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Saki's stories blend laughter and savagery with startling effect. Whimsical in their plots and lightheartedly cynical in their tone, these stories are also given a darker side by Munro's memories of his unhappy childhood with his aunts.


Saki was born Hector Hugh Munro in Akyab, Burma (now Myanmar). Saki is considered a master of the short story, often compared to O. Henry a
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Paperback, 468 pages
Published 2000 by Rupa Classics (first published 1919)
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Jul 01, 2017 rated it liked it
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এই মলাটে, মানে রূপার ছাপানো এই দিললীর সংসকরণটায় তিনটা বই জোড়া দেয়াতে টানা ছিয়াততরটা গলপ একেবারে পড়া গেলো। পরথম বইটার নাম রেজিনালড, এরপর করনিকলস অফ কলভিস, এই দুইটা বই যদদূর আমি জানি ছাপানো হইছিলো সাকির জীবদদশায়, পরপরই। এই দুই বইয়ের গলপের ভেতর পরথমটার চেয়ে দবিতীয়টারগুলি বেশ গোছানো, দুইটারই কিছু গলপ বেশ সুনদর, পড়ে মনে হয়, বাহ। যেইটা সাকির গলপে টানা ভালো লাগার মত, সেটা ভাষার উপর তার সাবলীল দখল, অযালান-পো আর লাভকরযাফট গযাং ভাষা নিয়ে জাদুটোনা করে আপনারে এক রকমের কীটপতঙগ বোধ করায়ে মে
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Kayo Nakagaki
1. sorry, I don't know.
2. 1/8 15min 1/9 75min
3. woods, children, flesh, werewolf, wolf, four-footed, bare
4. a)Gabriel Earnest says ”It's quite two months since I tasted child-flesh.”
b) If he wanted to hide that he is a werewolf, he shouldn't say that. It might hit of that.
5. I read ”Gabriel Earnest” on internet. But I don't know what is the site, and find on good reads. So I submit other title of saki (same author). The story was complicated. However, I guess Gabriel kills toop's child and othe
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Yash Mehta
Aug 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
The book is really amazing, but what I felt was that it often had some distinct points and sentences which had no relevance with what the main thing was going on, and Saki, in writing all the short stories, has included some similes with his own perspective which might just confuse the reader and make him/her say, "What was that again?" But overall, it is a very nice compilation. Especially, the Chronicles of Clovis was really superb.
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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 ...more