The Complete Short Stories of Saki

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Download The Complete Short Stories of Saki by Saki PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of The Complete Short Stories of Saki by Saki. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads. The buttoned-up world of the British upper classes is exploded by the brilliance, wit and audacity of Saki's bomb-like stories. In 'The Open Window' an imaginative teenager gives a visitor the fright of his life. In 'The Unrest Cure' the ordered home of a respectable country gent is rocked to its core. And 'Laura' expresses the hope of revenge via reincarnation. For punchlines, twists, satire and pure mirth, Saki's stories are second-to-none.


The Complete Short Stories of Saki

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Download The Complete Short Stories of Saki by Saki PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of The Complete Short Stories of Saki by Saki. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads. Hector Hugh Munro (1870-1916) was a British writer, whose witty works satirizing Edwardian society and culture led him to be known as a master of the short story. Munro, better recognized by the pen name Saki, produced works that contrasted the conventions and hypocrisies of Edwardian England with the uncomplicated and sometimes cruel state of nature, a conflict which the latter usually won. This complete edition of short stories will entertain readers with its wonderfully intricate characters, rich political satire and fine narrative style. The book begins with Saki's first works, the "Reginald" stories, a small series of vignettes centered around the societal and cynical young Reginald. Also included are Saki's later and more popular story collections: "Reginald in Russia," the somewhat macabre tales of "The Chronicles of Clovis," Saki's best known "Beasts and Super-Beasts," "The Toys of Peace," and "The Square Egg."


The Complete Short Stories

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The Complete Short Stories of Saki

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Download The Complete Short Stories of Saki by Saki PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of The Complete Short Stories of Saki by Saki. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads. Hector Hugh Munro, or Saki, as he was known to his avid readers, worked as a news correspondent who had ample opportunity to travel the world and observe many cultures of the East. He lifted his pen name from the popular Rubáiyat of Omar Khayyám. In Farsi, the word "saki" means wine. His short satirical stories, filled with well-turned phrases and cynical irony, are reminiscent of O. Wilde and O. Henry. Black humor permeates almost all of Saki's work. In the realm of social satire, Munro influenced Evelyn Waugh and Wodhouse.


The Complete Saki

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Download The Complete Saki by Saki PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of The Complete Saki by Saki. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads. The complete works of one of England's greatest Edwardian writers Saki is perhaps the most graceful spokesman for England's 'Golden Afternoon' - the slow and peaceful years before the First World War. Although, like so many of his generation, he died tragically young, in action on the Western Front, his reputation as a writer continued to grow long after his death. His work is humorous, satiric, supernatural, and macabre, highly individual, full of eccentric wit and unconventional situations. With his great gift as a social satirist of his contemporary upper-class Edwardian world, Saki is one of the few undisputed English masters of the short story and one of the great writers of a bygone era. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.


Short Stories and Short Fictions, 1880–1980

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A Companion to the British and Irish Short Story

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Download A Companion to the British and Irish Short Story by David Malcolm PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of A Companion to the British and Irish Short Story by David Malcolm. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads. A Companion to the British and Irish Short Story provides a comprehensive treatment of short fiction writing and chronicles its development in Britain and Ireland from 1880 to the present. Provides a comprehensive treatment of the short story in Britain and Ireland as it developed over the period 1880 to the present Includes essays on topics and genres, as well as on individual texts and authors Comprises chapters on women’s writing, Irish fiction, gay and lesbian writing, and short fiction by immigrants to Britain


The Best of Saki

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Download The Best of Saki by Saki PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of The Best of Saki by Saki. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads. These 37 stories have been chosen from the complete omnibus volume of Saki's short stories published between 1904 and 1923. The stories are taken from: Reginald (1904), Reginald in Russia (1910), The Chronicles of Clovis (1911), Beasts and Super Beasts (1914) and The Toys of Peace (1923).


The Complete Short Stories of Saki (H.H. Munro)

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Selected Stories of Saki

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Download Selected Stories of Saki by Saki PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of Selected Stories of Saki by Saki. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads. A beautifully jacketed hardcover selection of 53 darkly witty, whimsical, and macabre short stories by an acknowledged master of the form. Saki's dazzling tales manage the remarkable feat of being anarchic and urbane at the same time. Studded with Wildean epigrams and featuring well-contrived plots and surprise endings, his stories gleefully skewer the pompous hypocrisies of upper class Edwardian society. But they go beyond mere satire, raising dark humor to extremes of entertaining outrageousness that have rarely since been matched. Saki's elegantly mischievous young heroes sow chaos in their wake without breaking a sweat, and are occasionally joined by werewolves, tigers, eavesdropping house pets, and casually murderous children. This selection includes such famous stories as "Tobermory," "The Open Window," "Sredni Vashtar," "Mrs. Packletide's Tiger," "The Schartz-Metterklume Method," and many more.


