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A collection of fine humourous tales from Saki H.H Munro In the public domain, with a free electronic copy available here A collection of fine humourous tales from Saki H.H Munro In the public domain, with a free electronic copy available here Heerlijke sketches spitsvondigheden die gekruid zijn met de nodige spot, verhaaltjes met een verrassende twist of the tail, waarheden die alles relativeren wat gerelativeerd moet worden Saki lezen is als het nemen van een verfrissend kietelbad Ik kan er niet genoeg van krijgen. After the immense success of Reginald , Hector Hugh Munro wrote a sequel to it i.e Reginald in Russia In this book, Saki further narrates someinteresting and fun tales about the young man Reginald This book is as well as the first part and surely deserved another sequel which didn t got released, unfortunately. Having been misled by this collection s title to believe it would be entirely devoted to the delightfully reprehensible Reginald, I was disappointed to discover that only the title story concerns him While several of the stories in this collection have not aged well particularly The Sex That Doesn t Shop and A Young Turkish Catastrophe , many others are very amusing, especially Gabriel Ernest, The Soul of Laploshka, and The Mouse. A Reginald collection mainly in name, and certainly not as good as the first There s really only one Reginald story, here, and it s not all that good Saki takes deeper digs at women in the collection, especially in The Sex That Doesn t Shop, in which he suggests women stand idly by while things in the house run out, among other accusations, and in A Young Turkish Catastrophe, where he gives women the vote, but has them all follow the whims of their husbands, and particularly the whims of o A Reginald collection mainly in name, and certainly not as good as the first There s really only one Reginald story, here, and it s not all that good Saki takes deeper digs at women in the collection, especially in The Sex That Doesn t Shop, in which he suggests women stand idly by while things in the house run out, among other accusations, and in A Young Turkish Catastrophe, where he gives women the vote, but has them all follow the whims of their husbands, and particularly the whims of one man with 100 wives and political aspirations.I had considered having my book club read Reginald and RIR, but given the lower quality of this book and its issues, I think I ll be skipping that suggestion.This book is in the public domain I listened to the free audio production from Librivox Excellent I d say this work is a mix of Reginald, Beasts and Superbeasts, and then a few entirely new almost folktale like stories The Reginald stories seemed the weakest of the lot to me not as good as in the other collection but I get the feeling that my decreased enjoyment might have something to do with my literary ignorance I noticed a lotreferences here that were just beyond me Among the stories where Reginald did not appear, I liked The Reticence of Lady Anne best. This collection was rather a letdown after reading the collection Reginald First, there isn t hardly anything about Reginald, and second, the sarcasm and wit isn t nearly as thick as its predecessor And, when it was, the tone was so dark and negative, that it just came across as common bitchiness Very little of this was as strikingly original as the previous collection. Great fun I have this book on my Kindle and have found the stories just long enough for a good waiting room read Saki is hilariously funny, and rather sad. `Free ⇢ Reginald in Russia and Other Sketches ☋ Saki , was the pen name of the British author Hector Hugh Munro, whose witty and sometimes macabre stories satirised Edwardian society and culture The name Saki is often thought to be a reference to the cupbearer in the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, a poem mentioned disparagingly by the eponymous character in Reginald on Christmas Presents Saki 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 In addition to his short stories, he also wrote several plays a short novel, The Unbearable Bassingtonand two novella length satires, the episodic The Westminster Alice and When William Came