Reginald

SAKI (1870 - 1916)

Saki (December 18, 1870 - November 14, 1916) was the pen name of the British author Hector Hugh Munro. His witty, biting and occasionally odd short stories satirised Edwardian culture. Saki is considered a master of the short story and has been compared to O. Henry and Dorothy Parker as well as Noel Coward and Oscar Wilde (who clearly influenced Saki.) His first collection of short stories, Reginald, was published by Methuen Press in 1904 though these stories first appeared in the 'Westminster Gazette'. The stories in this collection are a foil for allowing the jaded and insider/outsider figure of Reginald to comment on some ridiculous or provincial attitude prevelant in upperclass Edwardian society, although one can easily recoginize these same attitudes in our society today. Long popular and well known, Saki's brilliant humour is as enjoyable now as it was almost a century ago. (Summary by Jason Xanthopoulos).

Genre(s): Humorous Fiction, Short Stories

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Reginald Jason X.
00:07:24
Play 02 Reginald on Christmas Jason X.
00:05:01
Play 03 Reginald on the Academy Jason X.
00:05:07
Play 04 Reginald at the Theatre Jason X.
00:05:55
Play 05 Reginald's Peace Poem Jason X.
00:04:20
Play 06 Reginald's Choir Treat Jason X.
00:06:25
Play 07 Reginald on Worries Jason X.
00:05:28
Play 08 Reginald on House-Parties Jason X.
00:06:08
Play 09 Reginald at the Carlton Jason X.
00:08:37
Play 10 Reginald on Besetting Sins Graham Redman
00:06:02
Play 11 Reginald's Drama Graham Redman
00:06:53
Play 12 Reginald on Tariffs Graham Redman
00:07:02
Play 13 Reginald's Christmas Revel Graham Redman
00:08:08
Play 14 Reginald's Rubaiyat Graham Redman
00:07:54
Play 15 The Innocence of Reginald Graham Redman
00:07:43