Big Book of Best Short Stories: Volume 6

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ISBN 10 : 9788577770670
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Download Big Book of Best Short Stories: Volume 6 by Kathleen Norris PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of Big Book of Best Short Stories: Volume 6 by Kathleen Norris. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads. This book contains 70 short stories from 10 classic, prize-winning and noteworthy authors. The stories were carefully selected by the critic August Nemo, in a collection that will please the literature lovers. For more exciting titles, be sure to check out our 7 Best Short Stories and Essential Novelists collections. This book contains: - Kathleen Norris:Poor, Dear Margaret Kirby What Happened to Alanna Austin's Girl S is for Shiftless Susanna Making Allowances for Mamma Dr. Bates and Miss Sally Rising Water - Charles W. Chesnutt:The Wife of His Youth The Passing of Grandison Her Virginia Mammy The Bouquet The Sheriffs' Children The Web of Circunstance - Don Marquis:The Old Soak The Revolt of the Oyster The Professor's Awakening The Saddest Man Behind the Curtain Kale Too American - Emma Orczy:The Red Carnation The Traitor Number 187 The Trappist's Vow Juliette, a Tale of Terror The Revenge of Ur-Tasen The Glasgow Mistery - Zona Gale:Friday Sucess and Artie Cherry The Dance The Way thw World Is White Bread Human Exit Charity - Anthony Trollope:The Man Who Kept His Money in a Box The Mistletoe Bough The Parson's Daughter of Oxney Colne Returning Home An Unprotected Female at the Pyramids The Courtship of Susan Bell The Relics of General Chasse - Ellis Parker Butler:Pigs is Pigs The Hard-boiled Egg Philo Gubb's Greatest Case Solander's Radio Tomb The Thin Santa Claus Dey Ain't No Ghosts The Man Who Did Not Go to Heaven on Tuesday - Mary Shelley:The Invisible Girl The Brother and Sister The Dream Transformation The Mortal Immortal The Mourner The Swiss Peasant - Hector Hugh Munro:The Lumber Room The Open Window Sredni Vashtar Gabriel-Ernest Tobermory The Unrest-Cure Laura - D.H. Lawrence:The Rocking-Horse Winner Tickets, Please! The Odour of Chrysanthemums The Horse Dealer's Daughter Second Best The Shades of Spring The Fox


The Palgrave Handbook of Steam Age Gothic

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Download The Palgrave Handbook of Steam Age Gothic by Clive Bloom PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of The Palgrave Handbook of Steam Age Gothic by Clive Bloom. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads. By the early 1830s the old school of Gothic literature was exhausted. Late Romanticism, emphasising as it did the uncertainties of personality and imagination, gave it a new lease of life. Gothic—the literature of disturbance and uncertainty—now produced works that reflected domestic fears, sexual crimes, drug filled hallucinations, the terrible secrets of middle class marriage, imperial horror at alien invasion, occult demonism and the insanity of psychopaths. It was from the 1830s onwards that the old gothic castle gave way to the country house drawing room, the dungeon was displaced by the sewers of the city and the villains of early novels became the familiar figures of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Dracula, Dorian Grey and Jack the Ripper. After the death of Prince Albert (1861), the Gothic became darker, more morbid, obsessed with demonic lovers, blood sucking ghouls, blood stained murderers and deranged doctors. Whilst the gothic architecture of the Houses of Parliament and the new Puginesque churches upheld a Victorian ideal of sobriety, Christianity and imperial destiny, Gothic literature filed these new spaces with a dread that spread like a plague to America, France, Germany and even Russia. From 1830 to 1914, the period covered by this volume, we saw the emergence of the greats of Gothic literature and the supernatural from Edgar Allan Poe to Emily Bronte, from Sheridan Le Fanu to Bram Stoker and Robert Louis Stevenson. Contributors also examine the fin-de-siècle dreamers of decadence such as Arthur Machen, M P Shiel and Vernon Lee and their obsession with the occult, folklore, spiritualism, revenants, ghostly apparitions and cosmic annihilation. This volume explores the period through the prism of architectural history, urban studies, feminism, 'hauntology' and much more. 'Horror', as Poe teaches us, 'is the soul of the plot'.


