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H. H. Munro (1870–1916)

Autor(a) de The Short Stories of Saki

347+ Works 6,996 Membros 163 Críticas 73 Favorited

About the Author

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(eng) Do not combine with Saki.

Image credit: Image from The Square Egg and Other Sketches (1924) by Saki (HH Munro)

Obras por H. H. Munro

The Short Stories of Saki (1930) 1,442 exemplares
The Complete Saki (1933) 1,288 exemplares
The Best of Saki (1961) — Autor — 379 exemplares
The Best of Saki (1976) 325 exemplares
The Unbearable Bassington (1912) 308 exemplares
The Chronicles of Clovis (1948) 271 exemplares
Beasts and Super-Beasts (1914) 173 exemplares
The Unrest-Cure and Other Stories (2013) 134 exemplares
The Secret Sin of Septimus Brope (1995) 112 exemplares
The Best of Saki (1977) — Autor — 87 exemplares
The Story-Teller: Thirteen Tales (1982) 85 exemplares
Sredni Vashtar and Other Stories (2015) 82 exemplares
When William Came (1913) 81 exemplares
Reginald (1904) 72 exemplares
The Toys of Peace (1938) 65 exemplares
Short Stories (1976) 64 exemplares
Incredible Tales (1966) 61 exemplares
The Bodley Head Saki (1963) 58 exemplares
The Westminster Alice (1912) 42 exemplares
76 Short Stories (1956) 38 exemplares
Selected Stories (2017) 34 exemplares
Tobermory {short story} (1656) 33 exemplares
Cuentos de humor y de horror (1987) 33 exemplares
A Shot in the Dark (2006) 32 exemplares
The Open Window [short story] (1914) 26 exemplares
The Square Egg and Other Sketches (1924) 22 exemplares
Christmas with Dull People (2017) 22 exemplares
Selected Short Stories of "Saki" (1939) 20 exemplares
Tobermory and Other Stories (1998) 20 exemplares
The Interlopers [short story] (1919) 19 exemplares
Reginald's Christmas Revel (1949) 17 exemplares
Improper Stories (2010) 16 exemplares
Reginald and Reginald in Russia (2005) 16 exemplares
The Byzantine Omelette (1981) 15 exemplares
La fenêtre ouverte (1988) 15 exemplares
Sredni Vashtar: Sardonic Tales (2008) 15 exemplares
Short stories 2 (1970) 13 exemplares
A Saki Sampler (1945) 11 exemplares
Gabriel-Ernest {short story} (1909) — Autor — 11 exemplares
The Rise of the Russian Empire (1900) 10 exemplares
The Battle of Dorking & When William Came (1997) — Autor — 9 exemplares
The Background (1930) 8 exemplares
The Complete Novels and Stories (2017) 8 exemplares
Reginald in Russia (2012) 8 exemplares
Avoin ikkuna ja muita tarinoita (2015) 7 exemplares
Truita bizantina (1988) 7 exemplares
Bertie's Christmas Eve (2012) 7 exemplares
El desván y otros relatos (1982) 6 exemplares
De complete verhalen 6 exemplares
Laura [short story] (2014) 6 exemplares
Léčba neklidem (1989) 5 exemplares
A Trio of Saki (2008) 5 exemplares
Gabriel-Ernest and Other Tales (1800) 5 exemplares
A Tela Humana 5 exemplares
Prentice Hall Literature (1989) 5 exemplares
Tea {short story} 5 exemplares
Meistererzählungen (1993) 5 exemplares
The Bull {short story} (2014) 5 exemplares
Le cheval impossible (2006) 5 exemplares
