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The Complete Short Stories of Saki Paperback – 3 January 2017

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ISBN-13: 978-1784871918 ISBN-10: 9781784871918 Edition: UK ed.

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  • Paperback: 704 pages
  • Publisher: VINTAGE ARROW - MASS MARKET; UK ed. edition (3 January 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9781784871918
  • ISBN-13: 978-1784871918
  • ASIN: 1784871915
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 3.8 x 19.7 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 522 g
  • Customer Reviews: 4.1 out of 5 stars32 customer ratings
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 25,652 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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One of the funniest writers in the English language... Saki was incapable of writing a dull sentence, but the final lines of his short stories are works of art in themselves, Daily Telegraph

Read Saki, shiver, then smile. In his mixture of the exotic with the wholly English, of brazen charm with unapologetic spite, he stands alone, Independent

Saki writes like an enemy. Society has bored him to the point of murder. Our laughter is only a note or two short of a scream of fear -- V. S. Pritchett

Saki's stories are highly relevant to any society in which convention is confused with morality, and all societies confuse convention with morality, so he'll always be relevant -- Will Self

Saki remains, from a distance of a hundred years, just about the sharpest, cruellest, funniest and most elegant short story writer in our language... Saki is like a perfect martini but with absinthe stirred in...heady, delicious and dangerous. Enjoy -- Stephen Fry

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The macabre and the hilarious are blended in these unforgettable stories by the one and only Saki. Discover him in this complete edition of all his short stories

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