Short Story

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ISBN 10 : 9780748632145
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Download Short Story by Paul March-Russell PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of Short Story by Paul March-Russell. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads. This new general introduction emphasises the importance of the short story to an understanding of modern fiction.In twenty succinct chapters, the study paints a complete portrait of the short story - its history, culture, aesthetics and economics. European innovators such as Chekhov, Flaubert and Kafka are compared to Irish, New Zealand and British practitioners such as Joyce, Mansfield and Carter as well as writers in the American tradition, from Hawthorne and Poe to Barthelme and Carver.Fresh attention is paid to experimental, postcolonial and popular fiction alongside developments in Anglo-American, Hispanic and European literature. Critical approaches to the short story are debated and reassessed, while discussion of the short story is related to contemporary critical theory. In what promises to be essential reading for students and academics, the study sets out to prove that the short story remains vital to the emerging culture of the twenty-first century.


The Unbearable Saki

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Download The Unbearable Saki by Sandie Byrne PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of The Unbearable Saki by Sandie Byrne. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads. Saki is the acknowledged master of the short story. His writing is elegant, economical, and witty, its tone worldly, flippant irreverence delivered in astringent exchanges and epigrams more neat, pointed, and poised even than Wilde's. The deadpan narrative voice allows for the unsentimental recitation of horrors and the comically grotesque, and the generation of guilty laughter at some very un-pc statements. Saki's short stories have been much reprinted as well as adapted for radio, stage, and television, but his novels, The Unbearable Bassington and When William Came, are almost unknown, his journalism and travel writing forgotten, and his plays rarely performed. Sandie Byrne argues that his reputation has been unfairly overshadowed by his predecessor Oscar Wilde, contemporary George Bernard Shaw, and successors P.G. Wodehouse and Evelyn Waugh. In a well-meaning introduction to the Penguin Complete Saki, Noël Coward reinforced the received image of Saki's work as celebrating an Edwardian or even Victorian milieu of privilege, luxury, and affectation; comedies of manners and light satire. Byrne shows that Saki's writing was no nostalgic evocation of a lost golden age, and that he was rarely concerned with the charm and delight Coward describes. His preoccupations were with England, the values of Empire, and the dangerous beauty of the feral ephebe. The threat to the first two of these triggered his alleged metamorphosis from cosmopolitan cynic and dandy-about-town to patriotic, even jingoistic, NCO, in a manner worthy of his blackest humour.


Saki, a Life of Hector Hugh Munro

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Download Saki, a Life of Hector Hugh Munro by A. J. Langguth PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of Saki, a Life of Hector Hugh Munro by A. J. Langguth. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads.


The Polyphony of Food

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Download The Polyphony of Food by Irina Perianova PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of The Polyphony of Food by Irina Perianova. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads. The Polyphony of Food explores food as a multiple discourse in the context of Abraham Maslow’s theory of the hierarchy of human needs and motivations. In Maslow’s theory, food as a basic psychological need belongs to the tier of D (deficit) needs. However, it is the author’s assumption that food and eating cut across the whole hierarchical board of human motivations. In many cases, food takes on compensatory functions and stands for other needs, thus satisfying the entire range of D, and even of B (being) needs. Food is an expression of material culture and marks dominant social distinctions in society, such as gender, class, religion, age, profession and ethnicity. Apart from being highly ritualized, food serves to highlight what people find beautiful or ugly, what they view as acceptable and unacceptable, proper or improper. Numerous illustrations and anecdotes aim to prove that food and meals are a means to feel safe and secure, to affirm cultural and social identity, and to serve as a vehicle of bonding, affiliation, belonging, acceptance, love and esteem as well as a means of self-actualization. A special emphasis is placed on the concept of food appropriateness which is linked to politeness and viewed from several standpoints.


Transition in Afghanistan

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Download Transition in Afghanistan by William Maley PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of Transition in Afghanistan by William Maley. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads. This book, by one of the most experienced authorities on the subject, presents a deep analysis of the very difficult current situation in Afghanistan. Covering a wide range of important subjects including state-building, democracy, war, the rule of law, and international relations, the book draws out two overarching key factors: the way in which the prevailing neopatrimonial political order has become entrenched, making it very difficult for any other political order to take root; and the hostile region in which Afghanistan is located, especially the way in which an ongoing ‘creeping invasion’ from Pakistani territory has compromised the aspirations of both the Afghan government and its international backers to move the country to a more stable position.