The House of the Dead & The Gambler by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

The Complete Stories Of Saki by Hector Hugh Munro

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'All decent people live beyond their incomes nowadays, and those who aren't respectable live beyond other peoples'. Saki (H.H. Munro) stands alongside Anton Chekhov and O Henry as a master of the short story. His extraordinary stories are a mixture of humorous satire, irony and the macabre, in which the stupidities and hypocrisy of conventional society are viciously pilloried. This collection includes 'Sredni Vastor' and 'The Unrest Cure'. 'We all know that Prime Ministers are wedded to the truth, but like other married couples they sometimes live apart'. Short Stories include: Reginald Reginald in Russia Gabriel-Ernest Esme Tobermory The Easter Egg The Open Window The Schartz-Metterklume Method The Story-Teller The Toys of Peace The Interlopers The Bull And many more... AUTHOR Born in Burma in 1870, H(ector) H(ugh) Munro, or Saki, ranks alongside de Maupassant and O. Henry as a master of the short story. Written in the period between Queen Victoria's death, and his own in the trenches in France in 1916, his witty tales of the adventures of the English upper class in Edwardian England were influential on the works of P.G. Wodehouse. This 1993 Wordsworth Editions Ltd Paperback is in Mint condition.

ISBN: 9781853260711 SKU: 1321912 Note: Any image shown is from a stock photo and is not the actual book.