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Saki

(1870—1916) short-story writer

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Beasts and Super-Beasts

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‘Saki’, 1914, John Lane.

A collection of three dozen of ‘Saki’'s brief tales, most but by no means all of which feature real or imaginary animals. The stories are comic ...

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Chronicles of Clovis

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‘Saki’, 1912, John Lane.

A. A. Milne (1882–1956), introducing the Bodley Head reprint of 1937, recalled discovering ‘Saki’, and particularly his glamour, in the Westminster Gazette...

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David Lindsay

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(1876–1945),

British writer, born in Blackheath, south-east London, educated in Scotland. He is remembered for his first novel, A Voyage to Arcturus (1920), ostensibly a tale of...

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Harold Begbie

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(1871–1929) married Gertrude Seale. Born in Suffolk, fifth son of a Church of England clergyman, he tried to become a poet, but after various rebuffs became instead a very popular...

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invasion scare stories

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The Battle of Dorking (1871), by Sir George Chesney (1830–95) introduced a new theme into English fiction: humiliating defeat by an army of invasion (in this case, the German army ...

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Pan

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Greek god who was eventually brought into the retinue of Dionysus, son of Hermes, who was born with the legs, horns, and beard of a goat. He was considered to be the protector...

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Poetry Society

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A society founded in 1909 (as the Poetry Recital Society) for the promotion of poetry and the art of speaking verse, and sponsored by many literary figures including G. Murray, A. P....

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Reginald

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‘Saki’, 1904, Methuen.

These fifteen comic sketches first appeared in the Westminster Gazette. Reginald is a man about town whose preoccupations rise to the level of worrying...

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Unbearable Bassington

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‘Saki’, 1912, John Lane.

Young, merry, attractive, and utterly selfish Comus Bassington has, in his mother Francesca's words, ‘all the charm and advantages that a boy could want to...

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