The Pan Book of Revenge Stories (1971) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Relatos cortos de terror (1997) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Shock Tactics {short story} (1912) 4 exemplares
Cuentos indiscretos (1998) 4 exemplares
The World of Saki (1983) 4 exemplares
Reginald On Christmas Presents (2006) 4 exemplares
Doce cuentos malévolos (2014) 4 exemplares
The Story-Teller 4 exemplares
Fate {short story} 3 exemplares
The Brogue {short story} (2014) 3 exemplares
The Hen {short story} 3 exemplares
A Matter of Sentiment 3 exemplares
Hauntings: Classic Collection (1996) 3 exemplares
The Baker's Dozen (1999) 3 exemplares
The Bag [short story] 3 exemplares
Esmé {short story} 3 exemplares
Adrian {short story} 3 exemplares
The Stampeding Of Lady Bastable (2011) 3 exemplares
Hermann the Irascible 3 exemplares
The hedgehog 3 exemplares
The Unrest-Cure {short story} (2013) 3 exemplares
The Match-Maker 3 exemplares
The lull {short story} (2014) 3 exemplares
The Watched Pot 3 exemplares
Karl-Ludwig's Window 3 exemplares
The Death-Trap 3 exemplares
Fur {short story} 3 exemplares
Louise {short story} 3 exemplares
Reginald's peace poem 2 exemplares
The unkindest blow 2 exemplares
Reginald on worries 2 exemplares
Reginald's drama 2 exemplares
Gatti, lupi e altri animali (1997) 2 exemplares
Los fabuladores (2013) 2 exemplares
Saki 2 exemplares
Saki's Cats (2022) 2 exemplares
Short Stories by Saki (1999) 2 exemplares
Cuentos mordaces (2014) 2 exemplares
Contes amb punxa (2022) 2 exemplares
Doce cuentos desvergonzados (2012) 2 exemplares
The Treasure-Ship 2 exemplares
Reginald's Rubaiyat 2 exemplares
Nouvelles completes (2003) 2 exemplares
Reginald on tariffs 2 exemplares
Los fabuladores y otros cuentos (2008) 2 exemplares
Dusk 2 exemplares
The Phantom Luncheon 2 exemplares
A touch of realism 2 exemplares
Louis 2 exemplares
The lost Sanjak 2 exemplares
Forewarned 2 exemplares
Canossa 2 exemplares
Mark 2 exemplares
The dreamer 2 exemplares
The sheep 2 exemplares
The oversight 2 exemplares
Hyacinth 2 exemplares
Quail seed 2 exemplares
The Feast of Nemesis 2 exemplares
The threat 2 exemplares
A defensive diamond 2 exemplares
The Yarkand Manner 2 exemplares
The mouse 2 exemplares
Cross currents 2 exemplares
The strategist 2 exemplares
The Soul of Laploshka 2 exemplares
Judkin of the parcels 2 exemplares
Morlvera 2 exemplares
The peace offering 2 exemplares
The blind spot 2 exemplares
Wratislav 2 exemplares
Il ripostiglio. 2 exemplares
The quince tree 2 exemplares
The elk (2014) 2 exemplares
On approval 2 exemplares
CONTOS DE SAKI 1 exemplar
The Optimist 1 exemplar
Η τακτική του… (2000) 1 exemplar
Saki's Plays (2022) 1 exemplar
The Works of Saki 1 exemplar
Selections from Saki (1984) 1 exemplar
Küdooniapuu (2005) 1 exemplar
Classic Saki Stories (1991) 1 exemplar
The Pond (in Saki) 1 exemplar
38 Great Stories 1 exemplar
Kruté šprýmy (1995) 1 exemplar
Saki Stories 1 exemplar
Alpiste para codornices (2015) 1 exemplar
The Mouse and Other Stories (1986) 1 exemplar
SEVEN 1 exemplar
Racconti (2017) 1 exemplar
Sardonic Tales 1 exemplar
Cuentos 1 exemplar
Cuentos De Saki (1900) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

