Top 10 Short Stories The - Saki - The top ten short stories written by master of dark humour and twists Saki
Richard Mitchley, David Shaw-Parker, Eve Karpf
Publisher: The Copyright Group
The Top Ten - Saki - An Introduction
The name H H Munro is obscured beneath the literary mantle of his nom de plume; Saki. A writer of his times, the stories perfectly portray society’s whims and tastes in a delicate yet at times, barbed humour. A divine wit who conjured words into quite extraordinary works.
Short stories have always been a sort of instant access into an author’s brain, their soul and heart. A few pages can lift our lives into locations, people and experiences with a sweep of landscape, narration, feelings and emotions that is difficult to achieve elsewhere.
In this series we try to offer up tried and trusted ‘Top Tens’ across many different themes and authors. But any anthology will immediately throw up the questions – Why that story? Why that author?
The theme itself will form the boundaries for our stories which range from well-known classics, newly told, to stories that modern times have overlooked but perfectly exemplify the theme. Throughout the volume our authors whether of instant recognition or new to you are all leviathans of literature.
Some you may disagree with but they will get you thinking; about our choices and about those you would have made. If this volume takes you on a path to discover more of these miniature masterpieces then we have all gained something.
1 - The Top Ten - Saki - An Introduction
2 - The Lumber Room by Saki
3 - Tobermory by Saki
4 - The Open Window by Saki
5 - The Reticence of Lady Anne by Saki
6 - The Hounds of Fate by Saki
7 - Mrs Packletide's Tiger by Saki
8 - The Unrest Cure by Saki
9 - The Music on the Hill by Saki
10 - Sredni Vashtar by Saki
11 - The Interlopers by Saki