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Author Name: Hector Hugo Munro

Hector Hugh Munro (December 18, 1870November 13, 1916), better known by the pen name Saki, 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 Window" may be his most famous, with a closing line ("Romance at short notice was her speciality") that has entered the lexicon.

In addition to his short stories (which were first published in newspapers, as was the custom of the time, and then collected into several volumes) he also wrote a full-length play, The Watched Pot, in collaboration with Charles Maude; two one-act plays; a historical study, The Rise of the Russian Empire, the only book published under his own name; a short novel, The Unbearable Bassington; the episodic The Westminster Alice (a Parliamentary parody of Alice in Wonderland), and When William Came, subtitled A Story of London Under the Hohenzollerns, an early alternate history. He was influenced by Oscar Wilde, Lewis Carroll, and Kipling, and himself influenced A. A. Milne, Noël Coward, and P. G. Wodehouse.

     Books By Author :: Hector Hugo Munro

   
Saki, Complete Works
 -by Hector Hugo Munro

Saki's stories blend laughter and savagery wit... Read More

   
Best of Saki
 -by Hector Hugo Munro
These 37 stories have been chosen from the complete omnibus volume of Saki's short stories published between 19... Read More

   
The Short Stories of Saki
 -by Hector Hugo Munro

The best of Saki's short stories, collected together in this volume, coupled with the biography by his sister and an introducti... Read More



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