Saki, the pen name of Hector Hugh Munro, was a British writer known for his witty, mischievous and sometimes macabre stories that satirized Edwardian society and culture. He is considered a master of the short story and is often compared to O. Henry and Dorothy Parker. Born on December 18, 1870, in Akyab, Burma, Saki's work includes a series of satirical tales and fables such as 'The Chronicles of Clovis' and 'Beasts and Super-Beasts'. He died on November 14, 1916, in Beaumont-Hamel, France, during World War I.
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"Collected Short Stories of Saki" is a compilation of witty, dark, and satirical tales that explore human nature and society through the lens of the Edwardian era. The stories, often featuring animals and children who act as the voice of reason, use humor and irony to critique the aristocracy, social conventions, and the human ego. The collection is known for its unexpected twists and turns, offering a blend of comedy and cruelty that leaves readers both amused and thoughtful.