his father, a Scots army officer, was stationed. He was one when the family returned to England to live in North Devon. When his mother died his father, returning to serve in India, put Hector and his brothers and sisters into the care of his own mother and two sisters. The children’s childhood with their aunts was miserable. The aunts hated each other, quarrelled fiercely, and bullied the children mentally.
The stories in this collection are from The Chronicles of Clovis (1911) and Beast and Superbeasts (1914).
"reading needs improvement"
Bertie Thropplestance stands to inherit a vast fortune from his wealthy but indomitable grandmother, a fact which has not escaped the notice of every mother of a marriageable girl in the county. But old Mrs. Thropplestance has her own ideas of a suitable mate for her grandson, and even when he romantically rescues Dora Yonelet from a rampaging elk, this cuts little ice with the dowager. The elk, however, has its own ideas....
When Theophil Eshley, the bovine painter, is called upon by his neighbour Adela Pingsford to remove a stray ox from her garden things go inevitably and comically wrong. No oxen are harmed in the course of this story, but sadly the same cannot be said of assorted chrysanthemums, drawing rooms and egos.
Here are nine unabridged works by legendary female and male writers with themes relevant to women. Some are funny, some moving, all are beautifully read by four of today's best actresses. Stories include "Miss Mina and the Groom" by Wilkie Collins, "Genefer" by Sabine Baring-Gould, "The Singing Lesson" and "A Dill Pickle" by Katherine Mansfield, and "Laura" by Saki.
"Don't bother unless skipping to Juliet Stevenson's"