50 Great Short Stories (1952) — Contribuidor — 1,251 exemplares
Unnatural Creatures (2013) — Contribuidor — 1,234 exemplares
The Weird: A Compendium of Strange and Dark Stories (2011) — Contribuidor — 823 exemplares
Short Story Masterpieces (1954) — Contribuidor — 680 exemplares
Great Tales of Terror and the Supernatural (1944) — Contribuidor — 641 exemplares
The Book of Fantasy (1940) — Contribuidor — 605 exemplares
In the Stacks: Short Stories about Libraries and Librarians (2002) — Contribuidor — 534 exemplares
The Oxford Book of Short Stories (1981) — Contribuidor — 514 exemplares
Black Water: The Book of Fantastic Literature (1983) — Contribuidor — 500 exemplares
100 Hair-Raising Little Horror Stories (1993) — Contribuidor — 443 exemplares
Great Ghost Stories (1985) — Contribuidor — 394 exemplares
Ghostly: A Collection of Ghost Stories (2015) — Contribuidor — 341 exemplares
100 Ghastly Little Ghost Stories (1993) — Contribuidor — 339 exemplares
75 Short Masterpieces: Stories from the World's Literature (1961) — Contribuidor — 298 exemplares
A Treasury of Short Stories (1947) — Contribuidor — 293 exemplares
Masterpieces of Fantasy and Enchantment (1988) — Contribuidor — 260 exemplares
The Literary Cat (1977) — Contribuidor — 241 exemplares
The Omnibus of Crime (1929) — Contribuidor — 208 exemplares
The Oxford Book of English Short Stories (1998) — Contribuidor — 193 exemplares
100 Creepy Little Creature Stories (1994) — Contribuidor — 184 exemplares
Ghost Stories (1991) — Contribuidor — 141 exemplares
Stories of the Sea (2010) — Contribuidor — 139 exemplares
Famous Ghost Stories (1944) — Autor — 135 exemplares
A Literary Christmas: An Anthology (2013) — Contribuidor — 135 exemplares
The Big Book of Adventure Stories (2011) — Contribuidor — 115 exemplares
Tales of Witchcraft (1991) — Contribuidor — 112 exemplares
Phantastic Book of Ghost Stories (1990) — Contribuidor — 110 exemplares
Werewolves and Shape Shifters (2010) — Contribuidor — 107 exemplares
Damnable Tales: A Folk Horror Anthology (2021) — Contribuidor — 107 exemplares
Great Tales of Action and Adventure (1958) — Contribuidor — 102 exemplares
Cat Stories (Everyman's Pocket Classics) (2011) — Contribuidor — 98 exemplares
The Treasury of English Short Stories (1985) — Contribuidor — 85 exemplares
65 Great Spine Chillers (1988) — Contribuidor — 80 exemplares
Great Short Tales of Mystery and Terror (1982) — Contribuidor — 79 exemplares
Wolf's Complete Book of Terror (1979) — Contribuidor — 76 exemplares
British and American Short Stories (1960) — Contribuidor — 75 exemplares
Werewolf! A Chrestomathy of Lycanthropy (1979) — Contribuidor — 74 exemplares
Richard Adams's Favorite Animal Stories (1979) — Contribuidor — 72 exemplares
England Invaded (1977) — Contribuidor — 71 exemplares
The Bedside Book of Famous British Stories (1940) — Contribuidor — 67 exemplares
Masters of the Macabre (1999) — Contribuidor — 67 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Thrillers, Ghosts and Mysteries (1936) — Contribuidor — 67 exemplares
Chamber of Horrors: Great Tales of Terror and the Supernatural (1984) — Contribuidor — 65 exemplares
100 Twisted Little Tales of Torment (1998) — Contribuidor — 64 exemplares
Dark Arrows: Great Stories of Revenge (1985) — Contribuidor — 61 exemplares
Mysterious Cat Stories (1993) — Contribuidor — 61 exemplares
65 Great Tales of the Supernatural (1979) — Contribuidor — 60 exemplares
Best Short Shorts (1958) — Contribuidor; Contribuidor — 56 exemplares
Great Tales of Fantasy and Imagination (1945) — Contribuidor — 56 exemplares
The Supernatural Reader (1953) — Contribuidor — 55 exemplares
100 Hilarious Little Howlers (1999) — Contribuidor — 54 exemplares
Great Classic Stories: 22 Unabridged Classics (2005) — Contribuidor — 53 exemplares
The Fourth Fontana Book of Great Ghost Stories (1967) — Contribuidor — 52 exemplares
Reading for Pleasure (1957) — Contribuidor — 51 exemplares
The Norton Book Of Ghost Stories (1994) — Contribuidor — 50 exemplares
Modern Short Stories (1939) — Contribuidor — 49 exemplares
The House of the Nightmare and Other Eerie Tales (1967) — Contribuidor; Autor, algumas edições47 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Thrillers, Ghosts and Mysteries (1936) — Contribuidor — 47 exemplares
Masters of the Modern Short Story (1945) — Contribuidor — 46 exemplares
The Bedside Tales: A Gay Collection (1945) — Contribuidor — 46 exemplares
The Werewolf Pack (2008) — Contribuidor — 44 exemplares
Young Monsters (1985) — Contribuidor — 43 exemplares
The Moons at Your Door (2016) — Contribuidor — 43 exemplares
A Century of Humour (1934) — Contribuidor — 42 exemplares
Modern Short Story Classics of Suspense (1968) — Autor — 41 exemplares
