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Extended Audio Sample A Quartet of Saki: Mrs Packletides Tiger, Reginald on Besetting Sins, Sredni Vashtar, The Recessional (Unabridged) Audiobook, by Saki
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Saki was the pen name of Hector Hugh Munro (December 18, 1870 - November 13, 1916), a British writer, whose witty and sometimes macabre stories satirized Edwardian society and culture. He is considered a master of the short story and is often compared to O. Henry and Dorothy Parker. His tales feature delicately drawn characters and finely judged narratives.

This audiobook collects together four of his finest short stories:

'Mrs Packletide's Tiger' - in this story, Saki tackles the Victorian-Edwardian fascination with wild-game hunting, as well as the timeless drive to keep up with the Joneses. In this case Mrs Packletide has been outshone by her rival Mrs Bimberton and decides to get ahead - by hunting a tiger.

'Reginald on Besetting Sins' - Reginald tells the unfortunate story of a woman who found problems with being completely truthful at all times.

'Sredni Vashtar' - The story of a young, sickly child, Conradin. When his guardian, Mrs. De Ropp, finds his Houdan hen, it is sold and taken away, but she is unaware of the pet polecat-ferret, called Sredni Vashtar, which Conradin worships as a god. Just before tea, Mrs. De Ropp enters the shed in which the ferret lies in his hutch. As the time slips by without a stirring from the shed, Conradin begins to pray to Sredni Vashtar - and receives his darkest wish.

'The Recessional' - Clovis discusses with Bertie the progress of his 'recessional'; a poem he was challenged to write and get published by Loona Bimberton. He hopes, with the assistance of Mrs Packletide, to win the bet. Download and start listening now!

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Author Saki

Saki was the pen name of the British writer Hector Hugh Munro (1870–1916). In addition to his short stories, of which he was an acknowledged master, he also wrote a full-length play, The Watched Pot, in collaboration with Charles Maude; two one-act plays; a historical study, The Rise of the Russian Empire; a short novel, The Unbearable Bassington; a parody of Alice in WonderlandThe Westminster Alice; and a fantasy about England under German occupation, When William Came.