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About the Author: Saki

Hector Hugh Munro, better known by the pen name Saki, was born in Akyab, Burma (now known as Sittwe, Myanmar), 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. "The Open Window" may be his most famous, with a closing line ("Romance at short notice was her speciality") that has entered the lexicon. In addition to his short stories (which were first published in newspapers, as was the custom of the time, and then collected into several volumes) he also wrote a full-length play, The Watched Pot, in collaboration with Charles Maude; two one-act plays; a historical study, The Rise of the Russian Empire, the only book published under his own name; a short novel, The Unbearable Bassington; the episodic The Westminster Alice (a Parliamentary parody of Alice in Wonderland), and When William Came, subtitled A Story of London Under the Hohenzollerns, an early alternate history. He was influenced by Oscar Wilde, Lewis Carroll, and Kipling, and himself influenced A. A. Milne, Noël Coward, and P. G. Wodehouse


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ISBN10: 1600961754 | ISBN13: 9781600961755

Hecr Hugh Munro (1870-1916) used the pseudonym Saki. His macabre stories were known for their satire of Edwardian society. Reginald and Clovis were two young men in London who took delight in the downfall of their conventional, pretentious elders. Stories in this work are Reginald, Reginald on Christmas Presents, Reginald on the Academy, Reginald at the Theatre, Reginald's Peace Poem, Reginald's Choir Treat, Reginald on Worries, Reginald on House-Parties, Reginald at the Carlton, Reginald on Besetting Sins, Reginald's Drama, Reginald on Tariffs, Reginald's Christmas Revel, Reginald's Rubaiyat, and The Innocence of Reginald.

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