Tales from the Dead of Night (2013) — Contribuidor — 40 exemplares
Stories Selected from The Unexpected (1948) — Autor — 39 exemplares
Great English Short Stories (Dover Thrift Editions) (2005) — Contribuidor — 39 exemplares
The Fontana Book of Great Horror Stories (1966) — Contribuidor — 39 exemplares
The Ghostly Hand and Other Haunting Stories (1972) — Contribuidor — 39 exemplares
The Screaming Skull and Other Classic Horror Stories (2010) — Contribuidor — 37 exemplares
Great Horror Stories: Tales by Stoker, Poe, Lovecraft and Others (2008) — Contribuidor — 37 exemplares
Modern English Short Stories (1939) — Contribuidor — 35 exemplares
The Best Crime Stories Ever Told (2012) — Contribuidor — 34 exemplares
100 Tiny Tales of Terror (1996) — Contribuidor — 33 exemplares
Great Short Stories of Detection, Mystery, and Horror (1928) — Contribuidor — 32 exemplares
Tales of the Tattooed: An Anthology of Ink (2019) — Contribuidor — 29 exemplares
Famous and Curious Animal Stories (1982) — Contribuidor — 29 exemplares
Stories for the Dead of Night (1957) — Contribuidor — 28 exemplares
The Best Ghost Stories (1990) — Contribuidor — 27 exemplares
The Horned God: Weird Tales of the Great God Pan (2022) — Contribuidor — 27 exemplares
Mortal Echoes: Encounters With the End (2018) — Contribuidor — 25 exemplares
The Best of Both Worlds: An Anthology of Stories for All Ages (1968) — Contribuidor — 25 exemplares
Bound for Evil: Curious Tales of Books Gone Bad (2008) — Contribuidor — 24 exemplares
Shivers for Christmas (1995) — Contribuidor — 23 exemplares
The Great Book of Humour (1935) — Contribuidor — 22 exemplares
Vampire and Werewolf Stories (1998) — Contribuidor — 21 exemplares
The Looking Glass Book of Stories (1960) — Contribuidor — 21 exemplares
Currents in Fiction (1974) — Contribuidor — 20 exemplares
Great English Short Stories (1930) — Contribuidor — 20 exemplares
Alone By Night ( Tales of Unlimited Horror ) (1961) — Contribuidor — 20 exemplares
Young Demons (1971) — Contribuidor — 19 exemplares
Horror by Lamplight (1993) — Contribuidor — 18 exemplares
Beware of the Cat (1972) — Contribuidor — 17 exemplares
Tales of the Occult (1975) — Autor — 16 exemplares
Prince of Darkness (1978) — Contribuidor — 16 exemplares
Horse Stories (2012) — Contribuidor — 16 exemplares
Monsters, monsters, monsters (1974) — Contribuidor — 15 exemplares
Mind in Chains (1970) — Contribuidor — 14 exemplares
Homefront Horrors: Frights Away from the Front Lines, 1914-1918 (2016) — Contribuidor — 14 exemplares
The Uncanny Gastronomic: Strange Tales of the Edible Weird (2023) — Contribuidor — 14 exemplares
Twenty-Nine Stories (1960) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
Fifty Masterpieces of Mystery (1937) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
Graphic Classics: Canine/Feline Classics (2014) — Contribuidor — 12 exemplares
Favourite Scary Stories from Graveside Al (1996) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
Selected English short stories XIX & XX centuries (1914) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
Cat Encounters: A Cat-Lover's Anthology (1979) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
Of Leaf and Flower: Stories and Poems for Gardeners (2001) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
Favorite Animal Stories (1987) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
Inside Stories I (1987) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
Fun Phantoms: Tales of Ghostly Entertainment (1979) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
Doubles, Dummies and Dolls: 21 Terror Tales of Replication (1995) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
World's Great Humorous Stories (1944) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
England forteller : britiske og irske noveller (1970) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
Griezelverhalen 2 (1962) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
Cries of Terror (1976) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
Great Horse Stories (2010) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
Tall Short Stories (1960) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
Classic Ghost Stories (1993) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
Nachtelijke cavalcade : twaalf ongewone vertellingen (1959) — Autor — 8 exemplares
Classic Ghost Stories (2001) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
Spirits Spooks and Other Sinister Creatures (1984) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
The Caedmon Short Story Collection (2001) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
Meesters der Engelse vertelkunst (1957) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
