The Chronicles of Clovis
1911. Introduction by A.A. Milne of Winnie the Pooh fame. Saki (pseudonym of H. H. Munro), English author, is best known for his witty, sometimes whimsical, often cynical and bizarre short stories; they are collected in Reginald, The Chronicles of Clovis, Beasts and Super-Beasts, and other volumes. Contents of The Chronicles of Clovis include: Esme, The Match-Maker, Tobermory, Mrs. Packletide's Tiger, The Stampeding of Lady Bastable, The Background, Hermann the Irascible, The Unrest-Cure, The Jesting of Arlington Stringham, Sredni Vashtar, Adrian, The Chaplet, The Quest Wratislav, The Easter Egg, Filboid Studge, The Music on the Hill, The Story of St. Vespaluus, The Way to the Dairy, The Peace Offering, The Peace of Mowsle Barton, The Talking-out of Tarrington, The Hounds of Fate, The Recessional, A Matter of Sentiment, The Secret Sin of Septimus Brope, Ministers of Grace, The Remoulding of Groby Lington, and Robert Stockton. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - maribou - LibraryThing
When he was good, he was very very good, and when he was bad, he was tiresome. (Then I read something brilliant and cheered up!) Some of these stories are rather more like Ambrose Bierce than I remembered. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - memf - LibraryThing
Deliciously bitter comic little stories of the upper class, five or ten pages long, icy, acidic, unsparing. Not a drop of kindness anywhere. Something like Maupassant triple-distilled. It only hurts when you laugh. This is a wonderful genre to which Saki alone belongs. Read full review