The Unbearable Bassington

SAKI (1870 - 1916)

The Unbearable Bassington was the first novel written by Saki (H. H. Munro). It also contains much of the elegant wit found in his short stories. Comus (The Unbearable) Bassington, is a charming young man about town. His perversity however thwarts all his mother’s efforts to advance his prospects and lands him in hot water. Like many a “black sheep” he ends up being sent off to one of the colonies to fend for himself. This book showcases Saki’s wonderful writing and that ability to be so very funny and terribly sad at the same time. (Summary by Noel Badrian)

Genre(s): Humorous Fiction, Satire

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 01 - Chapter 1 NoelBadrian
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Play 02 02 - Chapter 2 NoelBadrian
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Play 03 03 - Chapter 3 NoelBadrian
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Play 04 04 - Chapter 4 NoelBadrian
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Play 05 05 - Chapter 5 NoelBadrian
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Play 06 06 - Chapter 6 NoelBadrian
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Play 07 07 - Chapter 7 NoelBadrian
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Play 08 08 - Chapter 8 NoelBadrian
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Play 09 09 - Chapter 9 NoelBadrian
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Play 10 10 - Chapter 10 NoelBadrian
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Play 11 11 - Chapter 11 NoelBadrian
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Play 12 12 - Chapter 12 NoelBadrian
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Play 13 13 - Chapter 13 NoelBadrian
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Play 14 14 - Chapter 14 NoelBadrian
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Play 15 15 - Chapter 15 NoelBadrian
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Play 16 16 - Chapter 16 NoelBadrian
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Play 17 17 - Chapter 17 NoelBadrian
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