My Favorite Suspense Stories (1968) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
Best of Women's Short Stories, Volume 3 (2007) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
A Treasury of Great Short Stories — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
Enter at Your Own Risk: Dreamscapes into Darkness (1605) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
Thin Air: An Anthology of Ghost Stories (1966) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
The Story Survey (1953) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
Suspense: A Treasury for Young Adults (1966) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
A book of shorter stories (1962) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
Great Tales Of The Supernatural (1978) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
The Literary Horse: Great Modern Stories About Horses (1995) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
Thirteen Short Stories (1968) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Evergreen Stories (1998) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Cats: Fifteen Complete Stories and Poems (1998) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
The Fireside Treasury of Modern Humor (1963) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Ghosts and Ghastlies (1976) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Huivering wekken : 26 onthutsende verhalen (1982) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
Horror Stories (audiobook) (1995) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
30 Eternal Masterpieces of Humorous Stories (2017) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
The Black Book of the Werewolf: 32 Stories of Bestial Terror (2010) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Adventure Stories for Girls — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
The Bathroom Reader (1946) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Best Crime Stories — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
After Dark Classics: Short Stories (2011) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Modern Short Plays (1930) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Selected Stories of Great Authors — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Tails to Wag: Classic Canine Stories (2014) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Immortal Stories (2013) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
The New Roger Caras Treasury of Great Horse Stories (1999) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Modern Short Stories — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Famous Tales of Suspense: Four Gems by the Masters (1958) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
The College Short Story Reader (1948) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Classic British Short Stories (2009) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Short Stories: The Timeless Collection (Unabridged) (2007) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Best Railway Stories (1969) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
El cuento literario (2008) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Enjoying Stories (1987) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Horror (1978) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Sixteen On: An Anthology of Railway Stories — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Modern British and American short stories (1982) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Short Stories: The Nostalgia Collection (2008) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Tchnienie Grozy — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Cuentos Requeridos 1 (2003) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
After the Fair and Other Stories (1986) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
The Narrative Impulse: Short Stories for Analysis (1963) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
H H Munro - Five Tales By Saki [radio plays] — Original author — 1 exemplar
Short Stories: Old and New — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Mystery and Suspense — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Nome legal
Munro, Hector Hugh
Outros nomes
Munro, H. H.
Data de nascimento
1870-12-18
Data de falecimento
1916-11-14
Localização do túmulo
Thiepval, France
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
UK
País (no mapa)
England, UK
Local de nascimento
Akyab, Burma
Causa da morte
sniper bullet
Locais de residência
Akyab, Burma
France
Barnstaple, England, UK
Ocupações
journalist
short story writer
playwright
Organizações
British Army (WWI)
Indian Imperial Police
Nota de desambiguação
Do not combine with Saki.

