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1870 - 1916
Saki was the pen name of the British writer and journalist Hector Hugh Munro. Influenced by such authors as Oscar Wilde or Lewis Carroll, Saki was considered a master of the short story. To depict the Edwardian social scene, he generally used a casual wit in his stories, his main goals being to satirize social pretention, unkindness and stupidity and to create an atmosphere of horror.
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Conradin was ten years old, and the doctor had pronounced his professional opinion that the boy would not live another five years. The doctor was silky and effete, and counted for little, but his ... [+]

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In a forest of mixed growth somewhere on the eastern spurs of the Karpathians, a man stood one winter night watching and listening, as though he waited for some beast of the woods to come within the ... [+]

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"My aunt will be down presently, Mr. Nuttel," said a very self-possessed young lady of fifteen; "in the meantime you must try and put up with me."
Framton Nuttel endeavored to say the correct ... [+]

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Marion Eggelby sat talking to Clovis on the only subject that she ever willingly talked about - her offspring and their varied perfections and accomplishments. Clovis was not in what could be called a... [+]

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Egbert came into the large, dimly lit drawing-room with the air of a man who is not certain whether he is entering a dovecote or a bomb factory, and is prepared for either eventuality. The little ... [+]