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This is an auction for THE COMPLETE WORKS OF SAKI (H H Munro). review:

"FIVE STARS!!! Hector Hugh Munro (1870–1916), better known by the pen name Saki is unique. His mise-en-scène is the world of Edwardian country houses and formidable noblewomen. His protagonists - not really heroes - are typically youthful idlers, and dandies. Despite, or perhaps because, of their character defects, they make gorgeous epigrammatic observations, worldly beyond their years. Saki is politically incorrect. Earnest folk full of impractical good intentions for the uplift of humanity got the fullest dose of his venom. For example, in "The Toys of Peace," children brought up by progressive parents who refuse to give them "warlike" playthings improvise violent and destructive games. In "Filboid Studge" a "health food" fad succeeds wildly on the assumption that if it tastes disgusting, it must be good for you. Saki would have revelled in the gruesome irony of a recent news account about an "animal rights" protestor mauled at Yellowstone by a grizzly. He was no friend to the puritan, the do-gooder, and the reformer. Bizarre scenarios abound. Pet hyenas, werewolf boys, riotous young women mistaken for newly-hired governesses, exploding babies, and other violent plots and twisted themes are related in spare narrative, often with absurdity at the end. Saki's tales are short, dense with information, virtuosic, and perfect things of their kind. The taste for them is perhaps an acquired one, but it is easy to acquire...."

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Hardback 1976.

944 pages.

Very good condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95, or $6.95 by tracked mail. If you are on rural delivery and want tracked mail, the shipping cost will be $9.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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