Membros

Discussions

THE DEEP ONES: "The Music on the Hill" by Saki em The Weird Tradition (Novembro 2021)

Críticas

The masterful style and tone are straight out of Evelyn Waugh: sententious, humorous, plot and characters briskly delineated, all amidst a privileged milieu of languid, one might say lordly (Augustan) reserve. For English readers, the pleasure in this setting and flavour surely includes the comfort zone of a fanciful idyll of class and breeding: manners and status, refinement without effort. A tale un-befitting of the times, but an understandable temptation. Waugh
himself contributes an introduction to the edition I read, and his analysis of Saki’s strengths and limitations is fitting and may colour one’s reading. (Or one may sense pre-echoes of the risible extras showing up two decades later in Waugh’s comic world: Saki’s Ada Spelvexit, for example, surely sounds like a Maltravers associate?) As that introduction recognises, there are stylistic gems on every page of “Bassington”. Saki cannot resist a wry and pithy paradox (the “intensely English look… one seldom sees out of Normandy” (p82), the outdoor scene “alive with…alert stagnation” (p87))
and is not above manoeuvring the plot or description to work in one of his bon mots (“The poor have us always with them” (p77)) or Wilde-like epigrams (“The art… of knowing exactly where to stop and going a bit further”(p32)). But this sparkling style and wit also mean the work lacks emotion. It’s cheerfully amoral, it leans towards the heartless and hollow; the dialogue can be stiff and staged. And with such a satirical approach, one challenge is how to avoid merely sneering, being nasty? I’m not sure if there is any good answer to that, but certainly this book lacks one. In that light, this reader preferred getting through the book in small doses. Given also that Saki here is sometimes inclined to dabble rather than to deepen (in chapter 9, halfway through, he is still introducing new character stock), one may see the justification in his eventual focus on short stories rather than novels like “Bassington.” He is of course, and again Waugh’s introduction has primed us here, the acknowledged master of that shorter form.
… (mais)
½
 
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eglinton | 10 outras críticas | Dec 31, 2023 |
I merely told her with engaging simplicity that the art of life was the avoidance of the unattainable.
(page 8)

Even the Hooligan was probably invented in China centuries before we thought of him.
(page 18)

He classified the Princess with that distinct type of woman that looks as if it habitually went out to feed hens in the rain.
(page 35)

If there is any truth in the theory of transmigration, this particular mouse must certainly have been in a former state a member of the Alpine Club.
(page 82)

And be surrounded by Americans trying to talk French? No, thank you. I love Americans, but not when they try to talk French. What a blessing it is that they never try to talk English.
(page 122)

One cannot discount the unpleasant things of this world merely by looking the other way.
(page 124)

“Who are those depressed-looking young women who have just gone by?” asked the Baroness; “they have the air of people who have bowed to destiny and are not quite sure whether the salute will be returned.”
(page 150)

“The trouble is,” said Clovis to his aunt, “all these days of intrusive remembrance harp so persistently on one aspect of human nature and entirely ignore the other; that is way they become so perfunctory and artificial. At Christmas and New Year you are emboldened and encourage by convention to send gushing messages of optimistic goodwill and servile affection to people whom you would scarcely ask to lunch unless some one else had failed you at the last moment; if you are supping at a restaurant at New Year’s Eve you are permitted and expected to join hands and sing “For Auld Land Syne” with strangers whom you have never seen before and never want to see again. But no licence is allowed in the opposite direction.”
(pages 278-9)

Susan Lady Beanford was a vigorous old woman who had coquetted with imaginary ill-health for the greater part of a lifetime; Clovis Sangrail irreverently declared that she had caught a chill at the Coronation of Queen Victoria and had never let it go again.
(page 347)

… (mais)
 
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NewLibrary78 | 25 outras críticas | Jul 22, 2023 |
Era possibile che forse, ra-
gionava, forse forse, il caccia-
tore e i suoi cani fossero riu-
sciti a svignarsela mentre i lupi
sbranavano il cervo abbattuto.

(ultima pagina)
 
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NewLibrary78 | Jul 22, 2023 |
I found these short stories, which are very short by the way, very amusing but very British turn-of-the-century (meaning the early 1900s not the early 2000s!!). Those readers not familiar with this period might not understand what is so funny about them.

However, I think that if you like the humor of Oscar Wilde, it would be worth trying some of [a:Saki|6076026|Saki|https://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/authors/1366003885p2/6076026.jpg]'s short stories.
 
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leslie.98 | 3 outras críticas | Jun 27, 2023 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
347
Also by
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Membros
6,996
Popularidade
#3,498
Avaliação
3.9
Críticas
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ISBN
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Línguas
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