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 prevalent in upper class Edwardian society, although one can easily recognize 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
|Play 01||Reginald||Jason X.
|Play 02||Reginald on Christmas||Jason X.
|Play 03||Reginald on the Academy||Jason X.
|Play 04||Reginald at the Theatre||Jason X.
|Play 05||Reginald's Peace Poem||Jason X.
|Play 06||Reginald's Choir Treat||Jason X.
|Play 07||Reginald on Worries||Jason X.
|Play 08||Reginald on House-Parties||Jason X.
|Play 09||Reginald at the Carlton||Jason X.
|Play 10||Reginald on Besetting Sins||Graham Redman
|Play 11||Reginald's Drama||Graham Redman
|Play 12||Reginald on Tariffs||Graham Redman
|Play 13||Reginald's Christmas Revel||Graham Redman
|Play 14||Reginald's Rubaiyat||Graham Redman
|Play 15||The Innocence of Reginald||Graham Redman