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Best of Saki, the (1976) [Collection]
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No writer has combined laughter with savagery more devastatingly than Saki. Though he died sixty years ago, the blackness of his comedy is contemporary and his wit has lost none of its freshness and sparkle.

At Edwardian tea tables, his elegant characters defend themselves against a malignant Nature waiting to kill and maim. As Tom Sharpe says, "Step out through the French windows and you are in the realms of Pan..."

This selection of the best of Saki's stories gives a new generation the opportunity to be dazzlingly entertained -- and to discover a rare and original contribution to English literature.


  • The Reticence of Lady Anne
  • Gabriel-Ernest
  • Esmé
  • Tobermory
  • Mrs. Packletide's Tiger
  • The Unrest-Cure
  • The Jesting of Arlington Stringham
  • Sredni Vashtar
  • Adrian
  • The Chaplet
  • The Quest
  • The Easter Egg
  • Filboid Studge, the Story of a Mouse that Helped
  • The Music on the Hill
  • The Story of St. Vaspaluus
  • The Way to the Dairy
  • The Peace of Mowsle Barton
  • The Hounds of Fate
  • The Recessional
  • The Secret Sin of Septimus Brope
  • The Remoulding of Groby Lington
  • The She-Wolf
  • Laura
  • The Boar-Pig
  • The Brogue
  • The Hen
  • The Open Window
  • The Cobweb
  • The Lull
  • The Romancers
  • The Schartz-Metterklume Method
  • The Seventh Pullet
  • Cousin Teresa
  • The Stake
  • A Holiday Task
  • The Stalled Ox
  • The Story-Teller
  • The Name-Day
  • The Lumber-Room
  • Fur
  • Louise
  • Tea
  • The Disappearance of Crispina Umberleigh
  • The Guests
  • The Penance
  • The Mappined Life
  • Fate
  • The Bull
  • Shock Tactics

Original title: The Best of Saki
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionHumor

The following works are contained within this one:
     Gabriel-Ernest (1909) [Short Story]
      Author: Saki
     Open Window, the (1911) [Short Story]
      Author: Saki
     Lumber Room, the (1914) [Short Story]
      Author: Saki
     Storyteller, the (1914) [Short Story]
      Author: Saki

Edition #1: Best of Saki, the

Best of Saki, the (1976)
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Language: English

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Best of Saki, the (1976)

ISBN: 0330247328

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